PSA: How to get contact lenses with an expired prescription

A few weeks ago, I ran out of contact lenses, tried to order more, and discovered that there is a stupid federal law that says they can’t fill prescriptions that are more than two years old. Okay, yes, it is a prescription and we can’t have prescriptions flying around all willy nilly. But these are contact lenses we’re talking about. It’s not as if, because there is no proper medical oversight, I’m going to succumb to a fit of melancholy and OD on Acuvue Advance with Hydraclear.

Anyway, here’s the solution: order lenses from Canada. They are quite a bit more expensive than the lenses I can buy in the states, but it’s still cheaper than going in for a new exam. I got mine from GlobalLens.com, and they arrived nine days after I ordered them.  I’m not getting a kickback or anything. Just sharing a tip in case you find yourself squinting at half the world like I was.

And here is a picture to remind us that everything is sexy, even sticking things on your eyeballs. Especially sticking things on your eyeball.

 

PIC woman sexily putting in contact lessons “Whoa mama. You put on that severe astigmatism just for me?”

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