This post is sponsored by 1-800 Contacts but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I remember getting glasses in the fourth grade, and I started wearing contacts my senior year of high school. I’ve been wearing contacts for more than half of my life! I switched eye doctors a year ago, and it’s frustrating how time consuming appointments can be – just to get a box of contacts in the same prescription I’ve been wearing for years. With ExpressExam 1-800 Contacts, you can now get a quick exam online, and order your contacts, all without having to leave the comfort of your living room.
I actually don’t mind going to the eye doctor, and I’m due for a checkup in the next month. It just isn’t always easy to get into my optometrist right away, and in this case I needed contacts sooner rather than later.
The ExpressExam is just that. It’s quick and it’s simple to do. I went to the website to get started, and the website detected my phone as a “remote.” The site told me to walk a certain distance away from my computer, and then I was prompted to answer some simple questions in order to verify I could recognize different characters and patterns. (You use your phone to submit your answer.) It took just a few minutes to complete this!
I also uploaded a photo of my last box of contact lenses. I use the same prescription in both eyes and it’s nice that I don’t have to be concerned about keeping up with two different prescriptions. I took care of my ExpressExam and order on a Friday night and after paying a tad more for express shipping, I had my contacts on Tuesday. Otherwise, shipping is free on your contact lens order! While I was placing my order, I decided to go ahead and get cleaning solution since I knew I was going to need it soon.
I buy so much online from clothes to groceries to household products. I don’t know why it took me so long to try purchasing contacts online, except I couldn’t get the exam done on my computer before. So far, I’ve loved how much time I’ve saved by doing the ExpressExam and order online.
3 Reasons to Try 1-800 Contacts:
- Save time with the ExpressExam by not having to make an appointment with your eye doctor (and then deal with the driving, waiting room and sometimes a week or two until your contact lenses can be ordered and delivered back to your eye doctor’s office.)
- 1-800 Contacts offers a variety of brands and different types of lenses. I wear a brand that has been around for many years, and some eye doctors don’t like to deal with this brand. 1-800 Contacts offers it and I love that I have the option to order it!
- Free shipping. On all orders. They’re also fast. And their customer service is great. (I had a question about when my order might ship. I went online and did the live chat, and the person was SO helpful and reassured me it would be shipped Monday – and it was!)