contact lenses at Boots Opticians
May 13, 2010 2:14 AM Subscribe
The same 3 months' worth of supply of lenses at Boots costs twice as much as at Specsavers.
posted by noztran to health & fitness (8 answers total)
A few days ago I paid approx. 66 GBP for a three month's worth of supply (i.e. three pairs) of monthly contact lenses (Ciba Vision AirOptix Aqua) at Boots Opticians. Admittedly, only after leaving the counter did I realise the price.
After googling a little bit, it turned out that the same supply could be bought for half the price. Moreover, at Specsavers the same lenses (albeit rebranded) also cost around 30 GBP.
The receipt itself lists left and right eye packs at 33 GBP each, however, a few lines down, it also says:
* Product - 30.36 GBP
* Dispensing - 35.64 GBP
Am I being scammed here, or is this the way Boots deal with lenses and it is only my own fault I did not check their prices beforehand?