There are a variety of contact lens purchase incentives, manufacturer rebates, special discounts, lens subscription-based deals, loyalty programs and bulk deals available for contact lens users to offset the cost of purchasing or replenishing their contact lenses.

Contact Lens Rebates 2021

Rebates differ from country to country, from manufacturer to manufacturer, by lens type (e.g. multifocal or toric), and from retailer to retailer. While manufacturer rebates usually run for three to six months, online deals change more frequently throughout the year.
While other manufacturers might also offer rebates, we are focusing on the major brands Acuvue (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care), Alcon, Bausch+Lomb and CooperVision. Usually, manufacturers make these rebates available through their network of eye care professionals, so next time you get an eye exam and a contact lens prescription ask whether there are any special rebates available.
The most important qualifying factor for a manufacturer rebate is not just your location but a recent eye exam and a recent purchase of a certain number of boxes (always check the rules!). And rebates can be quite significant - we have even seen rebates up to $200 for a one year supply.

What is a one year supply?

Let's say you are using the ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day lens with two different powers for your left and right eye. ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day is a daily replaceable contact lens and a box usually contains 30 or 90 lenses. This means that if you purchase a total of 24 boxes (30 lenses per box) or 8 boxes (90 lenses per box), you are qualified for the rebate.

What if you don't want to go through the whole rebate process?

Purchase proof, document uploading, registration and submission - not everyone likes to go through a rebate submission process. Luckily - if you buy online - you can still save a lot of money by shopping around. Online retailers such as AC Lens, 1800 Contacts, DiscountContactLenses, LensDirect and regularly promote special deals.

  • First-time customer discounts are a popular way to attract new customers with huge discounts. Different than seasonal offers, these discounts are usually available all year round. They often require you to enter a promo code which in most cases can be found on their homepage or at the top of each product page.
  • Subscription discounts: You subscribe and get your lenses delivered automatically every three or six months. These discounts can be up to 10% - as in the case of AC Lens.
  • Special sales: End of summer sale with a discount on eyeglasses.
  • Free shipping for orders above $99 is available from most online retailers, e.g.

As for manufacturer rebates, this is what we are able to dig up:

Acuvue Rebates 2021

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care - like most of the other 'Big Four' manufacturers - has been subsizing purchases for a long time with some significant rebates. With their MyACUVUE Rewards program, you can save up to $200 on a one year supply. For 2021, the rebate program has been divided up into rebates for new lens wearers, and rebates for 'repeat' lens wearers.

Valid for purchases made from 1/1/2021 - 6/30/2021, the following rebates are available (some rules apply):
Product NameRebate
New Wearer
Current Wearer
ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day $200 $125
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST $175 $100
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ $100 $25
ACUVUE® VITA® $50 $25
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye n/a n/a
1-DAY ACUVUE Define n/a n/a
1-DAY ACUVUE n/a n/a
ACUVUE 2 n/a n/a

Or save instantly up to 20% on your first purchase at ACLens

Alcon Rebates

Alcon is running a Consumer Rebate Program for AIR OPTIX, DAILIES TOTAL1 and DAILIES AquaComfort. In order to start the Alcon rebate process, you will need a valid rebate code (e.g. from your eye care practitioner) and the following:

  • A valid sales receipt that includes the patient or purchaser name, the contact lens product purchased, the location where you bought it and the number of boxes purchased as well as the purchase date
  • A UPC barcode label from one purchased product box
  • A receipt of your eye exam or lens fitting with the name of the patient and date of of the exam
  • Offer only valid on purchases made in-office through participating eye care providers
  • Purchases made from internet retailers not eligible

Rebates are based on purchasing an annual supply from a participating eye care professional, online contact lens retailer or optical chain and the rebate amount may depend on where you buy. Purchases from certain retailers are not eligible. So, always check before your purchase and ask for rebate details and the fine print.

Alcon US Rebate Program

Product FamilyRebate
AIR OPTIX up to $50
DAILIES AquaComfort up to $150
DAILIES TOTAL1 up to $150

Or save instantly up to 20% on your first purchase at ACLens

Alcon Canada Rebate Program

The Alcon Canada Rebate program is similar to the US program. Of course everything is in CAD dollars and the online submission is available on a Alcon's country websites.

Alcon Canada Rebates

Product FamilyRebate
AIR OPTIX up to C$50
DAILIES AquaComfort up to C$125
DAILIES TOTAL1 up to C$200

CooperVision Rebates 2021

CooperVision Rebates 2021

The CooperVision rebate program outlines three easy steps to get a rebate.

  • Step 1: Visit your eye care practitioner and get fitted into one of the CooperVision contact lenses.
  • Step 2: Purchase the number of boxes required to be eligible for a rebate (internet retail purchases are not eligible).
  • Step 3: Start the rebate process online and upload the required documents.

The following rebates are available for purchases made from 1/1/2021 - 06/30/2021:

Product NameRebate
Avaira n/a
Avaira Toric n/a
Avaira Vitality Toric n/a
Avaira Vitality n/a
Biofinity Energys $60
Biofinity Multifocal $50
Biofinity Toric $50
Biofinity $30
Clariti 1 Day $100
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal $100
Clariti 1 Day Toric $100
MyDay Toric n/a
MyDay n/a
Proclear 1 Day Multifocal n/a
Proclear 1 Day n/a

Or save instantly up to 20% on your first purchase at ACLens

Bausch+Lomb Rebates 2021

Bausch+Lomb's program is called Horizon Rewards. It's a little bit different than the rebate programs offered by Acuvue, Alcon and CooperVision. Rather than a pre-paid credit card reward, you particapte in a points (aka tokens) program. Not only you get tokens for purchasing lenses or cleaning solutions, but also for reading certain articles or watching vision care related videos. Once you have collected enough tokens, you can redeem them for a variety of rewards such as a pre-paid credit card, gift card, a pre-loaded iTunes or a Starbucks card. You can also donate your tokens to a charity such as Optometry Giving Sight.