New Wearers FAQs
I am considering contact lenses for the first time. Do you offer any rebates or free trials for first time users of your lenses?
CIBA VISION® periodically offers different rebates and programs on our various products. Promotions like this can be found on our brand-specific sites.
You can also check with your eye care professional for rebates or free trials available in your area.
Are contact lenses safe?
Yes, when used as directed, most people can wear contact lenses without complications. Successful contact lens wear depends on following the recommendations and instructions of your eye care professional. Over time, your eyes can change, often without symptoms or warning signs, which may put you at risk for developing complications. Rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. Therefore, it is important to talk to your eye care professional on a regular basis about proper wear and care of your lenses. Only your eye care professional is educated, trained, and licensed to examine, diagnose, and provide treatment for your eyes.
Can lenses get lost behind my eyes?
No. A thin - but strong - membrane, called the conjunctiva, lines the inside of your eyelids and curls back on itself to cover the white part of the eye. Lenses cannot pass through it. Your contact lenses, however, may slide under your eyelids or become displaced. If this occurs, try looking in the direction of the lens to get it to move back to the correct position. If you wear soft contact lenses, they will tend to center automatically on the cornea.
How quickly can I adapt to my contact lenses?
Soft contact lenses are very comfortable. Most patients adapt within a couple of hours. Some take a little longer, but usually no more than a couple of days.
How much do contact lenses cost?
The cost of soft contact lenses varies depending on what type of contact lenses are right for you. For about the same price as a pair of quality glasses, you can get a year's supply of disposable-type contact lenses.