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I Can See The Benefit Of Online Buying

Posted by terrepruitt on March 6, 2019

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCDIt has been years. I have been saying I am going to get new glasses for years. In 2016 I was going to get serious and go do it, but that didn’t happen. And then it seems like my eyes went that over-50-can’t-see-up-close thing. But it is that I can’t see up close with my glasses on, I have to take them off. So then I was thinking, “UGH! I have to get bifocals or progressives!” And that is just so much more. I wear my glasses every day all the time, so I don’t like to have just ONE pair of glasses. I like to have at least three pair. I like a pair of sunglasses — which I have been living without for years because a screw fell out of mine and the arm fell off — and then I like at least two different regular eyeglasses.

When I finally went to the doctor I was impressed and relieved. The doctor was so nice and gave me a prescription for both single vision and progressives. I don’t like the way progressives cut out such a big portion of the “viewing window”, with the lower sides – both inside and out – being just blurry. I don’t understand why they aren’t made more like bifocals but without the line. I thought that was what they were until I started looking at getting some. The first place I looked had different areas of blurriness depending on cost. The more you paid the more actual viewing area you have. That is annoying. Again . . . why can’t they make them so you are able to use the entire lens?

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCDWell, that was enough to put me off from buying them for now. I decided to stick with single vision lenses which are so much less expensive. My doctor actually said that my prescription didn’t change that much so I could just keep wearing the glasses I have. I thought about that, but I decided to treat myself to new glasses. Two of the pairs I own have broken plastic around the arm and it rips my hair out — OWWWW — and the lenses (after over ten years of wear) were a little scratched.

I decided to really go out on a limb and order some glasses online. I looked at several online places and my first purchase was with EyeBuyDirect.com. I usually buy metal frames, but, as I said, the one thing that “forced” me to go get new glasses was the broken plastic pulling my hair out, so I didn’t mind that this place didn’t have any metal frames that I liked.

Since I was very leery about buying glasses online I didn’t want to spend a lot. Somehow I found REALLY CHEAP frames so I decided to buy two pair. I got two pairs of single vision glasses for $27.95 each! I figured if they didn’t work out then it really wasn’t that big of a loss. I mean, I certainly don’t want to throw $56.00 away, but I thought that it wouldn’t be too bad of a loss. While I don’t really care for the frames . . . one is too dull/gray and one is too dark, I do like the glasses. The lenses are great, the frames are comfortable, and they aren’t that bad (the colors). I love the sunglasses. I love the different colors and the little winged sides. They were more because when you add tinting to a lens it cost more.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCDI have a few friends that wear glasses and they were asking about my glasses and where I got them. Since they know how much glasses can be they were inquiring as to my having gotten TWO PAIR. I thought I would write up a little post to share. Those of us that wear glasses are always interested in places that have quality eyeglasses for less. If you are not tied to having a designer frame then it might be a good idea to check out the online places.

I ordered another pair from a different place. I wanted a metal half-rim. They were $36.00. I am waiting to see what they are like and if they will work. We will see.

Since the glasses are so much more affordable, I might just go ahead and try some progressives . . . they are a lot more than $36.00, but about half the cost of some places that I have seen. But, not having anything to compare them to, I am still kinda unsure. I mean, I have single vision glasses so when I purchases some online I could compare, but I don’t know about progressives.

Have any of you purchased progressives online? What do you think? Where do you buy your glasses?

6 Responses to “I Can See The Benefit Of Online Buying”

  1. Michelle said

    I am going to have to get glasses soon, but I have no idea where to get them from. Your post is very helpful! I’m usually nervous about buying certain things online.

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    • Yeah, I was nervous too about buying glasses online, but I read a lot of reviews and they convinced me that I could try it. I mean, really $27.95 for a pair of glasses? CANNOT BEAT THAT! So if you want to get single vision you can find an inexpensive pair of frames and give it a go.

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  2. I recently bought a pair from Costco and picked them up at the store. I only use them for driving and I just leave them in the car (which I rarely drive). However, I didn’t realize one could buy them online.

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    • Yes! Costco was one of the places I was going to go for glasses because I heard they are a great deal! I also just learned (last week) that Target now sells prescription eyeglasses! I didn’t know that. I think that if the cost is not so much that you don’t mind if they don’t work, trying a pair from online is worth it.

      I don’t like to leave my glasses in the car because the temperature changes is supposedly not good for them. I would not leave these plastic frames in the car, they would probably melt in the heat. I always want to leave my sunglasses in the car, but I don’t.

      Thanks for sharing, Frank . . . and now you know you can buy prescription eyeglasses online!

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  3. Sheree said

    Finally did away with glasses nine years ago when I had my eyes lasered. It was the best thing I’ve done and I so wish I’d done it earlier. I now love the fact that while much younger friends reach for their reading glasses, I can still read whatever. Plus, I no longer need to pay out for glasses.

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