The best way to buy contact lenses in the 21st century

Contact lenses keep getting better and better. Nowadays, they offer a lot of oxygen to the eyes and excellent comfort. Many can be worn for weeks, although this is not recommended by most doctors. And with disposable contacts, wearing contacts has become more hassle-free than ever before. I’ve been using contact lenses for over 20 years. At first, they were uncomfortable and I almost gave up on them. But as they became more advanced, I grew increasingly comfortable with them. Now, I can’t imagine living without contacts. Once I put them in, I literally forget about them and don’t even know they’re in there.

Acuvue contact lensesAlong with improvements in contact lenses themselves, the process of buying contact lenses has become more convenient as well. Today, you can order contact lenses without even leaving your house. Of course, I’m talking about buying contacts online at stores like Contact Lens King. Obviously, you will need an active prescription, but in many cases you don’t even need to have a copy with you, since the store will call your doctor’s office to get a copy if you cannot provide one. The one thing you will need, however, is the name and town of your doctor. But this shouldn’t be difficult to look up. In fact, many contact lens stores even allow you to look up a list of doctors in your area.

To be honest, the #1 reason I like purchasing contacts online is because of price. You can easily compare prices at multiple stores. Not only that, there is a coupon that allows you to get a discount on major brands. By using such coupons, you can get discounts, free shipping, free lens cases, and many other special offers. I remember years ago when I would spend $300 – $400 a year on contact lens purchases. I am quite pleased to say that once I started using Internet-based contact lens stores like Contact Lens King, that amount has been cut in half.

Unfortunately, there is still not way to get an eye exam done online. I would not be surprised if this changes at some point in the future. With all the web conferencing and video technology, I don’t see why an exam cannot be conducted online as well. Maybe that’s still wishful thinking at this point, but with all the advances that have been made in vision thanks to technology, we can certainly keep hoping. Make sure you visit for more information on contacts.

If you’re new to contact lenses, it’s important to choose your contact lenses with a lot of care. The wrong lenses or lenses that do not fit you well can lead to all sorts of problems. The good news is that once you find a pair of contacts that fit you well, you can just stick to the same brand for years. I’ve been using Focus Night & day myself for over 10 years, and couldn’t be happier with how comfortable they feel.