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Can I buy my contact lenses online?
Medically reviewed by Tina Patel, Contact Lens Optician at Feel Good Contacts
You may have been told by your optician that you can’t buy contact lenses online. However, this is not true.
In Ireland, there’s a common misconception that you must buy your contact lenses from your optician. This misconception is furthered by high street opticians who often stock their own brand of lenses that they prescribe to you.
- How to buy contact lenses online?
- Is it safe to buy my contact lenses online?
- Can I buy just one box of contact lenses?
- Can I buy contact lenses with my glasses prescription?
- Where can you buy fashion contact lenses?
- What if I don’t have a copy of my prescription?
- What if I have an astigmatism?
- What if I wear multifocal contact lenses?
- How much do contact lenses cost?
How to buy contact lenses online?
There are a number of online contact lens retailers that you can buy your contact lenses from, many of which will save you time and money. At Feel Good Contacts, we’re delighted to offer a Price Match Guarantee on all of our contact lenses to ensure that we’re the cheapest in Ireland. We also provide speedy next day delivery and excellent customer service.
Is it safe to buy my contact lenses online?
Yes, it’s perfectly safe to buy your contact lenses online from a licensed contact lens retailer. A reputable online retailer will only stock reliable brands that you'll find at the opticians. If you’re unsure about a retailer, you must follow the below practice before making any purchase:
- Utilise platforms such as Trustpilot to check the credibility of a retailer.
- Ensure the website is secured with https protocol. If the URL begins with ‘https’, the website is secure to use (s stands for security).
Can I buy exactly the same lenses online?
Often, high street opticians will stock their own brand of contact lenses (Specsavers’ EasyVision and Boots’ Premiums, for example). However, you should be aware that opticians simply purchase the lenses from the manufacturers before repackaging them with their own branding.
At Feel Good Contacts, we sell the same branded contact lenses, at prices up to 50% cheaper. You can check if the lenses you purchased from your opticians are available for less by browsing our tables of opticians’ own contact lenses. This table will direct you to the original branded equivalent lenses for less.
Alternatively, you can speak to one of our helpful customer service representatives about the lenses you’ve been prescribed by calling us on 01 514 3614 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I buy just one box of contact lenses?
A box of contact lenses will not contain a set of lenses for each eye, unless you have the same prescription for both eyes. Therefore, the number of boxes you purchase depends on your prescription and how many lenses you need. For example, if you have different prescriptions in each eye, you will need to purchase two boxes of contact lenses.
Can I buy contact lenses with my glasses prescription?
No, a contact lens prescription is completely different to that of glasses.
Contact lenses and glasses are positioned differently on the face. In addition, a prescription for contact lenses will include certain specifications not included in a glasses’ prescription. Therefore, you cannot buy contact lenses with your glasses prescription.
It's important that you get separate eye tests for contact lenses and glasses. You may be required to wear glasses; however, this does not mean that you can automatically wear contact lenses, as extra measurements need to be taken and checked for.
How do I order contact lenses?
Buying online is simple and straightforward, order in 3 Easy Steps.
1. Choose your usual brand of contact lenses
Whether you wear Air Optix by Ciba Vision, Focus Dailies, by Johnson & Johnson or Bausch & Lomb, knowing your preferred brand or manufacturer will help you to find your lenses easily. Start by typing the name of your preferred brand on our search bar.
You should be aware of what type of lenses you require. We stock contact lenses for a range of wearing schedules including extended wear silicone hydrogel lenses, monthlies and torics.
2. Enter your prescription
Make sure you’re referring to an updated prescription. Whilst we do not require you to show verification of your prescription, you should be able to understand your prescription in order to buy your lenses.
You can find your prescription details on the side of your contact lens box.
Add your lenses to the basket and complete the checkout
Once you have found your lenses and entered the prescription details, simply add them to basket and proceed to checkout. Don’t forget to redeem your discount code (if you have one). If it is your first order with us, you get a 10% off!
Where can you buy fashion contact lenses?
You can buy coloured contact lenses at Feel Good Contacts for less price. We stock a wide range of brands such as FreshLook Colorblends, Air Optix Colors, SofLens Natural Colors, to name a few. We stock both prescription coloured contact lenses and cosmetic contact lenses (planos).
Whether your eye colour is dark or light, we have natural blending coloured lenses for everyone. You can purchase lenses from us at the Ireland's most competitive prices (take advantage of our Price Match Guarantee).
Our diverse range features the following colours:
Why not try our brand comfi? Exclusive to Feel Good Contacts, our comfi family provides you with amazing colour option with affordable prices. Enjoy five colours in one box with our super-saver, comfi Colors 1 Day Rainbow Pack. Experiment and see what suits you best.
What if I don’t have a copy of my prescription?
Whilst it is a good idea to have your prescription at hand when ordering contact lenses online, we don't require you to have a copy of your prescription in order to purchase contact lenses from Feel Good Contacts.
In the UK, it’s your legal right to own a copy of your own prescription. Make sure to request a copy from your optician if you haven’t been provided one.
If you've forgotten or are unsure of your prescription, you can find it on the side/end of your contact lenses box.
What if I have an astigmatism?
We stock a huge selection of toric contact lenses, designed to cater for all degrees of astigmatism. We also stock toric XR lenses, that are available for more extreme cases of the condition.
Our extended wear toric lenses can be worn for 24 hours a day for up to a week, only if approved by your optician.
What if I wear multifocal contact lenses?
If you wear multifocal contacts, you’ll be happy to know that at Feel Good Contacts you can find a wide selection of multifocal contact lenses, designed to correct presbyopia. We even stock a multifocal toric contact lens, for those who suffer from presbyopia and astigmatism.
How much do contact lenses cost?
The price of contact lenses depends on a number of factors including the brand and type and category of lenses, be it daily disposables, monthlies, two-weekly's or yearly contact lenses.
Whist daily contact lenses are more expensive than packs of monthly or two weekly lenses, they are considered to be better for your eye health and more convenient for your eye care routine. Yearly contact lenses work out to be the cheapest provided they are looked after properly to maintain their quality.
Nevertheless, you can rest assured knowing that whatever contact lenses you buy, at Feel Good Contacts, we offer lenses cheaper than any high street opticians and online retailers. Our Price Match Guarantee promises that if you find the same contact lenses elsewhere for a cheaper price, we will happily refund you the difference.
Can I buy contact lenses even if I have a complicated prescription?
Yes, you’ll find a huge range of contact lenses online at Feel Good Contacts, with many of our lenses ranging in prescription powers of -12.00 to 12.00. We even stock a variety of XR multifocal and toric lenses, for more extreme presbyopic and astigmatic correction. Indeed the contact lenses themselves can sometimes help to even out an irregular astigmatism (one not possible to correct easily with glasses)
If, somehow, you can’t find your lenses with the prescription powers that you need from Feel Good Contacts, we can even order in the specific prescription you’re after. For any queries or questions, just call our customer service team on 0800 458 2090 or email us at email@example.com.
I was told my health will suffer by buying contact lenses online
This is 100% false so long as you’re ordering genuine branded contact lenses from a licensed online contact lens retailer. This is because we all buy our lenses from the same contact lens manufacturers.
A reputable online retailer will not stock contact lenses that will threaten your health. Your health is only likely to suffer if you fail to care for your lenses properly as this can lead to eye infections.
You should never store your contact lenses in water as not only does it contain harmful bacteria that can lead to eye infections, it can also cause the lens to change shape. Instead, it is advised that you always use fresh contact lens solution (such as a multipurpose solution) to wash and store your lenses in.