Sunday, April 15, 2012

Stop paying retail for contact lenses
What's more important to you - convenience or a great deal?

I find myself struggling with this issue all the time.

In a busy world, where we hardly have time to relax and think, its much more convenient to shop at familiar places and buy things on the spot as opposed to doing a little research to find the best value.

As a result, we often pay significantly more than we need to.  With a little self control, planning and patience, we can save significant money on our wants and our needs.

When it comes to buying contact lenses, most of us tend to buy it directly from our optometrist.  Why?  Most likely because we're fond of the doctor and feel that he/she is trustworthy and will offer us the best possible deal.  Other times, it might be because we don't want to go through the hassle of finding a better retailer.

Until about a year ago, I bought my contact lenses from my optometrist.  He's a great guy and I simply didn't know how easy it was to buy contact lenses online.

Last year, I thought I would take the leap forward and buy my contacts online.  I first went to 1-800-Contacts thinking that they would offer me the best deal.  They seemed to have the most money for advertisement and I assumed that would mean they would have the lowest prices as well.

Needless to say, I was disappointed because the price they offered for my Bausch and Lomb PureVision lenses was only slightly cheaper than what my optometrist offered.

I began a more exhaustive research and found that offered the lowest price!

A few weeks back, I had my annual eye exam and it's time for me to order new contact lenses.  This time, I was fitted with the Bausch and Lomb PureVision 2 HD (it's the best pair of lenses I've ever worn) and Sue is sticking with her Acuvue Oasys which she has been wearing for years.

Of course, I went straight to and placed my order and some post shopping research showed me that I once again got an unbelievable deal!

Here's how the prices from compare with 1-800-Contacts:

  • Acuvue Oasys: $19.99/box x 8 boxes = $159.92
  • Bausch and Lomb PureVision 2 HD: $29.99/box x 4 boxes = $119.96
  • Shipping: $7.95
  • Insurance & Handling: $18.20
  • $25 Dollar Off Coupon Code: FIRST-12GN
  • Total: $281.03

  • Acuvue Oasys: $29.99/box x 8 boxes = $239.92
  • Bausch and Lomb PureVision 2 HD: $42.99/box x 4 boxes = $171.96
  • Shipping: FREE
  • Insurance & Handling: FREE
  • Total: $411.88
By shopping with, I saved $130 or 32% off from's price.

To get the lowest price for your contact lenses, use the drop down below to search

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  1. Pretty cool! If I switch to contacts, I'll remember to come back to this article!!


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