ECLF Guidelines for consumers “Contact Lenses, The Internet and You”

February 2013

For millions of people, wearing Contact Lenses (CLs) supplied via the Internet is an easy and convenient way to cater for their vision correction needs. You may already be one of them. Alternatively, you may be someone who is considering trying CLs for the first time – or maybe you wore Contact Lenses for a while some time ago and wish to return to wearing them. Whatever describes your situation, you may be considering the Internet both as a source of information and perhaps the method of supply for your CLs. After all … that’s probably how you found this in the first place!

Prepared by the European Contact Lens Forum (ECLF). The ECLF is made up of representatives of the following professional organizations across Europe:

  • the European Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmology (ECLSO)
  • the European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)
  • the European Federation of the Contact Lens Industry (EFCLIN)
  • the European Federation of National Associations and International Manufacturers of Contact Lens Products (EUROMCONTACT   and
  • the European representative of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE).

This document provides some simple and straightforward advice you might like to consider when choosing how and where to buy your CLs. The authors of this document have, as their primary concern the health and comfort of your eyes.

ECLF Guidelines for consumers: “Contact Lenses, The Internet and You” (pdf)