If you’re in the market for inexpensive lenses, there are plenty of sites that have affordable wares for sale. But how do you know which is best?
Who’s cheapest? 1-800 Contacts, Lens.com or LensDirect.com
We took a look at the prices of some popular contact lenses that were available across all three sites. Here’s how they stacked up.
|Johnson & Johnson 1 Day-Acuvue Moist 30-day||$28.95||$27.99||$26.28|
|Johnson & Johnson 1 Day-Acuvue Moist 90-day||$65.00||$59.99||$56.60|
|Air Optix Aqua 6-pack||$35.99||$54.99||$33.81|
|Dailies AquaComfort Plus 90-pack||$47.99||$51.99||$49.69|
|Freshlook 1 Day 10-pack||$19.95||$21.59||$25.99|
|SofLens Daily Disposables 90-pack||$34.95||$42.39||$47.19|
As you can see, Lens.com is the cheapest option overall, with LensDirect.com a close second and 1-800 Contacts lagging pretty far behind. When it comes to shopping for contacts, there are some other things to consider.
Contact lens price comparison: Shipping
As far as shipping goes, 1-800 Contacts has a free shipping policy on online orders, while Lens.com has free shipping only on select items. LensDirect.com has free shipping over $49. Under that price, and you’ll pay a flat rate of $6.95 via UPS.
Contact lens price comparison: Discounts & other perks
LensDirect.com promises tons of savings through its auto-fill program, which is basically a subscription service that bills you automatically when you reorder. They offer $5 discount on your first auto-fill. If you haven’t opened the box, you can return your order for a full refund within a year, the company says on its site.
That does make us happy, and assuming the 1-800 Contacts guarantee applies to your situation, that should also make them the cheapest. To ensure they keep their word, call them at 1-800-266-8228.
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