I remember when I first was told I would need glasses. I was horrified. None of my heroes wore glasses and now I was stuck with them. The social stigma quickly became less of a concern for me when I could finally see clear again for the first time in a very long time. Still, I would have loved to not need these frames around my eyes just to have corrected vision. This was in the 90s and soft contact lenses were a fair way off as an option for me. My dad had those old style contact lenses that a little machine to keep it clean.
So, the effort of caring for them as a child seemed to outweigh the joy of no glasses. It is amazing to think how quickly things changed in the field of contact lens technology. The world went from you needing an entire little machine and custom fitting lenses to see clearly without glasses to you being able to buy online contact lenses in Canada.
The cost was also something that always scared me away from getting contact lenses. I never did any real research into the matter, but it was always made clear that a solid pair of glasses is more cost-effective than contact lenses. Cost effective, but when you are trying to run in the rain, it becomes a problem, when you are trying to watch a 3-D movie, it is a problem and when you are trying to swim, it is a problem. So, when I finally had enough of misty runs in the park, and only after a small influx of cash, I went to get fitted for a pair of lenses. I could have kicked myself for waiting so long. I received a trial pair that day and received a year’s worth just a few days later. I was amazed and for the first time in years, I could go outside in regular sunglasses.
The biggest surprise was how affordable contact lenses had become since I last inquired about them. I did not need to wait for a juicy tax return for a year’s supply of soft contact lenses. I was in heaven and suddenly running and swimming and the sun was no longer a blurry experience for me. The care for contact lenses also became as simple as “letting them soak in a solution”.
Obtaining them is easy too, because you can now buy online contact lenses in Canada! Yes, all the new advances in corrective vision are now just a few clicks away. The very affordable price you pay at your optometrist is about to drop by almost 70% too. If you have a good online supplier, they will have ample stock of their most popular brands. This will mean that you can be assured your life changing lenses can be on your doorstep in as little as a couple of days. A good supplier is just one click away and finding one is very easy. We have come a long way from the days of having to use electricity to sterilize lenses. Now they are as convenient and cost effective as a good pair of glasses.