A guide to not getting scammed while buying sclera contact lenses!
Sclera contacts are expensive to manufacture and purchase - there's no getting around it I'm afraid! But here are some tips and things too look out for, if you decide to purchase elsewhere, on how to make sure that you don't get scammed while purchasing Sclera Contacts....
1) When making a purchase, ensure the site has quality photos of their contact lenses.... Although basic image editing is OK to show products at their best, sometimes they are digitally altered beyond a reasonable representation of the product.
Both of the images above are being marketed online as the black Mini Sclera "Titan" contacts made by ColourVue. This is a reputable and respected brand, with contacts 17mm in diameter.
On the right ("Reality") is what the Titan design looks like when it is worn on a real model, only editing of the skin and tone has been done.
The picture on the left ("Expectation") is the image being used (by an unnamed competitor!) to advertise the product. It is not 17mm in diameter and in fact, it's not even real! The contact has been drawn onto a picture of an eye using editing software.
2) Check the life expectancy of the sclera contacts. Different materials vary between 1 and 12 months of use and a short life span ones tend to dry out the eyes faster and tear easily. You won't be able to get as much use out of the short life ones! If they don't have a life expectancy listed, don't buy them!
3) Avoid purchasing from countries in locations around Eastern Europe and Asia.. They may be cheap, buy they may also be of poor quality.
4) Only use saline contact lens cleaning solution bought at a local pharmacy or supermarket - this ensures that it is sterile.
5) Try and check to make sure reviews aren't made by the site itself - you want impartial reviews - not adverts!
Of course, we're biased that we would like you to purchase from us but even if you choose not to, please do your best to avoid these pitfalls so that you're not disappointed.