A guide to not getting scammed while buying sclera contact lenses!
Sclera contacts are expensive to manufacture and purchase - there's no getting around it I'm afraid! But here are some tips to make sure that you don't get ripped off while purchasing....
1) When making a purchase, ensure the site has quality photos of their contact lenses.... Many sites use pictures which are highly edited/drawn and do not accurately show the size of sclera contacts. for example the two images here show mini scleras separately marketed as being 17mm in diameter. The ones on the left are NOT 17mm in diameter; they have been drawn on using editing software.... So, be wary of Photoshop!
2) Check the life expectancy of the sclera contacts. Different materials vary between 1 and 12 months of use and a short life span ones tend to dry out the eyes faster and tear easily. You won't be able to get as much use out of the short life ones! If they don't have a life expectancy listed, don't buy them!
3) Avoid purchasing from countries in locations around Eastern Europe and Asia.. They may be cheap, buy they may also be of poor quality.
4) Only use saline contact lens cleaning solution bought at a local pharmacy or supermarket - this ensures that it is sterile.
5) Try and check to make sure reviews aren't made by the site itself - you want impartial reviews - not adverts!
Of course, we're biased that we would like you to purchase from us but whether you choose to or not, avoid these common pitfalls so that you're not disappointed.