Walmart and Sam's Club Introduce New Contact Lens Program for 2013

Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:00am EST

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Comprehensive Vision Offering Includes Reduced Prices on Contacts and Top Eye
Glass Offerings
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:

* New Online and Phone Contact Lens Program:  Walmart customers can now visit  or call 1-800-741-LENS (5367) and Sam's Club members can
now visit  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
* Low Prices on Top ContactLenses  - Walmart and Sam's Club have reduced prices
on many top contact lenses, such as:

* Acuvue Oasys (2 week)  
* Air Optix Aqua (monthly)  
* Acuvue Moist (daily / 90 pack)  
* Acuvue 2 (2 weeks)  
* Biofinity (monthly)

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.*

* The 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 in club.**  

"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 or  

*  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.

About Walmart 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their
mobile devices.  Each week, more than 200 million customers and members visit
our 10,500 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10
countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately  $444 billion, Walmart
employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a
leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting, on Facebook at and on
Twitter at Online merchandise sales are
available at and

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®,
visit, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter, Facebook,  Pinterest and
our Mobile and iPad Apps.

SOURCE  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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Club Media Relations, 1-800-331-0085,
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