The thing I don't get with online purchasing of glasses is how people choose frames that suit their face?
It normally takes me ages to choose a pair of frames as every few of them suit me. For everyday glasses I can't imagine buying them online.
I got similar frames for $80 from Amazon and I'll get lenses from a local optometrist, Mr Four Eyes, who I've read about but not used before. He does standard lenses for $150, compared with about $300 at my regular optometrist.
Sent my old frames off to him to get some updated lenses. Great communication via email so far. Looking forward to getting them back MUCH cheaper than anywhere else. And supporting a good cause.
my last pair of glasses cost me $69 with no coatings from specsavers. fair price IMO. all my previous glasses had the coating but I didnt bother this time, my glasses break too often due to mucking around with my son. honestly i cant even tell the difference without the coating.
I had hideous glasses, thick lens on right, they told me they couldn't do anything about it, too much difference and extreme.
So next time I got them overseas.
Not only were they 1/10th of the price, they made them thin, both sides.
Prescription? Absolutely perfect.
We just get ripped off in NZ.
Just got my frames back from Mr Four Eyes, new lenses fitted. Great service, great price. Would recommend.
Malawi has one fully-trained optician for every million people.
It means buying glasses with the correct lenses can be difficult and expensive - but it doesn't have to be this way.
A film for BBC World Hacks by Lucy Ashton and Richard Kenny.
Release date: 5 July 2018
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