Is there a logical reason why new eyeglasses expense $300-$500? might I discover a much better offer online? These are the questions that have been swirling around in my mind as I search for a pair of new glasses before the end of the year (and the end of our 2006 flexible costs account). I’ve always suspected that eyeglasses were overpriced (my eyes are bad, however $500 bucks???), as well as now I have proof.
How to buy affordable Eyeglasses without Risking Quality
We stumbled upon this extremely informative blog publish at 3mew.com called “Eyeglasses Stores are for Suckers”, where the blogger wrote about his struggle to discover reasonably priced eye wear as well as exactly how he was able to discover a solid pair of glasses, including lens with all the fixins, for less than $100. I did some follow-up research study as well as discovered that according to an MIT report on vision correction in establishing nations, the expense of mass produced glasses is around $2 a pair.
Why the high expense of glasses then? Well, you’re paying for overhead like rent for the store, advertising, etc. Plus, frames is where most of the eyeglass stores make their money. likewise the powers-that-be understand that blind folks like myself truly requirement glasses to live.
That being said, I, like most eyeglass wearers, like to try on frames before purchasing them. It’s virtually impossible to tell exactly how a frame will look on your face WITHOUT trying them on.
So here’s what you do…
Always, always go to a board-certified Ophthalmologist (especially if you have insurance coverage that will pay for it) as well as get an eye exam. when you have a prescription, head to retail stores like Len Crafters and/or a regional eyeglass store, as well as utilize these stores as “fitting rooms” to discover out what brand fits your face, personal style, etc. compose down the frame details- manufacturer, style number, etc as well as then head online to eBay or to your nearest Costco or Sam’s Club to see if you can discover it for less. You’ll be amazed at exactly how much you can save ( up to $200 OFF routine prices).
Last week on eBay, I saw Chanel as well as D&G frames selling for around $100, about a $400 saving off store prices. I would get my lenses created a reputable store for my primary pair of glasses, however try some of the online shops for additional pairs or if you wear your contacts more than your glasses.
TBF Note: I went ahead as well as purchased glasses via our eye physician as well as our vision saving plan (VSP) mainly since we requirement to utilize the money up.
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