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Going Frugal with Prescription Glasses

As most of you know, I’m a very frugal guy and I prefer to enjoy life on the cheap. However, there are a few things I don’t skimp on. My prescription glasses is a major one on this no skimping list. I don’t mind paying for designer frames and upgrades because I wear these all the time. It’s the first thing people see when they look at me and you only have one chance at the first impression. However, glasses are getting more and more expensive lately. I used to pay $200, then $350, and now...

How You Can Save Money while Buying Glasses and Have Fun Doing It?

How do you usually buy your glasses? You visit your local ophthalmologist and he gives you a prescription. You either pick up a pair of frames and select lenses from the ophthalmologist’s little store or you head down the mall to pick out from more styles, to then have your glasses made for you the next day.Now, a lot of people who have this approach to buying glasses miss out on two things. First of all, not a lot of people know thatcheap eyeglasses online are available in plenty, with very...

The best places to buy stylish and inexpensive glasses online

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Warby ParkerAnyone who wears glasses knows how painful the process of finding a new pair can be; it's a real struggle.Often you'll find yourself in a chain retailer with a single wall of options to choose from, with a store clerk rushing you to decide while trying to sell you on a pseudo-discount.After you pick out a frame, lenses,...