Lens.com and Discount Contact Lenses offer inexpensive contact lenses. Lens.com provides discounted flat-rate shipping, and Discount Contact Lenses provides free shipping to the U.S. and parts of Canada.
Lens.com states that if the user has a vision insurance plan with an out-of-network contact lens benefit, he may appeal to the insurance company for reimbursement. Both websites require information from an up-to-date optometrist's prescription, and Lens.com uses an additional prescription verification program. The website requires users to either fax in signed prescriptions or provide contact information for their optometrists. Both websites allow users to sort for contacts by product, brand or manufacturer.