Contact Lens

edited 20 May 2022 at 11:23PM in Health & beauty MoneySaving
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edited 20 May 2022 at 11:23PM in Health & beauty MoneySaving
Is there such a place to order contact lens without a monthly subscription?

I have had monthly subs in the past but I never use them often.  However, I have finished my remaining packs and I have some special events and was hoping somewhere to purchase a pack at a time existed.

I had contacted specsavers but they always push to monthly subs and can never find out if any other options.
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  • edited 21 May 2022 at 8:00AM
    newlywednewlywed Forumite
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    edited 21 May 2022 at 8:00AM
    Vision express let you purchases packs of lenses but you may have to have a recent eye test (or pay for one) and a contact lens “trial” appointment.  I had a lens trial appointment and that is free, as well as the initial lenses to try. However if you then want to take your contact lens prescription away without purchasing anything, they may then charge you.

    you can pay for subscription also, but I just said initially I wanted to purchase a pack of lenses to see how often I needed them.
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  • ScrapaholicScrapaholic Forumite
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    I use Daysoft online lenses . I order when I need them. I've had a contact lens check and a current prescription . The optician said they weren't the best  quality for wearing everyday , all day . I don't wear them every day but I've found them very good and affordable. 
  • SandtreeSandtree Forumite
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    Hundreds of companies out there do so... personally use which you can set up as a one off purchase (they'll send a reminder when next due) or reoccurring 
  • PterionPterionPterionPterion Forumite
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    Daysoft are poor lenses and would not recommend them for anything more than a few hours of very occasional wear.

    All opticians including Specsavers if that's where you've been sell contact lenses 'as and when you need them'. You can simply say you're only interested in x number of boxes. 

    With online purchases, it is not only the prescription that matters but the fit of the lenses. I'm sure a Google expert may disagree but contact lenses that you've previously successfully tried in a store are the ones you should purchase online rather than a brand/type  thats not been assessed by a professional. 
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