Monday, February 23, 2009

My Experience With EyeBuyDirect.Com

Remember around 2 weeks ago I posted that I'd just taken advantage of a great sale at .
I promised that I'd let you know how everything turned out when my glasses arrived,
and I'm happy to say that I'm feeling like one very savvy consumer right now.

I bought 2 pair of prescription glasses using my own prescription during their buy one-get one promotion.
I spent a grand total of $31.90 including shipping.
My glasses have arrived and I have been wearing them and I have to say
the prescription is spot-on perfect.

They came packaged in a see-thru hard-shelled magnetic case with a cleaning cloth and a 5% off coupon for my next purchase-and I will definitely shop there again.
They took around 12 days to arrive from the time I ordered them, but I consider that a minor inconvenience when I think of all the money I saved.

I wish I had discovered online optics before last summer, when I shelled out close to $300 for a pair of glasses from my optometrist-in fact I could kick myself.

Now you might be thinking "Damn Girl, how many pairs of glasses do you really need?"
My answer is that I didn't need 20 pairs of shoes last year when had their big sale but By George, I know a good deal when I see one!

So if you have been thinking about trying online shopping for your next pair of glasses, I urge you to march into your optometrist's office and get a copy of your prescription, if you don't already have it in your possession. Don't be shy about it-they are required by law to provide you with this information.

Just because you got your eye exam from them, it does not obligate you in any way to have your glasses made by them.
After all, would your doctor write you a script for an antibiotic and then tell you which pharmacy to use?
Of course your optometrist is not going to tell you this.
I know mine didn't.
I shake my head when I recall how he led me like a lamb to slaughter to his chair and began shoving frames at me.
Sure put a big dent in my pocketbook.

Anyhoo-live and learn...and see clearly!

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