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The Contact Lens manufacturers are constantly working to engineer and improve upon the current contact lens design and technology. Advances in lens design, materials and manufacturing methods are allowing more and more people to comfortably enjoy the benefits of wearing contact lenses. Previously, customers requiring correction for astigmatism (a condition whereby the light entering the eye is broken into two separate focal lengths which the eye can’t bring into focus, causing blurred vision) were unable to get the prescription correction that they needed. Now, technological advances in Toric Contact Lenses allow most astigmatic people to wear contact lenses. Contact Lenses (even cosmetic contact lenses) are considered a prescription device and necessitate a current contact lens prescription from an eye doctor. We recommend that you contact your nearest Boscov’s Optical Center and make an appointment with a independent Doctor of Optometry* to find out which Contact Lens is the lens for YOU and your needs.

Types of Contact Lenses

DISPOSABLE CONTACTS – Boscov’s Optical Centers* are proud to offer a wide variety of Disposable Contact Lenses from your favorite manufacturers and the most popular brands. In addition to traditional One to Two Week Disposable Contact Lenses, we carry Daily Wear Lenses that are designed to be thrown away after being worn once. Since they do not have to be cleaned or maintained, Daily Wear Contact lenses are ideal for those with busy lifestyles.

EXTENDED WEAR CONTACT LENSES – Extended Wear Contact Lenses can worn when you are asleep, either overnight or for up to one month. They make it easy to see the world clearly from the moment you wake up!

TORIC CONTACT LENSES – Toric Contact Lenses are designed to ensure that the eye receives the required prescription correction for their astigmatism at each of the major axes. Unlike regular soft contact lenses which rotate continuously in the eye when worn, Toric Contact Lenses, once positioned correctly by the wearer, maintain a constant orientation and give excellent visual acuity.

MONOVISION CONTACT LENSES – Monovision Contact Lenses are for those who are not good candidates for bifocal contact lenses and yet need vision correction for both near and distance viewing. One eye receives a contact lens for distance correction and the other receives one for near correction.

BIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES – Bifocal Contact Lenses are a great advance and offer vision correction for near and distance viewing in one lens. The best candidates for bifocal contact lenses are early presbyopes (adults starting to have difficulty focusing on things close up, such as the print in a book or newspaper).

COSMETIC CONTACT LENSES – Cosmetic Contact Lenses allow you to change or enhance the color of your eye. Boscov’s Optical Centers are proud to offer a wide variety of cosmetic contact lenses. They are available both with and without prescription for vision correction; however all contact lenses require a current contact lenses prescription for ordering. To receive a contact lens prescription, you’ll need to schedule a contact lens exam with the eye doctor, where you’ll also receive care and cleaning instructions.

* Independent optometrist adjacent to the Boscov’s Optical Center perform the sales function for contact lenses where directed by state law.

FAQ on Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP)

What is the Unilateral Pricing Policy or UPP?

Unilateral Pricing Policy or UPP is where a contact lens manufacturer mandates a minimum price on their contact lens products. Under this policy <> cannot advertise or sell any of these UPP products under the established UPP price. If we do not comply with the manufacturer, they will cease to supply UPP products to us and therefore we would no longer be able to sell it to you, our valued customers.

Why did the manufacturer adopt UPP and what are the effects?

The manufacturers state that they have instituted the UPP for their customers however, the adoption of the UPP essentially prevents marketplace competition. This eliminates your ability to shop around for the best price on these contact lens brands, as well as our ability to offer relief.

Why have the prices of my contact lenses increased since my last order?

The manufacturers have created a “floor” or a “minimum’ price that the lenses may not be priced below. Our prices had been lower than that “minimum” prior to this change in policy. The UPP has caused us to raise our prices on these contact lens brands in order to remain in compliance with this policy. We at <> value you as our customers, so we work directly with the contact lens manufacturers to insure you receive the highest quality product.

Have my lenses been effected by UPP?

The following contains a list of the contact lenses that are currently under these price restrictions by their manufacture:

Manufacturer Product
Bausch & Lomb ULTRA
Alcon DAILIES TOTAL 1
Alcon Air Optix Colors
Alcon Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric
Alcon Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
Vistakon 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST
Vistakon 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST for ASTIGMATISM
Vistakon 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye
Vistakon ACUVUE OASYS
Vistakon ACUVUE OASYS for ASTIGMATISM
Vistakon ACUVUE OASYS for PRESBYOPIA

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