Originally Posted by Flor
But, I could get some at the docs and some at 1800contacts, so , I could get more than a year's worth. Plus, 1800contacts contacted my doc, but the doc didn't respond, so they assume its ok and sent me the contacts. The price was the same, and I got free shipping, but when I go to get them at the docs, it takes 2-3 weeks for them to get them in, and I'm just not that organized. They came in the mail in 2 days.
A prescription is usually
valid for one year, but my prescribers have always set them at two years. The maximum period of time I would go between visits to the eye doctor is two years. I need a tweak to my glasses by then.
Women have the added pleasure of having hormones mess with their eyes during pregnancy, nursing, and menopause.
There really is no savings to buying a decade worth of lenses at once, if they no longer work after 3-4 years. And there is no cost savings in not going to the eye doctor for regular exams, if the result is undiagnosed glaucoma or macular degeneration.