The Way I Purchase Contact Lenses

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It should come as no surprise to you that shopping on the Internet is highly convenient. I would even go so far as to say that if you can purchase something online, then you should do so, instead of going to a physical store. The reason for this is that it will save you time and money. Ordering something online only takes minutes, and more often than not, you can get a better price for the same product if you purchase it over the Internet.

Recently, I have added contact lenses to the list of things I buy online. I use a store called AC Lens, but there are quite a few other major contact lens stores you can use. Buying contact lenses over the Internet involves a few additional steps, compared to shopping for other products. Namely, you will need to have a copy of your prescription, or a box that contains the same information. You will also have to provide contact information for your doctor, as most stores will verify your prescription before shipping the order.

So how much can you save by purchasing contacts online? Using AC Lens, I find that I save about 20% after I use contact lens coupons which can be found all over the Internet. I like AC Lens because they always have a few coupons I can take advantage of. The only real disadvantage is that I usually need to purchase 4 boxes or more at once in order to get discounts and free shipping. This pretty much means I have to buy a 1-year supply of contact lenses every time I place an order. But I don't mind doing that because I end up saving money when everything is said and done.

UPDATE: As I mention in a later article, I also like a store called Lens.com. In many cases, this store offers lower prices on contact lenses when you use a Lens.com coupon (currently available at http://lensstreet.com/lens-com.php), and therefore, you should make it a habit to check prices at this store as well.