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Cut expenses on eye wear and save

July 25th, 2008 at 09:00 am

Last year we discovered that our daughter needed to wear reading glasses. My husband and I do not wear glasses, so we had no idea how much it cost. Upon doing research I discovered that glasses are extremely expensive. It doesn't matter if you are an adult or child, you almost need a loan to purchase a pair.

Okay, so like having a baby for the first time, I wanted the best because I don't know that anything less would do. We paid $200 for our 10 year old daughter's glasses. That price was better than what our insurance offered. We brought the wipes that cost $9.00. I didn't know you could get them at the dollar store for $1.

Then I discovered there are many alternatives to paying retail prices for glasses.

1. my piano found a guy who makes eye glasses for $30 a pair out of his garage. I saw the glasses and they looked great!

2. then I found out about a place where eye glasses start at $8 a pair. Go to www.zennioptical.com.

3. finally, a friend told me there are places you can purchase eye wear for $99 and you can buy one and get one free.

Do you wear glasses? How have you been able to save on eye wear expenses?

1 Responses to “Cut expenses on eye wear and save”

  1. cargirl86 Says:

    I mostly wear contacts, but I keep a pair of glasses around to give my eyes a break from time to time. I'm surprised $200 was the cheapest you could find?? A lot of super Wal-Marts have a Vision Center in them, and offer glasses for $49. I'll have to look at zennioptical.com ... I've had my same frames since high school and I was actually planning to get a new pair at my eye appointment (which is funnily enough tomorrow morning!)

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