Purchasing contact lenses online comes with risks to your vision and eye health. It is important to remember that every contact lens product is unique and designed for a particular purpose. This includes everything from material, curvature, fit, oxygen permeability, deposit resistance, moisture content and lifespan.
Use only the care system and solutions recommended by your doctor of optometry. You should see your optometrist yearly to monitor the health of your eyes and to receive a personal consult on your contact lens needs. Also, seek immediate care if you experience any discomfort or vision changes.
Please be advised: just because you have a prescription (new or old) does not mean you will get the appropriate product for your unique ocular characteristics, unless you get it from your eyecare professional. Contact lenses are medical devices that sit directly on your corneas and can cause problems if improperly fit or not correctly monitored.
There are a number of risks associated with online ordering: