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COASTAL.COM

Coastal.com 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.com 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

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Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:51:00 GMT



Photochromic contact lens yields good driving performance

SAN ANTONIO - Subjects wearing Johnson & Johnson Vision's photochromic contact lens performed just as well as and sometimes better than those wearing a non-photochromic contact lens, according to John ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:01:00 GMT



Disposable Contact Lenses market overview, statistics and future estimation by 2023 available in new report

A new intelligence statistical report titled as Global Disposable Contact Lenses Market status, forecast to 2023 which gives a detailed outlook of the various factors that enable the growth of the mar...

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:11:00 GMT



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...

Published:  Sat, 10 Nov 2018 03:15:00 GMT



Halloween contact lenses can up your costume but damage your eyes

Experts say a Halloween costume with contact lenses can include serious eye infections and even vision loss. Shown here is a 2015 New York Comic-Con attendee. Experts say a Halloween costume with cont...

Published:  Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:34:00 GMT



If You Want To Wear Colored Contact Lenses, FDA Has A Warning

When Crystal Gale sang, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," she probably wasn't referring to decorative contact lens. But in case you plan on wearing Halloween contact lenses to make yourself look lik...

Published:  Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:26:00 GMT



Mom Is Almost Blinded by a Parasite from Swimming in Her Contact Lenses: 'It was So Horrific'

Even though she's worn contact lenses for more than 20 years, Stacey Peoples didn't know some of the more serious risks they can present. The early childhood educator went temporarily blind in ...

Published:  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:23:00 GMT



Recycling Program Puts Focus on Contact Lens Waste

"Did you know the end-to-end trail of waste generated annually in the U.S. from contact lens packaging could circle the Earth three times over" That's according to a video from contact lens manufactu...

Published:  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 06:54:00 GMT



Girl, 11, Temporarily Blinded by Color Contact Lenses She Wore on Halloween, Mother Says

A little girl was left struggling to regain her eyesight after the color contact lenses she wore on Halloween blinded her for nearly a week, her mother said. Emilie Turcotte was determined to be the s...

Published:  Wed, 31 Oct 2018 08:10:00 GMT




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