“Every time Raymond Spence visits China, he always packs as many boxes of contact lenses as he can afford for his trip home to Britain,” reports the Global Times. “’It is more convenient and cheaper [buying contact lenses in China] than the UK," said the 21-year-old, who recently graduated from the University of Leeds. "Buying contact lenses in China is quite easy as a prescription isn't required, whereas in the UK you need a prescription unless you purchase contact lenses online.’ But the last time Spence bought contact lenses in Beijing he noticed a price hike. Now, he worries that it won't be long before they cost the same price as in the UK. When Zhang Huimin went to Australia for her postgraduate studies three years ago, she also stocked up contact lenses before leaving China so that she had enough to last 18 months.” Read more.