Can I buy contacts online if I know my prescription?

Can I buy contacts online if I know my prescription?

Can I buy contacts online if I know my prescription?

No, you cannot legally buy contact lenses in the United States without a current, valid prescription. Here’s why: The FDA (responsible for the safety of our food and drugs) categorizes contact lenses as prescription medical devices, not to be sold over-the-counter without a prescription.

How do you get contacts if you know your prescription?

If you have a prescription for glasses and would like to try contacts, visit your eye doctor for a new exam and contact lens fitting. Don’t forget to mention you will need a copy of your prescription.

Do you need contact prescription to order contacts online?

All contact lenses require a prescription By law, decorative contact lenses , whether they correct vision or not, require a prescription and proper fitting from an eye doctor. You can buy contact lenses from eye doctors’ offices, online, or by mail order but only with a valid prescription.

What happens if 1-800 Contacts can’t verify your prescription?

Whenever you want to buy your lenses from a retailer such as 1-800 Contacts, your doctor must cooperate. If your eye doctor does not respond to our request for verification within eight business hours, the prescription is considered verified, and you will receive your lenses.

Where are my contacts?

See your contacts On your Android phone or tablet, open the Contacts app . At the top left, tap Menu . See contacts by label: Choose a label from the list. pick an account.

Can I order contacts without updated prescription?

You cannot order contacts without a prescription, at least in the United States. You will need to have a prescription written by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist to buy contact lenses. The seller will also verify your prescription to make sure it’s valid.

Is it dangerous to buy contacts online?

Right now there are a lot of products that you can buy without a prescription but they may not be safe or legal. Never buy contact lenses from a street vendor, a beauty supply store, flea market, novelty store or Halloween store. Buying Contact Lenses Without a Prescription is Dangerous! Do get an eye exam!

How long does 1-800 Contacts take to verify prescription?

It may take up to 48 hours to process your order. We’ll verify your contact lens prescription with your eye doctor as soon as possible.