Brands of Contact Lenses
Types of Contact Lenses
- Daily Contact Lenses
- Monthly Contact Lenses
- Two Weekly Contact Lenses
- Coloured Contact Lenses
- Toric/Astigmatism Contact Lenses
- Multifocal Contact Lenses
- Extended Wear Contact Lenses
- Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses
- UV Protection Contact Lenses
- Cheap Contact Lenses
- Next Day Contact Lenses
- No Prescription Lenses
Order Contact Lenses Online Without Prescription
You can buy contact lenses without providing a prescription online at Feel Good Contacts. While we don’t ask for a copy of your prescription when ordering online from us, we advise that you have a regular contact lens check up to make sure that your eyes are healthy and that your prescription is up to date.
Once you’ve had a contact lens fitting from your optician, you can request a copy of your prescription so that you have all the details at hand when placing your order. Alternatively, you can look at the information on the packaging of your current contact lenses.
If you bought lenses from opticians such as Specsavers, Boots or Vision Express, you can find the equivalent lenses available at Feel Good Contacts by taking a look at our ‘Optician Own Brand Contact lenses’ page. We stock the same prescription contact lenses sourced directly from the manufacturers, but you can easily order online and get them delivered straight to your door. Convenient and fast, the only difference is the packaging.
By agreeing to our terms and conditions upon placing your order, you are confirming that you have a valid prescription from an eye test performed within the last two years.
To avoid any problems of discomfort or blurred vision with the fit of the lenses, it’s important not to deviate from your optician’s advice.
Why is my contact lens prescription different from my glasses prescription?
A contact lens prescription is different to a glasses prescription. Glasses sit on your nose at a small distance away from your eyes, whereas contact lenses sit on the surface of the eye. Your optician will take these factors into account to give you the best vision correction which is why the two will require different prescriptions.
If you already wear glasses and want to try contact lenses, you will need to visit your optician to be fitted for contact lenses, after which you’ll receive a contact lens prescription. They will take into account your lifestyle as well as assessing the fitting and comfort of the lenses.
Buying the wrong type of contact lenses or using the wrong prescription can lead to:
- Blurry vision
- Eye strain and fatigue
- Lens discomfort
Contact lenses purchased without a proper prescription from your optician can lead to eye health complications and problems that can cause lasting damage.
Contact lenses are not always suitable as a substitute to glasses. For example, sunglasses are needed for full sun protection and most lenses do not offer blue light protection.
How do I buy my prescription contact lenses if I don’t have a prescription?
While we trust that you know your prescription and don’t need to verify it, you will need the details of your prescription to buy contact lenses. If you have lost your prescription, you can refer to the box of your contact lenses for the right specifications required to order.
Contact lenses are medical products and can cause serious damage to your sight if not fitted correctly, therefore you should only purchase them after being fitted by an optician. This includes coloured non-prescription contact lenses for cosmetic use.
Can I buy non-prescription contact lenses if I don’t need them for vision?
All contact lenses should be prescribed by an optician for them to be suitable to buy. Prescription contact lenses that help with common vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism need to be recommended by your optician. Cosmetic lenses can be bought as non-prescription contact lenses, a 0 power (plano) contact lens that does not alter vision, but having them checked regularly is just as important as prescription contact lenses.
There are lots of reasons to buy coloured contact lenses with no prescription. Whether you want to change your look for a special occasion, for a long-term style change or simply to try something new. Coloured non-prescription contact lenses are a great way to try out a different eye colour.
We offer some of the most vibrant colours on the market with our daily comfi Colors 1 Day and monthly comfi Colors Enhance coloured contact lenses. If you want to try coloured lenses but you aren’t sure which colour suits you best, you can even trial 5 of comfi’s best colours when you buy our comfi Colors 1 Day Rainbow Pack.
It is not advisable to buy prescription contact lenses with a power if you have perfect vision, nor should you purchase contact lenses for a different prescription than your optician has advised. This will only impair vision, rather than improve it.
You can buy both prescription and non-prescription contact lenses online for more convenience and a great price at Feel Good Contacts.
What does my prescription look like?
A prescription includes specifications like your name, expiry date, lens brand, base curve of the contacts, the diameter, and the additional figures if you have astigmatism or presbyopia. You will find these specifications listed separately for each eye, as they can be different.
You can find contact lens prescription examples on our contact lens prescription article. If you need more help, get in touch with our excellent customer service team. They can advise you on any questions you have or help you understand what your prescription means.
Cosmetic non-prescription contact lenses can be purchased at Feel Good Contacts. Just remember to have your eyes checked regularly, as recommended by your optician. It is best to be mindful of the various fit types on non-prescription contact lenses and maintain good eye health.
How do I obtain a contact lens prescription?
Your prescription will be given to you by your optician during your check-up/aftercare appointment. Your contact lens box will also have the details of your prescription on the side and so will the blister packs that contain your contact lenses.
Where can I buy contact lenses without prescription?
You can buy contact lenses online without a prescription at Feel Good Contacts as long as you have the box the lenses came in, know that you have an up-to-date prescription and attend your contact lens check-up appointments regularly.
All types of contact lenses are medical devices that need to be fitted and prescribed. Therefore, buying contact lenses is not the same as buying glasses and you cannot simply walk into a shop and buy them without an up-to-date signed prescription.
You can buy Acuvue, Dailies and more without having to provide a prescription, in addition to other well-known brands. Order online for extra convenience, helpful customer service, super-fast delivery and the cheapest prices online in the UK at Feel Good Contacts.
Do prescription contact lenses come in colours?
There are a range of coloured contact lenses that come with prescription as well as planos (non-prescription). At Feel Good Contacts, we stock top brands including comfi, FreshLook, Expressions and SofLens coloured contact lenses.
You can purchase prescription coloured contact lenses in a range of colours to correct both short sightedness (myopia) and long sightedness (hyperopia). These are available as both dailies and monthly contact lenses. Just make sure that the lens you want is available in your prescription.
Where can I buy cheap/discounted non-prescription contact lenses?
You can buy cheap contact lenses without a prescription online at Feel Good Contacts. We stock prescription contact lenses for the guaranteed cheapest price in the UK and Ireland for up to 50% cheaper than high-street opticians. If you happen to find the same contact lenses online for less elsewhere, we’ll happily refund you the difference. That’s our Price Match Guarantee!
How do I know which contact lenses are suitable for me if I don't have a prescription?
The only way to know which contact lenses you need to see clearly is to visit your optician and obtain a written prescription after completing the necessary checks.
You can easily book an eye test on the high street as well as at independent opticians. If you are eligible, you might be able to get your eye test for free. Otherwise, they are usually inexpensive, and the cost of the test should also cover your written prescription as well as the cost of the contact lens trial.
When you order your contact lenses without a prescription you should always consider any recent changes to your vision. If your current prescription seems to be working fine, then you will likely have experienced no changes. However, even if the changes are very slight, it’s worth getting your eyes tested and your prescription updated.
How do I ensure I choose the correct size and fit for contact lenses without a prescription?
You will need to get a valid prescription from a qualified optician to know what size and fit you need for your contact lenses. During your contact lens fitting, you will try recommended lenses to identify which size and type of lens works best for you.
It is very important not to simply guess what size and fit you should choose for your contact lenses, but as a point of reference the most common base curve measurement for contact lenses is 8.6mm and the most common diameter measurement is 14.2mm.
Are there any restrictions on the types of contact lenses I can buy without a prescription?
According to European law, it is possible to buy contact lenses online without presenting a valid prescription. However, there are certain types of contact lenses for medical purposes that are not as easy to find online.
Can I use my previous prescription to order contact lenses online without a new one?
Using an old prescription to purchase your contact lenses is not recommended. Contact lens prescriptions are usually valid for 1 year and in some cases a maximum of 2 years. The information should be accurate until they expire. However, once a prescription has expired, you should book an eye test and contact lens check-up to make sure that your eyes are still in good health and that your eyesight has not changed.
Are there any specific guidelines or recommendations for using contact lenses without a prescription?
Whether you have bought your contact lenses without a prescription online or whether you have bought them in-store from your optician directly, there are always certain care procedures you need to follow.
Depending on the modality, material and type of contact lens you use, the regimen will be slightly different. If you aren’t sure, you should read the instructions found in the box very carefully and check your prescription to confirm that you have the right product for your needs.
Once you have confirmed the brand, material and modality of your lens and you are confident that it is accurate to your prescription, you can remind yourself of the requisite care routine in our handy guide to contact lens care.
If you don't have an up-to-date contact lens prescription you can seek advice from an eye health professional to find out whether your old prescription is still accurate.