5 Myths of Ordering Contacts Online
Myth #1: Ordering contact lenses online is cheaper
Fact: Ordering contacts through your eye doctor is actually cheaper in many cases.
As mentioned, your local eye doctor will actually tend to offer better rates than online providers. In addition, the higher rebates account for even better deals.
Myth #2: Ordering contact lenses online saves time
Fact: Ordering contact lenses through your eye doctor is just as speedy and pain-free as ordering online.
Contrary to some belief, you do not have to visit the office in person to reorder, as long as your prescription is still valid. Just give your eye care provider a call and they will place your order and they will deliver your contacts right to your door.
Myth #3: Online contact lens retailers have better shipping
Fact: Odds are, your local eye clinic has just as good of shipping options or better.
Advanced Family Eye Care offers free 2-day shipping, and so do many other local eye clinics.
Myth #4: Online contact lens retailers have better customer service
Fact: Most eye clinics offer comparable customer service.
When asking my clients why they order online, a major factor is the level of customer service they receive.
True – many online contact lens retailers have incredible customer service. But what if I told you that most eye care facilities offer the same level of customer service with a more personalized touch? Plus, you receive customer service from trained professionals in the eye care field, even direct doctor advice – not a call center.
Myth #5: Online contact lens retailers have a better selection
Fact: Your local eye doctor will offer the same options of customized lenses and brands as any retailer. Plus, they have licensed professionals to help you choose the right product.