Eye Care Tip of the Week: #14
The cheapest place to buy your contact lenses is probably directly from your optometrist.
If you buy your contact lenses online or from a big box retailer, you very well might be overpaying. Patients are led to believe that they are saving big when they purchase online or that warehouse clubs, but that's just great marketing.
The truth is your doctor's office is often far less expensive. But it's tough to convince people of this, as they often think it's too good to be true and that there must be a catch. We also don't have big national marketing campaigns, so it's tough to get the word out there
So how is it possible? The per box price is almost always identical to other retailers, but most contact lens manufacturers offer patients who purchase from their optometrist's exclusive mail-in rebates that can be as much as $180 for a 1-year supply of contact lenses. They either provide the rebate in the form of a prepaid credit card or prepaid gift card which can be put towards your next contact lens supply.
Classic example in our clinic
Air Optix Hydraglyde
The #1 selling monthly contact lens
Annual Supply 4 Boxes = $180.00
Alcon Rebate = $60.00
Final Price = $120.00
That's only $10.00 per month for a high-quality contact lens. Trust me; you can't beat that price, we've shopped it around.
This Eye Care Tip of the Week is brought to you by Stonewire
*Prices are valid as of 9/18/2017 - Rebates and contact lens prices may change without notice, please talk to a Stonewire staff member for the latest prices.