How Much Do Contact Lenses Cost?
Contact lenses are the best thing since sliced bread for those of us not blessed with naturally great vision. Unfortunately, some people are too intimidated to look into the option of wearing contact contact lenses because they assume contact lenses cost too much.
Here’s the truth behind how much contact lenses cost and some tips on how to save money if you decide to give them a try (OR if you’re already wearing them)!
There are many different factors that go into determining your annual cost for your lenses.
How frequently do you want to change your contact lenses? What is your prescription? Do you have astigmatism? Do you want colored or special effects contact lenses?
Contact lenses are sold by the box. Determining how often you want to change your contact lenses will determine how many boxes you need for the year. (Side note: Don’t try to get “extra weeks” out of those lenses! Change them when it says to do so or you can create a whole new problem for yourself.)
Say you wear your lenses for one month at a time (taking them out every evening for cleaning). That means you’ll need approximately twelve lenses for the year per eye. If your lenses are sold six to each box, you’ll need 2 boxes per year, per eye. If you purchase your contacts for $45/box, you’ll spend $180 per year on your lenses.
If you like the idea of wearing colored contact lenses or throwing them away after daily or weekly use, you’ll most likely be looking at a slightly higher “per box” price. Any type of specialized lenses would also fall into this category.
Is it worth it?
The answer is an emphatic YES. Even if you have to spend $200 on lenses a year, it is worth every penny. We’re confident almost every lens wearer would agree. If you think about it, that’s not a lot of money for a medical device. You may already spend more than that on prescriptions!
Don’t let cost be a barrier to wearing contacts. We have a great way for you to save money on contact lenses through our Eyecare Club. As a member, you get discounts on your eye exams, contact lens purchases, and even on back-up glasses! That’s a bargain!
Price shouldn’t be the reason you wear glasses again this year. Find out more by talking to your optometrist at your closest America’s Best retailer!