Happiness is a new pair of glasses!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m in the US and my glasses just cost me $350 after insurance 🙁 I also have an astigmatism and really bad eyesight so I had to pay for the poly lenses (thinner), anti-glare so I can safely drive at night, and all this other stuff. They were so expensive but I’m so glad I have them to wear when my contacts are bothering me!

Post # 5
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2155 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My eyes are -8.00 and -7.50 so my glasses are ridiculously expensive. I think my last pair were around $700ish. Luckily insurance covered some of it. I hate buying new glasses, because not only is it expensive, but I can’t even wear them out of the house. They’re so thick, heavy, unattractive, and make my eyes look teeny tiny. Plus I cannot drive wearing them, because I would take the term “blind spot” to a new level. I just stick to contacts basically all the time.

I am hoping to get laser eye surgery within the next few years.

Post # 6
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1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I just re-upped my glasses stash using glassesUSA.com! They are having a great sale right now where you can get $100 off any order over $219. I had to have super quality lenses, which was about $60 more than the base price for frames (most are between $50 & $90) and it’s still WAY less than I usually spent before.  I made two orders and got 3 pairs of regular glasses and 1 pair of Rx Sunglasses for $330. Yep!

Post # 7
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2302 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i swear by clearlycontacts.com and warbyparker 🙂

Post # 10
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172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Lulume:  I know! The contacts were expensive too, especially since I needed both contacts and glasses and insurance only helps with one. Luckily I found those online for $200 instead of the $300 the eye dr. was going to charge. I don’t know much much the insurance helped on the glasses – I think 40% of the frames or something like that? The frames themselves were the most expensive part!!  I’m going to write down all the websites everyone is mentioning so I can try to find glasses online next time.

Post # 11
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I swear by Warby Parker! $95 for regular glasses (polycarbonate with antiglare coating) and $135 for a pair with ultra thin lenses for blind bats like me (-4.5 and -5.5). Best of all, my insurance covered $120 out of that $135, so they were just about free. 

Post # 14
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Lulume:  their customer service is second to none. The first pair came a little crooked, and they sent us a replacement with no questions asked, even though I decided to get the replacement pair in a different color than I had initially ordered. 

My only wish is that they had more “non-hipster” styles (I can’t wear big frames!), but other than that you should totally do the 5 day home try on if you like anything. 🙂 

Post # 15
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2155 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Lulume:  Unfortunately they’re as thin as they can get and still super thick lol.

Post # 16
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

-4 and -6 for me! I buy from clearlycontacts.com when they have their first pair free thing, and just use a different e-mail address. My glasses have always been 13-30$ 

 

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