There has been a rise in the number of people purchasing contact lenses online in the past year, and this is only likely to continue in the coming months, it has been claimed.
According to an article on Channel News Asia, people are realising that they can purchase contact lenses online for far less than they would do in a shop.
In addition, the convenience of buying them online outweighs having to trail to a shop and pick them up, one 29-year-old contact lens wearer pointed out.
"You can [buy] lenses that can last you for a full year. Those that you buy at retail shops will only last you one to three months," she explained to the news provider.
It comes after Jeff McLean, executive vice president of brand development and strategy for CooperVision, said that momentum is continuing to build in the contact lens industry as companies take steps to improve their products and ensure consumers have the biggest possible choice in eyewear.
by Martin Burns