Are you currently ordering your contact lenses? If not, you are missing an opportunity to save both time and money. Online contact lens stores allow you to quickly order your contact lenses and receive them at your home days later. The only information you need is a copy of your prescription or an old contact lens box. The process is fast and simple, and usually only takes me about 5 minutes to complete.
Probably the most difficult decision you’ll have to make is deciding which online contact lens store to buy from. There are quite a few online stores to choose from: 1-800 contacts, Lens.com and Contact Lens King are just some of the stores you can shop from. Most stores are highly professional, and I usually make my choice based on who is offering the lowest price. When comparing prices, you should also factor in any savings you might get as a result of utilizing online coupons. Most contact lens stores offer coupon codes on a monthly basis, and such discounts can frequently be as high as 15%. Since people usually order hundreds of dollars worth of lenses at once, your savings can be considerable if you use the right coupons.
You’ll need three things to order contact lenses on the Internet.
- Credit card
As with all online purchases, the easiest way to order is by having a credit card.
- Prescription or old contact lens box
You should get into the habit of asking for a copy of your prescription every time you have an eye exam. By law, doctors are required to give you a copy if you ask for it. You can also use the information printed on your old contact lens box. During the ordering process, you will be asked for information that is written on these items.
- Your doctor’s name and location
Prescription verification is done by the contact lens store. They usually have a directory you can use to find your doctor. All you’ll need to search the directory is the doctor’s last name and location.
My favorite store at the moment is Lens.com. They respond quickly to customer service inquiries, and offer the lenses I wear at a fairly low price. On top of that, they offer contact lens Coupons that offer me to get things like free shipping and up to 70% off regular retail prices. I usually get my coupons by doing a Google search or by going to contact lens coupons websites like Lens Street.com.
As you can see, ordering lenses over the Internet is relatively straightforward, and can be a good economic decision because of the money you’ll save. I have been ordering my contact lenses from internet merchants for almost 10 years now, and have never run into any issues ordering my contacts this way.