[The following information is for your benefit and knowledge. The Spectacle Shoppe does not currently fit or sell contact lenses.]
Because buying contact lenses is more complicated than buying eyeglasses, here are some questions you might ask eye care specialists.
What do you charge for an eye exam, lenses, a contact lens evaluation, fittings, a lens care kit, follow-up visits, and "insurance" service agreements?
These items may be priced individually or sold as a package. Some advertisements for contact lenses quote bargain prices for the contact lenses alone. But bargain-priced contact lenses may not be the best purchase if the other essential goods and services are not included in the price.
If you are a first-time wearer of contact lenses, you will need services like fittings and follow-up visits in addition to lenses. Even experienced contact wearers may require several appointments before they get a proper fit.
So before you select an eye care specialist, ask about the total cost of care, including what tests are included in the eye exam. A reasonably-priced package may be a better deal than bargain-priced goods that do not include free follow-up visits.