We are always looking for more ways to save ourselves money in our everyday lives so we can save or buy the items that we truly want. For some of us that is made harder as we need to buy items that others do not, such as contact lenses. Thankfully there are ways in which to save yourself hundreds of pounds every year on these essentials to everyday life.
Buying contact lenses online can be incredibly scary for those that have never done it before but the saving you will make will be really worth it. Using as an example the box of 30 1-Day ACUVUE Moist contact lenses can set you back as much £29.50 depending on where you are buying them from and that most places online will need you to order at least 3 to home deliver. Nothing wrong with bulk buying if it is a good price though, Vision Direct is nearly half that price at only £15.99. Over the course of the year that is a saving of £150 on that brand alone.
Vision Direct is Europe's largest supplier of contact lenses online that offer some of the best savings on leading brands of contact lenses. For those of us who like discounts, Vision Direct will also give you 10% OFF for new customers by using the discount code, SURPRISE, that combined with FREE postage on orders over £49 means that you can stock up for a couple of months for a lot cheaper. Bulk buying your lenses can save you on those pesky postage costs, though always make sure to have your eyes regularly tested to ensure the lenses will be correct for your eyes.
Keeping on top of your eye health
Sounds like something that shouldn't need to be said but it can easily be overlooked – you need to look after your eyes with regular eye check ups. You need the right lenses after all for your eyes and you will not want to discover that you have bought a load of contacts, even at a great price, only to discover that your eye sight has altered and that those are not right for you anymore. The average cost for an eye test varies greatly depending on who you go to see, prices will vary between £15 to £30 depending on where you go. Tesco has also do FREE eye tests so it would be worth checking out.
Many people though will fall into thinking that they have to buy their lenses through those that do the tests, or that they feel awkward just taking the prescription. No you don't! You do not have to buy through them, after all you have paid for a check up and you will then get your costs for your lenses on top of that. It might be more convenient to do it that method but is it really worth the extra cost?
The high street might also prescribe to you one of their own brands of contact lenses, which can make searching elsewhere a lot more difficult or make you feel like you have to use the high street store. Don't worry because many of the store own brands will be repackaged versions of popular contact lenses, so you can find the lenses you will need. Direct Vision help in this with a helpful table of Opticians own brand contact lenses, which will tell you the high street stores brand name, the manufacturer and what the brand is on Vision Direct.
Another thing that many high street stores will offer is a monthly direct debit scheme. This will often include all that you will need for wearing contacts, which of course is lenses, solution and aftercare. A single price to pay each month but one that you do not have to go for since it is cheaper to buy everything that you need online and book your eye appointments separately.
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