U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-13-2008, 07:11 AM
 
1,824 posts, read 2,890,673 times
Reputation: 1370
Freshlook Toric lens correct astigmatism. They'll cost much more than regular contact lens, just like bifocals will cost much more in eyeglasses. Vision Direct is charging $41/box for Freshlook Toric. 1-800-Contacts is charging $50/box for the same plus the $80 rebate from the manufacturer. You could've just taken your prescription to an optician like WalMart, ForEyes, or Costco, and they would've sold you the lenses for competitive prices.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-01-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
617 posts, read 668,432 times
Reputation: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPNARD1 View Post
Please be careful with cheap lenses...
I have a cousin that wore "cheaper contact lenses" from Walmart and her Opthomalogist told her they were really bad for her eyes..

I'd recommend everyone see an Opthomalogist...Optometrist's aren't the same.

Every place you can order them from gets them from the same supplier... SO whether you buy them through Walmart, Costco, your eye doctor, or online... they are all coming from generally the same manufacturer.
example: CIBA vision produces 10 different "brands" of contacts but they all come back to CIBA
In all reality... allll contacts are bad for your eyes since youre really sticking something on the surface of your eye and its preventing oxygen from reaching that surface while they are there.


I personally found that my contacts are cheapest at Sams Club
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2012, 06:20 PM
Status: "want to be beach bound, again, soon! lol" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
5,380 posts, read 9,437,521 times
Reputation: 2468
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPNARD1 View Post
Please be careful with cheap lenses...
I have a cousin that wore "cheaper contact lenses" from Walmart and her Opthomalogist told her they were really bad for her eyes..

I'd recommend everyone see an Opthomalogist...Optometrist's aren't the same.
I'd bet her prescription wasn't written for those "cheaper contact lenses" either. AFAIK that's prescription tampering and should be against the law. If your prescription is written for Acuvue2 you will get the same Acuvue2 at Walmart as you will at Lenscrafters or another vendor. The difference is only in Walmart's price, not the product.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top