As any wearer of prescription glasses knows, no matter how careful you are, your glasses are bound to be damaged over time. From scratched or even lost lenses to bent or broken frames, it is inevitable that you will need a replacement pair at some point.
If you’ve been delaying your replacement due to cost concerns there are some steps you can take to easily save money on your glasses and get them replaced today.
Buy Glasses Online
If your glasses have simply had it and you’re ready for a new pair your optometrist may not be the cheapest option, or even close to it. Since you already have your prescription you can order new glasses online, in many cases even the exact same pair, and get a more competitive price.
Some of the top online eyeglass stores include Eye Buy Direct , Frames Direct , or Vision Works . Be certain to browse all three and search some more on your own for promotions or coupons to get the best deal possible. Remember that unless you’re planning laser surgery your eyesight is likely not to improve so take advantage of any buy one get one free offers that are growing increasingly popular.
Repair Your Current Glasses
Many times purchasing a new pair of glasses is not necessary to get comfortable, stylish and functional glasses back on your head. If you haven’t been waiting years for your replacement chances are you can repair your current glasses instead.
If your lenses are scratched up or otherwise damaged you don’t need a whole new pair; simply buy a new frame and put your old lenses in them.
Whether you sat on your glasses or just wore them out frames can go bad long before lenses become unusable. You can easily pop out your current lenses and put them in a new frame. You may also add new temples, the arms of your glasses, if the rest of your frames are working fine.
These tips should help you to get into a new pair of eyeglasses without breaking the bank. Be sure to remember that the very cheapest option is to get your insurance company to pay for them, or at least a portion, so be sure to check your policy for possible coverage first.