Comparing Contact Lens Sellers

Ordering contact lenses online has become very easy and convenient. It is important to compare and research thoroughly the different types of online sellers to make an informed decision on which one is best for you.

Larger contact sellers can be more advantageous as they not only stock a several types of contact lenses available in the market but will offer you the quality, quantity and specialty prescription that you require. For example, 1-800 Contacts — the largest mail-order seller — says that its inventory is more than 20 million lenses. Also, you need to be assured that the company you buy lenses from is credible and won’t go bankrupt the next day.
The company you select doesn't have to be huge — you just want to make sure you're not doing business with a shady operation. Again, if you have an unusual prescription, even a high-volume seller may not stock your particular kind of lenses. Since contact lenses come in millions of combinations of power, curvature and diameter, no company can stock every prescription, but the larger ones will cater better to your needs.

Make sure that the company you choose adheres to certain criteria like:

Besides e-mail, do they also accept telephone orders? This reflects a true "mail order" company and not just one person with a website. How fast and efficient is their mail order service? Some small and low-volume companies might stock only the most common prescriptions. If they have to obtain your lenses after you order them, delivery time may be longer than you expect. Ensure that during the ordering process the company updates you with information on their inventory position and if the product is in stock, and give you a shipping date.

Another important factor is the customer service and support. They should have a 24/7 support system to handle grievances, and cater to you problems immediately. Find out all about their refund and return policies; in case of a change in prescription and other problems, you should not be stuck with a year’s supply. Also ensure if the ordering process is secure and that all you information is kept private and cannot be tampered with.

Finally, the company must be credible and should be trustworthy as regards credit card information. There's always some risk in buying from companies you have never heard of. Thoroughly research any company you are considering buying from with shopping websites that provide satisfaction ratings and good user reviews.One should also check out the Contact Lens Cost befor purchasing it from online. The Better Business Bureau is useful resource, which tracks complaints against a company, and how they were resolved.

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