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Old Apr 6th 2008, 6:48 am
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I have searched the forum but would like some up to date info from any of you who have ordered lenses online.

I found 2 sites: https://www.clearlycontacts.co.nz/ here in NZ
and: http://www.postoptics.co.uk/ in the UK

Has anybody ordered off either of these sites (or others) that they can recommend?
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Originally Posted by cappuccino View Post
I have searched the forum but would like some up to date info from any of you who have ordered lenses online.

I found 2 sites: https://www.clearlycontacts.co.nz/ here in NZ
and: http://www.postoptics.co.uk/ in the UK

Has anybody ordered off either of these sites (or others) that they can recommend?
Michelle, I've ordered from http://www.infarvision.co.nz/faq.html, they only sell Acuvue however, but they are pretty damned cheap!!! No problems with them
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I used to buy through clearly contacts - good service etc but they are essentially a US site and I had lots of problems with them stating NZ dollars but then not doing the conversions and then getting charged different prices - got the amounts refunded but they couldn't guarantee that it wouldn't happen every time
I now order through pharmacydirect - no probs at all and they do solutions.
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Michelle, I've ordered from http://www.infarvision.co.nz/faq.html, they only sell Acuvue however, but they are pretty damned cheap!!! No problems with them
That's great Iain - I am looking for Acuvue. Do you know if they will accept a current UK prescription or do I need to get a NZ one?
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That's great Iain - I am looking for Acuvue. Do you know if they will accept a current UK prescription or do I need to get a NZ one?
Yeah I noticed that, I didnt need a prescription when I ordered a few months back, they should take a UK one though, don't see why they wouldn't?

Some places, such as the high street stores, were quoting me $70 and $80 a box for my lenses, where I got them at $30 a box through these guys!!
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I've ordered from http://www.infarvision.co.nz/faq.html, they only sell Acuvue however, but they are pretty damned cheap!!! No problems with them
They look very cheap compared to High St shops, I'll give them a try
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Found these guys - even cheaper for the lenses I need

http://www.lensesonline.co.nz/Index.aspx
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Found these guys - even cheaper for the lenses I need

http://www.lensesonline.co.nz/Index.aspx
I used them recently, cheaper than clearly contacts, based just down the road and can't fault them
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Found these guys - even cheaper for the lenses I need

http://www.lensesonline.co.nz/Index.aspx
Great, these ones look like you don't have to provide a current prescription. Mine's 1 month out of date and hasn't altered for about 10 years but they still won't order me more at the opticians here without an appointment for sight test etc. If only I could find my prescription as I've no idea what my "Base Curve" is or indeed if I have one on my prescription?
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Found these guys - even cheaper for the lenses I need

http://www.lensesonline.co.nz/Index.aspx
Aye, about $4 more expensive a box for my ones
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I used these guys in the US and had no problems. My lenses here are $350 but got them from these guys for half the price.

http://www.discountcontactlenses.com

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Michelle, I've ordered from http://www.infarvision.co.nz/faq.html, they only sell Acuvue however, but they are pretty damned cheap!!! No problems with them
Is this company legit?

The payment page on their website doesnt work, and they have not yet responded to email or phone.
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Is this company legit?

The payment page on their website doesnt work, and they have not yet responded to email or phone.
Ive had an order in for nearly 4 weeks with Infarvision and they STILL havent delivered
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Ive had an order in for nearly 4 weeks with Infarvision and they STILL havent delivered
hi i am interested in all your opinions on ordering contact lenses online. As a dispensing optician who has fitted contact lenses full time for the last 10 years in england i would like to point out some salient facts about contact lenses, especially when supplied without of date prescriptions. Contact lenses are inherently safe if you,, follow the guide lines given by your practitioner. Unfortuneatly over 80% of patients are non complient within the first month of being fitted with lenses and then the risk factors increase rapidly. i have seen cases of serious corneal infections, where patients have lost the sight of an eye who completly disregarded any sensible care regeimen offered to them. this includes storing lenses in water,not changing solutions daily in the soaking case, re-using daily disposables,over wearing lenses the list is much longer. The sad thing is that a lot of the patients i have seen over the last years could have been kept wearing their lenses if they had listened. As I said I have actually seen patients who have lost their sight because of a total disregard to basic care and the desire to save a buck.

these are not the ramblings of someone with a huge vested ineterst because in this country due to their severely antiquated regualtions iam not allowed to practise as a contact lens optician even though I have been qualified to do so in uk for 29 years.
So if u wish to purchase lenses from out of date prescriptions remember 2 things, your eyesight is at much higher risk and secondly with the recent product developments you will not be wearing the best products. But hey what are eyes, they don't matter, we only have one pair and when things go wrong, we expect our eye care professional, who we kick in the teeth by not supporting them to perform miracles.

The truth over here is that the care and general lack of information patients have or are given is actually much lower than the in the U.K. so make your own minds up you are adults but don't start bleating to your optometrist when things go wrong because of your own negligence.

I have been a member of the british contact lens association for the last 10 years. This is widely regarded as the foremost contact lens association i nthe world. I have also performed pre launch trials for contact lens companies some of which were acuvue products.
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