Because there are a comprehensive range of products to choose from and because purchases can be conducted around the clock, purchasing lenses via the internet is a particularly convenient option, as well as a considerably cheaper one when compared to any high street optician. This is due to the fact that internet suppliers can reach a customer more quickly than any other form of retailing outlet. This tends to lead to lower overheads for internet suppliers compared to their competitors who as opticians are also obliged to stock spectacles.
Close examination of the contact lens market shows that the customer achieves greater savings when purchasing via the internet compared to more traditional outlets such as opticians. However, it is important that the payee is aware of the final, total cost of delivery prior to sending in an order. Because optical strengths and weaknesses vary greatly with the passage of time, we recommend that the customer consults with a qualified optician prior to making an order.
Rules vary from supplier to supplier and from outlet to outlet but it is generally recommended that a customer order for contact lenses be based upon a qualified optician's prescription. Whatever the governing terms and conditions maybe, customers should in any event ensure that their eyes are tested by a qualified professional, on a regular basis.