Saving Money on Glasses

Last Updated on February 9, 2024 by Josh Wilkerson

When it comes to buying online glasses, you need to take the time to research what’s out there and work with a reputable dealer. Whether you buy them in store or online, nobody wants to break the bank on a necessity like eyeglasses, and you should be able to find good deals no matter what your prescription is.

Often times, buying online is much cheaper than buying in store, but there are other ways too to save money. So make sure you follow these tips on how you can save money while buying eyeglasses:

Number One: Insurance Coverage
Insurance Coverage. If you or your family has an insurance policy that covers eyeglasses, it is important to use this. The insurance is there for you to save money on things like medical care, dental care and glasses, so you should take advantage of it. Sometimes, the insurance will completely cover the cost of glasses, and sometimes, just the frames or a fraction of it. Either way, you will be saving money out of pocket.

Number Two: Online Glasses (like Classic Specs)
Online Glasses. Buying glasses online can be much less expensive than in store. You can end up saving hundreds of dollars by just buying glasses online. There are many companies online that specialize in selling online glasses, prescription or not. Many people are doing this now, rather than going into a store and buying them purely for the convenience and the price.

Number Three: Don’t Be Pickey
Don’t be picky or focus on brands. It is important that you get the glasses you want, but if you are looking to save money, you may have to skip out on the designer brand glasses this time. There are many different companies that are a lot cheaper that will have glasses that look very similar for a much better price. Looking into this could save you lots!

Number Four: Look for Deals
Look for deals/discount stores. Sometimes, many companies will have special deals going on such as ”buy one get one half off“ or ”two for the price of one“ to encourage sales. So in this case, you can just get two pairs, and your second will be much cheaper. There are also other deals at certain times of the year like Christmas or Black Friday. Looking for these deals could save you a ton of money!

Number Five: Review Upgrades/Upcharges
Skip on the upgrades if you don’t need them. Often times, companies will give you the option of upgrading your new pair at checkout to get more out of your glasses. Most of the time, these upgrades are not needed, and if you are looking to save a little bit of money, skipping them could do just that. These upgrades can often include:
Different lens coatings like polarized or theromset monomer;
Frame materials like plastic, metal or wood;
Warranties because you may not need it (Don’t skip on this if you are accident prone!)

So next time you are buying eyeglasses, know your insurance policies, look at online glasses, don’t be picky on brands and look for deals and discounts and skip the upgrades if you can. It is important to save money where you can, and glasses can really get expensive.