Cheapest Place to get Contact Lenses?

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Where to get the cheapest contacts?

About 15% of American's wear contact lenses. That's a fair amount of people and I'm one of them. Contacts can be expensive so of course I want to find the cheapest way to get them. Contacts are NOT covered by most insurance plans (glasses usually are). So where do I get my contacts?

I've found it's cheapest to purchase contacts online. There are several online company's that are note worthy, but I've found to be the overall cheapest. Let's just compare a popular contact lens:

12 boxes of Acuvue Oasys (total price including shipping).
  • $59.95/box of 12-  FREE SHIPPING and no promo codes needed cause they just have the lowest prices without having the hassle of promo codes and coupons.
  • OpticContacts: $62.95/box of 12- this includes $5 off promo code
  • 1-800-Contacts: $67.95/box of 12
Note: It's better to buy in bulk (1-2 year supply) to save more money. It is always smarter to buy at least 12 boxes because you will get a better per/box price.

You might find a cheaper per/box price on the contact lenses, but AFTER you include additional fees and shipping, is almost always cheaper.

Other ways to save and thoughts:

  • If you buy a year supply, you can get a steep discount.
  • As a side note, if you purchase Acuvue contacts you can get a $25-$70 rebate on top of the above prices by filling out a form HERE. This is only valid for in-store purchases.
  • If you buy your contacts in a store then, Costco or BJ's are probably the best in-store options.
  • If you have HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flex spending account) via your employer, you can use that money to buy contacts. If your employer offers an HSA health insurance plan, I think these plans are the best (that's a whole another discussion!)
You know of any cheaper way to get contacts?

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  1. Just wanted to say, I think I found the most comfortable brand of contacts: "CooperVision". I found them to be more comfortable even then Acuvue away sis. Theyre once a day lenses

  2. I've found cheapest online vision care stores in Pakistan to purchase contacts online. There are several online stores that are note worthy, but I've found Vision Direct to be the overall cheapest with special discount. Let's just compare a popular contact lens:

  3. Thanks for the tip, just saved me a lot of money!

  4. Just went to Acuvue's site and copied this.
    Rewards are not available for internet purchases and purchases made at: Costco® Optical, Sam's Club® Optical, BJ's® Optical, Walmart® Optical and Target® Optical.
    Other offers may be available for ACUVUE® Brand purchases at these retailers.

  5. is the best deal you can get. I get Biofinity which are very expensive to buy, and at I save a ton of money. Last year I bought a year supply that cost me around $78. I will be buying from them again.

  6. To save money on contact lens solutions, people should check out this blog post:

    We are being ripped off my the contact lens solution manufacturers as well.

  7. Thank you for this post! I nearly just spent $100 at Sam's club for a six month supply but with your guidance, I was just able to score a full year supply for just $11 more after discounts, rebates, and cash back! Thanks so much!!!!

    1. Thanks Ashley for sharing, contacts can be expensive so I wanted to share how to get the most bang for your buck!

  8. Shopping online and buying in bulk are two effective ways to save money. I noticed contact lenses are much less expensive when you purchase them in bulk.

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  10. is cheaper then VisionDirect. Or at least that's what I've seen

  11. I bought eye drops from this coupon. I think for a year's supply, it's around $100. I've also gotten a $30 rebate from AcuVUE the past two years I've ordered, so it comes out to around $70. Doesn't matter much since my vision insurance covers up to $125 worth of contacts per year, but it's pretty good if you don't have insurance.

  12. Hey I just got a box of accuvue oasysis hydroclear plus and my vision started to get blurry about an hour after I put them in. They gave me a slight headache and I was a tad irritable throughout the day just because my vision kept changing from decent to blurry. I put my old ones back in (Regular oasysis hydroclears) and there was no problem whatsoever. Anyone else have problems with the newer version? I believe they came out with the "Plus" style within the last two years.

  13. Do not buy anything from They no longer stand behind the products they sell. If you order gets lost, if you receive a defective item, etc., starting April 19th, that is 100% on you.


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