Consider Contact Lenses for a Better Look

A lot of dentistry is about physical appearance. Everyone likes a great, white smile. One non-dental thing you can do to improve your appearance is ditch eyeglasses and get contact lenses instead. Many famous people, such as Hillary Clinton, have done this to improve their appearance. And with contact lenses becoming cheaper in recent years (thanks in part to online contact lens stores like, getting high-quality lenses is now something just about anyone can do.

To order contact lenses, you'll first need to get a prescription for them. Typically, the exam for contact lens prescriptions only costs about 10 dollars more than an exam for eyeglasses. You should try to get a prescription for both if you can, since it's a good idea to have a backup pair of eyeglasses even if you wear contacts. If you buy them online, you can often get a decent pair of backup eyeglasses for as little as 40 dollars. I have purchased such glasses from a number of online stores and can attest to the fact that although these glasses can be inexpensive, the quality is usually a lot better than what you might expect for the price.

Once you have your prescription, you can go to online contact lens stores such as and place your order. At first the process may seem a bit confusing, as you need to provide some technical information such as base curve, etc. But all this information is on your prescription, so it's just a matter of looking up the numbers and selecting the correct value from a drop down menu. Your contact lens prescriptions will also specify the brand and type of contact lenses, so make sure you select the right product before adding it to your basket. You'll notice that prices at are quite competitive, but you can do better than the listed price. By using promotional codes from, you can get an even better deal and receive free shipping as well.

Last but not least, the online store must verify your contact lens prescription before shipping the order. Don't worry, they can do this on their own, but if you want to speed up the process, you can sometimes fax in a copy of your prescription. Either way, at a store like, you should receive your contact lenses in about a week or less.