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When I got to be 40-something, I needed my first pair of bifocals. We paid an astronomical price for the no-line type. In six months, when my near-vision prescription changed, we decided it was time to try purchasing eyeglasses online. It was a good experience: with all of the frame dimensions and my prescription in hand, I found shopping online easier than looking through a wall of frames at my optometrist's office. And we saved a heap of money!
Another helpful tool, if you want to order glasses online, is this Virtual Mirror:
You can upload your photo to "try on" glasses, or you can choose a face that's similar in shape to yours. (I had fun "trying on" glasses that I would never buy, just to see how bad they looked!)
If you'd like to try GlassesUSA.com, you'll want to know about these discount codes:
- Take 50% off any pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglass frames, available storewide (for eyeglasses, basic single-vision lenses are included). Code:SPRING50
- Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by GlassesUSA.com. All opinions are my own.