Buying contact lenses is not the same as buying reading glasses. We can’t go into the store, try on some of them and decide which ones we like the best. Contact lenses are a medical device, so wearers must follow a specific process to use them.
The good? That buying contact lenses is very easy and requires very little time: just one visit to the eye specialist. After that you can shop for contact lenses at designer optics in a few clicks.
That’s how it works:
How do I get contact lenses?
To guide you through the entire process, let’s say you don’t have glasses. Let’s also suppose that you need contact lenses to correct blurred vision problems: you have trouble reading texts or have noticed that you see blurry when you focus on objects both near and far.
Wait, do I need glasses? Help!
First of all, don’t be alarmed. Our vision changes with age. It is normal to ignore these changes and convince ourselves that we do not need glasses or contact lenses. This can cause headaches and difficulties in dealing with day-to-day life. And nobody wants this to happen to him.
Wearing contact lenses can help you enjoy life more, since you will see everything better and, unlike glasses, no one will find out that you are wearing them in case you want to keep a secret.
Make an appointment with the specialist
If you don’t know which optometrist to go to, look at sites that include reviews or ask your friends.
Think about which contact lenses you would like to wear
Although the optometrist has the last word regarding the contact lenses that are best for you, your opinion also counts. Before going to the specialist, think about how often you would like to change your lenses for new ones. With daily contact lenses, you will wear a new pair each day. This means that you will not have to clean them daily, nor will you have to buy cleaning solutions, which makes this option very practical.
What is the vision test for contact lenses?
The eye exam is very simple. Also, it is something you should do once a year. In general, the specialist will examine the general condition of your eyes and ask you some questions.
Where are contact lenses bought?
Once you have your prescription for contact lenses and your trial lenses, you can purchase your contact lenses. But, where are they bought? Can you buy them online or do you have to buy them at an optician? That is up to you. If you buy them at an optician, it may be easier, since the optometrist knows your needs well. However, you can also buy them online.
But we recommend that you do it in safe places. We all love to save, but we shouldn’t let the promise of a low price put our eye health at risk by shopping on dubious internet auction sites. Saving a little money is not worth it when it comes to the health of our eyes.
Wearing contact lenses for the first time
When you start using contact lenses, strictly follow the advice of the specialist. Following the prescribed cleaning and replacement schedules is very important. And, of course, you will have to learn how to put on and take off your contact lenses.
Although buying contact lenses requires more than just grocery shopping, it is an easy and straightforward process. And once you’ve got your new contact lenses in, you’ll love being able to see the world around you clearly without sacrificing an iota of individual freedom.