Contact Lens Store Reviews

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COASTAL CONTACTS

Coastal Contacts delivers on their promise of Best price, Best service, and Best shopping experience. With an easy to navigate website, a step-by-step description of how to order the correct contact lenses, and a reminder service available to all consumers, Coastal Contacts earns our highest rating.

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CONTACT LENS KING

Shoppers will find that Contact Lens King offers a huge selection of in-stock contact lens options at some of the best prices available online. With many brand choices, shoppers can even save more on large purchases. Free shipping and a 30 day return policy are other customer friendly policies found at this website. If saving money on your contact lens is important, than Contact Lens King is worth your consideration.

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AC LENS

AC Lens is a long standing company that offers the most popular contacts lens, sunglasses, reading glasses and more. AC Lens doesn't have the largest inventory of contact lens but does provide the most popular choices available today. The prices here are about middle of the road, especially when larger quantities are purchased. Free shipping on orders of $99 or greater as well as a 30 day return policy and 7 days a week customer service assistance are positives at this contact lens retailer.

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1 800 GET LENS

1-800 Get Lens ranks well as an online contact lens provider. They stock a variety of products and offer customer service that is better than average. For people new to contact lenses, they have a very detailed and helpful FAQ section.

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DISCOUNT CONTACT LENSES

Discount Contact Lenses, a division of AC Lens, has a long history of servicing contact lens customers. Also, Discount Contact Lenses doesn't provide the most abundant inventory of contact lens but does provide the most popular choices sold today. We couldn't find a huge savings opportunity at this online retailer, despite the name. Along with the strong history, free shipping on orders of $99 or greater as well as a 30 day return policy and extended customer service hours are positives when shopping here.

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LENS DIRECT

Lens Direct has many years under their belt of selling contact lenses sold by the top brands. The search engine is a bit clunky but the return policy is impressive and makes up for any awkward navigation. We also found the pricing to be competitive across the board and liked that we didn't have to buy a large quantity to save. Despite the limited selection, Lens Direct is a decent online contact lens retailer.

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JUST LENSES

Just Lenses provides an average website with ordinary features that are found on all of their competitor's websites. Unfortunately for Just Lenses, their higher handling fees means customers can find the same products on other websites for a lower price.

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LENS

A harsh color palette and confusing website experience proves to be a tough distraction for internet shoppers. Unfortunately the overwhelming experience can't compensate for some useful features.

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LENS PURE

Canadian retailer LensPure offers a somewhat limited selection of contact lenses, and prices are often higher than their competitors. However, shoppers will find regular discounts that can make a contact lens purchase much more affordable than LensPure's regular prices.

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AMERICA'S BEST

America's Best Contact and Eyeglasses are often found in a mall location where value priced eye exams and eyeglasses are the focus. They also offer a website selling a smaller selection of contact lenses that include many of the most popular brands sold today. We were disappointed that America's Best didn't have great pricing and also attempted to lure us in with an expensive membership that didn't equate to any additional savings.

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CONTACTS AMERICA

With obvious and annoying technical difficulties, and flashy overwhelming colors, Contacts America needs to step up their game if they are going to gain momentum in the contact lens business. Their competitors easily trump what Contacts America offers to their consumers.

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Contact Lens Stores

Contact Lenses are often the number one choice for people with vision correction needs. Besides offering flexibility and convenience, contact lenses come with a variety of types and features, catering to consumer's needs.

Which kind of contact lenses are right for you Many people are surprised by the large variety of contact lenses that are available. From soft contact lenses, to extended wear lenses, to disposables, each type of contact lens has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages.

There are a great many reasons why people choose to wear contact lenses over traditional eyeglasses. Some of these reasons include:

  • They allow a natural field of view, unobstructed by eyeglass frames
  • They do not fog up or get splattered by rain
  • They generally offer better sight correction than eyeglasses
  • Many people feel they look better and more natural in contacts than in eyeglasses

For your convenience, we've put together this contact lens cheat sheet that describes some of the different types of contact lenses and what you should expect from each one.

In addition to deciding which type of contact lens is right for you, there are a number of factors to consider when deciding where to purchase your contact lenses. Some of these factors include:

  • Variety.  Does the store offer the type of contact lens you need, with the features you want
  • Cost.  Does the store consistently offer competitive rates for the contact lenses they sell
  • Guarantee.  If you aren't happy with the product, can you return it for a refund

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best contact lens stores available today. We hope this information helps you save time and money when purchasing your next set of contact lenses!



The Latest Trends in Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have come a long way since the earliest blown-glass creations in the late 1880's. It was not until the 1950's that lenses were crafted that could be worn all day. Even so, lenses were fragile and expensive, and contact lens insurance was common.

The cornea in the eye does not contain blood vessels, so oxygen must be directly absorbed by the cornea from the air. In the late 1970's, doctors developed rigid gas permeable lenses that allow oxygen to pass through the lens material. Also in the 1970's, chemists developed contact lenses made from soft, flexible material, and these have become the most popular types.

Current contact lens research is involved in finding ways to increase oxygen transference to the cornea. Scientists are also working on ways to include antimicrobial ingredients in the lenses themselves. This helps with the identification and prevention of conditions resulting from contamination by foreign organisms and reduces bacterial infection.

Contact lenses must be periodically cleaned, then rinsed and disinfected before reuse. Lenses must also be stored in a liquid solution when not being used, for example overnight. In the past, each of these functions was performed by a separate formulation. More recently, multipurpose cleaning solutions have been developed that perform all these functions. There are even devices that clean and disinfect lenses using ultrasonic, ultraviolet, or vibration. The latest multipurpose solutions are effective against bacterial and fungal growth, and include ingredients to increase surface moisture and provide greater comfort to lens wearers.

Other areas of patient compliance also present a challenge. For example, if lenses designed for daily wear are worn overnight, there is an increased risk of corneal infection. The use of daily disposable lenses helps reduce contamination by inadequate cleaning or improper storage. A lens case lined with silver has been developed to help eliminate germs that might come in contact with the lens case.

Perhaps the most radical and exciting development in contact lenses is the work being done to create "bionic lenses". Still in the testing stage, these lenses include electronic circuits and infrared lights incorporated into the lens material itself to create a virtual display similar to a heads-up display in modern aircraft. Scientists are experimenting with using radio signals to power the lenses instead of conventional power sources, like batteries. With a built-in antenna, these lenses could communicate with a personal computer or other electronic device and be used for playing video games, education, training, or perhaps to provide warnings to people who are hearing-impaired.

 



Contact Lenses In The News

Global Contact Lenses Market industry Analysis, trends and Forecast to 2021

(EMAILWIRE.COM, January 10, 2018 ) According to the report Global Contact Lenses Market published by Market Data Forecast, the global market projected to reach USD 15.1 billion by 2021, at a CGSR of 7.60% from 2016 to 2021. View report at http ...

Published:  Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:14:00 GMT



Bad contact lens habits that can cause serious damage

Horror stories about people losing their eye sight due to infections is nothing new. Wearers prone to bad habits have been known to suffer from red crusty eyes, impairment and even blindness. According to clevelandclinic.org, about 80 to 90 percent of ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:03:00 GMT



New study: Key players in smart contact lenses industry analyzed in new report

The report on "Global Smart Contact Lenses Market" is a professional report which provides thorough knowledge along with complete information pertaining to the Smart Contact Lenses industry propos classifications, definitions, applications, industry ...

Published:  Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:49:00 GMT



LCQ10: Regulating corrective and non-corrective contact lenses

According to the Supplementary Medical Professions Ordinance (Cap 359), only registered optometrists or persons who are exempted from regulation by the relevant section according to Schedule 4 to the Optometrists (Registration and Disciplinary Procedure ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:13:00 GMT



Largan Medical, St Shine Optical expanding contact lens business

Contact lens vendor Largan Medical is expanding its retail network in Taiwan for its own-brand products, while contact lens OEM and own-brand vendor St Shine Optical is expanding production capacity, according to the companies. Largan Medical, a subsidiary ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:35:00 GMT



How to Save Money on Prescription Glasses and Contact Lenses

Shopping for glasses or contact lenses often comes with a level of sticker shock, even if some of the cost is covered by insurance. However, if you need them to see, you don't have many options available expect to pay the price. However, there are ways ...

Published:  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT



KTU students working on development of dissolving lenses for patients with glaucoma

Students' team from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is working on a development of dissolving contact eye lenses, which can be of great assistance for those suffering from glaucoma. According to statistics, glaucoma is the most common cause of ...

Published:  Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:36:00 GMT



Facebook can track who you know using the DUST on your camera: Creepy patent reveals how the site can connect people by studying smudges in photos to see if they were taken by ...

Some claim Facebook recommends potential friends based on your phone's location, shared contacts, and facial recognition from ... on the same camera by matching scuffs, dust or other lens marks. If implemented, people you have sent photos to, and who ...

Published:  Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:01:00 GMT



Cosmetic Contact Lenses Market 2018-2021: World Consumption and Sales Analysis Market Report

WiseGuyReports.Com adds" Global Cosmetic Contact Lenses Market 2017-2021 "Research To Its Database. Cosmetic contact lenses, also known as decorative and colored lenses, include contacts that are tinted to change the appearance of a user's eye color.

Published:  Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:15:00 GMT




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