Update 5/25/13: My daughter still wears Bausch & Lomb PureVision Contact Lenses, and I just re-ordered more today from Contacts America as they still have the best price!
My kids get sick of me talking about “when I was a kid” when I try to tell them just how lucky (and spoiled) they are. For instance, when I was a kid, I had really bad eyesight, worse than any of my children do. I longed for contacts to rid myself of the “coke bottle” glasses. Once I convinced my mom I was responsible enough to wear them, I had to save enough money to buy them myself! Since I had such a bad astigmatism, I also needed weighted Gas Permeable “hard” contact lens that were extremely more expensive than soft contacts. Working at the local dairy sweet for $2/hour didn't add up real fast. When I did finally save up enough money, I wore those contacts proud, even though they were extremely uncomfortable, and I couldn't see worth crap out of them. Needless to say, my Lasik eye surgery was the best investment I've ever made to date!
Now that my kids (and now you) had to hear/read that story, I finally gave in to my daughter Mallory, who has been wanting contacts. I wasn't quite sure she was responsible enough yet, but she has proved me wrong. And no, I didn't make her pay for them herself. Considering the amount of money that I spend monthly on her siblings for medications alone, I figured it was only fair. Wait, her dental bills made exceed the medication…
Anyway, Mallory was prescribed Bausch & Lomb PureVision Regular Contact Lenses for one eye and Bausch & Lomb PureVision Toric Contact Lenses for the other (inherited the astigmatism from me). Being the thrifty shopper that I am, I searched over a dozen contact lens websites to do price comparisons.
I found the best prices at Contacts America where they even guarantee the lowest prices on the web including shipping*.
PureVision Contact Lenses only $28.99 per box Retail Value $55 (what you'd pay at the eye doctor)
PureVision Toric Contact Lenses only $37.99 per box Retail Price $70
I ordered 2 boxes of each (4 boxes total) and used a coupon code for Free Shipping w/$99 to save $7.95.
*I did factor in shipping while I searched for the best price. Many other sites offer “free shipping” but there may is still a “handling fee” so buyer beware.
Now where can I find the best price on Alcon Opti–Free Replenish Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution?!