Do I Need a Prescription?

Do I Need a Prescription to Order Colored Contacts?

 

The FDA considers all contact lenses medical devices (this includes non-corrective as well as corrective lenses) and can only be sold with a prescription from an eye care professional.  We care about you and your vision.  Even if your eyes do not need vision correction, you are still required to see an optometrist and obtain a valid prescription before purchasing contact lenses of any power, this includes Plano (0.00) lenses.

Power refers to the strength of vision correction for contact lenses.  Measured in diopters, it is scaled in 0.25 increments and is always preceded by a + (plus) or a – (minus).  If you do not require corrective vision and want non-corrective color contacts, please select the Plano (0.00) option when purchasing your lenses. 


We only accept currently valid prescriptions from a licensed optometrist specific for contact lenses.  The prescription type for eyeglasses and contact lenses is entirely different.  Glasses sit a small distance away from your eyes whereas contact lenses sit directly on the cornea (the clear front surface of your eye).  Each requires a different type of examination.  You will need to see your eye care professional to obtain a valid contact lens prescription before purchasing any corrective or Plano contact lenses.


Once you have obtained your prescription, you may submit a Prescription Ticket or fax a copy to us at (678)669-1911.  Be sure to include your doctor's name and phone number so we can verify your prescription.  This process takes approximately 24 hours.  Once verified, your order will be processed and shipped. 

 

Please be aware that anyone who would sell you Plano contact lenses without the required prescription is disregarding the new federal law and is only concerned with making money, not with the health of your eyes.  Besides, it is illegal.  Please keep this in mind when making your purchase.