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Contact Lens King vs America's Best

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CONTACT LENS KING

Contact Lens King has been in the business of providing quality contact lenses direct to the door since 2003. Some of their popular brands include Acuvue, Proclear, Soflens, Biofinity, Focus and more. This company maintains over 5 million lens in stock to make sure your order goes out the door quickly. Contact Lens King also provide some of the most competitive pricing but their website is not as user friendly as those companies ranked higher.

For those that are most focused on finding affordable contact lens, Contact Lens King is definitely worth a look. Their prices are very competitive with many of the companies reviewed, especially when buying several boxes at once. Unlike other companies reviewed, this contact lens retailer provides a decent discount when you purchase 4 boxes and sometimes an even larger discount when that purchase is 8 or more boxes at once. However, the additional discount on large orders does not apply to all contact lens brands sold at this website.

Shoppers will find all of the major manufactures of contact lens available today. Unfortunately, the website organization is not the best layout that we've seen. Shoppers may feel momentarily confused when they arrive at Contact Lens King. To the left hand side of the website, customers may sort by the most popular brands, type of lenses, manufacturers and more. Once you've narrowed down your search, you may input the prescription information and name to proceed forward.

This website provides customers free shipping on all orders as well as a 30 day return policy on any unused and unopened packages. For questions, shoppers may call Contact Lens King Monday through Friday 8:30 to 6:00 EST to speak to a representative. These hours are a bit limited especially for those that work Monday through Friday and are too busy to call during normal business hours.

Contact Lens King offers a huge selection of in stock contact lens with some of the best prices around. Shoppers will also like the free shipping and 30 day return policy but may find the website marginally confusing at first glance. If you're in the market for contact lenses, and want to save some money, Contact Lens King is worth a look.

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AMERICA'S BEST

America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses is a pretty familiar name for most of us. Plentiful commercials and marketing efforts have been engraved in our minds for years. This company sells eyeglasses as well as contact lenses and typically markets themselves as a discount store where value may supersede customer service, in some cases. America's Best has moved their mall presences to the Internet and offers customers a chance to shop online, from the comfort of their home.

Shoppers will find only a handful of contact brands at America's Best. Acuvue, Air Optix, SofLens, Focus, Proclear and more are the most popular brands today and are sold at this online retailer. Navigating the website and their smaller selection is pretty standard. Shoppers may choose from 1 of their 11 contact brands or they may shop by type of lens.

Our sample price comparison between America's Best and the competition presented some interesting results. The standard pricing at America's Best was much higher than the discount stores we had found. However, a savings opportunity exists at America's Best in their membership options. A 3 year membership for $99.00 or a 5 year for $139 provides shoppers the option to save typically $5 to $7 per box of contacts. But, the discounted membership prices still didn't provide a savings over other companies we reviewed.

America's Best does offer a 30 day money back return policy for unopened and unused items in original packaging. Standard ground shipping is available for orders totaling $50 or more. This website also offers customer service assistance via phone call but only Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 6:00 EST which may not meet the needs of most employed shoppers.

America's Best ranked low due to their pricing. The website provides a smaller selection than most companies reviewed and they really lack the value they claim to focus on. After spending nearly $100 for membership pricing, the contact lenses are more expensive than most companies reviewed. Customers will actually pay more here and never recoup the membership fees. If you're looking for an extensive selection of contact lenses at great prices we recommend you shopper higher on our list.

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Contact Lens Stores

To help you find the Best Contact Lens Stores, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of Contact Lens King and America's Best.

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.

 



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CooperVision looks to Europe to increase silicone hydrogel lens adoption in the US

In Europe, the overall adoption rate for daily disposable lens fittings is high, according to Marcell McParland, CooperVision professional affairs director EMEA. In some European markets, 76% of conta...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:31:00 GMT



How to avoid irritated, dried-out eyes while wearing contact lenses in cold weather

During the colder months, contact lens wearers might notice more eye discomfort than usual. The chilly, dry air can also zap moisture from the eyes, making contact lenses more likely to irritate a per...

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Contact Lenses That Adjust to Light

Imagine never having to shield your eyes from blinding sunlight, or feel the strain of eight-plus hours under fluorescent bulbs. That's the allure of Acuvue's forthcoming line of light-sensitive, visi...

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A woman almost went blind in one eye after swimming with her contact lenses

A woman who contracted a parasitic eye infection that left her partially blind is retelling her painful story to offer others a warning: Never swim while wearing contact lenses. Stacey Peoples, an edu...

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