Low Cost Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are aesthetically pleasing, fashionable, and an alternative to what was once known as the “Mr. Magoo” look, which was thick, unsightly wire, tortoise, or plastic glasses obscuring one’s natural facial beauty. Contact lenses are the answer to vanity’s prayer, however, they can be a consequential budgetary consideration or expense, as they have to be replaced more often than traditional glasses. Fortunately, there are practical and effective ways or methods to obtain contact lenses, even the popular colored lenses at a sizable discount, and at a cost that is considerably lower than the price charged at the local optician’s or optometrist’s office.
Finding the Cheapest Name Brand Contact Lenses
The first step to getting low cost contact lenses is to visit one’s personal optician or optometrist and obtain a new contact lens prescription, unless the current prescription in less than two years old. The second step: research the cost of the preferred contact lens brand and comparison shop. Often, there are comparable lenses available in a generic or store brand that are equal to and comparable to brand name contact lenses. Be sure to consult or check the Internet for consumer reviews. They will provide valuable feedback and guidance in making a purchase decision.
Shop for quality and value, not just brand names when purchasing contact lenses. The key points at issue are effectiveness of vision correction and improvement, quality, comfort, longevity, and value. A lower priced basic contact lens can meet and exceed the performance expectations of the higher priced name brand lenses at a considerable savings.
More Ways to Get Low Cost Contact Lenses
Another contact lens cost-cutting strategy is to utilize online and mail order suppliers. They will be more economical as there is not any overhead for on-site optical evaluations or fittings, a publically assessed store location, an optometrist’s staff, nor are there costs associated with in-person customer service. The middle man is eliminated and the cost savings are passed down to the consumer. The contact lenses are warehoused and dispensed according to the e-mailed, faxed, or mailed prescription, directly to the consumer.
Large discount retailers often offer discounted contact lenses at a slightly higher price than online or mail order suppliers, as there are opticians and optometrists’ assistants available for personal service. However, due to the volume of their sales, their prices are appreciably lower than contact lenses purchased at an optometrist’s office. Discount clubs ,additionally offer lower priced contact lenses, as they purchase the lenses in volume and as a benefit of belonging to the discount club sell contact lenses at a markedly lower price.
Finally, a consumer can receive a price cut or savings by purchasing contact lenses in volume. By purchasing a six month or year’s supply of contact lenses, the buyer can enjoy a discount of up to 50%, due to a bulk purchase discount. Therefore, it is possible to enjoy the convenience and comfort of wearing fashionable contact lenses without consequential financial consequences, or be beautiful without going broke.