(Closed) Happiness is a new pair of glasses!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I just picked up my new glasses this morning! I just go to the optical shop next to my eye dr… It never occurred to me to shop around. The ones I got were about $800 before insurance, but I only had to pay $180, which I don’t think is too bad.

Post # 18
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I switched over to contacts at 11, but I still like to give my eyes a break once in a while and wear glasses for a few days. I go through America’s Best. They have incredibly cheap prices. I was able to get a pair of glasses ( no anti-scratch or anything like that, and I went with plastic lenses despite the eye doctor recommending otherwise ) for under $60. They’re cute. They’re the trendy, chunky, black plastic frames, and they have held up for over a year.

For $99, I was able to get a free eye exam for the next 3 years for my contacts. I hate the stupid rule where you have to be examined every year. I always forget to get examined before my prescription for contacts expires. This is what sold me on America’s Best.

I have mild astigmatism and a contact prescription of -5, -3.75. I don’t know my glasses precription offhand.

Post # 21
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@cranraspberry:  That is so much less than what I paid for basically the same things I needed! Making a note for the future πŸ™‚ 

Post # 22
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@iiiEllie:  I bought this pair of frames from clearly contacts, as sunglasses! Unfortunately for me, they look A LOT cuter on you than they do on me. Boo. 

I luuuuuurve clearlycontacts! I will never buy in a store again. Last summer I bought a pair of glasses at lenscrafters – it was a special clearance. The frame was free, and the lenses were half off. It was still $250 bucks. I was able to get TWO pairs for $250 at clearlycontacts.

I have to stop now because I sound like an ad. 


Post # 24
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Lulume:  I use coastal.com. I use their first pair free deal for a major discount. The first pair I bought was around $100, the next pair I’m getting will be about $150 or so. My eyesights not awful, like I can get by without correction, but I do have astigmatism and my night vision is horrendous.

Post # 25
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@EllEmm005:  yes, they have a 30 day no questions asked refund policy, so it’s basically a risk-free trial. πŸ™‚ I was pretty apprehensive about buying glasses online, but ended up loving the whole experience and bought a pair of sunglasses from them as well (first prescription sunglasses ever!). 

Post # 26
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Lulume:  oooh how pretty! Love that frame, and it looks great on you. πŸ™‚

Post # 27
1479 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011



I have probably 15 pairs of glasses and the most expensive pair was $27. They have buy one get one half off right now. Totally worth it. 

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