Where is the best place to buy contact lenses? To me, probably ordering online. It just takes a few clicks of a mouse. But before ordering online, consider whether it's really the best option for you. Optical stores, your eye doctor, and mass merchants also sell contact lenses. Is one of those a better option? Let's check it out...
If you're ready to purchase online, the first thing to know is that there are dozens of online contact lens sellers. But they are not all created equal.
Even when a website looks credible, it's sometimes hard to know who is behind it. Internet contact lens sellers range from large, publicly traded companies like 1-800 Contacts and Wal-Mart to back-room operations with no full-time staff. Although smaller operators may publicise attractive prices on their websites, they may not offer the service and selection you're looking for. Some have little or no inventory, and may buy lenses from the manufacturer only after you place an order.