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Buying New Eyeglasses

NullzoneNullzone Registered User regular
edited February 2013 in Help / Advice Forum
So I find myself needing new glasses after my last pair of more than 6 years spontaneously disintegrated. (Fixing them would cost me over $100 and almost two weeks wait, so I may as well get a new pair if I'm investing that kind of time/money. 6 years is a long time anyway, I'm probably overdue in the opinion of any optical specialist out there!)

Thing is I hear buying online is all the rage, or even wal mart and target are in on this whole eyeglasses thing now, and all of these options are way cheaper than going to your typical lenscrafters or similar. My worry is that a nonzero amount of that savings is made in shoddy workmanship and new glasses purchased from these places are going to fall apart way sooner. So if any of you have testimonies to support any of these places, that'd be super.

tl;dr- buying glasses for cheap seems too good to be true, confirm my worst nightmares for me or tell me the best place to buy new ones

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    TalondelTalondel Registered User regular
    My wife and I have bought our last couple pairs online without any problems. Actually, the only thing we had a problem with was getting an accurate measurement of our pupilary distance to plug into the order form.

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    NullzoneNullzone Registered User regular
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    DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    I'm wearing glasses from Zenni Optical right now!

    They're pretty good, they also offer way more frame styles than you'll find in a place like Lenscrafters.

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    TalondelTalondel Registered User regular
    I have in the past used Zenni Optical and GlassesUSA which were both fine.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    I bought some new glasses a few years ago now. They're nice, Ted Baker Mavericks with Pentax super-high index lenses.

    Found out after I paid $800 for the frames and lenses fitted ($400 for each) that I could have gotten the exact same pair of glasses online for under $300. All I needed was my prescription and my pupilary distance.

    Go see an optometrist, get your prescription and your pupillary distance written down, then try on as many frames as you can to see what looks and feels best.

    Then get your shit made online.

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    GnomeTankGnomeTank What the what? Portland, OregonRegistered User regular
    My big fear with ordering glasses online is the whole adjustment thing. Rarely do glasses just "fit" when you buy them, they need to be adjusted to your face. I don't have the tools to do it, so what do you guys do? Just walk in to a Lenscrafters and act like you bought them there?

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    That is what I would do, yes.

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