free contact lens trial
No subscriptions, no stress. Simply try before you buy & see the world in a new way
Whether you’re hitting the gym or painting the town red, contact lenses can bring you more freedom and flexibility.
Fancy giving them a go? Why not try before you buy with our Free Contact Lens Assessment and Trial? With no subscriptions and no stress, we’ll help you find a lens that’s right for you.
What happens at your assessment?
Before you get started with your free trial, you’ll need to pop in for a 30-minute assessment. Don’t worry, there’ll be no trick questions.
This is a chance for one of our opticians to find out which lenses best suit your lifestyle and talk you through prices and how to care for your lenses (spoiler alert: it’s super-easy, the main thing to remember is that you need to use solution and never use tap water to clean your lenses. Your optician will explain this). They’ll even give you the lowdown on our Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan and book you in for a post-trial appointment. Sounds good, right?
What does the free trial include?
Once your assessment is done (it’ll fly by), we’ll show you how to put in and take out your contact lenses, then get your prescription ready.
Depending on your lifestyle, you can choose from either a month's supply of selected daily reusable lenses or up to five pairs of daily disposable lenses – all for free. And remember, we’ll be with you every step of the way, so if you have any questions or problems throughout your trial, just get in touch.
Before you commit to buying them, take some time to see if contact lenses are right for you. If they are, we’ll help you choose a payment plan. Depending on which plan you go for, you could get top discounts on frames, free eye tests and free contact lens checks. How’s that for a bonus?
What type of contact lenses do Boots offer?
There are three main types of contact lenses:
• Daily disposable lenses – wear a fresh pair every day
• Daily reusable lenses – one pair can last up to one month
• Extended wear lenses – can be worn both day and night and can last up to one month
At Boots Opticians we’ve got contact lenses to suit 99% of glasses prescriptions.’We stock a variety of Boots-own lenses and branded lenses from the likes of Acuvue to suit most prescriptions. Our lenses are developed with the latest advances in technology and there are options that come with features including:
• Lenses for astigmatism – to correct your prescription more accurately if you have astigmatism
• Multifocal lenses – let you see near, far and in between (also known as varifocal lenses)
• Breathable lenses – allow more oxygen through to the eye
• Hydrating lenses – for long-lasting moisture and comfort
• Transitions lenses – adapt from clear to dark in line with changing light conditions
• Lenses with UV protection – help protect from sun damage
We also stock a range of contact lens solutions online to help you clean and care for your lenses which you can add to your contact lens trial or plan.
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How to book your assessment & trial
If you haven’t had an eye test in the last year, we’ll need to check your eyes before we get you started with your free trial. Book your eye test and Free Contact Lens Assessment and Trial online or by calling 0345 125 3752.**
If you already have a prescription dated within the last year, simply use our store locator to find your nearest Boots Opticians who can book you in for your free contact lens assessment and trial.
What are you waiting for? Join the millions of people using contact lenses across the world
Want to know more?
A qualified Boots optician will talk through all of these options in more detail at your free contact lens assessment.
*Contact lens free trial: A trial consists of up to 5 pairs of daily disposable lenses or a month’s supply of selected daily reusable lenses. This trial excludes quarterly replacement, annual replacement and coloured contact lenses. You will need to have a valid glasses prescription. If you do not have a prescription, a sight test is required and is chargeable at the current price, please ask a member of staff for details. Excludes current Boots Contact Lens Reward Plan customers.
** Local call rates apply. Mobile charges may vary
*** Contact Lens Rewards Plan:
Prices may vary across regional stores
10% off Boots and Boots owned brands every time you shop at Boots. Earn Advantage Card points on your plan payments. Claim based on comparison of plan benefits against those offered by other high street Opticians in the UK in June 2022. See comparison table.
What is the yearly saving based on?
Yearly saving includes savings that can be made on eye tests, contact lens checks, glasses purchases, and purchases of Boots brand products as part of the plan.
- Glasses savings calculated based on average spend of Opticians customers aged 19-60 between January 2016 and December 2016
- Eye test savings calculated based on the recommended two year eye test cycle (excludes customers who qualify for a free NHS eye test)
- Contact lens check savings based on a yearly contact lens check cycle. 74% of Contact Lens Rewards Plan customers are on a yearly contact lens check cycle
- 10% off saving is the average saving made by existing Contact Lens Rewards Plan customers on Boots branded products between February 2016 and February 2017
Customers will also receive 25% off non-prescription sunglasses, one point per £1 on their scheme payments and free delivery on their contact lens orders. These savings are in addition to the above total saving.
What is Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan?
Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan is a Direct Debit scheme, which provides a convenient way to spread the cost of wearing contact lenses. Additionally, and depending on your contact lens type, solutions can be included in your plan. Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan is not a credit agreement, it's a payment plan which allows you to pay in advance for each order. You will be required to pay the first three months' payments upfront when you join Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan. Your bank account will then be debited each month following sign up. Your contact lenses will be ordered automatically every three months, and you'll make three payments for each order.
How long will my agreement last?
Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan does not have a minimum agreement term and can be cancelled at any time, all we ask is that you give us 28 days' notice of your wish to cancel and we'll cancel your plan and refund any advance payments directly into your bank account. We reserve the right to change the terms of your Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan agreement giving you three months' notice.
How much will I pay?
All payments you make (including your initial payment and subsequent monthly Direct Debits) are made up of (i) a charge for professional dispensing services including check-ups and (ii) a charge for goods, inclusive of postage and packaging. Of your total payment 50% is for dispensing services and 50% is for goods.
All prices are subject to review, and any changes to your Direct Debit will be detailed, via a letter, with at least five weeks' notice.
What happens if a mistake is made with my payment?
If Boots Opticians or your bank or building society makes a mistake with your monthly Direct Debit payment, an immediate refund can be requested under the terms of the Direct Debit Guarantee by contacting your bank or building society directly. Please also contact the Boots Opticians Contact Lens Reward Scheme on 0345 603 2020 (calls are charged at local rate) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if I miss a payment?
If, for any reason, your bank or building society rejects our request for your monthly Direct Debit payment, then we will attempt to collect the payment on your next scheduled payment date. Please be aware we are unable to send your contact lenses until you have paid the full balance of your delivery and any missed payments could lead to your delivery schedule being altered. We will contact you to arrange payment of any outstanding monies and can realign your delivery schedule if required. If we cannot collect your payments for three consecutive months then your scheme membership will be automatically cancelled.
How can I change the Boots Opticians I go to?
If you move house just pop into your new local Boots Opticians practice and let them know you have moved to the area. Your Boots Opticians practice will arrange to transfer your Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan and patient records. In the majority of cases there will be no requirement for you to sign a new Direct Debit Instruction.
What happens if I have a change to my contact lenses?
If you need a new lens type or your prescription changes during the term of your Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan membership we can arrange for your new lenses to be transferred to your account. You will see a payment adjustment on your next payment date following your lens type change.
What happens about solutions on my plan?
If you need contact lens solution for your lens type, your optician can include these in your monthly payments. If you have selected store pick up for your lenses, every three months a solution pack will be available for you to collect in store. If you have selected home delivery both your lenses and solutions will be delivered to your home address.
How do I tell you about a change to my personal details?
Please notify your local Boots Opticians practice (the practice where you attend your contact lens appointments), email email@example.com or you can write to: Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan, Administration Office, 225 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4GZ, quoting your membership number. If you wish to change your bank or building society details or Direct Debit payment date, please contact your local Boots Opticians practice or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I collect Boots Advantage Card points?
You'll collect one point for every £1 you spend on lenses and solutions on your Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan. We can add points on to your Advantage Card when you visit the practice to collect your lenses, or come in for your contact lens appointment or eye test. If you have opted for home delivery on your plan, your Advantage Card points will automatically be uploaded on to your Advantage Card, five days after the delivery of your lenses. We will not exchange Advantage Card points for cash. Advantage Card points cannot be spent in Boots Opticians, 'third party sites' including Boots Hearingcare, bootskitchenappliances.com, prescription items, infants milks (up to 6 months), gift vouchers/cards, postage stamps, mobile phone top-up cards and Boots insurance. Full Boots Advantage Card terms and conditions apply.
Boots Opticians Contact Lens Reward Scheme offers
Being a member of the Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan also gives you access to other great offers. These do not form part of your agreement and we reserve the right to alter or withdraw linked benefits without notice.
Contact lens checks
We want to make sure your eyes are healthy and that your lenses are as comfortable as they can be, so we will need you to attend an inclusive contact lens check at least once every 24 months; your optician will advise if we need to see you more frequently. Please be aware that if your contact lens check becomes overdue, your lenses will be directed to your base practice and will not be available to you until you have attended your contact lens check. These checks are important as your eyes and eye heath can change over time. We'll let you know when your next appointment is due.
Inclusive eye test and contact lens checks
As a Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan customer you are entitled to unlimited eye tests and contact lens checks within your monthly Direct Debit. These appointments are subject to availability (if you are eligible for an NHS eye test you can choose to claim via the NHS or the Contact Lens Rewards Plan. Our colleagues in store can explain any impact if you are eligible for an NHS voucher). There is no cash alternative or refund for NHS eye tests.
Save 50% on a pair of complete glasses and sunglasses (including frames, lenses and dispensing) and 25% on non-prescription sunglasses at Boots Opticians
All of our prices for glasses include the dispensing fee and a fee for the frame and Boots standard single vision lenses. NHS vouchers may be used as a cash contribution towards the final cost of your glasses. Prices shown in Boots Opticians practices include the frame and Boots standard single vision lenses. This offer includes Boots brand and designer frames fitted with prescription lenses. You can also save 25% off non-prescription sunglasses at Boots Opticians. These offers exclude frame only purchases and re-glazes and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or staff discount.
Spare contact lenses for emergency use
We know that accidents sometimes happen, so we'll be happy to offer you occasional replacement lenses on request, depending on your plan type. Monthly/twice monthly lenses - a maximum of three lenses per year, daily disposable lenses - a maximum of 10 pairs per year. Quarterly/annual/made to order lenses - one lens per year at 50% off, based on the usual cash sale price. Should you need any emergency replacement contact lenses, please contact your local practice who will be more than happy to help. A valid specification is required.
10% discount on Boots brand products in Boots UK stores
To receive 10% off Boots branded products, you will need to be a member of the Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan and hold a permanent Advantage Card (you can apply online at boots.com).
The 10% discount will be activated automatically when you register your Advantage Card to your scheme in a Boots Opticians store. You must present your permanent Advantage Card each time you shop to receive the 10% discount. The discount will not be awarded retrospectively. 10% offer excludes Boots branded products from Boots Opticians, purchases from ‘third party sites’ including Boots Hearingcare, BootsKitchenAppliances.com, Boots prescription items, infant milks (up to 6 months), gift vouchers/cards, insurance, travel money, and travel services. This offer is open to UK residents. Not available on boots.com. Full Advantage Card terms and conditions apply. We reserve the right to cancel or vary this offer at any time. Available in all Boots stores. No cash alternative available. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. A valid specification is required.
If you find you are not wearing all of your lenses before your next delivery arrives, please contact us on 0345 603 2020 to discuss taking a plan holiday as we can stop your payments and lenses up to a maximum of six months in a 12 month period. Calls are charged at local rate.
Free contact lens trial
Please ask your optician when you attend for your contact lens check about new lenses on the market. We are happy to offer you a free trial of any alternative lenses.
Home delivery of contact lenses and solutions
Too busy to come in and collect your lenses? You can now choose home delivery for most lens types (excludes annual or other made to order contact lenses). We will deliver your lenses and solutions (if applicable) every three months. There is no extra charge for this service, and you do not need to sign for your deliveries. We can deliver to any UK address. If you do not receive your contact lens or solutions, please report this as missing as soon as possible on 0345 603 2020, calls are charged at local rate. It's important that we look after the health of your eyes so if you miss your regular contact lens check-up appointments your lenses will be automatically sent to your local Boots Opticians practice who will contact you to arrange your appointment and to collect your lenses. We can only hold your lenses for a limited period of time, so please arrange your contact lens check-up appointment as soon as possible. You can also decide to collect your contact lenses and solutions (if applicable) from your Boots Opticians practice, who will let you know when your lenses arrive.
All customer benefits will only apply to Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan customers. Cancellation of your scheme or failure to keep your payments up to date will result in your benefits being cancelled. The benefits of Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan are subject to change at any time without notice.