When it comes to trying to save money with your health, the first thing you should do is stay healthy. Eating the right diet, exercising etc… will save you thousands in medical bills. The next area to look into is dental and vision. While prevention is once again key, once you have the need for visual aid or dental work, the only thing you can do is try to reduce your costs. So today, let’s look at ways to save on contact lenses.
Did you know that when you go to the optician for a prescription, you have no obligation to buy from them? You can get a copy of the prescription and then look around for cheaper deals. We talked recently about the virtues of online shopping, and when it comes to buying contact lenses, browsing online makes a lot of sense. You don’t want to walk or drive all over town to save a few pounds on one prescription! Just your time alone is worth way more money.
However, buy buying contact lenses onlines, you can compare a myriad of retailers and products in just a few minutes. You can also use voucher codes at checkout.
When you go to the optician, they prescribe you their own brand, which is really just a regular brand with their logo on top. So if you find the model you need, you can then shop online for the same item at a discounted price.
Click here for the website of Vision Direct to browse contact lenses deals. You can get 10% off your first order is you use the code SURPRISE, and postage is free on orders over £49. Buying contact lenses in bulk can also save you a lot of money.
That said, you want to take care of your eyes and ensure that your vision is the same, or if it changes, you get the contact lenses best suited for your needs. So do regular check-ups. Some stores will offer them for free, without the obligation to buy. You can also get free sight tests through the NHS under certain conditions.
Some stores will offer all inclusive monthly schemes for lenses, solution and optician appointments, but you can usually do it cheaper by buying the products yourself, and then having your eye tests on the side. Make sure you run the numbers before you subscribe to one of these schemes.
Taking care of your eyes sure is not cheap, but if you are savvy you can drastically reduce your costs. Don’t go for the first thing that is offered to you, and like dental and other aspects of your health, check in regularly with a professional to ensure you have the best car possible. And do not be tempted to use your lenses longer than you should to save money! That can have long term effects on your vision.