A few months ago, I stumbled across a post about online options for ordering glasses and couldn't understand why I hadn't thought of it before. Despite the fact I shop for just about everything else online, I have no explanation for why it never occurred to me to shop for glasses online. I can only guess that the mystique surrounding eye glasses and prescriptions seemed to be something that could only be done in person.
After getting a copy of my prescription from my optometrist, I decided I'd do a little comparison shopping - starting off with the cheapest glasses I could fine and compare them to ones I've purchased from Target. I opted to purchase my glasses from Goggles4U who offered eyeglasses for $8.99 plus shipping. That definitely is verging on the unbelievable side of affordable. I ordered two pairs of basic glasses and plan to use them to compare.
I can honestly say that frame selection for the cheapest glasses wasn't impressive, but then again I was looking for cheap, not variety. I settled on two pairs that I thought were interesting, but probably not anything that I'd choose to wear long-term. My choices:
These looked fun - they're orange. How can orange not be fun? Plus I ordered the lenses tinted, thinking that they might actually be able to be used for sunglasses, but we'll see.