We’ve all been there. You think you have another box of contact lenses, only to discover that you are on your very last lens. Don’t despair! There are many options to get your contact lenses the next day (or sometimes even the same day).
Getting Contact Lenses the Same Day
Getting contact lenses the same day is difficult, but not impossible. It will depend on your brand, your prescription, and your location. If you are able to wait a day, it is easier (and sometimes cheaper) to get your contacts lenses next day instead.
If you need contacts today, your best bet is to call local eye doctors. They may have boxes in stock, or even trial lenses that they could give you. Contact lenses are a medical device that requires a prescription, so make sure you have a copy of your prescription handy when you call local eye doctors. If you don’t have your prescription handy, you could try an online vision testing service to get a new prescription.
There are over a hundred brands of contact lenses, and each brand can have thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) of prescription options. If you wear a popular brand like Acuvue Oasys 2 Week or Biofinity, you might be able to find someone who carries your exact lenses. For those who need toric contacts for astigmatism, or multifocal contacts for presbyopia, then you might have a harder time finding someone who has your exact brand and prescription in stock.
Getting Contact Lenses the Next Day
Most online contact lens sellers offer Next Day Shipping either free or for an additional fee. Usually online stores have a much larger selection that eye doctors. Even if you have an unusual prescription, they likely will have it in stock.
Before you purchase your contacts online, you need a copy of your prescription. If you don’t have a copy of your prescription, then the seller will need to call or fax your eye doctor to verify. Federal law requires the seller to wait at least 8 business hours for a response from your eye doctor, so having a copy of your prescription handy will ensure you get your contacts within one day.
Want your contacts tomorrow but don’t want to pay extra for the next day shipping? ContactLensesNextDay.com has you covered. They include free next day shipping with every order. Their brand options are somewhat limited, but the free next day shipping makes them worth checking out.
Don’t mind paying for the next day shipping? You can use our price comparison tool to find the store offering the cheapest price on your brand. Once you visit their site, you can pay the extra fee for the Next Day Shipping. Some sites like LensesForLess have coupon codes for free next shipping if you spend a certain amount.
One more note about next day shipping: weekends and holidays don’t count, so if you order your contacts on Friday night, don’t expect them until Tuesday of the following week.