Can you save money wearing contact lenses compared to glasses?
Products for your eyesight can become one of the costliest parts of your lifestyle, right up there with beauty products. These costs are recurring costs, never ending in fact unless you have corrective surgery. This is where it gets expensive. Buying things like contact lenses online can be a great way of reducing costs.
A great way of saving money on contact lenses is to visit sites like getlenses.co.uk. They have every contact lens type. You should browse online and really look for the best deal. All you need to do to be able to buy from these sites is, firstly, get your prescription from your optician. Your optician is obliged by law to give you your prescription in writing, so you shouldn’t feel under pressure to buy your eye products from the same place that you get your eye tests done.
If you can’t find your prescription but have gotten lenses before, Getlenses.co.uk actually provides a service where you don’t need it. They will refer you to their sister site in the Netherlands where you can provide the prescription numbers found on the end of your lenses box.
Now you can take into account volume discounts. Stocking up for the year could save you money and work out cheaper in the long run than buying glasses.
If your prescription has stabilised, then it’s a matter of weighing up what you prefer. If, like most people your prescription hasn’t stabilised, you will need to change your lenses every so often. If you have bought glasses, that means having to change the lenses in your glasses. Unfortunately, opticians often charge quite a sum for fitting new lenses, and it often works out cheaper to buy new glasses altogether. You may have thought at first that glasses were a better investment because they last, but that fact really depends on whether your eye prescription stabilises or not. Also, you have to take care of them. Scratches to the lens can end up costing you.
So way up your options and your choices. Figure out what’s best for you.