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The Best Way to Shop for Online Contact Lenses in Melbourne

March 23, 2018 by Janine Merrett

As you know, prescription contact lenses can be a great alternative to wearing glasses every day. You could always be on the go, play sport or just like the look and feel of contacts.

Buy Contacts Online is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to order your prescription contact lenses in Melbourne.

We're unique when it comes to ordering online contact lenses because you can pick-up your orders in our Melbourne store on the same business day. So if you've just run out of lenses and it's urgent, we've got you covered. This includes all your popular disposable contact lenses, such as Dailies Total 1 90 pack and Acuvue Trueye 90 pack.

You can also call us (03 9510 2045) to discuss your current prescription needs and alternative options for any lenses that are currently out of stock. 

Your eyecare needs are important, so why not visit our in-store optometrist?

On top of your prescription contact lenses, all your eyecare needs are taken care of when you visit our Melbourne store.

Peter Merrett Optometrist can complete a thorough test of your eye health in less than 30 minutes, while offering an extensive range of eyewear for every age, taste and budget. You can book an appointment here.

"The friendly personal service & the attention Peter gives to his customers is second to none. He is friendly, thorough, and thoughtful. He does what is best for his clients and spends as much time with you as you need so you feel comfortable and confident with your glasses/contacts. The place to go for good old fashion service & advice."

Ordering contact lenses with us takes just a few minutes

With Buy Contacts Online you can find your favourite online contact lens – from daily disposables to extended wear, plus coloured and multi-focal lenses – and place your order with us. 

Our online store has a fantastic selection of the best brands in the most popular prescriptions. From Dailies Total 1 90 packs to 1 Day Acuvue Trueye 90 packs , we have it all.

What makes Buy Contacts Online different to other online stores? 

We’ve been selling online contact lenses for many years, so we know what customers want: low prices, quick delivery and great service. We offer all of these and that's why we have so many happy customers in and around Melbourne. 

“Easy to order, super prompt delivery and goods packed perfectly. Too good!!” Andrea

“The lenses are great, I’ve been ordering for years from this site. I’ve met Peter the optometrist and he is great too. Very thorough when checking your vision and they always try to help you when you need lenses in a hurry! Highly recommend.” Raffaela A. 

“I've been shopping with buy contacts online for years now, excellent service, quick delivery and unbeatable prices.” Shauna

“They're always at a great price and the delivery is always so fast! Great when you forget to place your order when you're running low!” Lauren C

On top of our speedy and reliable delivery service, you’ll find most of our online contact lenses are the cheapest in Australia.

It only takes a few minutes to create your account and begin ordering your favourite contact lenses. And don’t forget to schedule a reminder at the checkout so we can let you know when your next refill is due.

Can you tell me more about Buy Contact Online’s shipping and delivery?

We’re glad you asked! All customer contact lens orders are sent in Australia Post Express Post satchels. That means you will receive your order as quickly as possible. If your contact lenses are in stock, then your order will arrive the next business day. How good is that?

Once your order is dispatched, we will email your Australia Post tracking number so you can monitor the progress of your order. Easy!

Of course, if you happen to live in Melbourne and don’t want to wait, you can visit our Chapel St store in Windsor and pick them up in person. 

How much will my postage and packaging cost?

For orders of 3 boxes or less, your shipping cost will be $12.99. If you order 4 or more boxes of contact lenses your delivery is FREE.

How long will my order take if it’s not currently in stock?

We try to fill every order we receive as quickly as possible. However, if your contact lenses aren’t in stock it will generally take two business days for us to receive it from the manufacturer and then post it to you. If you urgently require contact lenses please contact us to find out the expected delivery time of your order or chat about an alternative to speed things up for you.

How do I make a Health Insurance claim for contact lenses purchased online?

If you’re shopping online for your new contact lenses and want to also claim with your health fund, here’s how we can help:  

  • On completion of your order with us an email will be sent to you including all the necessary information to make a claim.
  • A paper invoice is also sent with your order which some health providers may still request.
  • If you complete your claim online with your health fund, this will generally only take a few minutes as most health funds now have very user-friendly customer tools.
  • If your order includes lenses for more than one person and you need individual invoices to make claims, please provide us with details of individuals and their contact lenses and we’ll issue you separate invoices.

With Buy Contacts Online ‘Schedule Reminder’ feature you will never run out of contact lenses ever again

The Melbourne team have made it even easier for you to order your favourite prescription contact lenses with our new Reminder Alert feature.

When you buy online with us, you’ll see a ‘Schedule Reminder’ option appear just before you check out. Simply choose 3, 6 or 9 months between now and when you'll need your next order with us.

We’ll send you an email notification before your current contact lenses are finished and in just a few easy steps you can re-order your prescription

So rather than having to always monitor how many lenses you have left, we'll help you never run out of contact lenses ever again.

A quick guide to contact lenses for those wanting to know more

Maybe you already have an existing prescription for your glasses and you want to find out about wearing contact lenses. Your optometrist can provide more expert advice, as well as the prescription you’ll need. 

However, to help get you up to speed so you know what to expect, here’s an introduction.

Contact lenses are small pieces of manufactured plastic that you place directly over your cornea. They can help correct common eye issues such as myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism.

There are five main aspects to every contact lens:

  1. Lens type
  2. Material
  3. Size
  4. Curvature
  5. Power

Once you have a prescription from your eyecare specialist you’ll have a better understanding of what these aspects mean for your eyes.

In recent years there have been a number of advancements with the technology behind contact lenses. Australians now have a vast choice of comfortable, easy to use contact lenses available to them, which include:

  • Disposable soft lenses
  • High oxygen (silicon hydrogel) disposable soft lenses
  • Extended wear soft lenses
  • Multifocal soft lenses
  • Conventional soft lenses
  • Hybrid lenses
  • Cosmetic or coloured lenses
  • Bandage contact lenses
  • Special purpose lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses
  • Ortho-k lenses
  • Scleral or mini-scleral lenses

Be sure to ask your optometrist for professional advice on contact lens care and maintenance to keep your eyes clean and healthy.

If you have any questions about the health of your eyes or ordering with Buy Contacts Online, please get in touch with our Melbourne team.

Call: (03) 9510 2045 Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5pm, and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm.


Visit: 12a Chapel Street, Windsor, Victoria 3181, Australia


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