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Best place to buy Glasses online (specifically reading glasses)

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Best place to buy Glasses online (specifically reading glasses)

What's the best place to buy glasses online? Just need a pair of reading glasses for working at my computer. nothing fancy...
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junkmail2002 wrote: What's the best place to buy glasses online? Just need a pair of reading glasses for working at my computer. nothing fancy...
Do you need to buy them online? My wife spent a lot of money on reading glasses from an optician, and she prefers the pair I bought at the supermarket for $20.
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Kiraly wrote: Do you need to buy them online? My wife spent a lot of money on reading glasses from an optician, and she prefers the pair I bought at the supermarket for $20.
Doesn't have to be online, just made an assumption that it would be cheaper/better choice, but $20 sounds good :-)
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Kiraly wrote: Do you need to buy them online? My wife spent a lot of money on reading glasses from an optician, and she prefers the pair I bought at the supermarket for $20.
I don't know if OP has insurance, but I do so I prefer to get something nice. It's one of the perks of having a decent job. lol!
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junkmail2002 wrote: What's the best place to buy glasses online? Just need a pair of reading glasses for working at my computer. nothing fancy...
costco??
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Zenni.com, googles4you.com (more selection), goggles4you.ca, kits.ca (could get them free with code FREEKITS which is $99 off) are all good. Make sure you search for codes/sign up for email for goggles4you because you can get mad discount there. Timing counts for a lot to get the 50%+ dicounts.

I like Zenni the best because I found they had some more fashionable options. goggles4you and kits.ca have a lot of plainer stuff. E.g., I bought these ones at Zenni that are purplish grey https://ca.zennioptical.com/p/womens-tr ... Id=2024117 whereas the other stores have a lot of black, & brown tortoiseshell. -3.00/-3.25 diopters & photochromatic lenses cost me $100. The photogray is not that dark though but I did not feel like paying for real Transitions (which they offer).
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lecale wrote: Zenni.com, googles4you.com (more selection), goggles4you.ca, kits.ca (could get them free with code FREEKITS which is $99 off) are all good. Make sure you search for codes/sign up for email for goggles4you because you can get mad discount there. Timing counts for a lot to get the 50%+ dicounts.
Anyone know if these places allow you to order plain frames (without Rx lenses) to try on at home, with returns? I'm thinking I would try a few frames at home, pick the one I like best, take it to a bricks-and-mortar optician to get lenses, and return the other frames for a refund.
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JHW wrote: Anyone know if these places allow you to order plain frames (without Rx lenses) to try on at home, with returns? I'm thinking I would try a few frames at home, pick the one I like best, take it to a bricks-and-mortar optician to get lenses, and return the other frames for a refund.
I know Zenni allows you to buy frames with plain lenses in them for the cost of the frame. They refund 100% store credit or 50% cash, less shipping so you would be out shipping both ways. Kits would be shipping only for plain lenses. Check their stores.

The prescription I got from Zenni was excellent & I have hear very good reviews of goggles4u as well. Someone told me they were able to get their high diopter prescription for $26 from goggles4u. Caveats are you need that pupillary distance from an optician & places like Lenscrafters only discount the lenses if you buy frames.
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lecale wrote: Zenni.com, googles4you.com (more selection), goggles4you.ca, kits.ca (could get them free with code FREEKITS which is $99 off) are all good. Make sure you search for codes/sign up for email for goggles4you because you can get mad discount there. Timing counts for a lot to get the 50%+ dicounts.

I like Zenni the best because I found they had some more fashionable options. goggles4you and kits.ca have a lot of plainer stuff. E.g., I bought these ones at Zenni that are purplish grey https://ca.zennioptical.com/p/womens-tr ... Id=2024117 whereas the other stores have a lot of black, & brown tortoiseshell. -3.00/-3.25 diopters & photochromatic lenses cost me $100. The photogray is not that dark though but I did not feel like paying for real Transitions (which they offer).
I found a separate thread with discount codes for goggles4you.com and ordered from there a week ago. Thanks!
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