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Choosing the right contact lens brand is key to keeping your vision sharp and your eyes comfortable. You should only use reputable brands recommended by eye doctors.
Note: Vision Center recommends that you get a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting from a qualified eye care professional before purchasing any contacts online.
The Vision Center team spends several hours researching and writing every review page. We scour the internet and base all of our recommendations on:
Every review is then edited for medical accuracy by our medical reviewer, Dr. Melody Huang, O.D..
The following brands are highly reputable and are recommended by optometrists:
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Acuvue has been around for over 30 years and is now a part of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. They are one of the top-selling contact brands of all time.
Acuvue invented the first soft disposable contact lenses in 1988. They have remained leading innovators in the industry and have developed several patented advanced comfort technologies, including: LACREON®, HYDRACLEAR®, HYDRACLEAR® PLUS, HYDRACLEAR® 1, HydraLuxe™, and HydraMax™, BLINK STABILIZED™Lens Design, and STEREO PRECISION TECHNOLOGY™.
They produce a variety of contacts that can correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia (age-related farsightedness).
Here is a complete list of Acuvue contact lenses:
Alcon was founded as a small pharmacy in Fort Worth, Texas in 1945. Now they are the largest eye care device company in the world. They are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Fribourg, Switzerland, and Fort Worth, Texas.
Alcon uses cutting-edge technology to develop a wide range of contact lenses for people with all types of vision correction needs. Their products include:
Bausch + Lomb is one of the largest suppliers of vision care and eye surgery products. It was founded as a small optical shop in 1853 in Rochester, New York. Now it is headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Canada and employs approximately 12,000 people around the globe.
Bausch + Lomb have been at the forefront of visual technology since the 19th century. They are one of the most well-respected and trustworthy brands of contact lenses.
Their contact lens brands include:
ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism
These are contacts for patients who have had cataract surgery, but did not have a lens implant placed inside the eye during surgery.
CooperVision, Inc. is the contact lens manufacturing division of The Cooper Companies, Inc. It was founded in 1980. It is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, with manufacturing facilities in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, Scottsville, New York, and Hampshire, England.
CooperVision is the third-largest soft contact lens manufacturer in the world. Their products are sold in over 100 countries. They also have a Grand & Sponsorship Support department and Science and Technology (S&T) Award Program.
Their products include:
Trying to find the best contact lens brand on your own is an overwhelming process. That’s why the best thing to do is schedule a contact lens fitting with an eye doctor. They will give you a comprehensive eye exam that determines your vision correction needs and overall eye health.
This will determine the best type of eyewear for you. They will also advise you on what type of replacement schedule and brand of contacts will be best for you.
1800Contacts has a huge selection of contact lenses and award-winning 24/7 customer service.
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