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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.

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Contact our technical sales team to discover how Knight Optical's high quality Sapphire Cylindrical Lenses and superior service can improve your instrumentation and supply chain experience.

Published:  Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:02:00 GMT

Optical Lenses Market 2017-2023: Key Findings, Regional Analysis, Top Key Players Profiles and Future Prospects

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Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:08:00 GMT

Peak Lens Flare: Have We Reached It

Do you use lens flares in your footage or still photography Do you think it's a trend that'll come and go or something that's part of photography and image making Wouter runs a retouching agency, Contact Digital. It's a boutique post-production studio ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:20:00 GMT

Rolls-Royce looks to develop new batteries using material designed for contact lenses

Rolls-Royce, the engineering giant, is joining the race to build the next generation of energy storage "batteries" using the same material originally designed for hard-wearing contact lenses. The FTSE 100 group said it will work with Superdielectrics ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:21:00 GMT

VIDEO: Stock contacts in-office, market on Facebook to combat outside influences

NEW YORK - Disruptions are occurring in the way patients purchase contact lenses and glasses as well as the way they seek care, Antonio Chirumbolo, OD, said here at Vision Expo East. Optometrists should learn from what these outside companies are doing ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:38:00 GMT

Google Lens Guide: What You Can Do with This Powerful AI Feature

"This is an early look at what's possible with Google Lens and the first set of use cases we're tackling," a Google spokesperson told Tom's Guide. Collect contact info: Point your Google Lens-equipped camera at a business card, and Google Lens can capture ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:00:00 GMT

See Your Place Clearly With 1.74 High Index Lenses Thickness

Payne Glasses is about living your best life by seeing clearly no matter the 1.74 high index lenses thickness. Most people wear their glasses at home, opting for contact lenses during their work life and social events. And that's not a problem for us ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:50:00 GMT

Rolls Royce to develop EV batteries from contact lens material

The British automaker, Rolls Royce, has partnered with the research firm, Superdielectrics, to build an energy storage system made from the same material as contact lenses. Superdielectrics has previously been working with the Universities of Surrey and ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:57:00 GMT

Google Photos For iOS Adds Google Lens: Here's How The Feature Will Make Your Life Easier

Google Lens will also be able to provide details about stores, including their contact details and their opening hours, as well as information on books, plants, and animals. Users can also have Google Lens create a contact by having the feature look at a ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:27:00 GMT

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