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Can I use old prescription for contact lens if I don't have money to revist opthalmologist?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If it's not too old and your vision has not changed.

In brief: Yes
If it's not too old and your vision has not changed.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Possibly
Contact lens prescriptions are generally very stable in the 25-40 year old age group, so this would work if you are in that group.
An eye exam is encouraged to look for power changes, and changes of the eye surface (some from contact wear) which could be a problem. In most jurisdications contact prescriptions expire after 2 years so that could also pose a problem.

In brief: Possibly
Contact lens prescriptions are generally very stable in the 25-40 year old age group, so this would work if you are in that group.
An eye exam is encouraged to look for power changes, and changes of the eye surface (some from contact wear) which could be a problem. In most jurisdications contact prescriptions expire after 2 years so that could also pose a problem.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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