If you are still buying contact lens from a local eyewear store or from your optometrist, you should switch to online contact lens stores. Buying contact lens online are very easy:
Step 1: Select your most trusted brand. All online stores will carry these popular brands: Acuvue, Air Optix, Avaira, Biofinity, Biomedics (Aqualite), Bausch & Lomb, Boston, CIBA Vision, Clearsight, Coopervision, Dailies, Focus, Frequency, FreshLook, Proclear, PureVision, Soflens.
Step 2: Enter your lens options from your prescription. Power/Sphere: Strength of lenses, a number between –20.00 and +20.00; BC: Base Curve (back curvature of lens), a number between 8.0 and 10.0; DIA: Diameter (diameter of lens), a number between 13.0 and 15.0. Don’t worry. If you are not sure, you can get help via online chat.
Step 3: When you are ready to checkout, you will be asked to enter your doctor’s name and phone number. Actually you can enter anything here. They don’t verify at all.
ACLens.com, DiscountContactLenses.com, Lens.com, 1800GetLens.com, VisionDirect.com are the most well-known online contact lens resellers. They all provide good services, but their prices are different. A price comparison engine will not tell you who is cheaper, because these retailers provide different coupons from time to time. A good coupon will save you big. If you don’t see one today, better come back later.
Today we did a price compare on these five stores. We pretended to order 20 boxes of 1-DAY ACUVUE (10 boxes right eyes, and 10 box of left eyes). See our results below.
ACLens.com: $21.95/box, final price $395.10 after 10% off coupon code “CHILL”.
Discount Contact Lenses: $21.95/box, final price $395.10 after 10% off coupon code “NY2012″.
Lens.com: $20.99/box, final price $430.03 after $25 off coupon code “FIRST-12DK”.
1800GetLens:$20.99/box, final price $430.03 after $25 off coupon code “FIRST-12DK”. Same company as Lens.com?
VisionDirect: $23.99/box, final price $359 after 25% off coupon Code “25NEW”. This is coupon for first time customers. For returned customers, use code “20NEW” for 20% off.
Today’s winner is Vision Direct!
Using coupon code at ACLens.com or DiscountContactLenses.com is tricky. You need to enter the code into “Special Comments or Instructions” on the checkout page. We created a video to show you where to enter coupon code at ACLens.com and DiscountContactLenses.com.