Prescription FAQ's

  • Will my prescription for Eye Glasses work for Contact Lenses?

    Will my prescription for Eye Glasses work for Contact Lenses?

    No.  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.

    Submitting your prescription information is very simple.  Once you have added your desired lenses to the shopping cart, proceed through the checkout system.  In the Order Review section of the shopping cart fill in your Eye Care Professional's Information (name and phone number) and we will verify that your prescription is current and valid. We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size or prescriptive power based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information, we use your Eye Doctor's information to verify that you have a prescription for contact lenses and we ship you exactly what you order.  If you need prescription contacts be sure to choose the correct power when ordering your lenses, if you need non-prescription contacts choose "0.00". Verifying your contact lens prescription takes a minimum of 24 hours. Once verified, your order will be processed and shipped.

  • What is "Power" and "Plano"?

    What is "Power" and "Plano"?

    Power / SPH / D / Spherical:  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).  Minus means the prescription is a correction for nearsightedness (shown here) and a plus would mean a corrective prescription for farsightedness.  The further away from zero, in either direction, the more correction you need.  It is very common to need different corrective powers for each eye.

     BC:  is the measurement of the "back curvature" of a contact lens and is measured in millimeters.  The lower the number, the steeper the curve.
     DIA:  is the diameter of the contact lens, measured in millimeters.
    OD:  is the abbreviation for "oculous dexter" which means "right eye."
    OS:  is the abbreviation for "oculous sinister" which means "left eye."

    Plano lenses have no vision correction at all and are meant for those who do not require vision correction.  Plano color contact lenses can be worn for cosmetic purposes in conjunction with prescription eyeglasses.  If you want non-corrective color contacts, please select the Plano (0.00) option when purchasing your lenses.

    The FDA now considers all contact lenses medical devices; this includes Plano (0.00) lenses and can only be sold with the involvement of an Eye Care Professional. Due to new Federal law it is required that you, the customer, see an eye care professional and obtain a valid prescription before purchasing any corrective or Plano contact lenses.

    Submitting your prescription information is very simple.  Once you have added your desired lenses to the shopping cart, proceed through the checkout system.  In the Order Review section of the shopping cart fill in your Eye Care Professional's Information (name and phone number) and we will verify that your prescription is current and valid. We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size or prescriptive power based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information, we use your Eye Doctor's information to verify that you have a prescription for contact lenses and we ship you exactly what you order.  If you need prescription contacts be sure to choose the correct power when ordering your lenses, if you need non-prescription contacts choose "0.00". Verifying your contact lens prescription takes a minimum of 24 hours. Once verified, your order will be processed and shipped.

  • The difference between a Prescription Contact Lens and a Contact Lens Prescription

    The difference between a Prescription Contact Lens and a Contact Lens Prescription

    The terms "Prescription Contact Lenses" and "Contact Lens Prescription" are often mistaken for each other, even though they are two very different things.  This can be confusing for new lens buyers.  Below is an explanation of the terms and what they mean to you as a potential contact lens wearer.

    Contact Lens Prescription
    A "Contact Lens Prescription" is what you must have in order to purchase contact lenses.  The FDA now considers all contact lenses medical devices – this includes non-corrective Plano (0.00) lenses – and can only be sold with the involvement of an eye care professional.  Due to new Federal law, it is required that you, the customer, see an eye care professional and obtain a valid prescription before purchasing any corrective or Plano contact lenses.  Obtaining a "Contact Lens Prescription" or "Prescription for Contact Lenses" is easy.  Just set up an appointment with a local Eye Care Professional for an examination.

    Contact lenses come in various styles and sizes and not all contact lenses are not suitable for everyone.  On each product page under Additional Information is listed the following lens information:

    • Base Curve
    • Diameter
    • Materials
    • Lens Type

    It is helpful to have this information on the lenses you are interested in purchasing available for your Eye Care Professional.

    Prescription Contact Lenses
    "Prescription Contact Lenses" are contacts that have prescriptive powers meant for vision correction.  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, please select the Plano (0.00) option when purchasing contact lenses.

    Submitting Your Prescription Information

    Submitting your prescription information is very simple.  Once you have added your desired lenses to the shopping cart, proceed through the checkout system.  In the Order Review section of the shopping cart fill in your Eye Care Professional's Information (name and phone number) and we will verify that your prescription is current and valid. We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size or prescriptive power based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information, we use your Eye Doctor's information to verify that you have a prescription for contact lenses and we ship you exactly what you order.  If you need prescription contacts be sure to choose the correct power when ordering your lenses, if you need non-prescription contacts choose "0.00". Verifying your contact lens prescription takes a minimum of 24 hours. Once verified, your order will be processed and shipped.

  • Do you have lenses for astigmatism?

    Do you have lenses for astigmatism?

    No, we do not carry contact lenses for astigmatism.

    Also known as Toric lenses, contact lenses that compensate for an astigmatism are specialty lenses.  These lenses are designed differently than regular prescription soft contact lenses.  We do not carry and can not make any specialty lenses.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your color contacts.  Contact your eye care provider if you have any questions about your eye health.  Consult with an eye care professional for advice on the treatment of your own specific condition and for your own particular needs.

  • Do I need a Prescription to order Halloween Contact Lenses?

    Do I need a Prescription to order Halloween Contact Lenses?

    Yes.  The FDA considers all contact lenses medical devices, this includes Plano (0.00) 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 any corrective or non-corrective contact lenses.

    Contact Lens Prescription

    A "Contact Lens Prescription" is what you must have in order to purchase contact lenses.  The FDA now considers all contact lenses medical devices – this includes non-corrective Plano (0.00) lenses – and can only be sold with the involvement of an eye care professional.  Due to new Federal law, it is required that you, the customer, see an eye care professional and obtain a valid prescription before purchasing any corrective or Plano contact lenses.  Obtaining a "Contact Lens Prescription" or "Prescription for Contact Lenses" is easy.  Just set up an appointment with a local Eye Care Professional for an examination.

    Contact lenses come in various styles and sizes and not all contact lenses are not suitable for everyone.  On each product page under Additional Information is listed the following lens information:

    • Base Curve
    • Diameter
    • Materials
    • Lens Type

    It is helpful to have this information on the lenses you are interested in purchasing available for your Eye Care Professional.

    Submitting your prescription information is very simple.  Once you have added your desired lenses to the shopping cart, proceed through the checkout system.  In the Order Review section of the shopping cart fill in your Eye Care Professional's Information (name and phone number) and we will verify that your prescription is current and valid. We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size or prescriptive power based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information, we use your Eye Doctor's information to verify that you have a prescription for contact lenses and we ship you exactly what you order.  If you need prescription contacts be sure to choose the correct power when ordering your lenses, if you need non-prescription contacts choose "0.00". Verifying your contact lens prescription takes a minimum of 24 hours. Once verified, your order will be processed and shipped.

  • Can I wear "Plano" contacts along with my corrective glasses?

    Can I wear "Plano" contacts along with my corrective glasses?

    Yes. You can purchase color contacts or Halloween contacts without any vision correction (0.00) simply for cosmetic, theatrical or costume purposes and wear glasses for your vision correction.
  • Can I use an expired prescription to order Halloween Contact Lenses?

    Can I use an expired prescription to order Halloween Contact Lenses?

    No, you can not use an expired prescription to order contact lenses. Plano and corrective contact lens prescriptions expire just as prescriptions for corrective eye glasses expire. Under Federal guidelines we only accept currently valid prescriptions from a licensed optometrist.

    If your contact lens prescription has expired please visit your Eye Care Provider for an examination BEFORE placing an order.

    To get your prescription verified quickly:

    Submitting your prescription information is very simple.  Once you have added your desired lenses to the shopping cart, proceed through the checkout system.  In the Order Review section of the shopping cart fill in your Eye Care Professional's Information (name and phone number) and we will verify that your prescription is current and valid. We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size or prescriptive power based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information, we use your Eye Doctor's information to verify that you have a prescription for contact lenses and we ship you exactly what you order.  If you need prescription contacts be sure to choose the correct power when ordering your lenses, if you need non-prescription contacts choose "0.00". Verifying your contact lens prescription takes a minimum of 24 hours. Once verified, your order will be processed and shipped.

  • Can I order a pair of Halloween Contacts with different "Powers" for each eye?

    Can I order a pair of Halloween Contacts with different "Powers" for each eye?

    Some of our lenses that are available with Powers can be purchased with different strengths for each eye. If your left and right eyes require different corrections find the lenses that you are interested in purchasing and then check out our handy guide below to see if they are available in different powers per eye.

    How to know if you can order different powers per eye in a Pair of Lenses:

    1. Click on the desired lens, this will take you to the Product Page
    2. Find the Price
    3. Below the Price will be one of the following:

    • Power* with a Select an Option drop-down - Means that lens is only available as a pair of lenses with the same power.  If you need different powers for each of your eyes and you want a brand that does not offer this option, you must purchase two pairs, one of each prescription.
    • Right (OD)* and Left (OS)* each with their own Select an Option drop-down - Means that lens has the option to be purchased with different powers per eye.

    Most of our Halloween and Theatrical lenses are sold as Single Lenses. This gives our customers the convenience to mix-and-match lenses for countless style options.  However a few of our lenses are sold as Pairs.

    How to know if you are ordering a Pair of Lenses or One Single Lens and How to order different powers per eye:

    Listed next to the price on each product page is exactly what is included for the price stated.

    1. Click on the desired lens, this will take you to the Product Page
    2. Find the Price
    3. Next to the Price will be one of the following:

    • Per Lens - Means that the stated price is for One Single Lens. One Single Lens is just one (1) lens for one eye. If you would like to purchase a pair of lenses with a different strength for each eye just choose the Power you would like for the first lens, enter a Quantity of "1" and click "Add to Cart".  Then go back to the product and repeat the process for the second lens.
    • Per Pair - Means that the price is for a Pair Of Lenses. A pair of lenses consists of two (2) singles lenses, one lens for each eye. Enter "1" in the Quantity Box to purchase a Pair of Lenses.   If you need different powers for each of your eyes and you want a brand that does not offer this option, you must purchase two pairs, one of each prescription.

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