Can I change brands of lenses and still keep the same correction?


There are many brands of contact lenses on the market, but some are better known than others. All these brands have their own specific characteristics: some are thinner, others thicker. Lenses can also be softer or harder. And, of course, each brand has its own prescription.

Here are some of the brands available from Linsenmax:

Lens correction

Lens correction is determined by your optician or optometrist based on your eye's prescription. It is measured in dioptres and the lens must be chosen accordingly. The diopter is a unit of measurement of the correction needed to see clearly if you are nearsighted or farsighted. 

As a contact lens wearer, you probably already know all this. But what you may not know is that certain lens brands have their own way of measuring and producing the correction. 


Switching lens brands

Now that you have a better understanding of lens brands and prescription, you're probably wondering if you can change lens brands and keep the same prescription. The short answer is yes, but there are a few things to consider.

1. Similarities between lens brands

Fortunately, most brands of contact lenses use similar measurements to determine your prescription. This means that if you are wearing contact lenses of one brand, you can easily switch to another brand after consulting your optician. However, it should be noted that each brand has its own characteristics, as mentioned above.

At Linsenmax, we've put together a guide to help you find your way around, especially if you're using products that are no longer available: Linsenmax Guide

2. The differences between lens brands

Although most lens brands use similar measurements to determine your prescription, there may be subtle differences between brands. For example, one brand may have a thinner, softer lens than another. This can be important if you have sensitive eyes or specific vision problems.

3. Choosing your lenses

When choosing contact lenses, you should consult your optician to determine the appropriate correction. You can also talk to your optician about the different brands of lenses available and their characteristics. Together, you can select the lens brand that best suits your needs.

In summary, it is possible to change contact lens brands without changing your prescription. Be aware of the subtle differences between lens brands and choose the one that best suits your needs. Above all, don't forget to consult your optician for professional advice on choosing contact lenses.