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How to Save on Contact Lenses

The first consideration when thinking about how to save on contact lenses is the type. It is important to discuss with your doctor which lens type is best for your condition.

  • Rigid gas permeable (GP) lenses might be the least costly lens option. These lenses have the advantage of providing possibly the best vision correction capability. At the same time, the substance they are made from allows oxygen to pass through the lens and get to the cornea.
  • Daily disposables might cost twice as much, but can be the most convenient. Put them on in the morning, take them out at night, and dispose of them.
  • Flexible silicone hydrogels generally cost somewhere in between.

Many lens types are designed to last a specific period of time, such as two weeks or a month before replacement.

Since 2004, the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act has given the consumer many of the same benefits enjoyed by users of standard glasses. This act allows you to choose where to shop for your lenses. With some exceptions, you do not have to purchase your lenses from the same doctor who writes the prescription. The act gives you the right to take a copy of your own contact lens prescription and fill the prescription at the business of your choice, including online discount sites.

Read your prescription and understand it. Even if a prescription is for a specific brand of contact lens, many manufacturers sell identical lenses under multiple brand names. Ask your doctor when you receive your prescription if he or she knows of additional brands supplying an identical lens.

It pays to shop around. Compare prices between multiple sources, including:

  • The eye-care specialist you receive your prescription from
  • Specialty shops, like LensCrafters and PearleVision
  • Large retailers, like Sears, J. C. Penney, Wal-Mart, and Target
  • Wholesale membership clubs, like Costco, Sam's, and BJ's
  • Online sources

On average, the wholesale clubs offer the lowest prices. If you don't have access to one of these, online sources average only slightly higher and are the most convenient to shop. Independent eye-care professionals and specialty chain stores generally have the highest prices.

Review your insurance coverage. The total cost of purchasing contact lenses includes the cost of the eye examination by a doctor who writes the prescription, as well as the cost of buying the contact lenses that the doctor prescribes. Most vision plans include a yearly exam and discounted prices on lenses.

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections and scratches to the eyes. Cosmetic contact lenses are often sold in joke and fancy-dress shops and on websites, but they come ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:58:00 GMT



Why Halloween Contact Lenses Are Not A Good Idea

With Halloween approaching, United Kingdom eye experts issued warnings about the risks of improperly wearing novelty contact lenses, reporting they can cause eye scratches and infections. The Association of Optometrists, an organization representing over ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:24:31 GMT



Halloween partygoers warned of dangers of 'spooky' contact lenses

Halloween partygoers - including children and teenagers - are being warned by UK medical experts of the dangers of "spooky" or coloured contact lenses. The gimmicky cosmetic lenses should only be sold by a registered optician or doctor who is ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:01:00 GMT



Halloween revellers warned spooky contact lenses could leave them blind

Partygoers are being warned against wearing spooky contact lenses this Halloween after a woman from south Wales was taken to hospital with a serious eye infection. Eye specialists say there has been a rise in illegal coloured contact lenses being sold ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:49:00 GMT



Halloween contact lenses could cause blindness

We're guessing by now you've seen coloured contact lenses in every Halloween shop you've stumbled upon. And while they might be pretty to look at and would probably take your witch outfit to the next level, it turns out some of novelty ones could ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:56:00 GMT



Clinical Study success for novel contact lens device to improve glaucoma treatment

A novel contact lens device developed by University of Liverpool engineers to improve the treatment of glaucoma has been found to reliably track pressure changes in the eye and be wearable by people who took part in its first clinical study. The contact ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:42:00 GMT



Doctors warn people to think before wearing Halloween contact lenses

Is your costume worth the risk We think not. Every year on October 31, people up the anti and the spooky by making their costumes bigger and better than ever before. However... at what cost According to Badrul Hussain, consultant ophthalmic surgeon in ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:26:00 GMT



Smart Contact Lenses Market 2017 Global Analysis, Opportunities and Growth Forecast to 2022

This report provides major statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market. New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/18/2017 -- The growth of AR and wearables is ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:03:00 GMT



Know the Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses

Halloween is all about scary"¦scary costumes, scary decorations, and scary pumpkins, but don't let it include a scary eye infection! Each year people--young and old--are attracted by the appeal of cosmetic contact lenses which will change your natural eye ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:14:00 GMT



Global cosmetic contact lens market to grow at a CAGR of 4.96% during the period 2017-2021 according to new research report

Category: Market Research Publishers and RetailersCompany profile: We have a large database of quality and precise market research reports that will be very beneficial for your organization. Reports that we sell our authentic in nature and from reputed ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:40:00 GMT



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