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    Prescription glasses online

    I have my eye appointment this Thursday and it reminded me how much frames are. My office carries expensive frames. I pretty much know what style. Do you have a site you like?
    🌺 Lorie

    #2
    I use the eye doctor in the Walmart store & then take my prescription right over to the Walmart eye center to get it filled & pick out the cheapest frames that look best on me. They fit them to your face & if something isn't right you just take them back & they fix the problem. Not sure I would go with an online eye center for the very reason if you aren't happy with them then you have to go through the hassle of sending them back, etc.

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    • Hulamoon
      Hulamoon commented
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      Our little Walmart doesn't have that service. They don't have a fresh grocery section or meats either. Just rows of pantry stuff and beer. lol They do have a freezer section. I just don't go in there anymore.

    #3
    Never bought frames online before. I go through glasses so often (breaking them) that I just buy cheaters. Not perfect, but they aren't $200 either.

    Rob
    There's nothing more directly linked to who we are than the fabric that we make.
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    • Rob the HOAQ
      Rob the HOAQ commented
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      Guess that shows how long its been since I bought prescription glasses. I got a pair at Penneys and only paid about $215. It was so long ago I don't remember how many years.

      Rob

    • minipinlady
      minipinlady commented
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      I asked the eye doctor what the difference was in the dollar store glasses and his. He told me the truth, said no difference, his just look better lol

    • Hulamoon
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      There was a news expose about glasses and it showed they are all made in the same factories. It's just designers putting their names on them. I think the exception might be independent designers that oversee the whole process. I've ordered reading glasses online and the frames have been great.

    #4
    I never have purchased glasses on line. I choose to have my eyes examined by one dr. & then go to a different optical center to select my frames. The previous frames I purchased were titanium & lasted 7 yrs. They cost $500. I always got compliments on how they looked. Two years ago, I chose new titanium frames; they're heavy duty & probably will last as long as the previous ones. They cost $550. My vision ins. pays for part of the cost. I like to go to a local business where the frames can be adjusted as needed, get the nose pads changed when needed, etc. I like the personal touch.

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      #5
      I have purchased spare pairs from eyebuydirect.com. You should know that I only buy single vision lenses; I have a pair for distance and a pair for reading music on a music stand. My eye doctor told me that my focus has set at 16", so he wrote a prescription for just a slight distance, allowing me to read music that's 24" away. In other words, I don't have your typical senior citizen eyes that work with over-the-counter "readers." And I don't wear bi-focals or even continuous focus lenses. In other words, take my recommendation with a grain of salt, because I have only asked eyebuydirect.com to do the simplest kinds of lenses. But they did a great job on those.
      Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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      • Hulamoon
        Hulamoon commented
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        Yea, I'm not looking for all the extras this time around. I'm not driving to work. I just want to go to the grocery store. lol If I didn't let my dang license expire I wouldn't have to do this. I'm going to try and get out of this as cheaply as I can!

      • GuitarGramma
        GuitarGramma commented
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        Then I think you'll like eyebuydirect.com. Hope this works out for you!

      #6
      I’ve bought a couple of pairs from Zenni. You upload a photo for virtual try on and measure pupillary distance. The first pair I measured wrong but they allow a return. I’ve been very satisfied with the replacement pair. They’re no line trifocals. The cost was less than $100 compared with $600 for my previous glasses from an optical shop. I’m also happy with the sunglasses I got from Zenni. I’m due for an eye exam and will order again once I get that done.

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        #7
        Thanks, I'll check them out too!
        🌺 Lorie

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          #8
          I tried frames at our eye doctor and found some I liked, except for the price. I took a picture and noted the name of the frames and went home and ordered them online. They were a third of the price! When they came in, I took them to our eye doctor and they ordered the lenses for them.

          I can't remember the company I did this thru, but they are all basically the same.

          One thing our eye doctor told us was to never order glasses from Costco. We did a few different times, and even though the prescription was right, they grind them just a bit different, so it isn't quite right. I only order them from our eye doctor now.
          pat.

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            #9
            I purchased no line bifocals from Zenni and have been very satisfied. Have your PD (pupillary distance) added to your prescription during the exam. I found mine (PD) on a previous receipt from a Wal-Mart purchase.

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              #10
              Glasses.com - You can upload a pic of yourself & do virtual try on before selecting!

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                #11
                I've used zenni and coastal.com
                Sometimes they have specials for 1st timer buyers.

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                  #12
                  I use Clearly. They are a Canadian company based out of Vancouver, British Columbia.

                  https://www.clearly.ca/
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