Choosing The Best Eye Care Regimen

Choosing The Best Eye Care Regimen

3 Tips To Save Money When Buying Contact Lenses Online

Faith Carlson

If you have been doing your research online, you might have found that you can order and buy contact lenses online instead of buying them in a local store. Luckily, this can be a great option for purchasing the lenses that you need. Try these three tips, and you can even save money when purchasing your lenses on the Internet.

1. Ask Your Eye Doctor for Your Prescription

When you shop for contact lenses online, you'll have to provide your prescription. Also, you'll have to remember that your contact lens prescription is different from your eyeglasses prescription. You might assume that you'll have to schedule an appointment to get a brand new prescription, but if you have a relatively recent eye exam, you should be able to contact your eye doctor for this information. You should never pay for a separate appointment to get your prescription until you have called your eye doctor's office for the prescription that is on file.

2. Buy in Bulk

It's best to go ahead and purchase either a six-month or 12-month supply of contact lenses when you are shopping. Not only will you often qualify for a lower cost per pair when you buy more pairs at one time, but you can often qualify for free or reduced-price shipping if you place a larger order at once. Plus, you can skip the extra shipping charges for placing separate orders, and you can help ensure that you never run out of contact lenses when you need them the most.

3. Look for a Site That Accepts Your Insurance

One important thing to look for when shopping for contact lenses online is a company that accepts your health insurance. There is a good chance that your insurance company will pay for at least part of your prescription, so you should take advantage of this, even when you are shopping online.

The unfortunate thing is that many companies don't accept insurance, which means that you have to go through your insurance company to try to get a reimbursement. This means that you might have to go a while without getting your money back, or you might not get reimbursed at all. That's why it's best to find a company that will accept your insurance from the get-go. Then, you should only have to pay your co-pay.

Buying your contact lenses online can be very quick and convenient, but it can also save you money. If you follow these three tips, you can purchase your contact lenses while saving quite a bit of cash.


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Choosing The Best Eye Care Regimen

When I figured out that I had vision problems, I was really nervous about wearing glasses, getting contacts, or undergoing eye surgery. I didn't know what to choose, how comfortable I would be, or what to do about the upcoming changes in my life. In order to make sense of my new lifestyle, I made an appointment with a trained optician in my area to have a little chat. I mentioned my fears, and he talked with me about all of the different options available. It was incredible to see how much of a difference the right advice made. I was fitted with custom glasses, and my journey is detailed on my website. If you are nervous, read on to learn why you shouldn't be.