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Why buy contact lenses online?

Posted by techmatters 28/01/2020 0 Comment(s)

Buying prescription contact lenses online has many advantages over visiting a traditional retailer. It is much more convenient, the quality is the same, and you can save a significant amount of money. But some people are put off buying online because it is a new process for them and they worry that the contact lenses may be of lesser quality.

To help put your mind at rest, in this blog we are going to answer a few of the questions we get asked about buying contact lenses online. We’ll also look at the entire process of ordering your lenses, from choosing the right lens to placing your order, to show you that there is nothing to worry about.

Are contacts ordered online the same quality as from a retailer?

This is the question we are most often asked and the answer is yes, they are the same quality. We can supply the same lens from the same manufacturer.

The reason why people are worried about this is that there have been many scare stories about substandard lenses bought from budget online retailers, usually based overseas. But if you buy from a reputed online retailer in Australia such as eContactLenses you will get the same quality of lens as you buy in the shops.

However, getting your lenses online is not an excuse to not have your eyes checked regularly. It is still important that you get your eyes checked every 12 months to ensure your eyes are healthy and get an up to date prescription. Once you have this you are free to order online and you can sit back and wait for your lenses to arrive.

Can I order contact lenses with my glasses prescription?

Unfortunately not, the prescription for glasses and contact lenses are not the same because contact lenses sit much closer to the eye than glasses. The lens power, which is indicated on your prescription as (OD and OS), will also vary depending on the type of contact lenses you require.

To ensure you get the right prescription you need to visit your optician who will determine the level of correction needed. Your optician may also specify features including:

- Diameter (DIA)
- Base curve
- Lens manufacturer
- Expiration date

You will need to supply this information along with the lens power for each eye when you order your lenses online.

How to choose the right contact lenses?

The contact lenses you need will be determined by your vision requirements and prescription. Following this advice will ensure you get lenses which are fit for your specific needs and lifestyle. It will also ensure that your new contact lenses are comfortable to wear and provide optimal vision correction.

There are many different brands of contact lenses available. If you want to keep the same brand we supply most of the major manufacturers including Dailies, Freshlook, Acuvue and Biofinity. However, supplying many brands also means that we may be able to provide the same prescription and lens type at a lower cost.

Note: You should never change your prescription or lens type without consulting your optician first.

How to order contact lenses online?

Once you are ready to place an order, we have made the process simple and easy to complete.

  1. Review your contact lens prescription. (This should be a specific contact lens prescription and be less than 12 months old).
  2. Select your desired brand. We offer all the leading brands so you should be able to find the same contact lens as you are already using.
  3. Complete the prescription form. Most prescriptions are easy to follow so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the information.
  4. Select the number of lenses you require and click the submit order button.
  5. Enter your payment details on our secure payment form and wait for your prescription contact lenses to arrive. is one of Australia's leading online contact lens specialists. We supply all the leading brands of lenses at the best possible prices. So don’t pay more than you need to at a traditional retailer. Order online today and get the same brand and quality for less. Then you can just sit back and wait for your lenses to arrive each month. 

The friendly team of optical experts at are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have when buying your contact lenses online. Feel free to contact us to receive speedy assistance.