How to Get Quality Prescription Glasses for SUPER Cheap

Thursday, December 07, 2017

(This post is totally not sponsored. I just love their product and wanted to share.)

I've been a glasses wearer since age 8. It costs a lot to keep your vision clear. Glasses aren't cheap, and even with optical insurance, you still end up paying hundreds for a new pair. My last pair of glasses (the Ray-Bans pictured in the small photo below) cost me $300 cash. Recently, my little brother got himself some new glasses for super cheap, and sent me to Eye Buy Direct to check them out for myself.

Super Expensive Raybans from Eye Doc | How to Get Quality Prescription Glasses for SUPER Cheap //
When I first checked out, I was kind of skeptical. I assumed the prescription would be bad, or the lenses cheap, or the frames flimsy. Since I have a pretty strong prescription, I had a feeling they wouldn't do it right, and I would be returning my frames. Not so, at all. I have actually found all of that to be wrong about the glasses I've ordered from them. 


The buying process is super easy, you upload a photo of your face, add a simple measurement (that they teach you how to do with an easy tutorial video), and then you can virtually try on any frame. It's pretty accurate as well, as long as your measurement is done right. I love this process because I have to try on billions of frames before I find the right ones. I have big eyes, but a narrow face, and most frames are too wide for me. I also loved it because I was able to upload a few different photos with different hair styles to get the full effect. Every girl knows she's gotta try them on with her hair back, too. 

Also, you just upload your prescription from your eye doctor, and add it to your purchase when you're selecting your frames and lenses in the shopping cart. Once I had found my favorite frame styles, I was able to choose from a few different lens options, and was able to use some coupon codes to get a great deal! 


I got these Prism frames in Warm Tortoise from their higher end RFLKT line, and went with the standard 1.59 index lenses that are included in this line (which are actually higher index and thinner than their base lens offered on the site), and they are solid, sturdy, and I love the way they look. They came with a pretty leather case, a little glasses screwdriver should I need to make adjustments or repairs, and a cleaning cloth. With a coupon, these frames cost me $50, plus shipping.

Prism Frame in Warm Tortoise | How to Get Quality Prescription Glasses for SUPER Cheap //

I also opted for a lighter, less bulky pair, and got these Ledger frames in Gold. I paid extra for their 1.6 higher index lenses, which would really thin out my lenses since my prescription is pretty thick, and the frames are really minimal. I was really surprised by this frame. A lot of metal frames are quite flimsy, and these ones just aren't. Plus, they have a really cute intricate design on the nose bridge, ear pieces, and rims. These weren't from the higher end line, so I could have paid a few dollars extra for a case, but I already had one. They cost me about $47 plus shipping, even after I paid an extra $30 for the higher index lenses. They had some amazing sales going on at the time, and I took full advantage.  

Ledger Frame in Gold | How to Get Quality Prescription Glasses for SUPER Cheap //

While looking for prescription sunglasses, I found these fun Chillax frames in Black and Gunmetal. The actual frame is only $15! I paid extra once again for the slightly thinner 1.6 index lenses, and got 80% gray tint on the sunglasses. I had a coupon for sunglasses, but when I was talking to the live chat rep, asking which index lenses were best, she offered me her own a super good discount code, and I ended up ordering these in regular glasses AND sunglasses and it only cost me $80 plus shipping for BOTH together. (WHAT?) I love how lightweight they are because they're plastic, and the matte black funky frame style is a lot more fun than the other two.

Chillax Frame in Black and Gunmetal | How to Get Quality Prescription Glasses for SUPER Cheap //

All lenses I chose came with anti-scratch, anti-reflective, and UV protection coatings. 

They also have a great returns policy, and a warranty. Check out their site to see all the details. I had to exchange one pair because I had entered my prescription wrong. It was super easy, and didn't take long to get my new pair, and didn't cost me extra. 


I loved my purchases there so much, that I have been sending their site to all my bad vision friends. My husband's friend just got himself a pair of glasses from their site for $27, including prescription lenses! Anything I can do to help out a fellow glasses wearer, I'm in. I can't believe how much glasses cost from an eye doctor. I was able to get two pairs of great glasses for 1/3 the price of any pair I've bought in the last 15 years. As a return buyer, they gave me a coupon code for $10 off your first purchase! Just follow the instructions below, and get yourself a great new pair of glasses for super cheap! (Also, I get discounts when my coupon codes are used.)

Glasses do not have to cost you an arm and a leg, and they have a huge variety of cute frames on their site. I have about 50 styles in my wishlist, but I think at 4 pairs of glasses, I'm now covered. The best part is? I have spent about $200 total and have FOUR PAIRS OF GLASSES, that are all super cute and great quality. One pair of my old glasses cost more than that! Give it a try, and let me know what you get!

++ Have you tried Eye Buy Direct, or another online glasses company? If so, share your experience in the comments!


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