Pros / It will match any competitor’s price and give you an additional 5 percent off.
Cons / You have to spend $99 to qualify for free shipping.
Verdict / With a ton of contacts and other eye care accessories, Discount Contact Lenses has the best selection for contact users.
This website has a whopping 44 different brands of contacts to choose from, more than double what most of the other websites we reviewed offer. Only AC Lens can compare, as it also sells 44 brands. Keep in mind, we counted brands only once if they have several different lines of contacts. For instance, Acuvue was only counted once despite having a handful of different lines like the Define, Moist and TruEye, to name a few. You can also find a contact lens for every kind of eye on Discount Contact Lenses: It has you covered with toric, multifocal, bifocal, vial and even colored lenses. If you need RGB lenses, those are available too.
If you’re in the mood for something a little more decorative, fashionable or spooky, Discount Contact Lenses sells a bunch of Orion Vision Halloween lenses. You can black out your entire eye, give yourself neon irises or look like a werewolf with a pair of Golden Twilight lenses. At the time of our review there were 63 different Halloween lenses to choose from, the most of any site we evaluated. You must always have a prescription from a qualified eye doctor to order even decorative lenses, but you’re probably going to be able to find something to go with any costume on Discount Contact Lenses.
Frankly, the reason this site didn’t tie with AC Lens as our best overall pick was because its contacts were slightly more expensive in our price comparison. We compared the regular, non-sale price of three specific boxes of contacts across all the websites we evaluated, and while Discount Contact Lenses earned an A-, AC Lens got an A. All three boxes were about $1 more expensive through Discount Contact Lenses. However, there is an impressive price match program that will not only match a competitor’s price, but give you an additional 5 percent off.
Despite not quite placing first in affordability, Discount Contact Lenses has a lot to offer when it comes to glasses and accessories. There are a bunch of frames to choose from that are sure to fit any face, but thankfully you don’t have to risk it if you’re unsure. The virtual try-on feature uses your computer’s camera to take a photo of your face from several angles and superimpose the frames over a 3D image. It’s so realistic you’d think you’re looking into a mirror. Eyeconic’s website boasts the same virtual try-on program. Along with your average everyday glasses, you can also buy swimming goggles, safety glasses, eyeglass chains and computer glasses. You've also got your pick of fun, decorative glasses cases, glass cleaner and cosmetics for people with sensitive eyes.
Standard shipping isn’t free unless your order is at least $99. You might also be able to find coupon codes, and indeed there was one for new customers on the website at the time of our evaluation. You’ll get your contacts in roughly a week and have a year to return them. This return policy is on the high end of our rankings, especially compared to some sites like Contact Lens King, which only gives you 30 days.
With a ton of brands, glasses and eye accessories that closely rival our overall best pick, Discount Contact Lenses is the place to shop for the biggest selection of optical care products.