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If you have never worn specs, can you get contact lenses first?

Answer: 

Yes, it's certainly possible to wear contact lenses without having previously worn specs.

A few people find that they cannot wear contact lenses successfully, but this is fairly unusual and your optician will take you through lenses that best suit your needs.

If you wear contact lenses, it's also sensible to have a pair of spectacles so that you can still see clearly when you're not able to wear your lenses.

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