Summary: Purchasing contact lenses has never been easier thanks to the power of the Internet.
The Internet makes a great marketplace for purchasing contact lenses. A couple clicks of your mouse or taps on the screen of your smartphone and your order will take care of itself. But, before you decide to purchase online, consider whether it’s the right decision for you.
Getting the Most Value
If you are planning on purchasing new contact lenses online, the first thing you need to consider is that there are dozens of online contact lens sellers competing with one another to get your business. Competition creates value for you, especially if you’re looking for discounts.
While it might seem easy enough, it’s important that you choose the right supplier online. Although smaller stores may post attractive offers all over their websites, they might not offer the service or style of lens you are looking for. Some even have little or no inventory and actually purchase contact lenses from the manufacturer after you place the order – which can take weeks and even months.
Comparing prices for contact lenses online can be difficult, because of discounts and coupons. Make sure to include shipping and handling costs in your calculations, as they tend to vary significantly among vendors.
Take the time to evaluate each seller and determine what they can offer you. You’ll also want a reputable website that has a dedicated customer service line that you can reach in case something goes wrong with your order.
The last thing you’ll want to do is find yourself stuck on your last pair of contact lenses with a “pending” order. Large contact lens suppliers may be more stable companies and are used by the public for a reason. Be sure that the company you buy from will be in business tomorrow, in case you need to exchange or return a product or have difficulty with a credit card transaction.