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What are Eye Drops?

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Eye Drops can be an important part of your eye care routine, especially if you regularly wear contact lenses or find yourself staring at a screen all day long.


Whatever your eye ailment, be it a bacterial infection, allergies, itchiness, dryness or tired eyes, there is solution [excuse the pun] for you! 


Simply put, they are a liquid formula (think of them like bottled tears!) that you drop into your eyes. They are easy to use and deliver fast, effective, soothing relief.   


Who Uses them?


Everyone will use them at some stage of their life. Some will use them regularly as part of their eye care routine.


For example, if you wear contact lenses regularly or suffer from allergies, you may experience dry or itchy eyes from time to time.  


There are drops specifically designed to alleviate all sorts of eye discomfort and problems – both associated with bacterial infections AND general day-to-day sensitivities.


The Pro’s Vs. The Con’s


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If you think you may have a bacterial infection in one or both of your eyes, it is recommended to visit your doctor immediately so they can prescribe the right treatment for you, which will likely include a solution to tackle the infection.


The pros include their fast-acting nature, bringing moisture and relief to your eyes immediately. They combat dryness and itchiness, leaving your eyes feeling instantly refreshed and comforted.


There are so many different kinds on the market, so whatever relief you are seeking, you are sure to find your magic remedy.


So, are there any cons to using them? Sure.


You must be careful when using them. Only use drops that are specific to your ailment. Use them only as directed.


Overuse of drops can lead to your eyes feeling drier. How so?


Overuse can affect the ability of your eyes to naturally lubricate themselves. Be careful to use them only as directed otherwise you are in danger of affecting the natural balance and functioning of your eyes.


Eye Drops for Dry Eyes



Eyes can feel dry for lots of different reasons and fortunately, eye drops can be a quick and easy solution in combatting that dry eye feeling.


Finding the right ones for dry eyes can give you an immediate soothing effect and gives your eyes a boost when they need it most.


Antibiotic Eye Drops


If something doesn’t feel right, consult your doctor immediately. It is likely you will get a bacterial infection in your eyes at some stage in your life.


You’ll probably notice it straight away. Symptoms can range from red, sore eyes to crust forming around your eyelids.


The sooner this is treated the better and the simplest treatment can be antibiotic eye drops.


When using antibiotic drops, make sure to follow the instructions and to finish the course in full, even if your eyes start to feel better before that.


If you stop the course of antibiotics halfway through, they may lose their effectiveness the next time you need to use them.


Preservative Free Drops


Preservative-free drops are an excellent choice for those with severely dry eyes.


The preservatives in other eye drops can upset your already sensitive eyes so stick to preservative-free eye drops for a kinder way to care for your eyes when they are feeling extra sensitive.


Eye Drops for Contacts


If you are a regular contact lens wearer, then you may find that contacts can sometimes dry your eyes out.


Give your eyes a little TLC with drops that are specifically designed to be used with contact lenses.


Eye Drops for Kids


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Kids can use drops too, with a little help from you! If your child has an eye infection, seek the advice of your doctor, and follow their instructions in full.


How to put in Eye Drops


Drops are very easy to use. When sitting, standing, or lying down, pop your head back slightly, use your finger to lightly pull down your bottom lid and then apply onto your eye. Don’t blink! Just relax for a couple of minutes.


Do eye drops expire?


They sure do.


Always check the expiration date on the bottle and, as a rule of thumb, once you have opened drops discard them after three months.


Otherwise, they will not only lose their effectiveness, but they may cause irritation or even infection to your eyes if used past this date.


Our Top Picks: The Best Ones For You




If you are looking for value for money AND for some of the most advanced eye drops on the market, then look no further than our Systane Eye Drops range right here. This is the number one range recommended by both doctors and pharmacists.




These drops are specifically used to combat bacterial eye infections. If you have a bacterial infection (or ‘pink eye’), then this is a great option that you can purchase without the need for a doctor’s prescription.




Give your tired, itchy eyes a dose of comfort with Hylo, which is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, a natural ingredient which is already present in our eyes.  


 Buy Eye Drops Online with Contacts for Less


Now that we’ve taken you through the world of the best drops on the market, you can now decide what the best option is for your eyes. Whatever your eye ailment, there is a rescue remedy out there to fix it.


At Contacts for Less, we’re proud to sell contact lenses, solutions and eye drops to the whole of Canada at the best prices, with plenty of discounts, free shipping for orders over $149.00, as well as our commitment to donate 51% of our net profits to charities.


Thank you for supporting us in our mission.


We’ll see you at the checkout!   


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Acuvue: The Number 1 Contact Lenses Brand

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Why Does Everyone Love Acuvue?


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Acuvue are a trusted brand from Johnson & Johnson who are the largest manufacturers of contact lenses in the world. Not only that, Acuvue are the number one brand name in contact lenses. We stock a huge range of their products and we’ve rounded up three of the most popular ones below, just for you! 

Acuvue Top Picks


The below lenses are three of the most popular from the Acuvue collection.


 Acuvue Oasys


Ever suffer from dry eyes as a result of wearing contact lenses? Not anymore. Acuvue Oasys are the number one doctor-prescribed contact lens in North America.


The Hydraclear Plus technology will keep your eyes moist and comfortable all day, every day.


Acuvue Oasys are so smooth and lightweight, you will barely notice them at all.


Do your tired eyes deserve a bit of pampering? Then these lenses are for you.


These lenses are easy to put on, and also have high UVA and UVB Blocking to protect against the sun, blocking 95% of UVA and 99% of UVB rays.


That’s the highest protection you can get on the market.


Acuvue Moist


The Acuvue Moist dailies fly off our shelves, and for good reason. These are the best hassle-free option for the busy, contact lens wearer who wants to put on a fresh pair of lenses every day.


Acuvue continue to be leaders in innovation with these contact lenses which are made with LACREON Technology, meaning these lenses have moisture built into them.


Say goodbye to dry eyes and hello to easy dailies.


LACREON is engineered to act like natural tears so your lenses will always retain that cushioned, soft feeling.


And what about protection from those rays?


Acuvue Moist has got you covered. These lenses provide protection from 82% UVA rays and 97% of UVB rays.



Acuvue Vita


Acuvue Vita is the best option for monthly daily lens wearers. These lenses are designed with both Hydramax and Infinity Edge technology meaning maximum hydration and comfort, all month long.


So now that you have comfort covered, what about protection?


With these lenses, your eyes are protected from 99% of UVB rays and 93% of UVA rays.


Similar to many Acuvue lenses, the Acuvue Vita range comes with visibility tints which make your lenses easy to see and each lens also has a 123 inside-out mark making it even easier to put your lenses on.


How Long Do Acuvue Oasys Contacts Last?


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As with all lenses, please follow your optometrist’s advice on how long you can wear contacts without removing them. But generally speaking, Acuvue Oasys replacement schedule is one week (extended wear) or two weeks (daily wear).


How Long Does A 12 Pack Last?


The replacement schedule for Acuvue Oasys 12 pack is one week (extended wear) and two weeks (daily wear). 

Can you sleep in Acuvue Oasys Contacts?


We recommend never sleeping with contact lenses in unless they are specifically designed for extended wear. Acuvue Oasys are FDA approved for extended wear of six consecutive nights.

Please discuss this with your optician beforehand and make sure to only wear them as instructed and never for longer than specified.


Can you wear them twice?


You might be able to guess the answer to this commonly asked question!


Unfortunately, the answer is no.


Acuvue 1-Day Contacts should only be worn once and then discarded.


Your eye health is so important, so only ever wear contacts as instructed.


If you’re looking for contact lenses which can be worn more frequently, then check out Acuvue’s other great options like Acuvue Oasys.


What Contact Solution is best for these Lenses?


The best contact solution will depend on what you’re looking for. For example, Biotrue Multi-Purpose Contact Lens Solution is great for comfort. For dry eyes, Opti-Free Pure Moist is your best bet. If you have sensitive eyes, Clear Care is a great option. You can check out our full range of contact lens solutions here to find your perfect match.


How much do they cost?


We have lots of options when it comes to purchasing Acuvue Oasys.


You can buy a 12 pack of one day lenses for $58.50 here, a 24 pack of one day lenses for $109.80 here, a 36 pack of one day lenses for $167.40 here, a 90 pack of one day lenses for $93.60 here or a 270 pack of one day lenses for $270.00 here.


The more you buy, the more you save.


How to Order Acuvue Contacts Online


Have a browse of our extensive Acuvue range right here, choose the best option for you and simply proceed to the checkout. Remember, there is free shipping to anywhere in Canada for all orders over $149.00 so take advantage of our bulk orders to save yourself time and money.  


Look no further, Contact For Less have the perfect Acuvue Contacts for you….


We are your one stop shop for all things contact lens related.


Our mission is to provide Canada with the best value contact lenses and to save the planet whilst doing so.


How do we do that?


51% of our net profits from sales are donated to various non-profits.


Simply choose which product you wish to purchase, and, at the checkout, you can click on the non-profit you would like us to donate to. 


Happy shopping! 


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Contact Lenses Canada: How Contact Lenses are more Ecological than Eyeglasses

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What are contact lenses?


Contact lenses, or ‘contacts’, are thin lenses that you place directly over your eyes to assist with any eyesight problems you may have. Think of them as your own personal visual assistant. They help you see – but nobody can see them! 


They are a popular alternative to eyeglasses in that no-one knows that you’re wearing them, and you can forget about them during the day once you’ve popped them on. 


Contact lenses aren’t just all about eyesight though! You can also have lots of fun with them. 


Fancy seeing what you’d look like with brown eyes for a day? 


Colored contact lenses have you sorted! 


There are also more wacky choices like cat eyes, glow in the dark etc., but today we’re focusing on seeing rather than scaring! (Now that explains all those crazy eyes you see at Halloween!) 

What are eyeglasses?




Eyeglasses on the other hand are the traditional form of eyewear that we’re all more familiar with. 


Much like sunglasses shield the sun when you wear them, eyeglasses assist with your sight.


People can find eyeglasses burdensome because they can be uncomfortable or make you feel self-conscious. 


We all know the pain of going shopping for glasses and being unable to find a pair that suit your face! 


It can also be difficult to get active with them and they pose a particular problem in these summer months when you have to choose between them and your sunglasses. 


They also can’t change the color of your eyes either. How boring! 


For all of those reasons, most people now choose to wear contact lenses instead. 

What is ‘being ecological’ and why is it important?


There has been a lot of talk and discussion about the environment over the last few years and the impact that us humans have by merely being on this planet. 


Being ecological means considering the effect you’re having on the planet through your everyday life. We all need to have a look at this and think about our impact. 


Look at the products you use on a day-to-day basis. 


Are there any products you could use instead that are more ecologically friendly? 


Sometimes it’s hard to even know what option is best for the environment, so we’ve decided to hit you with some facts on what the most eco-friendly eyewear option is for you! 

Are contact lenses more ecologically friendly than eyeglasses?


That’s a good question – and we have some good news for you. 


You don’t need to ditch your contact lenses to be more ecologically friendly. 


Research has shown that a YEAR’S worth of disposable contact lenses equates to 9.125 grams of plastic. How much is that? It’s less plastic than two credit cards


In fact, when you consider how many pairs of contact lenses it would take to equal just ONE pair of eyeglasses, it could be between 10,000 – 50,000 contact lenses. Now that’s a lot! 


The manufacture of eyeglasses uses up non-renewable oil resources, so we’ll stick to the contact lenses. 


As the world grows more focused on the environment, there are people busy at work exploring how contact lenses can be recycled and this has already taken off in the U.K. where they have set up their first free national recycling scheme for contact lenses. 


We’re excited to follow this development and can’t wait to see a similar scheme rolled out here for contact lenses in Canada. 


What’s more, every pair of contact lenses we sell come in recyclable containers and as you’ll see below, manufacturers are doing their bit to make those containers more planet friendly and ecologically friendly too.  


So now that we know what contact lenses are and how they are more ecologically friendly than eyeglasses, let’s delve into some of our favourites! 


Contact Lenses Brands: Our Top Picks



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Alcon Brands



Alcon is a global eyecare company who are leaders of innovation in the eyecare world! 


We have a number of their contact lens creations on our website so there is something there to suit everyone’s contact lens needs. 


Some of their top contact lens creations are the Dailies Aquacomfort Plus, Dailies Total 1 and Air Optix Aqua. Lots of colors available too! 






We’re sure you’ve heard of Acuvue already but if not, let us introduce them! 


They are THE number one contact lens brand name worldwide and are manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, the largest maker of contact lenses. 


We have over 30 options from their range including Acuvue Moist and Acuvue Vita.



Bausch & Lomb



Bausch & Lomb is one of the world’s largest suppliers of contact lenses and they are based right here in Canada. 


They are leading the way in creating greener products and were the first contact lens manufacturer to create environmentally friendly biodegradable packaging. 


We currently stock their B&L Ultra Lenses and Biotrue. 


Their products are inspired by the biology of your eye meaning maximum care and comfort all day long. 

Best Contact Lens Ordering Site: Contacts For Less


If you’re looking for contact lenses in Canada, then look no further. 


We believe we’re the best contact lens ordering site for a couple of reasons. 


First, we believe in PROFIT with a PURPOSE, and that’s why we support many non-profits by donating 51% (you read that right!) of our profits to worthy causes. 


How does it work? 


Simply choose a product online, head to the checkout, and you’ll be asked which non-profit you would like us to donate to. It’s that simple. 


Giving back has always been at the core of what we do, and you help us make that happen with every purchase. 


Secondly, we’re your best bet for contact lenses online because of our extensive collection of the best brands in the business. 


We’ve highlighted some of our favorites above but fear not, there are SO many others on our website. 


No matter what lens you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. 


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