• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health Tips: Shopping for contact lenses

August 30, 2017

a close-up of a young woman inserting a contact lens into her eyeContact lenses: What to know before you buy
Tired of your glasses? Contact lenses might be the answer. The best type for you will depend on your vision problem, lifestyle and budget. Learn the pros and cons of common types of contact lenses and how to keep your eyes healthy while wearing them.

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