If you are thinking about purchasing or ordering your contact
lens through the mail, by phone or online, there are a few
steps you need to take to make sure your transaction goes
as smoothly as possible.
First, make sure that you have had a recent eye exam.
If you haven’t been examined by an eye doctor
within two years, your contacts may not be correcting
your vision as well as you might have thought. Even
if you have been wearing glasses for years, the health
of your eyes change with age and it is a good idea to
routinely get them checked out.
Next, check the expiration date on your prescription
to ensure that it is not outdated. Always use a current
prescription when ordering contact lens. Many online
optical sites have forms that you fill in based off
of the prescription information. By having your current
prescription ready, you can avoid any problems that
may occur when filling out submission forms.
Once the order for contact lens has been placed and
received, thoroughly check the contents of your package
to make sure that it coincides with your prescription
exactly as intended. Pay close attention to diameter,
power, curve, and brand name. Any discrepancy in any
of these areas means that you have been sent the wrong
contact lens. If you have any questions concerning your
lens, contact your eye practitioner.
Ordering contact lens from outside vendors is convenient
and oftentimes less expensive in comparison to purchasing
them from your doctor’s office. However, because
you are dealing with someone outside of your personal
eye practitioner, it is imperative that you have the
correct prescription information available. Your visual
health is too important to leave any detail to chance.
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