Daily Wear Contacts
January is usually when I order my yearly supply of contact lens. I usually get them from 1800contacts.com. I usually wear my lens alot longer than the recommended 2 weeks, but I had been thinking about ditching that idea and wearing each lens one week only.
I use the AOsept system and I calculate that I spend about $25/month on contact solutions. This comes out to $300/yr. I probably change lens once a month, or 24 lens a year. My lenses cost me $100/yr. This makes my yearly contact costs $400/yr.
However, this year I began to wonder what it would cost to wear a new lens every day. Forget the cleaning and solutions, just open up a new pack in the morning and throw them away at night. What really made me take a look at this was the new TSA airline regulations. I hated checking in my luggage just because I had to carry contact solution. I also hated filling up the small 3oz. bottles with contact solution.
When daily wear lenses first came they were fairly expensive compared to others. I hadn’t even thought about switching as I’ve been wearing the same brand and make lenses for over 6 years now. I’m glad I went and revisited this because I can a whole year’s supply of 720 lenses for $345! Man, I’ve been doing all that work for no reason. I didn’t expect it to be cheaper going with daily lenses.
Cheap Prescription Eye Glasses
With contacts I rarely ever wear my eyeglasses out of the house. I have a pair of glasses that are over 15 years old. They are falling apart and at a lower prescription than my current one. I really did not want to pay much money for some glasses that I’ll use only when I wake up in the middle of the night.
A quick google search brought me to Zenni Optical, home of the prescription eyeglasses for $8.00. Seriously, for $8.00 you can get a pair of prescription eyeglasses. No need to be stylist here or get any special bells and whistles. I just bought myself some really nerdy black plastic frames. In fact, I bought two pairs. The second pair I put in my car just in case I ever lose a contact while I’m out.