Can you switch contact lens brands?

Your eye doctor can switch the brand of your current contact lens to something comparable. Most doctors will want to recheck the fit of a new brand to make sure the lenses are fitting correctly.

Can I just switch contact brands?

Simply changing brands may not solve the problem. Identical lens parameters (base curve,power, diameter, etc.) often perform differently when the lens material is changed. The fit and physiological suitability of a contact lens is determined by more than the power, base curve, and diameter.

Is it OK to wear two different brands of contacts?

If you have been fitted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist with the 2 different brands and been prescribed the lenses, then yes, it is safe. If you were using one brand and then spotted a cheaper brand on the internet (for example) and decided to buy the cheaper one, then no, in this situation it might not be safe.

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Can you interchange contact lenses?

Your optometrist is the best person to determine the most appropriate solution, but if you can choose between the two, it’s probably recommended that you alternate. Contact lenses should not be worn more than 12 hours a day, for eye health and comfort.

Should you change your contact lens brand?

Even if the contacts are of the same brand, you’ll need a new fitting before switching between types of lenses. Ask your optician about trialling a new type of contact lens. It’s quite common for a friend or a family member to recommend the lenses they wear, because they find them comfortable.

Does contact lens prescription change with brand?

Prescriptions are brand-specific

A contact lens prescription is backwards. Instead of having you or the pharmacist decide on a brand, your eye doctor does. During your exam they will take measurements of your eyes, which will help them determine a lens with the perfect fit.

Do contact lens brands matter?

Different brands of contact lenses feel differently, fit differently on your eyes, and most definitely can affect your vision. Most of the time, the doctor will check your eyes, note the curvature of your eyes, and based on the exam, will recommend and then fit you with a certain brand of contact lenses.

Can you mix contact lens brands?

Never mix different brands or even different types of contact solution. Each one has different ingredients that could counteract one another. Always follow the directions on the back of the solution bottle. This ensures you’re properly cleaning and disinfecting your lenses.

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Are all contact brands the same?

There are many brands of contact lenses, and each brand has unique features that may make it the best one for you. There is no one brand that is best for all wearers. Approximately 90 percent of contact lenses prescribed in the United States each year are soft lenses.

Does 1800Contacts really verify prescription?

We’ll verify your contact lens prescription with your eye doctor as soon as possible. If you would like your order to ship immediately, you can fax your prescription to 1-800-875-9851 or email it to Please put your customer number on the contact lens prescription before faxing or emailing it.

What happens if you put your left contact in your right eye?

Using a single contact lens won’t hurt your eyes if that’s what your prescription calls for. However, if you’re not wearing both contacts because you lost one of them, you may experience vision loss symptoms in the unprotected eye. Blurry, distorted vision and other side effects of uncorrected vision can return.

What happens if I put my contacts in backwards?

Inserting a contact lens the wrong way round doesn’t just make the lens ineffective at correcting vision. It can be an uncomfortable experience, and may cause damage to your eye if worn for long periods of time.

Can you use a right contact in your left eye?

Your contact lenses specifically fit each eye, left or right. Like your shoes, you can’t mix the two interchangeably.

What contacts are best for astigmatism?

Toric contact lenses are often the best choice for contact lens wearers with an astigmatism, because they’re specifically designed to address the problem. The special shape of a toric lens creates different refractive, or focusing, powers that can help correct either a corneal or a lenticular astigmatism.

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How often should you change your contact lenses?

A disposable pair is intended for at least bi-weekly disposal. Lenses for frequent replacement need to be changed every 1-3 months. You can switch traditional reusable contact lenses around twice yearly, or every 6 months.