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5 Things to Keep in Mind While Buying Contact Lenses & Solutions Online

5 Things to Keep in Mind While Buying Contact Lenses & Solutions Online

Buying contact lenses online is a convenient way to get your essential lenses and solutions at your doorstep right when you need them! However, before you start ordering your lenses online, you need to have an updated prescription that you know how to read and have an idea of what brand would be the right fit for your specific needs. We have compiled a simple checklist that will help you order your lenses online in no time!

1. Get an Eye Test 

We do not recommend purchasing contact lenses online if you don’t have an updated prescription. Ideally, you should get your eyes tested every one or two years and get your prescription updated so that you find contact lenses with the right specifications for your vision needs. 

Eye tests will also determine if you have other eye conditions such as astigmatism or presbyopia for which you will need specialized lenses. If you are looking for a skilled optometrist in Dubai to get your eyes tested, you can visit Adasat Optical Store in Mirdif where our optometrists will accurately measure and deliver an updated prescription.  


2. Do Your Research on Products & Brands 

Before you jump online and order your lenses, you need to do some research to figure out which lenses will adequately address your vision problems and any other eye conditions. There are several contact lens brands out there, each with their own proprietary technology, special features and sizes. 


Your Optometrist will usually specify a particular brand on your prescription. There are many reasons for this including size considerations or specific benefits that one brand of lenses may provide that will aid your vision and eye health. 


3. Find Products that match Your Prescription

Now that you have a prescription in hand, you can proceed to shop around for contact lenses. Before you do so, make sure that you understand every specification listed on your prescription. If you don’t know how to read a prescription, read our helpful guide on demystifying all those abbreviations and numerical values listed on your contact lens prescription. 


4. Choose a Reputable Online Retailer

While shopping around for contacts, we recommend that you choose a reputable retailer. While it can be tempting to settle for the lowest price, it is even more important to ensure that you do not receive a damaged or compromised product. Contact lenses should not be used if the blister packs are damaged. 

To ensure that the website you are purchasing from is legitimate, you can analyze online reviews and the website itself. A reputable seller will accurately describe the product specifications and list all available sizes and key information like spherical or cylindrical powers. 

You should also read their delivery and returns policy to ensure that you do not have any unpleasant surprises down the line. 


5. Purchase Your Lenses and Solutions

Now that you are armed with the information you need to choose the right contacts, you can go ahead and make your purchase! Sometimes, online retailers will also give you an option to subscribe for regular shipments of your products. This will save you time and effort. 

On adasat.com, we provide a unique subscription model wherein we lock in the price of your product for six months after you subscribe. We also ensure that your products always remain in stock, ready for your next shipment! Read more about our subscription plan here. 

After your Purchase

Once you have purchased your lenses, ensure that your lenses have arrived in good condition and insert them carefully into your eyes. Read our tips on how to insert and remove your contacts safely. If you are a first-time contact lens user, you may experience some common symptoms and signs of temporary discomfort. There is usually no need to worry as the symptoms should resolve on their own. Read our blog post on wearing contacts lenses for the first time to figure out which symptoms are normal and which ones are problematic and require a trip to your eye care specialist.