Something that you may not know about me is that I just got fitted for contacts for the first time this past spring.
I’ve always had 20/20 vision, but I noticed a change shortly after giving birth to my first child. I honestly didn’t really put a lot of thought into it at that point. I spend so much of my day in front of a phone or computer screen that I guess I didn’t realize how little I could see in the distance!
It wasn’t until we began our trek from our previous home in Los Angeles to our current in Buffalo that I realized the road in front of me was not as clear as it should be. I couldn’t read street signs until I was right up on them, I was getting headaches around the same time each day from squinting so hard throughout the day, and I couldn’t read the channel guide on the hotel TV screens.
Within a week of getting settled in our new home, I got my eyes checked.
My experience getting an eye exam and getting fit for contacts was a positive one, but it required multiple trips to the optometrist, a lot of time in the waiting room, and then I had to pick up my contacts when I was done. I actually canceled a few appointments I had those weeks to accommodate all the trips back and forth without overlap.
So, great service and nice people but an overall pain in the butt.
I’ve since switched to 1-800 Contacts which allows me to do an updated vision test and get my prescription filled all through their app on my own time. I absolutely love that I can do this at night while the kiddo is asleep or on a whim when I realize I forgot to order last minute.
This last batch I received in 1 business day!
Once your exam is complete and the doctor has renewed your prescription, you can reorder contacts with only a few taps of the 1-800 Contacts app. They also have a 24/7 live chat if you ever need any support.