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What You Need to Know When Buying Glasses Online

If you’re shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, you may get sticker shock when you pick up a pair of frames at your local optician. It certainly doesn’t help that vision insurance doesn’t always cover glasses—and when it does, it may not cover the whole cost. Another option is to take your shopping to the internet, where you’ll find a better selection and lower prices.This post originally appeared on DealNews.Here are six things to know when buying glasses online.Your Prescription...

Can you trust the special offers on prescription sunglasses? We track down the real best deals for your eyes this summer

Special offers for ‘free’ or ‘two-for-one’ prescription sunglasses are being heavily advertised in the high street as the sun beams down and we gear up for the summer holidays. Here, we take a sharp-eyed look at these promotions and assess whether they really offer value for money. We also examine alternative ways to buy prescription shades.Be aware of hidden costsThe eyes have it: Audrey Hepburn with shades in Breakfast At Tiffany’sPrescription sunglasses are essential for those who...

Buying glasses online may be cheap, but not necessarily safe, doctors warn

Purchasing eyewear is increasingly moving from optometrist and optician offices to the Internet, as a growing number of online retailers offer prescription glasses for a fraction of in-store prices. But Canadian optometrists are raising concerns about a lack of oversight linked to online glasses, and warn that eyewear that is manufactured or fitted improperly could lead to eyestrain, double vision, or headaches. In less than a decade, the prevalence of buying prescription eyeglasses...