18 May

Contact Lens FAQs

If you are considering purchasing contact lenses, you may have a number of questions. In this post, I will attempt to provide answers to some of the more common questions new users have.

Visiondirect.com1. What types of contact lenses are there?
The most common types are disposable and extended wear lenses. However, there are many different kinds of contact lenses, and you should discuss your options with a specialist.

2. How often should you replace your lenses?
Conventional soft contact lenses can be worn for a year. More recent soft lenses are typically replaced every two weeks or every month. Disposable contact lenses are typically replaced daily or weekly.

3. Can you sleep in your contact lenses?
Some lenses, such as extended wear contact lenses, can be worn overnight. However, this is not recommended by optometrists, and you should therefore remove them when you sleep if you have the chance to do so.

4. Can children wear contacts?
Yes. However, you should wait until your child is old enough to use contact lenses responsibly. They will need to be able to follow the proper contact lens care guidelines given to them by their eye practitioner. I personally think it is best to wait until they are 12 or 13, however many children as young as 8 wear contact lenses.

5. Where is the best place to purchase contact lenses?
I recommend buying lenses online from popular contact lens stores like Vision Direct. The reason for is that you get access to a wide selection, and also can buy contacts at low prices.

6. What is the best way to save money on contact lenses?
I use Vision Direct online coupon codes and purchase from discount stores such as Vision Direct. In addition, I buy in bulk quantities to take advantage of volume discounts. In many cases, I get free shipping as well with my order.