If you doctor tells you that ordering contact lenses online
is difficult or the lenses are of inferior quality, it is
not true. You can order exactly the same contact lenses
by the same manufacturer from
1 800 Contacts – a large online retailer that
sells discount eyewear online.
Online order process is easy
The only thing you need to get your discount contacts online
is your prescription or a box of contacts you are currently
wearing. For most lenses 1
800 Contacts will ask you for 3 things:
First you need to select the
lens you are prescribed. Make sure you select the exact
model your prescription mentions, for example Acuvue
and Acuvue 2 are two different types of lenses (Acuvue
is extended 7 day wear, when Acuvue 2 is 2 week replacement
Select the powers. Note that
you might have different power in each eye
Select BC which stands for a
base curve of your eye and is a number between 8 and
Select DIA (diameter) a number
between 13 and 15. Even though most contacts have only
one diameter and don’t give you a choice
For special contact lenses like torics or bifocals there
are additional parameters. Torics require CYL and axis.
Bifocal contacts require an ADD number, which is a number
between 1 and 3 and usually written right after the power.
After the hard part is done, 1 800 Contacts will also need
you contact details and shipping address and your doctor’s
phone or address.
Is ordering discount eyewear from 1800 Contacts the best
deal you can find online?
1 800 Contacts is the largest and most famous online contact
lens retailer, but their prices aren’t the cheapest.
You might find that other online stores like
AC Lens offer even more discounted prices.
However 1800 Contacts offers
free shipping on orders of any size (only for US
and Canada) Other companies usually offer free shipping
only on large orders. So if all you want is 1-2 boxes 1
800 Contacts offers the best total price.
If you want to save even more, you can order a year supply
of lenses and get a rebate. That will save you additional
$40-80 off already discounted price.