(Closed) Where to buy cheap glasses?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I actually don’t have vision care right now and needed glasses (because my glasses broke and were being held together by glue, hate Lenscrafters!) Anyway…I went to America’s Best.  I was really reluctant because I thought they would be really cheesy and aweful, but I actually like them.  Got two pairs of glasses for $70 and they came in within 2 weeks.

Post # 5
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have used zennioptical.com MANY times. The prices for glasses start at $7 (yes, prescription). I have ordered probably 20+ pairs there and have many friends that have also ordered from there. 

You do need your prescription, which your eye doctor by law has to give you. You do need another measurement (basically your pupil to pupil distance) that your prescription may not have on there, but the site tells you how to measure that. 

Seriously, check them out. 

Post # 6
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I LOVE Warby Parkers.  They let you try-on 5 frames for free.  Shipping/handling is paid by them.  The glasses are $95 with lens; $125 with anti-reflective lens. 

Post # 7
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I got my glasses from Coastal.com

If you use the code firstpairfree then you only pay shipping. They are awesome! I love them so much. My nephew got his there for free too and his are good too. I highly suggest them. Shipping was only $9 and I got these glasses:


You have to make sure you choose the free lens option unless you want to pay extra for a different lens.

Post # 8
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was going to suggest Sears until I saw the much cheaper options everyone else already posted…but I still will anyway for the sake of variety.

Fiance went to Lens Crafters two weeks ago and after trying to sell him on anti-glare and transitions lenses (that darken in sunlight), the total was nearly $500!! We walked out and went to Sears the next day. The lady working told us Lens Crafters and the optical center in Sears are owned by the same company! 

Sears had the same brands, but the lenses were a lot less. He got anti glare and transitions lenses with RayBan frames for about $280 with tax. We both felt that was a steal for the upgrades to the lenses.

Post # 9
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve been through Zenni and Coastal. Zenni is cheaper. My glasses, with super thin lenses and coatings, are usually about $50. The only bad part is that you cannot return them if you don’t like them. Coastal has stellar customer service and accepts returns.

Post # 10
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012



If you “like” their fb page, you’ll see specials and coupons where you can get regular lenses with frames for as low as $40/pair. Sometimes they do a buy one/get one or “first pair free.”

Post # 11
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am going to second the suggestion for Coastal.com. I got my current pair from them using their First Pair Free promo and since the glasses were free I added on an anti glare coating and scratch-proof coating all for less than $30. They also showed up really quickly, I ordered them on a Friday and got them on Monday.

Post # 12
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


Post # 14
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BrookieCookie9:  I’ve used Zennie 3-4 times already, and have two friends that have also purchased from this website. As far as I can tell, the glasses always come out perfect. And they arrive very quickly as well! 7 business days, tops for me 🙂

Love Zennioptical.com, and will probably use them for the rest of my life!

Post # 15
1716 posts
Bumble bee

Another vote for zennioptical!

I have 5 pairs from there, and have never spent over $50.

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