Four eyes for less
You know how it goes: You’re talking to a girlfriend about Wil Wheaton, then the efficacy of epidurals, then eventually, cheap prescription glasses. Yep, it’s one of those days.
While chatting with our blogger buddy Karrey [who has a great DIY home rehab blog], we’ve found that we’ve been looking in all the wrong places for inexpensive name-brand frames [not that we’ve worn glasses since ’89 anyway!].
I prefer For Eyes and have had the same eye doctor in Schaumburg for ages; this is an economical option, but not the only one out there, especially since they too use an online service for contacts orders!
“I’ve gotten glasses online three times now: once, I got a pair of Kate Spade frames from BestBuyEyeglasses for half the price that they would have been at my optician’s shop,” Karrey said. “I ordered some sunglasses from 39DollarGlasses that kinda sucked, and then a pair of prescription sunglasses from Goggles 4 U that rocked.”
But the deals didn’t end there, according to Karrey. “With the latter two, I got a discount on the glasses by using affiliate links from http://glassyeyes.blogspot.com .” [Disclaimer: Neither Karrey nor Thriftista are associated with this link.]
And a note: Don’t use Goggles4U’s search function; you’ll have better luck browsing the site.
What are some of your favorite eyeglass and contact shops?