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Be a Smarter Eye Care Consumer

Our team of experts have scoured the shelves and trawled the shopping websites to bring you this comprehensive guide to buying vision correction and eye care products.


Among other tips, you can learn how to choose the best lenses for your eyeglasses, where to buy contact lenses, which eye drops work best, and how to handle any problems with your new eyewear.


10 Reasons To Avoid Cheap Glasses - New!
Cheap eyeglasses and sunglasses are usually a waste of your money. Here's why.

Should You Get Eyelash Extensions?
How they're applied, pros and cons, safety information and cost.

How to Choose the Best Lenses for Your Eyeglasses
Make your lens shopping easier with this comparison of features, benefits and costs of eyeglass lens materials and designs.

Buying Eyeglasses Online
Learn the pros and cons of ordering eyeglasses online vs. from brick-and-mortar optical stores.

Solving Problems With New Eyeglasses
Learn how to protect yourself before you open your wallet at the optical store, and what to do if you're unhappy with your eyewear after the purchase.

Where Should You Buy Contact Lenses?
How do you find the best value when buying contact lenses? This report includes tips and a price comparison of certain contact lens brands.

Buying Contact Lenses Online
Should you buy your contact lenses online? Find out what you need to know and what to look out for before you place your order.

30-Day Contact Lenses: A Smart Alternative to LASIK?
These two vision-correction options allow you to see perfectly when you wake up, and are virtually maintenance-free. Compare their safety records, effectiveness and costs.

How to Buy Ski Goggles
Snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and other winter sports require high-performance goggles and sunglasses. Look for these features.

How to Buy Low Vision Magnifiers
This guide to low vision magnifiers discusses cost and types you need for reading, driving, schoolwork and other activities.

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Page updated August 2017

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