Wal-Mart teams up with 1-800 CONTACTS

BENTONVILLE, Ark. and DRAPER, Utah Wal-Mart Stores today announced that it is partnering with 1-800 CONTACTS to bring contact lenses to more Americans at lower prices.

According to the companies, the alliance combines 1-800 CONTACTS' convenience and customer support with the high quality care of independent eye doctors located in nearly 3,000 Wal-Mart Stores and Sam's Clubs. The companies added that by combining their efforts they will save customers about $400 million over the next three years.

Jonathan Coon, chief executive officer of 1-800 CONTACTS stated, "The majority of contact lens wearers experience high prices and limited service. This alliance can save these customers nearly 20% on their contact lenses while also offering the convenience of 24/7 live service from an associate by calling 1-800 CONTACTS or online at www.1800contacts.com."

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