03.04.2009

Buying contact lenses online "is cheaper"

Buying contact lenses online "is cheaper"

By Adrian Galbreth

It is cheaper for people to buy contact lenses online, according to a new study by Which?.

The consumer group"s research, published in its magazine and picked up by Optician Online, found that Acuvue Oasys contact lenses could be found for a better price online than in a bricks and mortar store.

Glasses frames were also found to be cheaper when bought over the internet.

Consumers were urged to shop around both online and offline to find the best deal and to have regular check ups for their contact lenses.

Earlier this week, Optician Online also reported a study from the Hong Kong School of Optometry which found that contact lenses can be cleaned more effectively if they are rubbed with fingers rather than just soaked and rinsed.

The institution carried out the research on multiple-use soft contact lenses and found that rubbing them removed more deposits than not doing so.

by Martin Burns


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