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Is It Cheaper To Buy Contact Lenses Online?

In a world dominated by massive online retailers like Amazon, you may assume contact lenses are cheaper online. However, the reality is that not only is ordering contacts from your local eye doctor usually more affordable than ordering online, there are a number of additional price benefits to ordering local – including higher rebates, better shipping, and better insurance coverage.

How can this be possible? While online contact lens retailers cut costs by operating remotely, they have considerable marketing budgets to fund. In addition, optometrists are able to receive very competitive wholesale pricing on contact lenses, allowing them to resell them at great rates.



Let's debunk a few myths around online sales of contact lenses, shall we?


Myth #1: Ordering contact lenses online is cheaper

Fact: Ordering contacts through your eye doctor is usually cheaper and more efficient than ordering online. Your eye doctor offers comparable rates to online retailers and always has better rebates! Like most things on the web, if its too good to be true, it probably is.

Myth #2: Ordering contact lenses online saves time

Fact: Ordering contact lenses through your eye doctor is just as speedy and pain-free as ordering online. Most importantly, with a valid prescription, you do not have to visit the office in person to reorder! Just give your eye care provider a call and they can have your lenses on your doorstep in just a few days.

Myth #3: Online contact lens retailers have better shipping

Fact: Odds are, your local eye clinic has just as good of shipping options or better.

Midtown Vision offers free shipping on at least two boxes of all contact lens brands!


Cost aside, here are a few more reasons to purchase from your eye care specialist:

1. Expertise The role of your eye clinic is not only to get you top brand contacts at leading rates, but to ensure your overall eye health. They will make sure you are getting the right pair and doing what is best for the health of your eyes. 2. Personal Touch Order your contact lenses from the same friendly face that prescribed them to you. 3. Support Local Business You're awesome! You realize that you are not only getting the best rate with all of the convenience of ordering online, but you are also supporting a local business!


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