I've been wearing contact lenses ever since high school. Started with extended wear (bad experience) moved to daily wear (a big improvement) and finally graduated to disposables about three years ago. Last year, my eye exam showed a slight astigmatism and my eye doctor suggested I try disposable toric lenses. The toric lenses are shaped just a little differently to prevent the lens from rotating on the eye. The drawback is that the toric lenses were much more expensive...taking me from $25 a box to $60 a box (each box has three pairs of lenses.) My eye doctor was great, letting me try sample pairs from several different manufacturers. I finally settled on Bausch & Lomb Softlens 66 lenses, which I dispose of every two weeks. I decided to order a four month supply of lenses (four boxes actually) just to see if I liked them over a longer period of time. They set me back $240. And here's where the story gets interesting. I called my eye doctor in late April to tell them I wanted to order an additional six months worth of lenses. I was told that he no longer worked at the practice. I found out a few days later from a former clerk there that the doctor was let go for "devoting too much time to his patients." It pissed me off, because he'd helped me out a lot. I decided not to give the practice my lens business and I looked around. I checked 1-800-CONTACTS and was surprised to find that my lenses were $31 a box...that's almost 50% less than the eyecare practice was charging me. When I ordered 8 boxes, they knocked off another $20, so my total order was $228. That's $12 less than I paid for half the number of boxes at the doctor's office. There was no shipping charge and no sales tax. And I had the lenses in three days. I'm sold! This is the way online businesses should be run, even though I have no idea what their profit margin is. I just don't want them to go under.