Commonly asked questions
Select the contact lenses that you wear. The contact lens product page will immediately display the pertinent information required to complete an order. You do not need to create an account to place an order. Usually after the order is placed, you would send us your eye care provider's name and phone number or fax your prescription to 1-877-468-6517. Detailed instructions would be provided once you complete the checkout online.
Special feature: Enter your information on the product page (name, shipping address, etc) and press the checkout button to view a break down of the order, and receive a quote number. If you return to place the order at a later time, you can avoid re-entering your information by using the quote number to pull up the information you entered previously.
Lens247.com does not charge any taxes, handling fees or hidden fees. Standard shipping is free on all orders within the USA. The price you pay will be the price listed on the website. Changes to your order total will be visible instantly as you change the quantity of contact lenses ordered.
Select the lens and prescription for that eye and set the quantity to the eye you are not ordering for to zero.
Enter in the information for the first lens, set the quantity of boxes for the other eye to 0 then press the checkout button (please enter your shipping information if you have not already before pressing the checkout button). The item will now be in your cart. Click the 'Continue Shopping' button. Select the next product and repeat the first step.
Yes. Choose the first person's lenses and enter in their prescription information. The first patient's name will default to the ship-to name, but you will have the opportunity to change this. After you press the checkout button (items will be added to cart), press 'continue shopping' to choose lenses for the next person. If you have more than one doctor as well, that information can be provided to us by email once your order has been placed.
Once your order has been accepted, the website will take you to a receipt page and display an order confirmation number. The only reason that it would not take you to this page, is if there was a problem with your billing information. Check to see if you entered in the correct billing address zip code. If you have moved recently, try entering in your old zip code before calling customer service. You can have a separate shipping and billing address.
We can accept payment via a flexible spending Visa or Master Card. If you tried to use an FSA card on our website and it did not go through, try calling the number on the back of the card to let them know you are in the process of placing an order for contact lenses (a medical device, FSA approved). This is done to verify that you are using your card to purchase FSA approved products. They will then allow the system to accept your next transaction on our website. Alternatively, you can use a regular credit card to pay, and we can provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Contact lenses are a medical expense and are covered under most vision plans.
No, you do not need to send us your prescription. You can provide us with your doctor's information, and we can verify it by phone or fax. There is no extra charge for this service. Your doctor is required to release the prescription to us, however, if they do not cooperate, we are allowed to assume that your prescription is correct and valid if your doctor does not respond to our request within 8 business hours. If you send us your prescription by email or fax, we will have no need to contact your doctor and your order will get processed a bit faster.
Usually 1 or 2 years from the date it was written, depending on the state that you are in. Sometimes it is up to your doctor's discretion. If you are unsure if your prescription is still valid, you can always try placing your order and providing us with your doctor information. If your doctor does not contact us to cancel your order within 8 business hours of the prescription verification request, your order will ship. There are no restocking or cancellation fees if your order gets canceled, so you have nothing to lose.
You usually don't have to. The prescription numbers are on your contact lens boxes or on the little containers that the trial lenses came in. If for whatever reason you do not have the boxes or trial lenses, you can get help reading your rx by clicking here. If you still can't figure it out, just do not select any numbers for your prescription when ordering. we will attempt to read your prescription or contact your doctor to obtain the information.
Contact lenses require brand specific prescriptions. You can only order the exact brand of lens that you were prescribed for through your eye care professional. Different brands of lenses all fit and feel differently. Even if the prescription numbers match up, the lens may not suit your eye.
Do so only with consent from your eye care professional. See your doctor for a new contact lens fitting first. Ask your doctor for a trial fitting in 2 or 3 different types of lenses if you wish. You can even ask your doctor to write more than one brand of lens on your prescription. Once your doctor establishes that you are comfortable with the lenses, you can pick and choose which one you feel like ordering and wearing.
We would be more then happy to accommodate you when you are in need. However, you would have more luck explaining your situation to your optometrist and asking for his or her consent to order one last batch of contacts to hold you over until you can get your prescription renewed. If your doctor extends your prescription expiration date because of your situation, place your order with us and it will ship upon verification.
Just place the order based off the prescription parameters on your previous box of contact lenses or trial pair, and provide us with the phone or fax number to your doctor's office. If your doctor does not respond within 8 business hours of our prescription verification request, the order will ship. Please make sure that the prescription numbers that you entered during the order are correct, as your doctor will not always call us back to make corrections.
The contact lenses that we sell are sourced from the same suppliers and manufacturers that your eye care provider orders from, therefore they must be the exact same lenses. There are no generic lenses available on the market, and since contact lenses require brand specific prescriptions, we couldn't sell you a substitute even if we wanted too. We guarantee to ship your contact lenses exactly as ordered, and will fix any shipping errors at our expense.
The contact lenses that we sell are new and expire well into the future; usually 3-6 years away from the date that the order is placed. Because of our inventory system and order volume, our inventory is replenished with new lenses more often than most other online companies, which means that the lenses on our shelves have usually just arrived in from the manufacturer.
It's likely that you are looking at a brand of lens that you have not been prescribed for. The numbers on your prescription will only match up with the brand of lens that you have previously worn, or have been prescribed for by your eye care professional. Please order the correct brand of lenses. If you're unsure about which brand of lens you require, call us or speak to your doctor.
Yes. We stock some standard toric lens parameters, whenever possible. We have adequate stock of all popular toric contact lenses to ensure quick shipments. Non-stock items can potentially take 2-3 business days to process, barring any backorders. We do take backorders, and ship orders out as soon as possible.
Lens247.com offers same day shipping on most stocked items placed before 2pm EST.
If there is a problem with your order, we will contact you via email. Please check your email at least once during order processing to see if we are waiting on information from you. If you do not see an email from us, your order is in progress and will ship out as soon as possible. If a lens is on backorder with the manufacturer, your online order status will eventually reflect that and an estimated ship date may be available.
As soon as possible. Most toric or special lenses become available for shipment within 3 days. If the wait time is expected to exceed 3 days, it would normally be indicated on the product page of the website, or by an email from customer service.
Tracking information will be available on a link from your shipment confirmation email. Depending on the shipping method that you selected, full tracking (point to point) may not be available. Please rest assured that you will receive your order within the specified time period.
A printable receipt is available when you access your account online. It's also sent via e-mail once your order ships out. Please feel free to contact us if you require anything else.