Things I am skeptical of: life coaches, vegan butter, anybody who stops me on the street to ask where I get my hair cut, telemedicine. After all, shouldn’t you have to see a doctor IRL in order for them to accurately understand your body?
Well, as for that last one, I am now a convert—at least when it comes to eye doctors. (I’m probs going to see my gyno in person, thank you very much.)
See, I finally tried out one of those nifty online vision test/mail order contact places— LensDirect, to be exact—and oh my God, I am never going back.
Here’s the deal. After creating an account, you can search for your preferred contact brand (Acuvue, Biofinity, etc.) and type (dailys, weeklys, etc.) and select how many boxes you’d like to order. If you already have an up-to-date prescription from a doctor, you can upload it. If you don’t, you can take the $20 15-minute online vision test, which, honestly, is pretty cool, and I feel like I need to explain how it works. (As you might imagine, online vision tests were another thing I was initially skeptical of.)