Walmart and Sam's Club Introduce New Contact Lens Program for 2013
Comprehensive Vision Offering Includes Reduced Prices on Contacts and Top Eye
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 10, 2013
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New year, new vision. Walmart
and Sam's Club today announced that the retailers are launching an all-new
online and phone contact lens program as well as reduced prices on many top
contact lenses. The new contact lens program builds on the retailers'
long-standing comprehensive vision offerings.
"At Walmart and Sam's Club, we are always looking for ways to make it easier
and more affordable for our customers to live healthier lives," said John
Agwunobi, M.D., president of Walmart's Health and Wellness Division. "This new
contact lens program, coupled with our in-store Vision Centers and in-club
Optical Centers, provides our customers with a true one stop vision solution."
Walmart and Sam's Club are bringing an unmatched optical service to customers
and members. The comprehensive offering includes:
oNew Online and Phone Contact Lens Program: Walmart customers can now visit
WalmartContacts.com or call 1-800-741-LENS (5367) and Sam's Club members
can now visit SamsClub.com/contacts or call 1-800-749-LENS (5367) to place
contact lens orders and have them delivered directly to their home. Free
shipping is available on orders over $50 for Walmart Contacts and $45 for
Sam's Club Contacts.
oLow Prices on Top Contact Lenses – Walmart and Sam's Club have reduced
prices on many top contact lenses, such as:
oAcuvue Oasys (2 week)
oAir Optix Aqua (monthly)
oAcuvue Moist (daily / 90 pack)
oAcuvue 2 (2 weeks)
This February, Walmart will also launch its own private Equate brand
of contact lenses to give
customers even more contact lens options at low prices.*
oThe Latest Styles, Shapes and Colors of Eye Glasses: Walmart Vision
Centers typically offer more than 800 frames to choose from, some starting
at as little as $9 for children and adults. Walmart Vision Centers and
Sam's Club Optical Centers also offer the latest eye glass styles such as
rimless frames or tortoise and metallic colored glasses, as well as
fashion eyeglass brands.
Independent optometrists operate private offices next to more than 3,000
Walmart Vision Centers and Sam's Club Optical Centers to provide comprehensive
eye exams, lens fitting and prescriptions by appointment and on a walk-in
basis. In addition, Walmart and Sam's Club have on-site opticians in the
Vision Centers and Optical Centers to assist with fitting glasses in store or
"For the 34 million Americans who are contact lens wearers, they will now find
the most competitive prices in the industry at Walmart and Sam's Club," said
Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of Health and Wellness at Sam's
Club. "We are always working to ensure that our members and customers get the
greatest value and service excellence for all of their health and wellness
needs at Sam's Club and Walmart."
For additional information on the new contact lens program or to place an
order, visit WalmartContacts.com or SamsClub.com/contacts.
* Contact lenses are not available in Arkansas stores and clubs. Walmart
Vision Centers are not available in Oklahoma, Delaware or Rhode Island.
** Please note neither Walmart nor Sam's Club is licensed to make eye
examinations as a dispensing company.
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About Sam's Club
Sam's Club^®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's
eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering
superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across
the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of
34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made
Simple^®, visitSamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club onTwitter,Facebook,
Pinterestand ourMobile and iPad® Apps.
SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Contact: Walmart Media Relations, 1-800-331-0085, WalmartStores.com/Reporter;
or Sam's Club Media Relations, 1-800-331-0085, SamsClub.com/Newsroom
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