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AuburnCPA
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Buying contact lenses without a prescription?

I have placed orders on 1800contacts and some other website and both have cancelled my order. Anybody else had success ordering contacts without a prescription? I am not paying $100 for an eye exam when it is not necessary.


pooponsaban
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I am not paying $100 for an eye exam when it is not necessary.


Get the frick out of the OT with that shite.


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RealityTiger
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
In.


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bigberg2000
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
I know when I order mine they ask for a prescription the first time. They still ask when you reorder but they then have it on file so its all good.


pooponsaban
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
Seriously though. You had am RX at one time. Where is it? Or do they expire?

I got Lasik so I don't have to deal with all that bull shite.


buzwa
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
Nobody is going to fill an order without an up to date script.


WikiTiger
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Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
I have placed orders on 1800contacts and some other website and both have cancelled my order. Anybody else had success ordering contacts without a prescription? I am not paying $100 for an eye exam when it is not necessary.


You can thank crony capitalism for this. Eye doc lobbyists push state legislatures to pass laws requiring eye exams.

It goes against the very concept of liberty, but Americans don't seem to care.


AuburnCPA
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Seriously though. You had am RX at one time. Where is it? Or do they expire?


I just always got my contacts at the eye doctor. Is wal-mart cheap for an eye exam?


pooponsaban
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
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You can thank crony capitalism for this. Eye doc lobbyists push state legislatures to pass laws requiring eye exams.

It goes against the very concept of liberty, but Americans don't seem to care.


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TigerTattle
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
Your prescription is expired? If not, fax or email them a copy and they'll fill the order. If so, you'll have to get a new one.

eta: 1800contacts always required a new one when my old one expired. I think it was good for 12 mos. Maybe 6 mos. Can't remember.
This post was edited on 7/17 at 4:39 pm


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craigbiggio
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I used the same prescription at that site for like 6-7 years.

It was a sad day when someone at Walmart finally answered the phone and told them my prescription had expired


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CyrustheVirus
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I always got mine at the doctor also. I have gone to wal mart twice for exams and they arent too bad. 1800contacts lets you order as many as you want within a year of the last exam. I wasnt close to running out of contancts, but i just ordered 48 contacts which should last a couple years. My vision hasnt changed in 5 years so i don't expect it to anytime soon.
This post was edited on 7/17 at 4:39 pm


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lsunurse
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Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Dec 2005
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
If you have vision insurance your eye exam should be covered.


Why not check to make sure your eyes are the same prescription. Just had mine and my vision has actually gotten better.



Also.....this will always make me get eye exams on a regular basis. Last month cared for a child that broke her glasses so her mom had to take her for another eye exam. Eye doctor saw something weird on the exam, sent her to another doctor.....she has a BRAIN TUMOR!! No other symptoms.....only reason they discovered it so soon was cause she broke her glasses and got an eye exam.


pooponsaban
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
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I just always got my contacts at the eye doctor.


Call that doctor. They will have the script.

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Is wal-mart cheap for an eye exam?


Yep. So is Target and Sam's if you want to stay in OT good graces.


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pooponsaban
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Also.....this will always make me get eye exams on a regular basis. Last month cared for a child that broke her glasses so her mom had to take her for another eye exam. Eye doctor saw something weird on the exam, sent her to another doctor.....she has a BRAIN TUMOR!! No other symptoms.....only reason they discovered it so soon was cause she broke her glasses and got an eye exam.


OP, I wouldn't get a new RX unless you want to find out you have brain cancer.


gorillacoco
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Baton Rouge
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
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You can thank crony capitalism for this. Eye doc lobbyists push state legislatures to pass laws requiring eye exams.

It goes against the very concept of liberty, but Americans don't seem to care.


i don't know if you're trolling or not but i agree with what you posted. it's not a controlled substance. why shouldnt you be able to buy whatever contacts you want?


lsunurse
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KingRanch
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I got Lasik so I don't have to deal with all that bull shite.


i have superior genes so i don't have to deal with that bullshite


illuminatic
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
GTFO junkie scum


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tigerfootball123
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re: Buying contact lenses without a prescription?
Are you really that cheap? Goodness gracious, stop trying to cheat the system and just do the right thing


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