Here is some advice about buying cheaper contact lenses online.
The product (contact lenses) is likely to be the same wherever you buy it from. So your choices will revolve around price, service and reliability.
Some websites try and fool you by quoting the price per box as if you bought the maximum quantity – and then you find that smaller quantities will cost you more. Not many people actually want just one box anyway – so look for websites that quote you the actual price you pay for the quantity you actually want – e.g. Price for 30 pairs – or one month’s supply of dailies.
Many new websites have sprung up over the last few years but our advice is to choose one that has been around for a while – and therefore has lots of experience of internet retailing. (The Contact Lens Shop was one of the first UK online lens retailers founded in 2001 so we’ve seen it all over the years).
Reliability. Will you actually receive the lenses? Are they coming from the UK? Are they from the ‘grey market’? These are all questions that you may like to consider.
Finally. Does the online retailer ask to see a copy of your Contact Lens Specification (which is like a prescription but it relates to your contact lenses)? It’s a legal requirement for UK retailers to have seen a copy before sending out the lenses. It’s to protect you – so although it’s tempting to use a retailer who doesn’t ask for it, you need to think about what other laws they may be flouting …
At The Contact Lens Shop we have many thousands of regular customers who have been with us for years – and we are grateful to them for their custom. We don’t think so many people would buy their lenses regularly from us if we weren’t great value, with good customer service and have proved to be reliable. Why not try us with your next order for lenses. We supply in the UK and Europe. Here’s the link:
The Contact Lens Shop