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How much does it cost to get contacts?

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structure image How much does it cost to get contacts?

Are you considering making the switch to contact lenses after wearing glasses? Perhaps you are ready for a change, or perhaps you just found out that you need a prescription to improve your vision. Either way, one of the first things that you will likely think about is the cost of contact lenses.

At Contacts Direct, we understand that life is expensive, and we want you to be honestly informed about the cost of purchasing contact lenses. We also want to remind you to help yourself out by taking advantage of our price match guarantee!

The cost of contact lenses depends on a few factors: the brand of contacts, the frequency of replacement (daily, weekly, monthly), and where you choose to buy them. Other factors that can alter this cost include complex vision problems, manufacturer rebates, and other discounts.

However, some online sites and retailers made it difficult to use these coupons or add extra fees that negate any savings. For example, some websites offer coupons on purchases, but make you pay shipping. Others will offer annual supply rebates if you buy larger quantities, but you have to submit after-the-fact for reimbursement.

Contacts Direct provides instant annual supply discounts. As soon as you hit the annual supply quantity, we’ll reduce the per-box price right up-front, with no paperwork or rebates to file. And ground shipping is ALWAYS free.

A ballpark estimate of an annual supply of contacts for a nearsighted individual is between $220-$260. Depending on the frequency of replacement, you will likely need between 6-10 boxes of contacts for the year, with boxes typically costing between $22-$26. However, if you need contact lenses for astigmatism, the price will increase. These contacts typically cost between $50-$70 per box, leading to an annual cost of $500-$700. The cost is similar for corrective lenses for presbyopia. If you are interested in daily disposable contacts, the cost will also change. Annually, daily disposables may cost between $500-$700. But if you purchase an annual supply, you will likely receive a substantial discount.

It is also important to remember that, along with your contact lenses, you will also need to purchase bottles of contact lens solution for cleaning and protecting your contacts.

While the price of contacts may sound expensive initially, do not let that scare you away. At Contacts Direct, we accept most vision insurance benefits—both as an in- and out-of-network provider, which can significantly assist with the costs. Make sure to find out what vision benefits you have. There is a good chance you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Even if your insurance does cover your contact lenses, your vision benefit allowance could be $100-130 annually.

If you ask any contact lens wearer, they will tell that you that the benefits and convenience of wearing contacts far outweigh the costs. You will love your new contacts. If you consistently and carefully follow the instructions and care for your lenses, you will enjoy them!