Prescription eyeglasses that look good don't need to leave a massive hole in your bank balance. Cheap glasss purchased online don't have to be of an inferior quality if you choose a reputable retailer. Whilst in 2013 most items on household budgets are rising fast, the price of prescription glasses is getting lower, mainly due to the increased competition from online suppliers The good news is that cheap glasses look like they are here to stay as the market for prescription and non-prescription eyewear becomes more competitive.
There really are some amazing offers, glasses deals and bargains available if you are prepared to forgo buying from traditional high street independent opticians and optical chains. Whilst supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda have some really good value 'headline' offers to grab your attention, without doubt, for both and value, online glasses shops are the best place to find and buy cheap glasses.
The move from getting your glasses from an opticians shop to buying glasses online is a big cultural shift and is not for everybody. Indeed glasses wearers with high prescriptions and complex lenses are probably best paying more for the extra service, expertise and after care an optician can provide. Likewise by law in the UK children under the age of 16 must have there glasses dispensed by a qualified optician. However for the vast majority of single vision glasses wearers, mail order and online glasses shops provide an excellent way to source quality glasses at significantly cheaper prices than anywhere else. We have had I-phones, I-Teddy and now we are becoming more and more familiar with I-specs!
Cheapest Glasses Online
Are cheapest glasses worse quality?
Generally, online glasses sellers don't have to pay for expensive high street premises, expensive equipment and 'front of house' sales staff. As a result they are able to pass on these savings to you when you purchase your glasses online, allowing them to offer the cheapest glasses available anywhere. However, there are some low quality online providers out there, so you can only really make direct comparisons on 'like for like' products, so one way to ensure that you are getting quality products is to try the glasses on in a high street opticians and then source the same product online. The other way is to use an online glasses company that offers a free home trial service. If in doubt phone or email to see if this is possible.
Decent shops selling cheapest glasses online will also offer a 12 month manufacturers warranty for 'fair' wear and tear on the glasses. Good cheap online glasses retailers are looking to build long-term relationships with their customers and will pull out all the stops to offer a friendly and risk free way for you to try them out (this is our philosophy and policy here at as SpecsPost!)