Acuvue Oasys is one of the all-time most popular brands of contact lenses. That being the case, it is important to know where to find the best price for Acuvue Oasys. In this article, I will show you just where that it is so that you can save on contact lenses the next time you make a purchase.
Where Have You Been Buying Acuvue Oasys?
Chance are, if you’ve purchased Acuvue Oasys online, you purchased them from one of the most popular contact lens websites.
According to SimilarWeb.com, the top 5 most popular contact lens websites in the USA are:
You might expect that because these are the most popular sites, they are the best places to purchase your contact lenses. But unfortunately, if your goal is to save money, that would be wrong.
The most popular websites are not the best places to purchase contact lenses, Acuvue Oasys included. In fact, most of the time, the most popular websites have the highest prices for contact lenses.
Skeptical? Let’s look at the data.
This is a graph of the price of Acuvue Oasys 12-pack and 24-pack at 12 different contact lens websites.
What am I Looking at?
The websites in the graph are organized by popularity from left to right. How popular they are (according to SimilarWeb.com) are represented by the blue bars. The higher the blue bar, the more popular that website is.
The maroon square-dots represents the price/box of Acuvue Oasys 12-pack at each of the websites.
The green triangle-dots represents the price/box of Acuvue Oasys 22-pack at each of the websites.
Where are the lowest prices?
To find where the lowest price is for each box size, look for the lowest dot.
For the Acuvue Oasys 12-pack, the lowest dot is at PSContacts.com.
For Acuvue Oasys 24-pack, the lowest dot is at ACLens.com.
Note that for Acuvue Oasys 12-pack, the lowest price is literally found at the least popular website!
Acuvue Oasys 24-pack is found at the 7th most (6th least) popular website.
Where are the highest prices?
We’ve established that the lowest prices are usually at the less popular websites, but did you notice where the highest prices are?
The highest price for Acuvue Oasys 12-pack is at Walgreens, which is the most popular website!
The highest price for Acuvue Oasys 24-pack is at 1800contacts, the 2nd most popular website!
That’s why it’s so important not to automatically purchase your contact lenses at the most popular websites. Just because they’re popular does not mean they have the best prices.
If you or anybody you know purchases their contact lenses online, please point this fact out to them. It’s unfortunate how many people overpay for their contact lenses because they don’t know that there are better options out there.
What is the price spread?
Not only are the prices different at all the contact lens websites, they are wildly different!
The difference in price between the best (PSContacts) and worst (Walgreens) website for Acuvue Oasys 12-pack is $35.11/box! That means that if you’re purchasing a 1-year supply (4 boxes) from Walgreens, you’d be overpaying by $140.44!
To put this in more perspective, the lowest price is $37.88, and the highest price is $72.99. That means that at Walgreen, you’re paying about 2x (1.92X) more than at PSContacts, for the exact same product! That is outrageous.
Imagine shopping for anything else where that’s the case. If you could purchase a laptop from a store for $1000, why would you go to a different store and pay $2000 for the exact same laptop? Wouldn’t you consider that a massive scam?
Is it just Acuvue Oasys?
In this article we’ve been focused on the best price of Acuvue Oasys, but is it the same for other contact lens brands?
Yes and no.
Yes, in that the price for other contact lens brands varies from website to website.
No, in that it’s not always the same site that has the lowest price/highest price. The sites that have the best price for Acuvue Oasys will not necessarily have the best price for a different brand. Skeptical? Check out ContactsAdvice.com’s homepage.
You’ve already seen that the best website to buy Acuvue Oasys is different based on the box size. For the 12-pack it’s at PSContacts, whereas for the 24-pack it’s at ACLens.
We see the same thing for other brands. There isn’t a single site that consistently offers the lowest price for all brands of contact lenses. The only way to know for sure which site has the lowest price for any brand of contact lenses is to consult a reliable contact lens price comparison website.
Contacts Advice is the Internet’s most comprehensive and up-to-date contact lens price comparison site. Every week Contacts Advice price checks over 50 brands of contact lenses across all the contact lens website in order to uncover where all the lowest prices are.
If you’re planning to purchase contact lenses, whether its Acuvue Oasys or any other brand, make sure you’re not overspending by first consulting with Contacts Advice’s price comparison results.
Finding the lowest price for any brand is easy. Just navigate to Contacts Advice’s homepage, scroll down until you find your brand, and you’ll see exactly what the lowest price is and where you can get it at that price.
Are prices stable?
The prices in this chart were collected on January 27th, 2018. By the time you read this article, they will almost certainly be different. Why? Because prices for contact lenses online change all the time!
And we’re not talking slight changes over long periods of time here, we’re talking major fluctuations from week to week.
That’s why it’s important to look up the website that has the lowest price every time you’re planning on purchasing contact lenses online.
Doing price comparisons at dozens of websites is not just long, but it’s boring. That’s why Contacts Advice does it all for you. In just seconds, you can find the result of hours worth contact lens price research. Just head over to Contacts Advice’s homepage and you’ll have all the information you need to save money on contact lenses at your fingertips.
Not a chart person?
If you prefer interpreting raw data instead of looking at graphs, here’s all the data I used to generate the chart above. Again, those prices were collected on January 27th, 2018 and will most likely be different now. For up-to-date lowest prices, visit ContactsAdvice.com.
I hope you found this article helpful and that it helps you save money on your contact lenses in the future. If you have any questions about where to find the lowest price for contact lenses, let me know in the comments and I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.
Contacts Advice Founder