TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Vision Direct started selling contact lenses in 1996 and became part of the Walgreens family in 2011. This online contacts company has an impressive variety of contact lenses to choose from, great shipping options, comprehensive customer support and a variety of accessories that makes the site a convenient one-stop shopping experience. For these reasons, Vision Direct earns our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.

Selection
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9.3/10
Vision Direct
Coastal.com
1-800 Contacts
Discount Contact Lenses
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9.3
9
9.3
9.3
9.3
8.1
9.8
8.1
7.5
6.3

With over 40 brands of contact lenses, Vision Direct has one of the largest product selections of all the companies we reviewed, and they are available at cheap prices. You can order the best brand-name contact lenses, as well as some lesser-known brands that cater to a smaller group of consumers. Brands you can find on the site include Acuvue, Air Optix, Biomedics, Bausch & Lomb, Boston, CIBA, ClearSight, CooperVision, Focus, Frequency, Freshlook, Proclear, PureVision and SofLens. Vision Direct offers daily, weekly, and monthly disposable lenses, as well as toric and bifocal, rigid gas permeable, conventional, and colored lenses. With this many options at your fingertips, you are sure to find the contact lenses you are looking for.

Shipping
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9.8/10
Vision Direct
Coastal.com
1-800 Contacts
Discount Contact Lenses
Lensmart
SV Contacts
Lens.com
Walmart Contacts
Contact Lens King
Walgreens
9.8
9.5
8.8
7.5
7.3
8.1
6.3
8.1
9.4
9.4

Vision Direct includes free standard shipping on all orders, which is an excellent offer. After the processing time, you can expect to receive your contact lenses in three to six days with standard shipping. You can expedite your shipping if you need your order faster, but it costs more. You can track your order from your account page, and Vision Direct can assist you further if your order gets lost. The company includes a $2 processing fee with each order to offset prescription verification and return processing and handling.

Help & Support
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10/10
Vision Direct
Coastal.com
1-800 Contacts
Discount Contact Lenses
Lensmart
SV Contacts
Lens.com
Walmart Contacts
Contact Lens King
Walgreens
10
9.3
10
8.8
8.1
8.1
10
8.8
8.8
8.8

This online contacts provider has an excellent return and exchange policy that lasts the lifetime of your contacts. If your product is unopened and hasn't expired, you can return it for a full refund or credit. If you find your contacts for cheaper on a legitimate competitor's site, Vision Direct will match the price and give you an additional 5 percent back. Vision Direct also has an automatic reorder program, meaning the company sends you refills of your contact lenses order at a schedule you set. The company sends you an email reminder two weeks before the order is placed.

You can contact this company over the phone and through email 24/7. The company also has live chat support, which is helpful if you don't want to talk to a representative over the phone. You will also find a comprehensive FAQs page, in which you can search for specific information and find it easily. This section of the website may seem overwhelming, but the search feature works excellently and you can find what you are looking for quickly. You can also follow the company through Facebook and Twitter.

Accessories
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7.5/10
Vision Direct
Coastal.com
1-800 Contacts
Discount Contact Lenses
Lensmart
SV Contacts
Lens.com
Walmart Contacts
Contact Lens King
Walgreens
7.5
7.5
6.3
10
7.5
10
2.5
7.5
2.5
7.5

The website has a great line of accessories to complete your purchase. You can find lens solutions, eye drops, contact lens cases and even sunglasses. With this wide selection of accessories, Vision Direct is a good source for a one-stop shopping experience, as you can order new cases and solutions at the same time you order your lenses.

 

 

Vision Direct Summary:
9.4/10

Vision Direct is the best online contact lens provider we reviewed. The company provides a large inventory, great shipping options and a comprehensive help center that can answer most, if not all, of your questions. The website is easy to use, and you will find a large selection of lenses and accessories to fit all of your eye-care needs. Overall, when you are looking to buy contacts online, Vision Direct is the best store to choose.

 

Vision Direct

Pros
Vision Direct has an excellent help and support center in which you can find answers to many of your questions.

Cons
The company does not have the largest selection of brand-name contacts that we have seen.

The Verdict
: 9.35/10

Vision Direct is an excellent source for contacts because of its great shipping options and extensive help and support.