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      12-02-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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Attn: Contact Lens Wearers.

Do you buy your lenses online and if so what website do you use? I want to try out a contact lens website but I don't want to get scammed. I have always bought my lenses at my eye doctor with no problem but I think that I am way over-paying. Help a brother out.:
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      12-02-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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http://www.1800contacts.com FTW. These guys have been around forever.
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i used to use 1800contacts.com before i got lasik. they've got fair prices, quick shipping, and excellent customer service. but if you can afford it, you should get lasik...totally worth it! i know a lot of doctors are doing "recession specials" around here right now, might be a good chance to shop around yourself!
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+1 on what rickC said, but i get them from costco
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Since I don't mind wearing the contacts I have absolutely zero interest in lasik at this time.
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Since I don't mind wearing the contacts I have absolutely zero interest in lasik at this time.
just suggesting
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      12-02-2008, 03:21 PM   #7
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my doctor actually sells them to me cheaper than 1800contacts.com
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i want to do lasik, when my vision is more stable... a few more years
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i want to do lasik, when my vision is more stable... a few more years
yea, i waited 4 years no rx change before i did mine.
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Do you buy your lenses online and if so what website do you use? I want to try out a contact lens website but I don't want to get scammed. I have always bought my lenses at my eye doctor with no problem but I think that I am way over-paying. Help a brother out.:
Have used 800 Contacts for 5 years. Good customer service. And reliable.

Your pic in your sig is broken BTW. Good luck with the contacts! I have considered lasik a few times. Would be nice, but if they Fkd up, that would not be a good scene
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just suggesting
I know. I didn't take it any other way. I hope that I didn't come across bad in my answer, If I did then please accept my apologies.


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Have used 800 Contacts for 5 years. Good customer service. And reliable.

Your pic in your sig is broken BTW. Good luck with the contacts! I have considered lasik a few times. Would be nice, but if they Fkd up, that would not be a good scene
I know the pic broke about a month ago and I have been too lazy to fix it. I really don't come around here much anymore so I didn't see the need I guess.
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      12-02-2008, 03:52 PM   #12
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my dad is my eye doctor so i get contacts for free
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yea, i waited 4 years no rx change before i did mine.
ummm i need to quit IT work to stabilize my vision like that
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ummm i need to quit IT work to stabilize my vision like that
Yeah same here but I don't think I'll be quitting IT anytime soon. Around -5 in both eyes with medium/high astigmatism. I wear toric lenses which cost about 180-220 per eye. Can't get Lasik either because they suck your eye in a vacuum during the procedure which... in my case may cause a retinal detachment (I also have Lattice Degeneration, a retinal disease).

It sucks... but at the same time not a day goes by where I am not thankful for having my eyesight and 20/20 vision with the aid of contacts.
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I use http://www.lens.com/. I found my particular contacts to be cheaper there.
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+1 on costco. I wear daily contacts (which I recommend because you don't have to deal with cleaning or buying solution) and their prices are definitely lower then any of the prices I have seen online.
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i want to do lasik, when my vision is more stable... a few more years
I wish mine would stabalize already. Every year they change another .25 or .50.
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costco is the cheapest i've found so far w/out having to order an entire years worth. at least that's what i've found so far for the acuvue 2 oaisis.
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How much are you paying? I pay $45 for a box of contacts.
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45 is a lot. Must be non disposable or hard contacts? I pay about 27 for the acuvues disposable contacts at costco.
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      12-02-2008, 09:33 PM   #22
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1800contacts is the same price as walmart!

I get acuvue2 colors and they're $70 for 2 boxes (1 for each eye)

and it's the same price at walmart....
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