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How expensive are contacts lenses in Switzerland ( or in Lausanne ) ?

I'm thinking about stocking up on my contacts for the next 24 months to come before I go into Switzerland.
My vision hasn't changed in the last 2 years and I'm very happy with the ones I'm currently using.

If contacts, same as everything else in Switzerland, are very expensive, would you recommend that I just buy 2 years' supply in my home country before I move to Switzerland?

Specifically, Lausanne.

Thank you very much for your guidance.
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Old 12.04.2012, 09:44
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Re: How expensive are contacts in Switzerland?

You can buy contact lenses on line for 5 a box from the UK.
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Re: How expensive are contacts in Switzerland?

Bloomin' Diselexy, I read 'contracts' and thought "probably better to ask somebody from the east"
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Re: How expensive are contacts in Switzerland?

I use this company contactforlenses.com only good things to say about them.
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Re: How expensive are contacts in Switzerland?

easy to compare

http://www.mrlens.ch/

and

http://www.1800contacts.com/
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Re: How expensive are contacts in Switzerland?

I thought you were enquiring about the price of, shall we say, sexy encounters .

The reality of this thread is somehow more boring.

Not that I'd know the price of either, you understand
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Re: How expensive are contacts in Switzerland?

Thanks! I did comapre...

I use the Daily Toric 90s. It's $64 a box in Canada and it's CHF140 a box in Switzerland.

That's literally more than double what I pay here.
Good thing I asked you guys first. Now I'm gonna stock up for sure! What's more, you get discounts buying more boxes in Canada (prices go down to $40 a box if you buy 6 or more).

Thanks again for your help.
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Re: How expensive are contacts lenses in Switzerland ( or in Lausanne ) ?

I bought some last week for the first time from here and I thought they were quite reasonable and came within a few days:

http://www.linsenmax.ch/de/index.html

I used to get mine from the UK but as my prescription has expired I would need to have another eye test before they allow me to buy lenses online.
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Re: How expensive are contacts lenses in Switzerland ( or in Lausanne ) ?

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I bought some last week for the first time from here and I thought they were quite reasonable and came within a few days:

http://www.linsenmax.ch/de/index.html

I used to get mine from the UK but as my prescription has expired I would need to have another eye test before they allow me to buy lenses online.
Generally you can buy online in the IK if you tick the box stating you have a perscription.

You don't need a perscription in CH.

Loads of branded ones here & a lot less than your Canadian price.
http://www.lenstore.co.uk/1-day-acuvue-contact-lenses
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Re: How expensive are contacts lenses in Switzerland ( or in Lausanne ) ?

I don't know about contacts (still have a supply from before). But glasses are ridiculously expensive. If you need a new pair, get it before you come.
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Re: How expensive are contacts lenses in Switzerland ( or in Lausanne ) ?

To buy online in the UK your prescription needs to be not more than 2 years old (well where I buy at contact for lenses.com).

This is no bother as you should get your prescription renewed at least every 2 years. I go to Visilab in Basel and get a contact lense check then come home, scan in the prescription and email it to contact for lenses with a new order for the new script. If you have unopened boxes for the old strength, they will also take them back.

It is a no brainer in my opinion ...
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Re: How expensive are contacts lenses in Switzerland ( or in Lausanne ) ?

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I'm thinking about stocking up on my contacts for the next 24 months to come before I go into Switzerland.
My vision hasn't changed in the last 2 years and I'm very happy with the ones I'm currently using.

If contacts, same as everything else in Switzerland, are very expensive, would you recommend that I just buy 2 years' supply in my home country before I move to Switzerland?

Specifically, Lausanne.

Thank you very much for your guidance.

I use mclinsen.ch. Very fast and reliable. Not sure if it's the cheapest but it's got most brands.
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