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Best and worst places to buy your next pair of glasses

Tom Barlow, AOL.comNov 2nd 2010 1:00PMFor the uninitiated, buying glasses can be an eye-opening (and wallet-opening) experience. Choose designer frames, ultra-thin lenses, progressive lenses and lens coatings and it's easy to drop over $400 for the pair. Bad service and poor quality would make the experience even more painful. Such pain is not necessary, however, if you make a good choice on where to shop. In its December issue, Consumer Reports (subscription required) reports on its survey...

Should You Ever Buy Eyeglasses Online?

Wise Bread Picks Have you considered buying your next pair of glasses online? In most cases, you can save a ton of money this way. In fact, you'll often spend up to 10 times more for the same pair of glasses by purchasing them at your local optician's office.Shopping online for your next pair of glasses is very convenient and will allow you to compare various prices and frame options to find the very best pair. Most places also offer free shipping. Here's how to get started.1. What...

Buying Eyeglasses and Contacts Online

One thing about the military – sometimes you live some crazy places.  Plus, every time you move, you have to find all new service providers.  Dry cleaners, auto mechanics, and places to buy eyeglasses and contacts.  Most military bases have an optical shop as part of their exchange, but their prices often aren’t competitive.  At our last duty station, we had a fabulous and cheap optical shop at the NEX, but the smart NEX management decided to give the contract to a new company that doubled...