Health Cost Savings for Contact Lens Wearers
On a super frugal budget like ours, one of the things we work hard at saving money on is healthcare costs. We do this in a variety of ways, such as eating healthier and exercising to keep our bodies healthy, looking for natural remedies when possible, and saving money whenever possible on healthcare costs that are unavoidable.
One of those “unavoidable healthcare costs” in our family is for contact lenses. As both my daughter Maddie and I wear contact lenses, we are always looking for ways to save money on the disposable contact lenses we both wear.
One of the companies we feel has a great deal all the way around on contact lenses is 1-800-contacts. There’s no need to pay full price with 1-800-contacts at your service. Some of the great benefits they offer include:
– An easy-to-use website. I find their site easy to navigate, and placing orders is a breeze!
– Their price match guarantee. 1-800-contacts promises to beat any price by 2%. They also have a comprehensive 20/20 Guarantee
– They have great customer service reps available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they offer free shipping on all orders, and free returns!
– They run limited time offers, such as this current exclusive coupon code page at http://www.1800contacts.com/coupon
– They are currently offering a free iPhone app for simple reordering and tracking the life of your lenses
Any frugality aficionado will tell you that there’s no need to ever pay full price, no matter what you’re buying. With 1-800-contacts, this old adage certainly rings true. Check out 1-800-contacts today for your contact lens needs!
What are your tips for saving money on buying contact lenses?
Good tips Laurie! I did not know that they match prices, that’s cool. I’ve used them in the past plus a few others as it’s just so much cheaper to buy them online as opposed to the doctor’s office.
So true, John. You just can’t beat the cost savings, especially when there’s multiple contact wearers in the family, like in ours.
It’s funny that I always worked in an industry where having glasses was the way to go (financial planning). When I was a young advisor my glasses made me look more “nerdy” (a good thing in that field). As I aged they made me look wise. I could also take them off and point them to ponder a point (effective speaking tool). For that reason, I’ve never had contacts. Bonus!
That is funny, but totally true. There’s something about glasses that speaks intelligence, isn’t there? As for us, we just love the convenience of contacts.
I always look online for contacts. It’s always way cheaper!
It sure is, Michelle! It’s the frugal way to go, that’s for sure!
I have always gotten my contacts from online stores like this and VisionDirect. They are so much cheaper than getting them at the eye doc.
We are just learning this in the past few months, Grayson, and are glad to have found this money saving tip!
My wife just got new contacts through Sam’s Club and they were relatively cheap. Although, I wish I would’ve read this article before she bought a year supply because it sounds like we could have gotten them for cheaper. Oh well, maybe next year!
That’s another good option – I’ve never checked out Sam’s Club for contacts before. Yes, the online stores are a great place to check out next year, Jake.
Thanks for the heads up. I always wondered about them but thought you needed a recent eye exam before being able to order contacts. None the less I will be giving it a try, contacts from my optometrist are expensive!
Most online stores do require a current prescription before they’ll let you order. But even if you have to pay for a prescription, it’s usually still cheaper to buy the lenses online than at the stores.
That is great that you sorted that out for you and your daughter. I only wear glasses for driving so I’ve never needed contacts. My husband has tried contacts but prefers to wear his glasses which replacement wise are covered under our health insurance.
That’s great that his glasses are covered. However we can save money on healthcosts, I say go for it! Thanks for the comment, Sicorra!
Another good option, Jenny. We have an HSA that we use primarily for our chiropractic expenses.
Yes, you can! Yea for saving money! 🙂
My husband has astigmatism too, along with another weird eye thing, which totally prevents him from wearing contacts, so I know how tough astigmatism can be to deal with. Glad the docs were able to find a contact that works for you. Hopefully you can get a lower cost online.
I agree with AverageJoe – glasses our good for our business! LOL!! I used to have contacts (had lasik) and they are pricy, but when you need them … glad you found a place where they were more affordable. I still use glasses for reading and for looking like an advisor. 😉
That is funny, Shannon, but I totally agree: it gives you an extra air of perceived intelligence. 🙂
Seems like they have great deals. I also like the tracking apps, although perhaps a calendar could accomplish the same task. Thanks for sharing!
Yeah, I’m more of a calendar girl myself. :-). Thanks for your thoughts, Mike.
Good tips Laurie. Next time I buy contacts, I will have to check them out!
You should, Greg. Can’t beat the great deals!
These are pretty neat. I’ve always love match pricing.
Yeah, you can’t go wrong with it, that’s for sure. Even Walmart will price match.
I think my wife uses them and she loves it. Thanks for the tips.
Glad to hear she’s had good success with them. 🙂
I don’t need contacts or glasses (yet) but we were talking about this company at work the other day. Most of my colleagues need glasses, and many wear contacts during the day instead. Apparently 1-800 Contacts is a great way to save money.
Hi Daisy! Thanks for stopping by. :-). Glad to hear you don’t need eyewear yet – you’re lucky! But for those who do, yes, it’s a great deal. Thanks for the comment!
I buy the 30 day lens and don’t wear them everyday (alternate between glasses and contacts) so my 30 day contacts last about 2 months.
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