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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.

Academies join forces with CDC to promote healthy contact lens habits

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry have joined the CDC and its other partners to promote Contact Lens Health Week, Aug. 21 to 25. The two academies announced that this year's theme is "Healthy habits mean ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:36:00 GMT

Contact Lenses Market: Growth Prospects for Global Level 2017-2025

A contact lens is a lightweight corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic device that is placed directly onto the cornea of the eye to improve vision. Using contact lens not only avoids the need to use hard to manage, bulky spectacles, but also provides the ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:15:00 GMT

Senators Ask FTC To Finalize The Contact Lens Rule Already

Readers who wear glasses or contact lenses may be surprised to learn that their doctor is supposed to give them a copy of their prescription without being asked, but it's true. This is especially important for contact lens wearers, whose right to shop ...

Published:  Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:32:00 GMT

Tips for makeup-loving contact lens wearers

Have you been recently detected with a vision prescription and are now worried about applying make-up? Or are you someone who is been a long time contact lens wearer, but worry about ruining your makeup, and even your eyes? Lets bring an end to your agony.

Published:  Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Contact Lenses Worldwide Market 2021 by Region, Type, Application and Forecast

Contact Lenses research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability. The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:11:00 GMT

Senators working to pass rule regarding contact lens prescriptions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When you go to the eye doctor, do they give you a copy of your prescription without being asked? Several senators are pushing to make that the rule. Some people might be surprised to know that eye doctors are supposed to give patients ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:06:00 GMT

Contact Lens Health Week promotes healthy wear, care

San Francisco and Orlando - The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry have joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its other partners to promote Contact Lens Health Week, Aug. 21-25. This year's ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:08:00 GMT

Contact Lenses Market 2017-2022 Latest Report by Orbis Research

Latest Report Available at Orbis research Contact Lenses Market provides pin-point analysis for changing competitive dynamics and a forward looking perspective on different factors driving or restraining industry growth. Request sample copy of this report ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:29:00 GMT

Contact Lens BBQ Warning Hoax

According to a message that began circulating via email more than a decade ago, a young man who stared at a BBQ fire became blind when the contact lenses he was wearing melted onto his eyes. A later social media version changes the gender of the supposed ...

Published:  Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:42:00 GMT

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