How to find cheap contact lenses online in the UK plus money-saving tips and 2019 voucher codes

Buying your contact lenses online can slash costs by hundreds of pounds – and it’s no less safe than getting them from your local opticians.

As all lenses are made by a select few manufacturers, places like Specsavers and Boots simply give you identical lenses repackaged in their own brand labels.

Grabbing a good deal all depends on finding the same lenses, made by the same company, with the same prescription – but for less.

Here’s our top tips for how to find cheap contact lenses online, including where to buy and how to save even more money once you’ve found a good price.

Where to look

You have a legal right to your prescription (just ask your opticians for a copy) and once you know what yours is, you can purchase exactly the same lenses online for cheaper.

Online contact lens suppliers can afford to sell theirs for less as they buy in bulk and cut out the middle man.

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Are you getting the best deal on your contact lenses? See if you could save more with these tips

The largest online contact lens seller is Vision Direct with FeelGoodContacts coming in second place. However, when comparing the price for Focus Dailies All Day Comfort (pack of 30), the cheapest contact lenses we found were at Optical Express for £11 .

We recommend checking your prescription at all of the big sites:

5 tips for getting a good deal

1. De-code the commercial jargon

Vision Direct have a great chart explaining the real names for your own brand lenses. This makes it easier to order exactly the same type the optician has prescribed you – although you may prefer trying out other, cheaper brands instead now that you have the choice (just make sure you stick to your official prescription!).

2. Assess your other costs

Bear in mind that if you don’t subscribe to your opticians monthly scheme, you’ll most likely have to pay for your own check-ups and aftercare in store (usually around £15 – £30), although buying your contacts online will save you much more than that. However, Lenstore do now offer you free eye tests and some contact lens aftercare.

3. Earn money as you shop

Get money back by using cashback sites like Quidco and TopCashback alongside your purchase who have cashback rates for all the big contact lens retailers.

4. Bulk-buy

If you can afford a lump sum outright, buying a years supply in one go could save you hundreds of pounds.

5. Make use of voucher codes and discounts

Look out for promotional offers when picking which retailer to buy from.

FeelGoodContacts offer 10% off your first order with the code FEELGOOD as will Vision Direct.

Collecting loyalty points on your contacts will also add up over a while, get yours from Tesco and you’ll get clubcard points.

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