How to save on prescription glasses?

Rescheduled post: Originally posted on April 26th, 2018

Hello people! Super bowl is playing in the background and for some reason I don’t even care about the advertisements today. So, writing this post instead 🙂

As promised, here is the follow up to my ~ Glasses Anyone? ~ Prescription that is! post. Check it out if you want some background information. I am writing this for my fellow bloggers and readers who have been paying way too much for prescription glasses for a really long time now. I know there are lots of people out there who still prefer wearing glasses! I do! =) You can actually get stylish prescription glasses for a lot less!

First of, I would like to say that I am not marketing for Warby Parker and I am not being compensated in any way for this post.

After doing some research, found you are legally allowed to get a hardcopy of your prescription from your optician. It doesn’t matter where you get your eye exam.  I didn’t know that before, but here is the link to back up the fact I presented:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0116-prescription-glasses-and-contact-lenses

      Your Rights and Your Prescription

My prescription changes every couple of years. I had been paying to the tune of over $500 for two pairs of glasses and same for my husband so together it comes to a total of a grand…which now seems like a LOT of cash for some pieces of plastic and glasses. Being able to shop for the best rates online and then make a decision makes a lot of sense to me.

I decided to give Warby Parker service a shot. I got to pick 5 pairs of glasses online and they sent it to me in one small box as a Home-Try On service. I didn’t like any frames from my first box so I ordered another try on box and this time I liked one. I picked Warby Parker because a) I had heard good things about it from my friend and b) they donate a pair of glasses for every pair you buy.

To give you an idea of the process here are some pictures from home try ons to how they ship them. The whole process was really easy with Warby Paker. All I had to do was take a picture of my prescription and send it to them. They can even send you texts which made it really easy. They also take HSA as a form of payment and work with your insurance. I actually received my glasses a week ago. I waited a week before I gave you my opinion on these. So, I got used to them right away and no adjustments were needed. I ended up paying $95 for the frame and anti-scratch, antiglare glasses. Whole lot better than the retail pricing, isn’t it?

My last post about prescription glasses gave you some other options for shopping for the best rates if you want to give those other services a try. I would love to know if you have ordered from them before and how your experience has been with purchasing prescription glasses online!

Oh wait, since you made it to the end of the post, here is a tip :  Make sure to have your PD (pupillary distance) measurement done while you are at your eye exam appointment if you want to order prescription glasses online. They will need this information. Usually, they do this measurement for you free of any charge.

I hope you were able to get some benefit out of reading this and will think about the options you have before making a purchase.

What are some things you do to save on your prescriptions? Do you prefer contact lenses? Are there any other sites you prefer to get your prescription glasses from? Would love to hear from you.

Have a peaceful day!

15 thoughts on “How to save on prescription glasses?

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  1. Being a person of shorter stature, I’ll stick with Specsavers. They have a good range of teenage frames, which fit me perfectly, and they can carry out any tweaks. I spent years owning glasses whose arms were too long or didn’t fit the bridge of my nose. I wouldn’t want to run the risk of that happening again by ordering online, but a friend of mine who is a ‘standard’ size swears by it!

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  2. I always like when people wear glasses. It makes them look intelligent 🤓
    But personally I don’t have a problem with my sight so “unfortunately” I can’t wear them.

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    1. I love them! I would wear it even if I didn’t have to.;) Been wearing them since I was 4 yo. My eyesight has been getting better and that’s the reason it changes every two years.
      Having good eye sight sounds like a good problem to have!😀👍🏼

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  3. Awesome. As someone pretty much stuck wearing glasses because contacts dry my eyes out if I wear them too often, I want a whole closet or something dedicated to all the different glasses I can wear xD but that would cost a small fortune haha

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