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Contact Lens

Discussion in 'Body Care' started by Rogo, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Rogo

    Rogo New IL'ite

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    Hi All,

    I have been using contact lens for sometime .The last pair I purchased was Quarterly disposable ones from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">India</st1:place></st1:country-region>.
    Now I have moved to US and I am not sure where to go and how much will it cost.

    Can anyone pls help me in the following?

    1. Which stores are good?
    2. Should I go to Eye specialist or Optometrist?
    3. Does our insurance cover it (both eye check up and lens)?
    4. How much does it cost approximately (I use soft lens)?

    Pls help me.
     
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  2. Sindhuja

    Sindhuja Silver IL'ite

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    Rogo,

    My friend recently got her contact lens through her eye specialist. I guess doctors will have sample lens (new ones) to show the patients and if the patients like they could order through the doctor. Or you could buy in some optical shops.
    2. Insurance coverage depends upon the plan that we take.
    3. Regarding the cost I am not sure, my friend paid about 35$ for a pair of lens which has to be disposed every month.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Blondie

    Blondie Bronze IL'ite

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    Rogo,

    My daughter has been wearing soft disposable contacts (biweekly) since she turned fourteen. As a mother who kept track of her vision needs my suggestions to you are:

    1. It depends on the type of your insurance if vision benefits are covered

    2. You can go either to an optometrist OR an Optholmologist.

    3. It works cheaper to go to an optometrist if your insurance doesn't cover vision

    4. stores like Hour Eyes etc. have deals every so often where you get a contact lens check up and a years supply for 99$

    5. if you decide to go to an opthalmologist, then just get the prescription and try to order online. Local suppliers are expensive.

    6. if you have Costco membership then they have an onsite optometrist and you also can order your contacts there.

    Soft disposable lenses are very safe.
     
  4. Rogo

    Rogo New IL'ite

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    Sindhuja/Blondie,

    Thanks a lot for your quick reply !
    I think I got answers for all my queries...will come back to you if have any other questions :)
     
  5. brighamalton

    brighamalton New IL'ite

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    There are many of the stores which are giving the availbility of contact lens. I have used many of the contact lenses for my eyes.For buying the lenses it is not necessary to choose the store but to choose the brand is necessary.
     
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    kidrose New IL'ite

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    You do not need to soak the lens, and then put them in a solution to their packaging. You need to put them from the packaging, put them in, you can use any case you like, but since you have been a more expensive "spin" the situation, you may wish to use it. Cases, problems and solutions are not really "soak"your lens, but to enable them moist and clean.
     

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