Great Prices on Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses
While "contacts" may not be in our name, contact lenses are definitely a big part of our store. You will find the lowest prices, and all major brands of contact lenses here - including ACUVUE, Air Optix, FreshLook, PureVision, Sofmed and Biofinity. We also carry most specialty contact lenses.
Ordering your contact lenses from Eyeglass World is easy and convenient - buy contact lenses online now.
Something to keep in mind...
It takes time for most people to become accustomed to wearing contact lenses. This is completely normal and to be expected.
Our trained professionals in our Eyeglass World stores can show you easy insertion techniques to make contact lens wear comfortable -- many times, even the same day.
In the unlikely event you decide contact lenses aren't the right choice for you, we will refund the contact lens cost minus the cost of the exam, or we can apply that credit towards any pair of eyeglasses available in our store. Because of the medical nature of contact lenses, some restrictions do apply. Be sure to ask our associates for details.
There are two ways to categorize contact lenses - "wear type" and "tint type." Most wear types of contact lenses come in most tint types, and vice versa.
A quick introduction to contact lenses follows below - if you have any questions, one of our associates will be happy to help you.
Thinking about wearing contact lenses but not sure where to start? Read on.
Contact lenses can be broken down into two categories - wear type and tint type. Most wear types come in most tint types, and vice versa.
Wear Type Characteristics
Eyeglass World highly recommends disposable contact lenses. Disposable contact lenses are generally prescribed to be worn during the day and removed at night. However, it is possible the Doctor will recommend an extended wear schedule.
This contact lens type offers far more benefits:
- Worn and discarded every one to two weeks.
- Require less care than daily wear soft lenses, as they are replaced more often.
- Doctors believe risk of infection is decreased due to frequent replacement.
- Feel moister than some other contacts, and as a result, many people find them much more comfortable to wear.
- Visual acuity increases as new contact lenses are placed in the eye more frequently.
Daily Wear Soft
Daily wear soft lenses are also worn during the day and removed at night. However, these lenses will typically lasts six months to a year depending on the prescribed wear schedule. Because these contact lenses are handled for a longer period of time, lost or torn lenses are more probable. Those who need correction for astigmatism can wear toric lenses.
Extended Wear Soft
Extended soft wear lenses may be able to be worn during the night as well. However, it is important to closely follow the prescribed wear schedule. Because these lenses are handled less often, the risk of tearing or loss is somewhat reduced. These lenses are generally thinner than daily wear soft lenses and must be handled in a more gentle fashion.
Programmed Replacement Soft
With these lenses, the wearer will wear the contact lenses daily for one to three months before discarding them. The optometrist will prescribe a wearing schedule.
For patients with astigmatism, gas permeable contact lenses may be prescribed. Gas permeable lenses allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. Because these lenses are made of a semi-rigid, silicon-based plastic, the lens can be more difficult to adjust. Wearers can expect it to take about three weeks of wear to become comfortable with the feel of the lens on the eye.
Tint Type Characteristics
Clear lenses can be difficult to see when cleaning and placing in the eyes.
Visibility Tint, also called Handling Tint
These contact lenses are made with a very light tint (typically blue) to make handling and cleaning easier. The tint does not affect your vision and won't change your eye color.
These contact lenses are made to enhance a similar colored eye. If your eyes are light blue, a blue-enhancing tint lens will make your eye color appear darker and more intense. Your actual vision is not tinted, as the pupil, the central part you see through, is clear. If the enhancing tint lens is chosen well, others will not notice you are wearing a tinted contact lens.
An opaque tinted contact lens actually changes the color of your eye. The colored lens blocks out the iris of your eye (the colored part) to change the color of your eye. Opaque lenses can change your eye color from brown to blue, for example. Your vision is not effected by an opaque lens as the pupil area of the lens remains clear.