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SofLens 38 (Optima FW)

SofLens 38 (Optima FW)

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SofLens 38 (Optima FW) Contact Lenses 1 box - 6 pack / lenses - 3 month supply

SofLens 38 (Optima FW)
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SofLens 38 (Optima FW) Details & Parameters

Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb
Lens type: 1-2 Week Disposable
Each box contains: 6 lenses, a 3-month supply
Water Content: 38%
Material type: Hydrogel
Oxygen transmissibility: 24 Dk/t
Can be worn overnight?: Yes
Recommended wearing time: Daily wear or up to 6 nights/7 days extended wear
Replacement schedule: Monthly
Availability: In stock
Cost per day: $0.17
Customer rating: 9.6/10
Visibility tinted: Yes
Blocks UV: No
Includes wetting agent: Yes
Lens stiffness rating (modulus): 0.8 Mpa
Inside out mark: Yes
Special features: Thin Design
Introduced: 1993 Still in production
% Lens Material: 62% polymacon
FDA material group: Group 1 low water <50% water non-ionic polymer
Disinfection Method: Oxidation
Lens design: Aspherical
Production method: Cast-molded
Center thickness at -3.00D: 0.035 mm
Diameters: 14.0 mm
Base curves: 8.4 mm, 8.7 mm, 9.0 mm
Sphere powers: -9.00D, -8.75D, -8.50D, -8.25D, -8.00D, -7.75D, -7.50D, -7.25D, -7.00D, -6.75D, -6.50D, -6.25D, -6.00D, -5.75D, -5.50D, -5.25D, -5.00D, -4.75D, -4.50D, -4.25D, -4.00D, -3.75D, -3.50D, -3.25D, -3.00D, -2.75D, -2.50D, -2.25D, -2.00D, -1.75D, -1.50D, -1.25D, -1.00D, -0.75D, -0.50D, -0.25D, +0.25D, +0.50D, +0.75D, +1.00D, +1.25D, +1.50D, +1.75D, +2.00D, +2.25D, +2.50D, +2.75D, +3.00D, +3.25D, +3.50D, +3.75D, +4.00D
Same As: Optima FW

Product Information

Bausch + Lomb's SofLens 38 (6 pack) contact lenses combine a high-performance design with a time-tested lens material to provide crisp, clear vision and long-lasting comfort.

Features & Benefits

SofLens 38 are 1-2 week contacts that can be worn daily or continuously for up to 7 days. Ask your eye care professional (ECP) for the replacement schedule that works best for you. When prescribed for frequent or planned replacement, SofLens 38 contacts need to be cleaned, rinsed, and disinfected each time they are removed. They also need to be discarded after the recommended wearing period prescribed by your ECP and replaced with a fresh set of contacts.

SofLens 38 contact lenses are made of a highly breathable, time-tested lens material called polymacon, which provides crisp, clear vision and all-day comfort. Polymacon is also resistant to protein and deposit buildup, which would otherwise negatively impact your lens-wearing experience and eye health.

The extremely low center thickness of SofLens 38 contact lenses also allows plenty of oxygen to pass through the lens and into the eye to keep it moist, clear, and healthy-looking.

SofLens 38 contact lenses also have the added benefit of having a visibility tint. This tint allows you to easily locate the lenses in your lens case, and it won’t change the color of your eye. Plus, SofLens 38 contacts come with an inversion indicator so that you can easily tell if they’re inside out. Both of these features make SofLens 38 contacts easy to handle and insert.

SofLens 38 contact lenses are available in 3 base curves in prescription powers ranging from +4.00D to -9.00D.

Who They’re For

SofLens 38 contact lenses are ideal for anyone who has a busy lifestyle and needs a flexible wearing schedule.

SofLens 38 contact lenses are also a great option for people with a prescription for nearsightedness or farsightedness and are looking for a convenient 1-2 week lens with advanced features to ensure crisp, clear vision and long-lasting comfort.

Don't let deposits or protein buildup get in the way of you and clear vision. Talk to your ECP today about trying SofLens 38 contact lenses from

How To Put In SofLens 38

SofLens 38 are soft contacts and as such, you should follow the standard procedure for that type of lens. Start by washing your hands with a mild soap, then dry them with a lint-free towel. Scoop your first lens out of the case with your index finger of your dominant hand. Rinse it with a cleaning solution that’s specially formulated for soft contacts. Inspect the lens for any tears or debris, and make sure it’s not inside-out. Using the middle finger of your dominant hand, pull down your lower eyelid. If necessary, use the middle finger of your non-dominant hand to pull your upper eyelid. Look upward and gently put the lens on your eye. Blink a few times to center the lens. Repeat this with the other lens. If SofLens 38 are inserted properly, your vision should be clear and your eyes should feel comfortable all day

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) FAQs

Can you take a nap in SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts?

Yes, you can nap in SofLens 38 (Optima FW) lenses. As SofLens 38 (Optima FW) is approved for overnight wear (a full night's sleep), napping in them for a short period of time is not a problem. As always though, make sure you're OK to do so with your ECP even if they are technically approved as every individual's situation is different. Whether sleeping overnight or napping with contacts, this is an environment that reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches your eye, hence the precautions you need to take in terms of choosing the right lens.

What SofLens 38 (Optima FW) rebates are available?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts are regularly eligible for rebates exclusively on With you can qualify for rebates with as few as an order of 4 and sometimes 8 boxes, unlike the 12 or more minimum purchase that's often required at other retailers. Refer to our regularly updated rebate pages or contact lens product pages to see how much the rebate amount is. Rebate offers change from time to time.

How do I check the status of my SofLens 38 (Optima FW) rebates?

You can check the status of your SofLens 38 (Optima FW) rebate by going to the Rebate Center in your account, located in the Customer Service menu. If you need further assistance, please contact our Customer Service Department via phone (1-800 LENS.COM, 24/7) or Live Chat.

Is ordering SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contact lenses online safe?

Yes, all contact lenses, including SofLens 38 (Optima FW) ordered from 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.

Can I use my eyeglass prescription for SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contact lenses?

Unfortunately no, you can't use your eyeglass prescription for SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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 SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts. See an ECP/optometrist if you're looking for a contact lens prescription and fitting as a first-time-wearer.

How long does it take to adjust to wearing SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts?

If you're wearing SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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.

Is SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contact lens FDA-approved?

Yes, SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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). 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.

How do I get my SofLens 38 (Optima FW) rebate?

To get a SofLens 38 (Optima FW) rebate, make a qualifying purchase from After your order ships, access the Rebate Center to print your contact lens rebate form(s). The mailing address is on the rebate form.

Are SofLens 38 (Optima FW) sold on authentic? Why is it cheaper than other vendors?

Yes, all contacts sold on are 100% authentic, including SofLens 38 (Optima FW) and come with a money-back guarantee. 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 do I claim my SofLens 38 (Optima FW) rebate?

In order to redeem your SofLens 38 (Optima FW) rebate, follow these 3 easy steps: log on to the rebate center, print and mail your rebate form, track your rebate status, and get your prepaid Visa card in the mail.

How old do you have to be to wear SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contact lenses?

Like most contacts, including SofLens 38 (Optima FW), 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.

Are SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts tinted (aka 'handling tint), for improved visibility?

Yes, SofLens 38 (Optima FW) lenses include a light tint to make cleaning (when used with solution), handling, and inserting them easier.

Where can I buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts at the best price?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contact lenses are available at the best price online, vs from a brick-and-motor store. When buying these contacts in-store or from a doctor's office, additional costs that come from higher overhead and lower volume of sales may play a part in having to pay more as a customer. On the other hand, online retailers benefit from lower costs and greater reach (greater sales volume, lower prices). At SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts can be purchased for $13.89, after rebates. These prices are designed to be some of the lowest prices you'll find anywhere, either in-store or online.

How long does a box of SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts last?

1 box of SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts (6 lenses, a 3-month supply) will last you 3 month(s). Bear in mind you'll typically be purchasing contacts for both eyes, requiring at least 2 boxes so double these amounts if that's the case for you.

Can I buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) for someone else?

Yes, you can buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts online for someone else, for example a child or someone you're assisting with making a purchase. The same simple steps apply. At 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! 

Where can I buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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. offers exclusive rebate/rewards savings.

How do I buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts online?

To buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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.

Do I need an rx/prescription to buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts online?

Yes, you do need a valid prescription to buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts online. A prescription is required to buy any type or brand of contact lens, either online or in a store, without exception. What is not needed is a physical copy of your valid prescription. We need only to verify the existence of this, which is filed by your ECP, and we can do this for you. This is required by US federal law. Prescription verification is easy at We have several methods some of which avoid the need to contact your OD.

Are online SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contact lenses the same as from your eye doctor?

Yes, generally, SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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, 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 do I read my SofLens 38 (Optima FW) prescription?

Contact lens prescriptions, including for SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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 SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contact lens prescription.

How to tell if my SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts are inside out?

You will know SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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.

Can I be allergic to SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts?

Contacts, like SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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 SofLens 38 (Optima FW) RX/prescription online?

Yes, you can renew your prescription of SofLens 38 (Optima FW) lenses online. At 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, 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.

How many boxes of SofLens 38 (Optima FW) do I need to buy to last 12 months?

You need 4 box(es) of SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts to last you for 12 months. These amounts pertain to a single eye, so to cover both eyes, double these amounts.

What are SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts made of?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) lenses are made from Hydrogel, using a specific formulation developed by Bausch & Lomb. They have a water content of 38%, and a Aspherical lens design.

Where can I buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts near me?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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, where greater volumes and lower overhead can translate into significant savings over store-bought contacts.

What are SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) are 1-2 Week Disposable contact lenses. They are made of Hydrogel and are manufactured by Bausch & Lomb.

Can SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts expire?

Like all contact lenses, SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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 is the water content of SofLens 38 (Optima FW)?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts have a water content of 38%. The higher the water content in a contact lens, the more oxygen reaches the cornea during lens wear. There are other factors at play however so water content alone isn't enough of a factor to judge a lens' performance for a given person. High water content lenses can feel comfortable initially but may dry out over time, but this is not always the case. So it's good to know about the water content of a lens, but it's not everything. Consult your ECP to find out the best options for you.

How should I store my SofLens 38 (Optima FW) 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.

Is SofLens 38 (Optima FW) discontinued?

No, SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts have not been discontinued by Bausch & Lomb. They continue to be produced, marketed, and sold on Typically, if a contact lens ceases to be produced by the manufacturer, we will indicate it clearly on our product page as being a discontinued lens and it won't be an option to purchase them.

Does SofLens 38 (Optima FW) have rebates?

Typically yes, SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts offers rebate savings through In order to redeem rebates, the quantity you purchased should reach the specified requirement. Rebate offers can change from time to time so be sure to check to see which rebates are being offered. The bottom line is, whatever the rebate amount, our prices are designed to be extremely competitive to everyone else, online or in-store.

Are SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts, monthly?

Yes, SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts are monthly disposable contacts. They are meant to be worn daily for 30 days, removed, cleaned and stored at night, and disposed of after 30 days to be replaced with a fresh set.

Do SofLens 38 (Optima FW) lenses have UV protection?

No, SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts do not have UV protection. If you are looking for contacts with this feature, check out other lenses sold on where the feature is specifically provided on each product page. 

Does SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts have an inside-out mark?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts are indicated as Yes to having an inside-out mark. Generally, if there is a marking, to view it, place the lens on your fingertip. Hold it up to bright light and look at the outside surface of the lens from the side. If it does not have such a marking, there are other methods to judge if your lens is positioned inside or out. Click here to read more.

Do I need a prescription, or a copy of my prescription in order to buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW)?

Yes, you do require a valid prescription in order to buy SofLens 38 (Optima FW) or any contacts in the United States, per Federal Law. However, at 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, representatives will help verifying your prescription by calling your ECP for you. Provide us with the basic information, sit back, and relax.

Who makes SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts?

SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts are made by Bausch & Lomb, and sold on

How many boxes of SofLens 38 (Optima FW) do I need to buy to last 6 months, or 12 months?

You need 2 box(es) of SofLens 38 (Optima FW) contacts to last you for 6 months. In order to last you for 12 months, you'll need 4 box(es). These amounts pertain to a single eye, so to cover both eyes, double these amounts.

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