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Getting Started: Bifocal Contact Lenses

Aug 17, 2007
Maybe you didn't know there were such things as bifocal contact lenses? If you thought that your condition was one that was going to cause you to wear nothing but those heavy, thick and hard to use eyeglasses for the rest of your life, you are mistaken. Many individuals who wear glasses for vision correction can use contacts but now, many who need to use bifocals can also use bifocal contact lenses. You don't have to be left in the dark to suffer. You can reclaim your look and style by choosing these contacts.

Are They Right For Me?

The question that you need to talk to your eye doctor about is whether or not they are the right choice for your eyes. You will need a new prescription if you do go with them, so take some time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor and ask just what ability you have to wear contacts. They are not for everyone, unfortunately, but for those who have typically healthy eyesight with a need for bifocals, there is a good possibility that they are right for you.

Your eye doctor will provide a number of tests. He is likely checking for your eye's health. Then, he will take measurements of the eye itself to allow for a right fit. Once this is complete, the doctor will, most of the time, be able to provide you with a set of the correct type of lens for your eyes. At this point, they will also teach you how to put them in, how to wash them and how to handle them. And, he'll tell you if they are disposable or find the right solution for your specific needs.

But, stop there....

What About Price?

There are few ways to spend your money that are better than taking care of your eyes. But, you don't have to go broke doing it either. You can find excellent prices on the contacts that you need. To start, you'll need that prescription the doctor gave you. While you may go ahead and purchase that first pair from them, you may want to hold off on making a larger purchase as it can be quite expensive. Instead, move to the web. You'll find excellent options in product selection as well as great deals at the same time.

Any location that you do purchase from will require a valid prescription usually within one year of the eye exam. This is necessary as having something just a bit off can really through off the prescription and become quite painful for your eyes. Now, you'll find websites that offer a wonderful selection and while you can switch from brand to brand, you should never go for a lens that is completely different in nature than what was prescribed. Also, you should request a free sample to insure the comfort of the lens.

Lastly, to get a great price on them, all you need to do is shop around. Shopping online will almost always guarantee you discount prices as well as convenience.
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