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Is a left-eye contact different from a right-eye contact?

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I mail ordered my son's 1st set of contact lenses. When I placed the order, it asked how many boxes I wanted to order for the right eye and how many for the right eye. It had the symbols OD and OS. We received the order and there is nothing on there that says OD or OS. There's a place on the end of the box with an L and a R and a box next to each that looks like it should be checked, but neither is. My son has the same prescription for both eyes, so is the right lens made differently than the right?

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asked 6 days ago in Health by Demon

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My son's first set of contacts had the same prescription for both eyes, and he could interchange them. Our eye doctor told him that while it did not matter which eye he put which contact into, he needed to get into the habit of always storing the lenses in the correct L/R compartment in case his prescription changed in the future.
answered 6 days ago by Katherine
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I use monthly disposable contact lenses. I'm sure the lenses that I use do not have R or L on the actual lens itself, my prescription for the left eye is slightly stronger than the right eye so when I call to the optician for a supply of lenses, they normally mark on each box R or L. Once I take them from the box to use them, I just make sure every evening to stick to a certain routine of taking say the Right lens out first and putting into the holder for the right lens. If, say, you put your right lens into your left eye, would you not find it blurry if it is not the correct prescription?
answered 6 days ago by Greg

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