The benefits of purchasing contact lenses online as well as advice on avoiding potential pitfalls have been detailed for users.
Marcus de Vries of lensshopper.com wrote an article that appeared on Medical News Today on the topic.
He recommended making purchases through secure systems SecureCode (Mastercard) or Verified by Visa and warned that card details ought not to be kept on the website.
Mr de Vries said that buying contact lenses over the internet is almost always cheaper than in a bricks-and-mortar shop and it is simpler to find the product required.
He did also note, though, that buyers should check the seller they use is legitimate and that prescriptions may need to be renewed after a year.
When consulting an eye doctor about wearing contact lenses, Acuvue recommends that people be prepared to discuss such matters as eye injuries and allergies.
They should also ask about the possibilities available to them for vision correction.
by Adrian Galbreth