My parents were having a conversation with my aunt yeterday about how expensive glasses are these days, even at so called cheap highstreet places. The issue is there for many people at the moment with kids needing new specs as they start heading back to school after the summer holidays.
I could have sworn I had told them before about places online like ZenniOptical where you can get eyeglasses – they would end up needing to spend more than the basic price as they have complicated perscriptions, but they would still be able to get them seriously cheaper than the almost $500 they were quoted in town.
I don’t know why more people don’t order their glasses online. I suppose there’s some comfort in being able to try them on and test them out before you hand over your cash, so you know that they are right for you – but when the savings are so huge for me it’s worth taking the chance. If you get them and they don’t fit just perfectly you can always take them to your local store and get them adjusted for a minimal fee.