Can Online Contact Lenses Be Bad? The Answer is Yes!
Today, a 30 year old pharmacist came to Optique with a very bad eye infection. Dr. Michele had prescribed the healthiest daily disposable contact lens on the market. The risk for developing this type of infection is exceedingly low, so what might have gone wrong? The patient purchased their lenses from an alternative source. Often times, online contact lens retailers try to skirt the system by purchasing lenses from overseas using currency manipulation. So, our patients’ lenses may have been sitting on a container ship in 130 degree weather for months back and forth before they ended up at our patients' doorstep. We order lenses from reputable domestic sources only.