Vision Care

Groupon Goods Deal for 6 Month Supply of Contact Lenses

Posted by uninsure on March 29, 2012
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Groupon is used for more than just restaurant discounts these days.  Today’s groupon goods deal includes a 6 month supply of  contact lenses at a 56% discount.  A 6 month supply of  CooperVision Biofinity contact lenses, which normally retails at $100, can be yours for $44.  See the link below for details and be sure to keep an eye out for future health related groupon discounts – a great way to save money if you don’t have health insurance!

 

Groupon Deal on Contact Lenses

 

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Buying Prescription Eyeglasses Online

Posted by uninsure on March 25, 2011
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I wear glasses. The last time I purchased a pair I ended up paying over $200 for the glasses and didn’t even receive a matching case. When it came time again for a new prescription and frames I knew I could not afford another $200 pair. I began researching my options and found a number of websites where you could order your glasses online for so much cheaper. At first I was skeptical and worried about the fit and style since I couldn’t try them on before buying. To alleviate these concerns, I went to a local eyeglass shop and tried on glasses to narrow down the style that I wanted. As for the fit, I found that most of the sites where you can buy prescription glasses have helpful sizing information to make sure you buy the right pair for your face. The best way to ensure you get a pair that fit is to check out the measurements on your current eyeglasses and match those up with your new pair.

If you decide to buy your next pair of eyeglasses online keep in mind a few important points. Before you order your glasses you will need to have your eyeglass prescription available so make sure to get a copy after your eye exam. Usually you will have to specifically ask for it, since your eye exam center will want you to purchase from them and they don’t want to lose your business. However, it is against the law to withhold your prescription from you so don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot have it (see link below). If you paid for the eye exam you are entitled to the prescription. Make sure that your prescription contains all the information you need. One of the measurements that is often left out but is required is the pupillary distance – the distance between your pupils. Make sure your eye examiner includes this on your prescription. Lastly, if this is your first time purchasing glasses online consider buying from a source that allows returns. Not all of them do so make sure to check out the company’s return policy before you buy.

Hope it works out for you as it did for me. I ended up purchasing three pairs of eyeglasses from Eye Buy Direct for $60 total and am happy with all of them. That’s less than a third of what I paid for one pair of glasses from a local store – oh and they all came with a matching eyeglass case :)

Federal Trade Commission contacts and eye glasses rules

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