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Beware some online contact lens websites in Canada

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Beware: Grey Market Contact Lenses Are Being Sold in Canada

Yes! Beware some of the contact lens websites in Canada. There are grave concerns about how and where they get their contact lenses. Even the manufacturers, like Johonson & Johnson, Alcon, Cooper and Baush Lomb are fighting to keep things safe and above-board.

Some online contact lens websites in Canada are not authorized sellers of contact lenses. This should concern you as a buyer of contacts online! As the Canadian Association of Optometrists warns “Overseas distribution channels may have grey market (counterfeit) product. There are no controls to ensure that Internet sites source lenses directly from the manufacturer.” What does this mean to you? It means you might be buying from and supporting companies that maybe you should not. Avoid buying from companies that care more about profits and money than they do quality and your experience as an online customer.

Beware some online sellers in Canada

This means that some websites may be buying their contact lenses from places like China, Vietnam, India, The Philippines or other nations where false or counterfeit contacts can be produced and distributed here in Canada. Moreover, the quality controls in other nations are sorely lacking. In other words, some Canada-based websites deal in “grey market” lenses to make more profit. It really is THAT simple. They sell products that have brand names such as Acuvue, Biofinity, Air Optix, Dailies Aquacomfort Plus or whatever on the outside. However they may be overseas, expired lenses, from third party sources or possibly worse. No one can be sure when they come from other nations with weaker quality controls.

Contact lens manufacturers are doing their part!

These manufacturers are NOT to blame, in fact they are doing their jobs properly. The company that produces the famous Acuvue brand (Johnson & Johnson), as well as Alcon (makers of Air Optix, Dailies and more) as well as Coopervision and Bausch & Lomb work tirelessly to shut down unethical sellers. However, it is overseas, unauthorized producers and the online sites here in Canada who are putting these “grey market” products into your hands. Beware, because this could be a serious issue! Using the right products by the actual manufacturer is critically important!

Who are these sites?

You would be very surprised which sites are engaging in unethical “grey market” contact lens distribution. We know who many of them are, but we won’t tell you for fear of expensive and debilitating lawsuits from them in order to shut us up. We wish we could call them out by name. Why don’t we? Because we are a small, humble, ethical company that cannot afford the legal bills that would be required when they sue us to shut us up. This is one way larger and/or more aggressive companies keep smaller, ethical companies like ourselves silent.

Some contact lens sites are lying to you

In fact some of these sites even falsely claim to be “authorized” resellers. However many are not. How can this be? Sadly, such unethical actions are not yet illegal here in Canada or in any of the provinces. Since British Columbia de-regulated the sale of online contact lenses, the nation now can have access to legitimate, safe and affordable contact lenses from the established manufacturers. However, without a nation-wide push to expose companies who are third party, grey market sellers, these websites will continue selling to unsuspecting customers.

What can you do?

Make sure you always buy your contacts lenses from authorized contact lens sellers, such as Contactsforless.ca, Clearly.ca, Costco and a few others. If you are not sure, stick to the main sites like those mentioned above to ensure you are not supporting “grey market” sellers. If you buy from authorized sellers like us, you will starve out those operating “below the margin”.

Always remember that from day 1 – Contactsforless.ca has been as ethical, honest and transparent as possible. We have NEVER engaged in “grey market” or “counterfeit” contact lens sales. But what makes even BETTER than the rest is that we donate 51% of our net profits. No one does that but us. No one! and have ALWAYS given away 51% (or more) of all net profits to help save the planet. Not one other company can make that claim.

Stay ethical and safe. Always buy your contact lenses with Contactsforless.ca and be sure you are doing the right thing for yourself, for Canada, and the World.

 

To learn more about what the Canadian Association of Optometrists says about this, please click here.

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How to Choose Coloured Contact Lenses Online

Coloured Contact Lenses Can Make All the Difference

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Ever wondered how you would look with different-coloured eyes?  How about a mysterious gray?  Maybe a brilliant blue, or a sweet honey brown would be fun to try!  And if you’re happy with your eye color, maybe you want to jazz things up a bit by emphasizing the depth or size of your eyes.

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Coloured Contact Lenses: How to Choose Them Online

1. Do you have dark or light eyes?

Want a natural change for your dark eyes?  Try a light hazel or honey. Looking for something more dramatic?  Bright colors like green or blue will create a striking effect, particularly if you have dark coloring.  In other words, we have some great coloured contact lenses for dark eyes.

If your eyes are light (such as green), you can try other light colors (such as gray or blue) for a natural, fun change. For a striking change that everyone notices right away, try a warm-toned color like light brown against a cool complexion. In other words (again), we have some great coloured contact lenses peroid.

2. Do you want to change your eye color or enhance what’s already there?

buy colored contact lens online canada free shippingYou’ll find a spectrum of rich colors to choose from under our Coloured Lenses category for when you want to change shades.

When you want to enhance the natural beauty of your own eyes, check out:

1 Day Acuvue Define comes with gorgeous designs for your iris, ranging from giving your eyes more depth (want them to drown in those bottomless pools?), making them look larger, or just emphasizing them with dramatic accents.

 

 

 

3. Do you prefer dailies or reusable contact lenses?

buy colored contact lenses online canada free shippingDaily contact lenses are your best bet if you plan to wear them just for special occasions.  Moreover, they’re also quite low-maintenance (or no-maintenance) as you simply throw them away at the end of the day.

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Two-week and monthly lenses are great for when you plan to

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Check out Air Optix Colors‘ new line of eye-catching gemstone colors:

  • Amethyst
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Preview: Also coming soon are some gorgeous doll eyes style contact lenses very popular in Asia.  Watch this space for updates!

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FAQs

Q. Are your coloured contact lenses safe to use?
A. All our contact lenses are sourced from major manufacturers who perform stringent quality checks and have obtained official certifications from Health Canada.

Q. Are there coloured lenses for astigmatism?
A. We are sorry to say that we currently do not offer any colored lenses for astigmatism.

Q. Can I exchange used contact lenses with my friends?
A. Never do so.  Harmful bacteria can be transmitted this way, and can lead to dangerous eye-infections.

Q. Do I still need to take proper care of my coloured contact lenses?
A. Yes!  Even when used at plano (0.00 power) for cosmetic purposes, contact lenses are still medical devices that are placed directly on your eyes.  Use proper procedures such as keeping your non-daily lenses in sterile solution in contact lens cases, and wash your hands carefully before putting them on.

 

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