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I got a new contact lens prescription without having to set foot in a doctor's office. Here's what it was like.

I got a new contact lens prescription without having to set foot in a doctor's office. Here's what it was like.
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I renewed my contact lens prescription online through Simple Contacts.




The whole process, which relied on a video to assess my eyes and how well I could read from a distance, took a lot less time than a traditional visit would have.




I used Simple Contacts as part of an experiment to get all of my healthcare taken care of virtually or through new models that offer more access.




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My supply of daily contacts was dwindling.
But this time, instead of setting up an eye exam to get a new prescription, I decided to try something new: an online contact lens exam.
I've always found it to be really hands-on when I go in to the eye doctor to get my prescription updated. I usually try on sets of contacts to make sure they feel OK, and the equipment used to test my vision seems to be important to getting the prescription. With that in mind, I was curious to see how it could be done remotely.
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