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Old 10-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Where to get Contact Lenses at discount?

New to the world of contacts. DD13 really likes the disposable 1x use contact lenses. I priced them thru DR. and with rebate a year supply is about 360. So 1 dollar a day I am assuming. Is this a good enough price or is there an online site better? thanks!
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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You should be able to do much better depending on her prescription. I have used ACLens and VisionDirect. Both have been terrific and about half price of what I would pay otherwise. Shipping is free if it is over a minimum, usually $99. Make sure you google discount codes. As a new customer you should be able to get 20% off both companies' online prices. If the lens company is offering a rebate you will also be able to take advantage of it.

I came to the budget board 3 years ago with the same question. I have saved at least $500. buying online. One other tip- check if your credit card has an added rebate if you buy online with that company. Discover gave me 15% once and the last time I got 5 % with AmEx.

Good luck!
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Good to know! Thanks for the tips
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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If you're a member, Costco was the best I could find. Target will also price match, they don't advertise it though. You have to ask. Maybe other places might do the same or even beat a lower price.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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I've used visiondirect.com, webeyecare, and just recently...walgreens.com has had the lowest because they have some great promo codes. Don't ever buy them from Dr., they are waaay higher.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #6
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Costco, without a doubt. Might be worth the membership if you are not already a member.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #7
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Opticontacts.com! have ordered 3 times from them now and the cost of my 1 day lenses are half of what I paid through the dr's office and the cheapest price I could find online, by far!
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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Another VisionDirect.com user here. I don't have the daily wear though. I have 2 week contacts for astigmatism (I wear them a LOT longer than 2 weeks.) My eye doctor goes through 1800-Contacts and VisionDirect was less than half the cost. Just for info, Walmart also goes through 1800-Contacts.

A coworker (same eye doctor) has the daily wear contacts. It is $90 for 90 days, so yeah, $1 per day. Not sure how much they are through online resources since I just asked him recently and he is still on his first 90 days that he ordered through the doctor.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:32 AM   #9
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Thanks for the great advice! I will look into it all. Anyone know how insurance is handled? I get 150 per year in eyecare for contacts...so wasn't sure if I could do online and still use insurance? thanks again!
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My optometrist (at Pearle) recommended contactlensking.com (and Pearle also price matches). I wear regular old ones, DH has "special eyes" (no really, he only have one partially working tear duct do to a birth injury, so contacts are weird). And I was able to get great deals on both.
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Thanks for the great advice! I will look into it all. Anyone know how insurance is handled? I get 150 per year in eyecare for contacts...so wasn't sure if I could do online and still use insurance? thanks again!
Probably the best answer to that would come from your insurance company . Most likely you would pay for the contact lenses and submit proof of payment for reimbursement, but that's entirely a guess.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #12
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Hmmm well I called Costco and they were expensive.... 480 for year supply less 40 costco rebate less 50 manufacturer rebate is 390 for the year... I didn't think that was a great buy. My Dr. office is cheaper...Maybe costco prices differ regionally?
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Then it appears CostCo wouldn't be the best option for you. not every suggestion works for every person.
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I have gotten them for DD at different places. I google her leneses and price shop. WHo ever has the best deal with shipping wins!
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I love Costco but it was not a good deal for my brand of contacts either but I just checked out that VisionDirect Website and they have a great deal for my contacts! Thanks for sharing the website!
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