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BUYING CONTACT LENSES – FAQs
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING ACUVUE® CONTACT LENSES
- HOW TO BUY ACUVUE® CONTACT LENSES
Everyone's eyesight is unique and Eye Care Professionals at opticians’ practices can measure how much correction with contact lenses or spectacles you require. They will also tell you which type of ACUVUE® Contact Lenses will be best for you. Also, many of the changes that can occur to your vision and eye health over time can only be detected using highly specialised equipment and procedures.
Contact lenses must be fitted correctly to ensure they are comfortable and work properly. They cannot be bought without a prescription from your optician.
Simply sign up for a free1trial of ACUVUE® Contact Lenses & use our online tool to find an optician near you to make an appointment.
When you make your appointment booking with the optician, don’t forget to let them know if you are new to contact lenses or an existing contact lens wearer – as they will need to book different types of appointments.
Click here to sign up for free1trial and find your nearest optician
- WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN APPOINTMENT AT THE OPTICIAN?
Watch our short video to learn more about what happens during an appointment with an optician.
Don’t forget to take your ACUVUE® Contact Lenses free1trial voucher with you to your appointment and present this to the optician.
What happens at an eye examination*?
- The optician will ask you some questions to get to know more about you and your lifestyle.
- The optician will then conduct a vision and eye health check and determine your prescription.
- A recommendation and discussion will follow about what options are available for your vision correction and lifestyle needs.
What happens at a contact lens consultation*?
- The optician will ask you some questions to get to know you and your lifestyle.
- They will check the health of the front of your eyes and take the necessary measurements.
- They will discuss all the suitable options and decide with you on the best type of contact lenses based on your eyes and lifestyle.
Contact lenses will then be fitted and they will check your vision and the contact lens fit, to make sure the lenses are suitable and fit your eyes properly.
- You will be taught how to put in and take out your contact lenses.
- If you are using reusable rather than daily disposable lenses, you will be advised on how to best care for your contact lenses.
*The process might vary from practice to practice.
- Following a successful contact lens fitting, you’ll be able to wear your ACUVUE® Contact Lenses straight away, providing your optician has some in stock. You may have to go back in a week or so to have a follow up check up to ensure that your contact lenses are fitting you correctly and that you are happy with them.
If your contact lenses become uncomfortable or you notice your eyesight deteriorating or any other unusual signs, it is best to remove the contact lenses and visit your optician as soon as you can.
To keep your vision sharp and your eyes healthy, it is advisable to keep up with your follow up appointments. Your optician will recommend the frequency of your follow up appointments.
For more detailed information about getting lenses, read our article How to get contact lenses.
1. Please note professional eye examination and fitting fees may apply. See full terms and conditions.
- WHAT TO ASK YOUR OPTICIAN
Your optician will answer any queries you have about your vision, and should discuss the follow with you:
- The health of your eyes
- Your level of vision
- How your vision might change with time
- Whether you need vision correction or not.
- When you should return for an eye examination
You might find it useful to ask the following questions to find out more:
- What are my vision correction options?
- Which vision correction option is going to give me the best vision and the most flexibility, given my lifestyle and vision correction needs?
- What are the advantages of trying both contact lenses and glasses?
- How often should I return for an eye test?
If your optician confirms that contact lenses are suitable, ask the following questions:
- Which type of contact lenses would you recommend?
- Why have they or why have they not recommended ACUVUE® contact lenses?
- Do all contact lenses have good levels of UV protection?
- Will it be easy for me to learn how to apply and remove contact lenses and take care of them?
Don’t hesitate to ask your optician about any concerns and questions you have. They are the best source for advice about your eye health, vision and contact lenses.
Disclaimers and references:
1.Please note professional eye test and fitting fees may apply. See full terms and conditions.