So, you are ready to finally buy contact lenses online, or at least you think you are ready? Before you dive right in and make that commitment, you might want to ask your potential contact lens provider a few questions to make sure they are the right company for you and your needs.
- Asking them if they accept phone orders is crucial. This will tell you how big their company is. And if they will be able to fulfill your order in the long run, or if they may be ordering it from someone else just to pass it to you. In many cases, it is best to but out the middle man.
- You are entitled to ask any company that you want to buy contact lenses online from when they will ship. Any legitimate company will be able to tell you while you are placing your order if the contact lenses are in stock and they will be able to give you a shipment date as well.
- Trust is a huge part of a business relationship and you need to have it while purchasing anything online. Simply because that company will have your credit card information. Do you trust them with your credit card information?
- Customer service will be very important when you choose to buy contact lenses online, especially if you are a first time online purchaser. You need to have the assurance that if there is any issue with your order there will be someone available to assist you. If you call a number given by your seller and get a basic answering machine message, you may want to consider where you continue your business.
- Whenever you order online you need to inquire of a return policy. Ask your company what happens if the products are damaged during shipment. Or perhaps give them this scenario; you order a year supply and your prescription changes after six months. What do you do with the remainder of the order? Can you return them?
- Lastly, whenever you buy anything online you have to make sure you are on a secured link. When the page comes up to enter any credit card information look at the web bar. Do you see[http] or [https]? Do you see a [padlock opened, or a padlock closed]? If there is [http] or an [open padlock]; do not enter any information and close the screen out. Find a different supplier. If you see a [https] or a [locked padlock] you can feel secure that they take security seriously and continue with placing your order.
This is not a guide to tell you where to buy contact lenses online, but rather how to safely buy contact lenses online. These are the days when people do more and more shopping online and that means we are more susceptible of being taken advantage of. I firmly believe the more alert you are, the less likely that is to happen. This is something I practice in my own day to day life and highly suggest that others do the same.