Can you ship contact lenses in the mail?

LensExpress ships all its lenses through the mail. But the contact lens industry as a whole sends only about 20% of lenses through the mail, estimates Keith Parker, president of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association. … CIBAVision says it sends most of its lenses by express delivery services.

Can contact lenses be sent by post?

Ordering your contact lenses by post with Vision Direct is easy and fast. You don’t even need your prescription handy to get lenses delivered directly to your door.

Can contact lenses freeze in the mail?

Yes they can, typically at just below freezing temperatures regardless of brand or type. Allow them to come to room temperature before you try handling them. Don’t worry, it happens every winter. Contact lenses are shipped to every state in the union, and some of those states can get pretty cold.

Can I ship contact lenses to the US?

Because of the volume we ship we are able to stock 90% of all popular contact lens prescriptions.

Contact Lens Shipping & Delivery Timetable.

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Destination Shipping Method Shipping Time*
United States Standard Shipping 5-7 Business Days
FedEx 2nd Day 2 Business Days**
FedEx Next Day 1 Business Day**
Canada Canada Standard 4-9 Business Days

Is it illegal to buy contact lenses online?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have repeatedly confirmed that it is illegal to sell contact lenses – including cosmetic lenses – without requiring a prescription. … You should never buy lenses from: […] Internet sites that do not require a prescription.

Can I get emergency contact lenses?

When you need a refill you can call or email them and you won’t have to wait a day for them to contact the eye doctor. If anything ever happens like being on vacation and losing your contacts, you can make a call and order a new box of lenses and have them overnighted to you.

How fast can contacts be delivered?

Free standard shipping on contact Lenses is 5-7 business days, depending on the prescription verification process.

Does heat melt contact lenses?

Unless you set them on fire, contact lenses cannot melt. And, they definitely will not melt in your eyes as a result of exposure to normal heat or weather conditions. Contact lenses are made of hydrogel, and their melting point is nowhere close to your body temperature.

Are contacts ruined if they freeze?

What do I do if my contact lenses have frozen? The good news about frozen contact lenses is that they’re completely salvageable. … The answer is quite simple: let your frozen contact lens packets thaw at room temperature. The contact lenses are protected by the solution in which they are stored.

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At what temperature do contact lenses freeze?

At what temperature do contacts freeze? Contacts can freeze while in contact lens solution at about 5°F (-15°C). Nevertheless, the frozen solution will protect the lenses from damage. Lenses can freeze without solution; however, they are more likely to dry out first.

How long does it take for Walmart to ship contacts?

How long does it take for my lenses to arrive? 98% of all US orders arrive within the 7-10 day delivery time stated on our website. However, the vast majority of orders that are shipped from stock will arrive significantly sooner.

Can you get contacts on Amazon?

While Amazon doesn’t sell contact lenses, they do sell a variety of reading glasses that customers can utilize while waiting for their prescription contacts! Amazon sells regular reading glasses as well as blue light glasses for computers, tablets and other devices.

Can you mail contact lenses internationally?

For International orders, most lenses usually ship out within 1 – 3 business days. Therefore, with all things factored in: warehouse processing time, rare prescription orders, and also USPS transit times/method/destination — most lenses can take anywhere between 1 – 4 weeks before delivery.

Why are colored contacts illegal?

It’s illegal to sell these lenses in the United States. They aren’t FDA-approved and can cause serious damage to your eyes within hours. Your eye has a unique shape, so these one-size lenses won’t fit your eye correctly. This isn’t just like wearing the wrong shoe size.

Does 1800Contacts really verify prescription?

We’ll verify your contact lens prescription with your eye doctor as soon as possible. If you would like your order to ship immediately, you can fax your prescription to 1-800-875-9851 or email it to Please put your customer number on the contact lens prescription before faxing or emailing it.

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Is 1800Contacts legit?

1-800 Contacts is an accredited company with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). They have an A+ rating from the BBB based on their commitment to customer service. There are about 30 customer complaints on the BBB site, all of which 1-800 Contacts has responded to.