*not a sponsored post*
A few weeks ago, I was very sad: I had lost my prescription sunglasses. Now these sunglasses...I had gotten at America's Best...after winning a $250 voucher in a contest. But still, after those sunglasses and an additional pair of eyeglasses, I'd spent $75 out of pocket on-top-of. That's a lot of money for glasses.
So these things are my babies. They are foldable RayBan Wayfarer shades. The only sunglasses in the store that looked decent on my face. And I love them.
...and I lost them.
Since I need glasses to see ANYTHING anymore, I knew I had to look elsewhere for inexpensive replacements. It's nice to be able to see when you drive, ya know? LOL. So initially I had looked into Zenni Optical online. They had some cute stuff but I realized very quickly that the price grew as options were chosen. I didn't want to look at a $19 pair of glasses and end up paying $60+ for them. So I then decided to check out EyeBuyDirect...and boom!...found me some new specs!
Shopping was super easy. You can purchase frames with plastic lenses for the listed price, and it's $20 extra to make them prescription. I have single-vision lenses so luckily that makes them a little more cheaper than if I had to have bifocal. They show you step by step the option process and explain what each option means...so when I wanted to have tinted lenses placed in the frames I chose, they showed me the different stats and what each option meant. They have upgrades in certain areas for someone who may want anti-glare or scratch resistance, but I just got the basic gray tinted ( they still have UV protection, though )
Now, you must have a prescription for the glasses. You need to be able to enter your SPH ( sphere ), CYL ( cylinder ) and AXIS...plus your PD number ( be it joint or separate ) Luckily I remembered when I got my newest glasses to ask for a handwritten copy of my Rx. It's been on my fridge since last September! I've had friends tell me that they aren't much of a stickler on renewal so if you have an Rx that is still good for you but may be slightly outdated, it may not matter.
Currently their website is promoting "30% off of lenses with code: VISION" but you can also search online for other promotions. I think that I used a 20% off code because it would've saved me more money than the lenses code. There are various codes you can find online to suit your purchasing needs. After all was said and done, I saved $18.60, with $5.95 shipping. I purchased the Vamp style glasses with gray tinted lenses.
|The glasses come in a very nice box, in this cleaning pouch, and include instructions for care!|
But the BEST part of using this company is the "Buy 1, Give 1" option. After your purchase, you are asked if you would like to provide a pair of glasses to an underprivileged child in a third-world country and you get to choose the country you'd like them sent to! It's no additional fee; you just need to make a choice. It's that simple! I think I sent mine to Kenya; but I have a feeling that a pair is ONLY sent if you choose an option, so if you use this company PLEASE select a country so that some child can be given the gift of sight!
In addition, you can earn points for better rewards later...including the referral program. If you use my link, you get $10 off YOUR FIRST purchase and then I get a $10 credit. It's a win-win!
Glasses are expensive these days, even with an insurance plan. So why not skip the in-house purchasing of glasses and save some money shopping for them online. A lot of companies offer hassle-free returns and you wait for your glasses the same amount of time ( 7-14 business days ) but with this...they come right to your door! No need to rush around trying to pick up your glasses before or after work, or between kid's games and activities.
EyeBuyDirect has so many cute styles and sizes for all face shapes and tastes. Seriously, check them out!