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    Default Eye Doc Making a Profit With Proclear Compatibles

    I read about eye doctors making a profit from the contact lenses they sell. Is this true? Do they really get X percent of the amount paid by their patients when they buy contacts? Wouldn't that tend to make them prescribe the most expensive contacts all the time?

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    Default Eye Docs and Profit

    I don't think the docs make that much profit on those lenses... or least don't think mine did in my case.

    He offered a $40 off discount on either 4 boxes or a total purchase or $100. 3 boxes of lenses came to $135 and only cost me $95 after the discount for 18 months worth of lenses. And my doc worked real hard to put me into affordable lenses as opposed to vial lenses which I see are real expensive.

    I checked on line and I really couldn't match that and was within about $20. I figure for the $20 diff I knew I could go to him if a lens came out of the box torn or defective and that he would do what he could to help me if suddenly my scrip needed some adjustment and/or if I wanted to try a new lens for free. So, I think my doc was very fair.

    So, really for all the time and dedication they give to you see that your eyes are healthy while wearing contacts I don't mind them making a little bit. Just don't abuse me.! LOL

    MissKitty

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty View Post
    I don't think the docs make that much profit on those lenses... or least don't think mine did in my case.

    He offered a $40 off discount on either 4 boxes or a total purchase or $100. 3 boxes of lenses came to $135 and only cost me $95 after the discount for 18 months worth of lenses. And my doc worked real hard to put me into affordable lenses as opposed to vial lenses which I see are real expensive.

    I checked on line and I really couldn't match that and was within about $20. I figure for the $20 diff I knew I could go to him if a lens came out of the box torn or defective and that he would do what he could to help me if suddenly my scrip needed some adjustment and/or if I wanted to try a new lens for free. So, I think my doc was very fair.

    So, really for all the time and dedication they give to you see that your eyes are healthy while wearing contacts I don't mind them making a little bit. Just don't abuse me.! LOL

    MissKitty
    It sounds like you have a good eye doc! Tell your friends about him!

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