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Beating highstreet prices on contact lenses?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by James J, 14 Feb 2012.

  1. ChocolateStarfishRammer

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Sep 2011

    Posts: 3,836

    Yeah I know..

    But I promise.. I've been ordering from there for a very long time.. atleast 5-6years.. and my last eye test was atleast 10 years ago.

    Never, have they asked for a prescription.

    Try them!
     
  2. ringo747

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 1 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,200

    I have been trying different lenses from Specsavers for about a year now and I think I have finally settled on an option that works for me. I have tried monthly lenses of so many varieties but it always ended in really bloodshot eyes or else too uncomfortable to wear.

    I have tried dailies now for a few days and already they seem great. They are cibavision dailies aquacomfort plus. I've been looking online for buying some but specsavers price of £30/month is the best I can see. I imagined many of the online stores would be much cheaper but it certainly doesn't seem to be the case. Does anyone here use Specsavers lensmail for dailies? I'm not sure that it is worth continuing with this scheme as I won't necessarily wear lenses every single day so I could end up with a huge stockpile.

    Maybe you have to buy in bulk to get any discount?
     
    Last edited: 8 Mar 2012
  3. Kimi

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    Joined: 25 Feb 2009

    Posts: 3,596

    Good shout with this mate, lenses took 2 days to come, tried them out at the weekend and they worked fine. For me they were actually more comfortable than the Johnson Actuview ones!:D
     
  4. hyper_piper45

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    Joined: 12 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,706

    Location: Leicester

    Another vote for daysoft. Very good service and the lenses are great.
     
  5. SS-89

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 May 2007

    Posts: 8,141

    Location: London

    Used to use lenstore but switched to feelgoodcontacts.com as I switched from dailies to monthlies and lenstore didn't stock the brand of toric lenses I required.

    Both are very good although FGC has the added bonus of free delivery which lenstore didn't.
     
  6. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 31,269

    costco is cheaper than most online places.
     
  7. Pookie Bear

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Jun 2006

    Posts: 5,209

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    With regards needing a prescription, I see that one company linked above just gets around it by sending their lenses from the Netherlands. Sneaky :D
     
  8. Tomsk

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,221

    Location: Overground, underground..

    I tried Daysoft lenses twice, about two years ago and three months ago. I found them to be less comfortable than my usual Acuvue lenses.
    I usually get my lenses from Asda online.

    The online suppliers don't seem check the actual prescription. They only seem interested in a valid date. On my last check up with my optician, I discovered that I had been wearing -11.0 instead on my prescribed -10.5 for over a year. I must have mixed up my glasses prescription when ordering my lenses. As an experiment I tried ordering some at -11.5 and still received them!