If you don’t want to change what has worked so well for you, you might consider a new program by Alden Optical that provides custom-made contact lenses as duplicates for your preferred brand.
Alden Optical President Tom Shone told Contact Lens Headlines that the cost may be about the same in certain cases as what you paid when your favorite contact lenses were available commercially.
Even when custom contact lenses are more expensive, certain contact lens wearers may have special needs that can be met only by a discontinued brand.
“Some brands have unique characteristics such as the size or corrective powers, or they are made from unique materials,” Shone said.
He said one example is the discontinued Hydron Mini lens from CooperVision, which has a distinct design including an unusually small size that could benefit certain wearers.
These types of custom-made contact lenses are available through the Alden, N.Y. company’s recently announced Phoenix program, which specializes in duplicating certain brands of discontinued contact lenses.
Any eye care practitioner should be able to assist patients with ordering these types of custom-made lenses, Shone said.
He said potential wearers also can contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org for recommendations of eye care providers who can assist them with special orders in their geographic area.
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