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How to Save on Contact Lenses

The first consideration when thinking about how to save on contact lenses is the type. It is important to discuss with your doctor which lens type is best for your condition.

  • Rigid gas permeable (GP) lenses might be the least costly lens option. These lenses have the advantage of providing possibly the best vision correction capability. At the same time, the substance they are made from allows oxygen to pass through the lens and get to the cornea.
  • Daily disposables might cost twice as much, but can be the most convenient. Put them on in the morning, take them out at night, and dispose of them.
  • Flexible silicone hydrogels generally cost somewhere in between.

Many lens types are designed to last a specific period of time, such as two weeks or a month before replacement.

Since 2004, the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act has given the consumer many of the same benefits enjoyed by users of standard glasses. This act allows you to choose where to shop for your lenses. With some exceptions, you do not have to purchase your lenses from the same doctor who writes the prescription. The act gives you the right to take a copy of your own contact lens prescription and fill the prescription at the business of your choice, including online discount sites.

Read your prescription and understand it. Even if a prescription is for a specific brand of contact lens, many manufacturers sell identical lenses under multiple brand names. Ask your doctor when you receive your prescription if he or she knows of additional brands supplying an identical lens.

It pays to shop around. Compare prices between multiple sources, including:

  • The eye-care specialist you receive your prescription from
  • Specialty shops, like LensCrafters and PearleVision
  • Large retailers, like Sears, J. C. Penney, Wal-Mart, and Target
  • Wholesale membership clubs, like Costco, Sam's, and BJ's
  • Online sources

On average, the wholesale clubs offer the lowest prices. If you don't have access to one of these, online sources average only slightly higher and are the most convenient to shop. Independent eye-care professionals and specialty chain stores generally have the highest prices.

Review your insurance coverage. The total cost of purchasing contact lenses includes the cost of the eye examination by a doctor who writes the prescription, as well as the cost of buying the contact lenses that the doctor prescribes. Most vision plans include a yearly exam and discounted prices on lenses.

Goold: Working to save his vision, Pham never loses sight of goal

After an aggravating spring, his offensive awakening came immediately after he got new contact lenses. Since first being diagnosed in 2008 with a degenerative eye condition, keratoconus, Pham has had a breakthrough surgery to halt the erosion and since ...

Published:  Sun, 21 May 2017 07:49:00 GMT



Contact Lenses Market Outlook 2022: Top Companies, Trends and Growth Factors Details for Business Development

Contact Lenses Market analysis is provided for united states market including development trends by regions, competitive analysis of Contact Lenses market.Contact Lenses (CLs) are lightweight corrective, cosmetic or therapeutic devices that are usually ...

Published:  Thu, 18 May 2017 11:51:00 GMT



Win A Pair Of Eyejusters - Reading Glasses With Adjustable Strength

To date, there seem to be no varifocal toric lenses to meet my prescription on the market which means that if I wear my contact lenses I still need reading glasses for close work. Which rather negates the point of having contact lenses in the first place.

Published:  Sun, 21 May 2017 13:19:00 GMT



Contact Lenses and Comfort: It's a Material World

Influenced by clinical feedback that discomfort is the number one cause of dropout, the latest contact lenses have evolved significantly to improve ocular comfort. This is especially true with silicone hydrogel (SiHy) contact lenses, which are supplanting ...

Published:  Sun, 14 May 2017 21:53:00 GMT



Daily Contact Lenses Surpass Monthlies in US Sales, Account for 38% of Market

Point-of-sale (POS) data from GfK shows continued strong momentum for daily contact lenses, helping to drive overall dollar growth in the US soft contact lens market. But the number of new contact lens wearers remains flat overall. GfK's contact lens POS ...

Published:  Mon, 15 May 2017 08:54:00 GMT



Contact Lenses have Few Unique Features thereby Fueling the Growth of Optometry Market

Optometry is concerned with ocular health and correction of eye problems such as vision and visual systems that can hinder the vision capacity in humans. Optometrists carry out general eye exams and prescribe lenses or glasses to improve vision or any ...

Published:  Thu, 18 May 2017 00:57:00 GMT



This week's best deals: OC Fair passes, free contact lenses, free candy for May 14-20

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Consider buying an ...

Published:  Sun, 14 May 2017 07:44:00 GMT



Colored Contact Lenses and Daily Disposal Contact Lenses at LensCrafters

How many of you guys wear clear or color contacts? I do! Every year I go for an eye exam (it's recommended!) to see if my prescription has changed and to check if my eyes are healthy. This year I was invited to LensCrafters, they have a dedicated doctor ...

Published:  Wed, 17 May 2017 00:48:00 GMT



Soft (Hydrophilic) Contact Lenses Market Estimated to Flourish by 2017-2025: Persistence Market Research

The soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses market is driven by a wide product availability with various brands in the market. New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/15/2017 -- Contact lenses are thin plastic disks which improve vision. Contacts lenses float on the tear ...

Published:  Mon, 15 May 2017 08:18:00 GMT



Best Vision Care

"We take pride in providing state-of-the-art medical eye care, eyeglasses and contact lenses, but we also focus on excellent customer service," says Dr. Neil Gailmard. It shows from the minute customers walk in, because the reception area is so invitin

Published:  Sat, 20 May 2017 23:44:00 GMT



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