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Old 06-14-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Hello,

I need to buy some disposable contact lens. Where can I get a good quality contact lens with a decent price in Manhattan. There are so many glasses shops here that I am confused.
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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I don't have an eye glass store to recommend, but I will say this: I have always found MUCH better prices on contacts by ordering through a place online like Vision Direct.

What I do is go get my eyes examined, get fitted for contacts and get the prescription and then order online thru vision direct. You must have a prescription (a recent one) first before you are allowed to order.

The contacts were much cheaper than the ones they were trying to sell me in the eye place where I got my prescription.

For a recco in Manhattan why not look up optical shops on yelp.com
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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hmmm I get my contact lenses online from 1-save-on-lens.com - you can google it (can't post links here haha)

I'll share a 5% coupon with you
code: sv81210jucu

just put in the code when you are purchasing.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Default have you tried getmylenses.com?

Have you tried getmylenses.com?
They are cheap and currently have a sale.

Ships to both US & Canada.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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I would use an online store as they have tons of good discounts, a lot more savings than from the doctor. I personally use LensLiquidator.com. They don't sell contact lenses, but they provide prices and info on most of the major online vendors. I use Acuvue and average about 50-60% savings off my doctor's prices. Good luck!
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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Cohen's Fashion Optical is a chain and there is sure to be one near you. You can make an appointment online and even print out coupons from their site. Also, they often match prices from places where you have to order like 800-contacts.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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I buy my contact lenses on groupon.com they offer huge discountes every other month (its being shipped tru ezcontacts.com which btw is where I always find the best prices on my favorite raybans)I where biofinity I bought two boxes for 44 dollars with free shipping
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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All these online companies:
How often do they demand a new prescription?
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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All these online companies:
How often do they demand a new prescription?
Once a year, but if you don't think your prescription has changed, you can make it last two years by buying your first set the same day you get your Rx (say, Feb. 1, 2013) and then re-ordering the next set on or just before January 31, 2014. As long as the prescription is dated within one year, they will fill the order. However, if you have any eye disease or dysfunction in your family (glaucoma, cataracts) it's not a bad idea to go for the yearly exam.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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Thanks Henna, that's what I thought.

A couple time I have tried to take advantage of "super-deals" but then the subject of prescriptions came up and it always ticked me off because the prescription I got when I was 19 was the same one I got when I was 50.

Big waste of money, aka ripoff.


Once or twice I changed the date on the Rx. (shhh)
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