What is Best Place to Buy Eyeglasses?
I don’t know many people who like eyeglass shopping. If you’re like us, you probably don’t want to go crazy on the frames with the lenses costing so much on their own. From our experience, the chain stores in the malls are probably one of the worst places to buy. Before I knew better, I remember spending $300 on a pair of glasses. This month Costco is doing a promotion ($30 off second pair with the same prescription). With that coupon you are looking at $300 for 2 pairs of glasses. At the time of this post, the high index lenses at costco run $100 while the polycarbonate run about $80. Frames run from $30-$130 with most under $100. All in all, most people will be out the door for under $200 for a single pair of glasses.
Consumer reports also rates Costco optical with the highest overall satisfaction.
Some frames at Costco… they have a lot more styles and brands…
The websites mentioned in the article might also be worth a look. Whenever I think about buying glasses online, I always think to myself how many times I liked a pair of glasses on the display rack until I tried them on and realized they were totally not for me.