Discount Color Contacts - How to Get the Best Deal

by ahmed fouad - Date: 2007-05-01 - Word Count: 404 Share This!

How it is safe to buy color contacts online?

If you make comparison between online contact lens shops and color contact lens prices at the doctor's office, you will see that online you can get your lenses 50 to 70 % less. But you may ask, why such big difference? Are the lenses sold online poor in quality?

The lenses you buy online are exactly the same as your doctor would order for you.
So what are the advantages of online stores over traditional shops that result in lower prices? They require less staff than large online shops and they don't have to be located in an area where rents are high and they sell thousands of color contact lenses every day, so they hold the market to keep their prices low.

So what is disadvantage of online shopping?
Disadvantage of online shopping is that you have to use your credit card. Some people think this is very risky. However, large reputable retailers always use secure order forms, so with them your card will be safe.

What color contacts are available online?

Online shops offer many varieties of color contact lenses. The most popular are disposable color contacts like Acuvue 2 Colors, Freshlook,and Expression and also carry a variety of  annual replacement color contacts, like Durasoft 2 Colors, Durasoft Colorblends and Illusions.

Compare the brands and prices before you visit your doctor for a prescription by this way you can ask your doctor for a particular brand, rather then leave the choice for you.

How to choose the best online contact lens store?

Contact lens manufacturers like Cooper Vision, Ciba Vision, Bausch & Lomb they have their own websites, but they don't sell lenses through them. So your option is to ordering color lenses on the Internet are to buy them from contact lens online stores.

You have to keep in mind when selecting an online contact lens store look at:

• Whether they offer any additional coupons
• The shipping charges, and if free shipping is available
• Whether they offer any additional discounts on larger orders

There is hundreds of online shops sell color contact lenses, so it is not easy to find the best one. Their prices are usually similar, with only a 1 or 2 dollar price difference, per box of lenses. Some people compare prices between several companies and go with the one that make offers or coupons.

Ahmed Fouad is an eye health and vision expert provides consumer information advice as well as reviews at

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