When buying contact lenses, you want to buy from a place that will offer you not only cheap prices but also great service. There are probably thousands of contact lens stores both offline and online—but online contact lens stores are gaining more popularity over the last few years because of the convenience they offer. Where else but the Internet can you find contact lens stores that will just require mere minutes of your time to fill your prescription?
However, finding great contact lens stores online can be a hit-or-miss endeavor. There are good contact lens stores that offer attractive prices, but bad service, while there are also contact lens stores that offer rather steep prices but go the extra mile for their customers.
Because you cannot tell the kind of service contact lens stores will provide you with just looking at their website, the best way to test them is to order something small from their store. Check if the contact lens stores you are considering to buy from have your brand, and order a pair from them. You do not have to settle with a store that offer lower prices but do not provide you with good service. Of course, you might end up paying a few more dollars with better contact lens stores, but you will get better service—better prepared packages, speedier deliveries, and even reminders on when to replace your contact lenses.
You will also need to make sure that the contact lens stores you are buying from offer secure transactions. Without secure transactions, you might be compromising the safety of your personal and credit card information. At the address bar, make sure that the URL of the site begins with https:// and not just http://. This will ensure you that the online store is not out to steal your credit card information by tricking you into buying contact lenses.