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10 Contact Lens Wearing Celebrities

Contact Lenses Among the Stars

Whether it’s for correcting our vision or simply for a look revamp, contacts are a very popular option, especially in the Hollywood world where actors take on roles that may require them to alter their looks or not wear glasses. This is when contact lenses are essential to them. You might have noticed an actor or two who have been wearing contacts for both purposes, but here’s a list of five stars who have been wearing contacts.

Supporting our planet is cool!

We used many websites to gather info for this blog article. One of the most important pages we found about celebrities giving was the website https://www.looktothestars.org/. Check them out and learn about your favourite stars and what causes mean the most to them!

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer AnistonAmerican actress, producer, and businesswoman Jennifer Aniston is best known for her role in the very popular series “Friends”. In her early 20s, she was diagnosed with dyslexia, which made it difficult for her to read books or to retain anything. She only found out about her condition during an eye exam with her optometrist.

“I had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses,” Aniston commented. “One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. And I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right. Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read. My eyes would jump four words and go back two words, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos.”

Today, she wears blue or green shades contacts even though it is unclear if she needs to correct her vision or not. The coloured contacts became part of her new look when she first starred in “Friends” and dyed her hair honeycomb with sun-kissed highlights.

Philanthropy: Along with supporting Friends of El Faro, a non-profit organization that helps raise money for an orphanage called Casa Hogar Sion in Tijuana, Mexico, Jennifer has appeared in many TV commercials for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, donated $500,000 USD to Doctors Without Borders, Haitian health care provider Partners in Health and AmeriCares, and also participated in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon. She has been part of many projects that help people and beings around the world. “We live an extremely beautiful, fortunate life being able to do what we get to do for a living. And so it’s a way of being able to be in a position to do something for people who are less able. It’s something that makes my heart smile.”

 

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaugheyBest known for his roles in romantic comedies, Matthew McConaughey also had to physically change his appearance for other roles in much more serious movies namely Dallas Buyers Club, where he plays Ron Woodruff, a homophobic electrician who contracts Aids. While for him the major weight loss was easier than he originally thought, one scary downside is that the physical change had affected his eyesight. “…when I got down to where I lost 43 pounds, I did start losing my eyesight, I noticed it acutely and it had to do with the weight loss — it’s back now.”

Although he has recently been wearing new specs in public, in one of the new Lincoln car commercial he stars in, he is seen getting ready to go out and putting on a pair of contacts like his daily life routine. It is unknown if he occasionally wears coloured contacts, but prescription ones are part of it.

Philanthropy: McConaughey started the just keep livin foundation, dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future. just keep living serves over 2,400 students at 20 programs located in California, Texas, Louisiana and Washington D.C.

 

Madonna

MadonnaQueen of Pop Madonna is often seen wearing her glasses during show rehearsals, but when it’s showtime, the singer puts on coloured contacts that add to her glamorous look. Usually going for a green or a shade of blue, Madonna’s eyes have always looked healthy and beautiful.

Philanthropy: Madonna has supported a HUGE amount of non profits, but the one closest to her heart seems to be Raising Malawi. As she stated: “It has pretty much taken over my life, and I’m so grateful it has…I’ve started an organization called Raising Malawi…and any of your help would be greatly appreciated by me.”

 

Robert Pattinson

Contact lenses are not just for women, as Matthew McConaughey proves above. Robert Pattinson is known for being a contact lens connoisseur. In fact it is reported that he wore them during his protrayal of Salvador Dali as well as during the famous Twilight movie series and when playing his famous character during the Harry Potter series. Most people like to switch to blue lenses, but Robert reportedly has switched from his natural blue eyes to brown. Donthca make my brown eyes blue – as they say?

Philanthropy: Robert Pattinson is known for supporting a great many non-profits just like Madonna. From causes ranging from cancer to support for Haiti disaster victims, Robert is a world saver, and a handsome man all in one package!

 

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is considered one of the most exotic and beautiful stars among them all. What makes her so revered however isn’t just her looks, but also her love for helping others. She is also known for wearing contact lenses to upgrade her “look” from brown eyes to blue, hazel or her reported favourite, green. Contact lenses are a great way to change one of the most critical aspects of your look. The stars really do know best in this regard.

Philanthropy: Penelope Cruz is a big supporter of many causes, for example in 2018 she stood up for animals when she supported PETA’s anti-fur campaign. In fact she has been fighting to communicate why wearing fur sucks for many years. On top of that, she has supported causes such as AIDS and Haiti relief among others.

Contact lenses are a great idea, no matter how you look at it.

One thing both the stars and us here at Contactsforless.ca have in common is that contact lenses and saving the planet is a great combo. We donate 51% of our net profits, and these stars, among many, wear contacts to see better, live better and look better AND the donate their time and money towards important global causes.

So, we encourage you to always buy your contact lenses online with us if you live in Canada. Yes – someday we will be in the United States and across the planet, but for now we are a very special contact lens site serving only Canadians who wish to also save the planet!

How great are we? See our amazing Google customer rating (the highest Google customer rating for all online contact lens sites in Canada)! Click here to read what our amazing customers say about us!

 

 

 

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Greenwashing 

what is greenwashing?

How Certain Corporations Love it & How ContactsForLess.ca Avoid it!  

What is Greenwashing?

 

Have you ever heard of climate change? 

 

We bet you have! 

 

The longer us humans live on this earth, the more damage we are doing to the environment. 

 

Companies and corporations cause a lot of this damage, so they have a huge part to play in minimising their environmental impact on the earth. 

 

People are now searching for companies with a purpose; companies who respect the environment. 

 

This has led to a rising number of sustainable brands and environmentally conscious companies which is great! 

 

BUT – it has also led to the worrying trend of greenwashing.  

 

Many not-so-green and not-so-caring companies and corporations are trying to jump on the eco-bandwagon with false claims of how they are looking out for the planet, when in reality they are only looking out for themselves.

 

How so?

 

Introducing greenwashing!

 

 

greenwashing how to avoid it

 

 

Greenwashing is a sinister marketing trick that some companies use to fit in with the current trend of consumers leaning towards companies with a purpose and companies who care about the environment.

  

Even though not all companies are environmentally friendly, it seems ALL companies want their customers to think that they are, when in reality they couldn’t give two hoots. 

 

The only green they’re focused on is of the dollar variety! 

 

Greenwashing is a marketing strategy to make you think ‘oh, well look at these changes they’ve made to become more environmentally friendly’ when in reality, those changes are not helping the environment in any meaningful way. 

 

These companies are solely focused on profit – but we wonder do they realise that without a planet, no profit can be made?

 

That seems pretty obvious to us! Maybe someone should tell them?

 

How do Companies Greenwash?

 

 

So how do these companies engage in greenwashing? 

 

Are you now wondering if you’ve been tricked in the past by this slick marketing ploy?

 

Let’s delve a little deeper. 

 

Think about the bottled water industry. Bottled water is one of the biggest pollutants to the environment. 

 

Some bottled water brands are now advertising their bottles as ‘made from x% recycled plastics’ as if this is something that we should rejoice about. 

 

The bottom line is that they are still mass-producing plastic – and whether it’s made from recycled plastic or not, that bottle of water that’s used for less than a day will last a lifetime and will ultimately end up in our oceans, landfills or illegally burnt. Who knows! 

 

A large part of the greenwashing strategy is ignoring the available eco-friendly alternatives and choosing cheaper, environment-damaging options instead. Why? To save money.  

 

Continuing with the bottled water example, if those companies really cared, they would package their water in cardboard bottles as many truly green companies have done, alongside maybe going a step further and offering to plant trees to offset carbon emissions! 

 

Cardboard is a much more environmentally friendly option but is overlooked by these companies. Doesn’t seem like they really care, does it?

 

How to avoid Greenwashing/how to identify greenwashing

 

 

So now that we know WHAT greenwashing is, HOW do we go about identifying it and avoiding it? 

 

Well, best practice is to not automatically trust a company’s marketing message! 

 

After all, they are trying to sell you stuff at the end of the day.  

 

They will of course hide some of the ugly truths behind a glossy, greenwashed veneer. 

 

Think of fast fashion. 

 

If a certain fast fashion retailer is trying to convince you that they have an eco-conscious line – will you believe them straight out?

 

Or will you ask yourself why their WHOLE range isn’t eco-conscious – and whether it is even possible to mass produce eco-conscious clothing?! 

 

We’re sure you have arrived at the right answer after thinking about those questions a little! 

 

Cultivate curiosity, question brands, and do a quick google search on products you’re interested in e.g. ‘how to clothes shop sustainably’ or ‘eco-friendly bottled water brands’ and you will leave the world of greenwashing and enter a world of endless eco-possibilities. 

 

It’s a lovely world to be in! 

 

What Large Companies have been Accused of Greenwashing?

 

 

Oh dear! Where do we start?

 

Here are a few companies whose products have been analysed to see if they are engaging in greenwashing. 

 

The results? 

 

Turns out their green fingers may be green from dollar bills as opposed to green from their love of the environment! 

 

Fast fashion is also under the eco-microscope with fashion chains’ claims of cheap, mass-produced sustainable clothing lines! 

 

And some very wealthy coffee chains are refusing to switch to compostable cups, instead introducing EVEN MORE plastic into the world whilst celebrating the fact that they’ve ditched straws! 

 

The mind boggles – and mother nature worries! 

 

How ContactsForLess.ca are Genuinely Green! 

 

At ContactsForLess.ca, we genuinely care about the planet. It is centred around everything we do. 

 

So much so, that we donate 51% or more (you read that right!) of our net profits to help save the planet!  

 

Actions speak louder than words (and greenwashing!) and we’re proud to be a top-rated, Canadian brand who are doing our bit to protect the planet and the people who live here (i.e. all of us!).

 

Our mission is really quite simple. 

 

When you buy from us, you are buying from a local, trusted, Canadian company with a purpose. 

 

You are helping us to donate to planet-helping causes. 

 

Instead of purchasing your contact lenses from a large corporation or from a store abroad (where the purchase of the lenses WON’T lead to a donation, and the shipping of the lenses WILL lead to an increased carbon footprint), you are investing in Canada and in our planet. 

 

Buying online, supporting local, and enabling donations to important non-profits, has never been easier. 

 

Simply browse the variety of brands we have on offer and when you’re checking out, choose the non-profit you would like us to donate to. We’ll do the rest! 

 

Your dollars matter – make them work to support local business and to help the environment!

 

You can learn more  here about supporting local Canadian made brands with Local Boom.

 

But before you leave, first check out our awesome range of genuinely green contact lenses here!

 

 

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15% off Coloured Contacts in July

You want coloured contacts?

We have got them!

15% off all coloured lenses right now

Offer expires July 31

 

We carry all the top, high quality coloured contact lenses online. For example, Dailies Colors from Alcon are the newest, hottest brand to emerge. This product is simply awesome and is ready-to-wear if you already wear Dailies Aquacomfort Plus contact lenses. Click here to view our Dailies Colors selection of colors.

Use coupon code: COLOUR15 and save 15% right now.

Offer expires July 31, 2020 at midnight.

 

On top of that we have Air Optix Colors. This brand, also from Alcon, are very popular. In fact Air Optix Colors are already one of the most popular brands online period! Click here to view this super popular product.

We also have Freshlook, another very popular brand from Alcon. Clearly Alcon dominates the coloured lens category eh? Freshlook has some great colours and for this reason is a popular option too. Click here to view our Freshlook line of coloured lenses.

We also carry the 1-Day Acuvue Define color lenses, which are more designed for a subtle look change to the eyes. They are pretty cool too. Click here to check them out.

Lastly, we carry a very, very inexpensive but growing lens called GEO lenses. They are especially designed for “dark eyes” and since they are designed by a Korean company, they are particularly popular with the Asian community and others with darker pupils. But they can be worn by anyone, let us make that clear. To view this unique style of colors for dark eyes, click here.

…and if you were wondering how it is we are the fastest growing, highest Google customer rated contact lens site in all of Canada, click here. Yes, we are #1 for a reason.