7 Ways to Find Cheap Contact Lenses

Have you ever bought contact lenses and wished that you could get them without spending so much money? If you have, you will be happy to know that there are a couple of ways to get cheap contact lenses without sacrificing quality or your prescription.

1- Most people tend to think that buying their contact lenses from the eye doctors’ inventory is the most expensive way to get them. This isn’t always the case; often times your doctor will have special pricing for a large supply of contact lenses. If you are willing to buy your lenses a year at a time, your doctor will probably, be able to match the prices of other suppliers.

2- Looking online may be a good source of cheap contact lenses, but it is a buyer beware world. When purchasing anything on the internet can be risky, this is especially true when you want to buy medical equipment. This is not to suggest, however, that the internet is a bad place to get contact lenses, just be sure that you are dealing with a reputable supplier.

3- A fairly new way to purchase cheap contact lenses is through mail order centers. These companies are generally wholesalers that are able to secure a good price on the contacts because of the amount they promise to purchase from the manufacturer. As with purchasing on the internet, it is important to make sure that you are dealing with a trustworthy company, even if they do have cheap contact lenses.

4- Depending upon where you live, you may have a traditional brick and mortar store that sells cheap contact lenses. These stores will more often than not have an eye care professional with an office in the store. The nice thing about buying your lenses from this type of store is that, as with your eye doctor, they are right there to answer questions and fix problems should something be wrong with your order.

5- Another way to get good quality, cheap contact lenses is to ask about pricing between private label and generic label contact lenses. Many contact manufacturers make lenses for private companies as well as for generic pricing. These are exactly the same lens, but differ on pricing alone.

6- If you have optical insurance available to you, this is also a way to get cheap contact lenses. Many insurance companies cover not only glasses but also contact lenses as long as they are used for a vision correction issue. Be sure to check with your contact lens supplier to be sure that they participate in your insurance plan.

7- If you find that, you can get cheap contact lenses by ordering them either online or through some other mail order company, ask about services such as shipping times, shipping rates and return policies. The answers to these specific questions will help you to determine if the company you are thinking of buying from is legitimate.