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Is it perfectly legal to order contacts on-line without a prescription if you live in the United States? While it is not legal for a US based company to sell and ship contacts to a US address without a prescription US consumers break no laws if they order them online from a non-US source. That means a possible alternative source to buy contacts, like many prescription drugs, could be Canada or the UK (United Kingdom). Online resellers based in these geographic areas, at least the ones featured below, won't even prompt you to enter your Doctor's current prescription information at order time and they ship world wide at very reasonable rates. As a US consumer you are not violating any laws by ordering contact lenses from a website based outside of the US which is not subject to US regulations.
The UK LensPlanet.com option below is our best contacts with no prescription verification option for great savings on already low prices AND FREE SHIPPING! Visit the LensPlant link below and get Free Shipping for any orders over 95 pounds or very low shipping to ANYWHERE in the world for a low 4 pounds or about 6 US dollars.
The LensPlanet.com website is super easy to use and has the majority of the popular name brand contact lenses in stock. The ordering and checkout process is fast and intuitive. Tip for US customers... put your State name in the 'County' field on the order form. NOTE: Because you are ordering from this UK based website you will NOT be prompted to enter in you current doctor's prescription information. Click this link to visit the LensPlanet UK website to order contact lenses without a prescription.
With the average Pounds to Dollars conversion at roughly 1 pound = 1 dollar and 65 cents (steady for the last few years) Lensplanet.com prices for popular Acuvue 1-Day contact lenses at 13.75 pounds is about 22.69 US which represents a HUGE SAVINGS over the 1800contacts.com price of 29.99 (based on a minimum 6 box order). Plus with Free Shipping or low cost shipping on a low volume order there is zero downside to giving them a try. Our visitors are reporting a 99% success rate on getting their contact lenses orders shipped without a current Rx.
The UK (United Kingdom) for example evidently has different trust levels with consumers and different governmental laws. They must trust that people have been to the eye doctor's at some point in the past and know their base curve, diameter and left and right eye powers and wouldn't spend good money on contacts that don't fit or don't correct their vision properly.
Check out the links and information on this site (best option is above) if you wish to get a new supply of contacts without prescriptions and avoid the hassle of going back to the Doctor each year BUT... please use some common sense... If you are like many of the people we come in contact with and you wear glasses part time and your Rx has not changed in 5 or more years going back to the eye doctors may indeed be a hassle you would just as soon avoid. If you are unsure of your prescription or it's been a while since you've had an eye exam do the smart thing and cough up the money to go get an exam by a certified eye care professional.
Contact Lenses Without Prescriptions to the USA
Many web users search the for the term contacts without prescriptions USA and a portion of them land here and navigate our website for relevant information or they send us a related email usually containing a question pertinent to prescription contact lenses availability in the USA. It's difficult to interpret the intent behind the bulk of these inquiries because the USA portion of the phrase doesn't have any qualifiers such as 'in' or 'ship to'. But we do know from a smaller amount of the emails we receive which have more detail that the intent is varied and makes up two main categories.
The first category is visitors searching to order contacts without a current prescription shipped to the USA from Canada or the UK. The key phrase for this search is "shipped to" the United States. This group most likely are regular contact lens wearers but have an expired prescription and are searching for websites that sell contacts without prescription verification. For those that fit in this category we recommend the UK website featured at the top of our home page but LensStore.co.uk featured in this post is also a reliable option. We list them here primarily because they openly advertise, as you can see below, that they ship contacts without prescription to the USA and world wide, and trust the consumer rather than require a prescription verification by the US customers doctor. As it says on the LensStore website you should only buy contact lenses prescribed by your doctor and that you should get your eyes checked regularly. Of course they don't define regularly and as such leave that up to individual consumers.
The second category is visitors searching to buy contact lenses without a prescription in the US. They key phrase here is "in" the United States. These people are likely wanting to buy nonprescription colored contacts in a brick and mortar store that is close to their geographic location. These folks may not be aware that contacts are considered medical devices by the FDA and cannot legally be dispensed in the USA without a current prescription and doctor's verification. As we state elsewhere on this site you as a US consumer shouldn't buy contact lenses with no Rx from small Mom and Pop beach stores or flea markets because the brand and quality of the lenses may be suspect and could lead to safety concerns and danger.