Whether you are new to eye contacts, or a long time user, finding the best place to buy them can be a chore. It is not as simple as looking for the best price, nor is going with a large and well-known supplier always the best route. Finding the best place to get your eye contacts from is a process of elimination.
The first part of the process is to talk to your eye doctor and get their recommendations. Some prescriptions are very complex and creating specialized cheap contact lenses is difficult. They will have a preferred supplier that will meet the needs for your eyes. Make sure you also ask them if there is a list of things to look for or ask about if they don’t have a specific recommendation. Often, your eye doctor can tell you what certifications or information to look for to verify a lab is good.
The next step is to talk to your insurance provider and see what is covered when it comes to eye contacts. Some policies only directly cover eye contacts from one source, using a different company may mean that less of the cost is covered directly. If this is the case, look to your budget and see what you can realistically afford.
Next, make a list of exactly what you require in your contact lenses. This includes the prescription specifics, whether they will be hard or soft eye contacts and how many you will order at one time. Many places, particularly online retailers, offer great discounts if you buy in bulk. This can make wearing disposable eye contacts a viable option. Make sure to note the expected time between ordering and receiving your eye contacts so you can mark your calendar in advance. This way you won’t be caught without contacts in the future.
The last part of the process is the most tedious, and that is conducting a price comparison. Use your list of requirements to begin comparing different offers. For additional savings, look at the difference in price when you order in bulk amounts and what happens to the total cost when you change the shipping rates. Shipping is often the hidden cost in purchasing online. Sometimes, it can be more cost effective to purchase your eye contacts from a local store initially so you can afford to wait on a slower shipping time to get the best price from an online retailer.Both comments and pings are currently closed.