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PMMA Contact Lenses 1 vial - 1 lens - 12 month supply

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PMMA Details & Parameters

Manufacturer: Optical Polymer Research
Lens type: Gas Permeable
Each box contains: 1 lenses, a 12-month supply
Water Content: 0%
Material type: RGP
Oxygen transmissibility: 0 Dk/t
Can be worn overnight?: No
Recommended wearing time: Daily
Replacement schedule: Annually
Availability: Made to order
Rebate: No
Cost per day: $0.08
Customer rating: 9.5/10
Visibility tinted: Yes
Blocks UV: No
Includes wetting agent: No
Special features: Manufactured from polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA, this material is highly durable and particularly useful in creating lenses that are stable on the eye
% Lens Material: 100% alphafilcon A
FDA material group: Group 2 high water >50% water non-ionic polymer
Disinfection Method: Multi-Purpose solution
Lens design: Toric
Center thickness at -3.00D: 0.05 mm
Lens Colors: Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Clear

Product Information

Soft contact lenses have become all the rage in recent years, but they certainly have their challenges, not the least of which is fragility. The softer the lenses are, the more difficult they become to handle, which means that they don’t last long and can be incredibly frustrating to deal with. For those who want to avoid the hassle of fiddling with flimsy lenses there are still hard contact lenses on the market and they’re not like the hard contacts of the past. PMMA contact lenses by Optical Polymer Research are well respected in the contact lens world as they have been around for a long time. That longevity means these lenses have a ton of research behind them.

Unlike the original hard lenses, the current PMMA lens is permeable, allowing high levels of oxygen to pass through the lenses and get to the cornea. Amazingly, these modern day hard contact lenses allow more oxygen to pass through them than traditional soft contacts. Oxygen transmission is important because it is necessary to keep eyes healthy and clear. Manufactured from polymethyl methacrylate, or PMMA for short, this material is highly durable and particularly useful in creating lenses that are stable on the eye. Additionally, soft lenses contain water, which increases the likelihood of bacteria building up on lenses and causing an infection. Made from 100 percent polymer (alphafilcon A) PMMA contacts are strong, stable, and breathable and promote eye health. Despite not having any water content themselves, PMMA contacts are very wettable.

Since these lenses are so resilient, there’s no need to replace them as often as you would with soft contact lenses. To keep eyes in optimal health, PMMA contact lenses need to be removed, cleaned, and stored at the end of each day. After a year’s worth of daily wear, PMMA contacts should be replaced. As with other types of contact lenses, it’s best to stick with your eye doctor’s recommended replacement schedule, as it may differ from the replacement schedule that’s recommended by the manufacturer.

As these are gas permeable contact lenses, each PMMA lens is custom created to your specific prescription. This means that PMMA contacts provide exactly what your eyes require for clear vision. Even better, with such an infrequent replacement schedule, wearing PMMA contacts can be a big money saver and, when you shop with Lens.com, you can save even more money. With hassle-free returns, 100% money-back customer satisfaction, and quick shipping, you can’t go wrong with purchasing your contact lenses from Lens.com.

PMMA FAQs

How many boxes of PMMA do I need to buy to last 6 months, or 12 months?

You need 1 box(es) of PMMA contacts to last you for 6 months. In order to last you for 12 months, you'll need 1 box(es). These amounts pertain to a single eye, so to cover both eyes, double these amounts.

Is ordering PMMA contact lenses online safe?

Yes, all contact lenses, including PMMA ordered from Lens.com are FDA-approved, genuine lenses manufactured by top contact lens brands such as Bausch + Lomb and Alcon, and backed by a money-back guarantee. Order and fulfillment processes adhere to mandates set by US federal law, including the requirement to verify valid prescriptions, without exception. We go above and beyond, by making the experience efficient, easy, and pleasant with 24/7/365 customer service and a money-back guarantee.

How long does it take to adjust to wearing PMMA contacts?

If you're wearing PMMA for the first time, it can take several days to a couple of weeks for you to adjust to wearing them on a daily basis. Contacts vary from brand to brand in terms of their shape, material, breathability, wetting agents used, and other factors, thus requiring an adjustment period. Rigid/hard lenses can sometimes take longer to adjust to, whereas most contacts in use today employ a soft form of silicone that is typically easy to adjust to.

Can PMMA contacts expire?

Like all contact lenses, PMMA lenses do expire. The expiration date will be stamped on the box itself or on the aluminum fold of the blister pack in either a YYYY-MM or YYYY-MM-DD format. Typically, the expiration date for contacts is several years after the date of packaging.

What if I don't have my prescription? Can I still order PMMA contacts?

Yes, you can still order PMMA if you don't have a hard copy of your RX/prescription on hand. As long as you have a valid contact lens prescription (which will be on file at your ECP's) you can still place an order with us at Lens.com. Choose your lens, provide us with the contact info of your ECP and we'll do the rest. If your ECP is unable to respond to our request for the info needed in a timely manner, your lenses will automatically be shipped out to you. This is the process put in place by the FTC to ensure your rights as a consumer.

Can I use my eyeglass prescription for PMMA contact lenses?

Unfortunately no, you can't use your eyeglass prescription for PMMA lenses. Your eyeglass prescription only has the power part of the contact lens prescription. In addition to the power, the proper base curve (BC) and diameter (DIA) are needed to order contact lenses. Contact lenses come in different sizes and must be fit to your eye by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. As a replacement center, we can only sell you contact lenses that you are already wearing successfully. So ultimately eyeglass prescriptions are not the same as a prescription for PMMA contacts. See an ECP/optometrist if you're looking for a contact lens prescription and fitting as a first-time-wearer.

Is PMMA contact lens FDA-approved?

Yes, PMMA is FDA-approved. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates all contact lenses as prescription medical devices and thus must go through an approval process, after which they can be legally sold in the US (if approved). Lens.com sells only FDA-approved contact lenses. From lenses to address near, farsightedness, astigmatism, and even cosmetic lenses, our inventory consists only of FDA-approved contacts.

Are PMMA sold on Lens.com authentic? Why is it cheaper than other vendors?

Yes, all contacts sold on Lens.com are 100% authentic, including PMMA and come with a money-back guarantee. Lens.com is able to sell contacts extremely competitively by buying and selling in volume, by smartly managing costs and overhead, and by accepting smaller but fairer profit margins versus other e-tailers and ECPs in exchange for building a satisfied customer base. We stand by our product and offer 24/7 live-customer support.

How old do you have to be to wear PMMA contact lenses?

Like most contacts, including PMMA, they can be worn by teens and potentially pre-teens as well, per the direction of an ECP. In general, there is no fixed minimum age for wearing contacts, as it's a judgment call based on lifestyle habits, budget, and of course your ECP's guidance. Contacts do require care and consistency in usage and maintenance/cleaning and these are the lifestyle factors you should consider when thinking about contacts for a child.

Who makes PMMA contacts?

PMMA contacts are made by Optical Polymer Research, and sold on Lens.com.

Can I buy PMMA for someone else?

Yes, you can buy PMMA contacts online for someone else, for example a child or someone you're assisting with making a purchase. The same simple steps apply. At Lens.com you'll only need to know what contacts you want, their prescription, the contact info of the person's ECP (for prescription verification), and a credit card. We'll do the rest! 

How do I buy PMMA contacts online?

To buy PMMA contacts online, you'll need a credit card, the quantity you want to order, and the name of your eye doctor. That's the bare bones. We can contact your eye doctor to confirm your prescription on your behalf. If you have a physical copy of your prescription, great, then we won't need to contact your eye doctor. it's very simple, and if you have any difficulties, our friendly Customer Service Representatives are here to help. These steps are based on rules laid out by federal policy to protect consumer rights and we take full advantage of them to ensure an easy and timely experience for you.

Are online PMMA contact lenses the same as from your eye doctor?

Yes, generally, PMMA contacts purchased online are the exact same lenses you purchase in a store or a doctor's office. The guarantee that this will be the case of course varies based on where online you make your purchase. At Lens.com, all contacts are authentic, FDA-approved, and the same as you might purchase from your ECP but at a discounted price, thanks to our lower cost and better volumes.

How to tell if my PMMA contacts are inside out?

You will know PMMA contacts are inside-out if they feel uncomfortable in your eye. An inside-out contact lens will also move too much when you blink, and they may even pop out. Some contacts feature an inside-out mark that can be checked once removed, but this is not the case with all lenses.

How do I read my PMMA prescription?

Contact lens prescriptions, including for PMMA contacts, follow a standardized format and use abbreviated terms. There are values for power, base curve, diameter, and other parameters, some of which you'll need to specify when ordering contacts. Click here, to see further info on how to read your PMMA contact lens prescription.

Can I be allergic to PMMA contacts?

Contacts, like PMMA are made of hypoallergenic materials, meaning the contacts themselves don't usually cause an allergic reaction. In most cases, what causes an allergic reaction is a buildup of contaminants on the contacts. If you experience redness, watering, and other symptoms of a possible allergic reaction, remove your contacts immediately and consult your ECP.

Can I renew my PMMA RX/prescription online?

Yes, you can renew your prescription of PMMA lenses online. At Lens.com. we need only your previous prescription to begin the quick process of renewing your prescription online, and it takes only 10 minutes. In fact, you can renew any contact prescription, for any brand with Lens.com, including for a prescription for glasses. Of course, this service is only available in the 37 states which are not under the thumb of the American Optometric Association. Check here to see if you live in a privileged state.

Where can I buy PMMA contacts near me?

PMMA contacts are typically available to purchase at your nearest brick-and-mortar eyewear store or ECP's office. However, the lowest prices and largest inventory of these lenses can be found online, such as at Lens.com, where greater volumes and lower overhead can translate into significant savings over store-bought contacts.

Do I need a prescription, or a copy of my prescription in order to buy PMMA?

Yes, you do require a valid prescription in order to buy PMMA or any contacts in the United States, per Federal Law. However, at Lens.com having a copy of your prescription in your possession is not required to place an order (though be aware it's something that is owed to you by your ECP once you complete an eye examination so that you can choose where to purchase your contacts). If you don't have a copy in your possession, Lens.com representatives will help verifying your prescription by calling your ECP for you. Provide us with the basic information, sit back, and relax.

How should I store my PMMA contact lenses?

Daily disposable contacts cannot be stored and must be discarded at the end of each day. Even if you wear them for only a few hours one day, you still need to discard them after that use and wear a fresh pair of contacts the next day. 

You may keep weekly contacts in multi-purpose contact solution in a tightly closed contact lens case for up to 2 weeks. 

For monthly replacement lenses you may store them in contact solution in a tightly closed contact lens case for up to 30 days.

Where can I buy PMMA contacts?

PMMA lenses are available to purchase at online retailers, some brick-and-mortar stores, and eye care professionals near you. The lowest prices and largest selections can typically be found online where retailers can take advantage of high volume and lower costs which can benefit customers. Lens.com offers exclusive rebate/rewards savings.

Do PMMA lenses have UV protection?

No, PMMA contacts do not have UV protection. If you are looking for contacts with this feature, check out other lenses sold on Lens.com where the feature is specifically provided on each product page. 

PMMA Reviews

simon sweeney
06/19/2020

very happy

Fast delivery, well packaged, excellent fit and optical correction. Very happy, thank you.

simon sweeney
06/19/2020
Gary Jung
01/18/2015

A Happy PMMA Lens Wearer and Lens.com Customer!

I've been a happy PMMA lens wearer for over 30+ years! They worked well for me throughout the years, so I didn't find the need to switch to soft lenses. Last year, I lost my left lens and ordered a replacement lens through Lens.com for the first time. I was very happy with their price, service, and product. The lens fit perfectly! Recently, I needed to order a replacement lens again, but the new lens I received did not fit me comfortably for some reason. I contacted Lens.com and their service was terrific! They were hassle-free, and I received my replacement lens within a few days, and the new lens fit perfectly!! I would, definitely, recommend Lens.com to anyone looking to purchase replacement contact lenses. They are low priced, friendly, efficient and...they stand by their satisfaction guarantee!! Thank you Lens.com! You're the BEST!!

Gary Jung
01/18/2015
Chelsea T.
09/02/2009

I recommend the PMMA!

When I told my doctor that I wanted to try a gas permeable contact lens he immediately recommended the PMMA. He said he had been wearing it for 6 years and he loved it. I took his recommendation and got a pair of my own. He was definitely right. Right away I knew what he was talking about. I have never worn such a comfortable contact lens. My doctor definitely knows what he is talking about!

Chelsea T.
09/02/2009
Angelique
09/02/2009

PMMA

These are great contacts. The PMMA lenses give me great sight and great comfort all at once. Its so nice not to have to squint to see and be able to do other things I normally couldn't because of my bad vision. These contact lenses took care of all of that for me! Shopping online I got a great discount price, but even if I paid my high doctors price, it still would have been worth the cost.

Angelique
09/02/2009
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