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What is a Contact Lens Fitting?

September 2nd, 2017
what is a contact lens fitting

A question that we regularly receive is “What’s a contact lens fitting?” and “Why do I need it?”

The short answer: To keep you and your eyes healthy!

There can be a lot of real dangers regarding purchasing your contact lenses online and most patients do not realize it. This is mostly true when deciding to opt for the convenience of purchasing lenses online comes to view.


Contact Lens Fitting: Things you should know

Your contact lens prescription is not the same as your glasses prescription. Why? 

Your eyeglasses sit on your nose, a little way away from your eyes and contact lenses sit directly on the surface of your eye. It means that you are not meeting your vision needs through ordering contact lenses based on your glasses prescription.


Numerous retailers sell lenses that have not been tested for safety!

Optometrists and other doctors adhere to a code of ethics and are regulated by them. A lot of online retailers that sell contacts don’t stick to the same standards.


That can mean putting whoever buys their contacts online at risk!

If you are purchasing your lenses from overseas, take into account how those contacts are being stored and shipped


Oftentimes, these contacts are not stored in temperature-controlled warehouses or transportation vessels. Therefore, the integrity of the contact lens is being compromised and can lead to potential eye health issues!


Some of these overseas distribution markets also use counterfeit products

There are currently no controls in place to make sure contact lenses are coming directly from the manufacturer.

Replacement or exchange options can be limited


When you purchase online and if the prescription isn’t accurate, exchanging those lenses can be all but impossible.


By having a professional contact lens fitting, you:


Click here to set up your professional contact lens fitting with our Jacksonville Optometrists.

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