Public Relations

1-800 CONTACTS was founded with a clear understanding of the two key frustrations among contact lens wearers:

  • contact lenses are expensive
  • contact lenses are inconvenient to replace

Our business directly addresses these two frustrations by offering contact lens wearers an alternative way to shop that is not only fast but at the same time saves them money. Today, 1-800 CONTACTS maintains the world’s largest inventory of contact lenses-almost 10 million. No one is more likely to have the customer’s exact prescription in stock and ready to ship right to their door. In addition, this level of purchasing power enables us to pass significant savings on to our customers. It is no wonder that today 1-800 CONTACTS is the world’s largest contact lens store.

We also understand that media professionals are busy, working against deadlines and looking for stories that are important to a large portion of the population. This section of our website is designed to provide media professionals easy access to information about the company and the contact lens industry.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our media support resources at

1-800 Contacts’ position on public policy issues

1-800 CONTACTS is the world’s largest retailer of contact lenses and we are focused solely on serving the contact lens needs of our customers. 1-800 CONTACTS engages on public policy issues related to ocular health and the right of contact lens wearers to choose where they fill their prescriptions. We have not and will not get involved in public policy outside of the scope of this interest.

Updated Jan 9th, 2014

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