I don't think you can purchase the Acuvue lens over the counter, wish we could and hopefully one day we can. I went to the Walgreens website, don't know it they are local or nationwide, anyway, they showed the price for the lens but asked for a prescription so you could order the lens. The lens has only been on the market a few months so I doubt that anyone has yet to realize what it can do for people like us with or without a prescription. I suggest that you go to your eye doctor and tell them what lens you need. They shouldn't have any problem getting it for you.
The lens is the Acuvue Oasys with HydraLuxe, 1 day lens. The lens doesn't need to be fitted, it's a one size fit's all, believe it or not!! If someone had told me such a lens existed that would help me like it does I would have said they were lying. I was to the point your were a few years ago, help me or remove my eye, I figured I had nothing to loose by trying the lens. If you want a prescription in the lens they can do that too. It takes a bit to figure out how to put the lens in and take it out but for you it shouldn't be to much trouble since you have already dealt the with scleral lens. Most mornings I get the lens in on the first try, if I'm in a hurry it takes 2 attempts, ha, ha! At night I get the lens out on the first try unless I'm really tired.
Allergy season is in full swing and I'm not having ANY problems with the lens, unlike the issues I had last year with the scleral lens. I still don't know why I had so many problems last year, was it the weather or the lens, I will never know, just glad things are going so well.
I'm really sorry I didn't respond to your post sooner, I haven't been on the board very much. I found out a couple of months ago that I'm going to be a grandma, one of my son's who is in the Army and deployed will soon be a Dad to twin boys. I've been busy planning for there arrival.
I too am enjoying life so much more with my lens, out planting trees with my Hubby on our 20 acre piece of Heaven and of course planning for the birth of my grandsons, instead of worrying about, dealing with the pain of and taking caring of my eye.
Hope my reply isn't to late to help you enjoy your bodysurfing!! Always glad to hear from you, Jill