Stop Overpaying For Prescription Glasses – Get Them Online!

Getting Quality Prescription Glasses Online

Having one pair of glasses is not enough, if you’re me. See, I don’t wear mine all the time. Just when I’m watching TV or driving, which means I tend to leave them in the car or on the coffee table, and I’m left squinting for the rest of the day.

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  • MUCH cheaper than the optometrist's office
  • Buy a few to keep in your car, on the coffee table, etc.
  • Get new lenses on your old frames, which is also cheap
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The obvious answer is to get another pair of glasses, but no matter how good your insurance is, getting another fancy pair of glasses from the optician is just too much money.

My solution? Online glasses companies.

I honestly don’t know why more people don’t use them. Okay, so it takes a little detective work. Since you can’t try them on, you need to know the width of the bridge and the height and width of the lenses, to see if that would fit your face. You also need your prescription and pupillary distance.

Now you’re probably thinking, “But I don’t know how to find out my pupillary distance, so I can’t order them.” Yes, you can. All you need to do is go to your eye doctor and ask for it—it’s easier if you ask at an annual check-up, but if you’re willing to wait a bit (because you always need to wait at the optician’s), you can drop in or call and just ask them for it.

And it is SO much cheaper than the glasses in the optometrist’s office. I got four pairs of single-vision glasses for $54. At most optician’s offices, that’s around half of what you pay--with insurance--for ONE pair of prescription glasses.

You don’t need to worry too much about your prescription changing from year to year, either; unless something traumatic happens, you’re going to have the same pupillary distance for years. So, for the most part, you only have to go through these hoops once. It’s a little bit of work, but you’re gonna save so much money. You’ll wonder why it took you so long to do this.

For my glasses, I tend to go to four sites: Zenni Optical, Goggles4u, GlassesShop and GlassesUSA. Each one has been great, so take your pick. Also, be sure to sign up for their emails. Right away, you’ll be getting deals, and you can decide which site’s giving you the best bang for your buck. I’ve even sent them (old) expensive frames that I had, and had them make me new lenses with transitions! The glasses cost less than my optometrist wanted just to add the transitions to a prescription.

So, for all of you who still wear prescription glasses, this is definitely the way to go. Once you start buying online, you’ll wonder why you ever bought from the optician in the first place.

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