How to save money when buying glasses?
People always complain about how expensive glasses are. And to some extent, they are correct. Glasses are expensive but there are some ways you can save money on them. And with this lockdown situation, we all could use some savings.
If you are also on the hunt for spectacles that won’t cost you much, we’ve got you covered. Here are some important tips that will help you save big when buying glasses.
Get a subsidized or free eye test
It’s obvious that before buying glasses, you will have an eye test to get your latest prescription. However, you don’t have to pay for these tests when you can get them for free from the NHS.
If you are under 16 or 18 in case you are pursuing full-time education, you qualify for the NHS free eye test. People over 60 can also get this benefit.
However, if you don’t qualify, look for independent eyewear companies that offer these tests at low costs. Or you may keep an eye out for special deals and offers at your nearby optical stores.
Buy glasses online
If you’ve never purchased spectacles online, now is the time. You will be surprised to find that the same pairs you saw at the optical store are available at such low prices.
Online glasses are generally much more affordable than glasses at physical shops. Moreover, you will also get access to a wide range of styles that you may not find at the optical stores.
Look for companies that offer free delivery for glasses so that you don’t have to pay any extra cost for your pair. And don’t forget to get a quick view of the return policy as well.
Go for a basic pair
We know that the beauty of designer glasses is capturing but they only add more money to the bill. If you are buying a pair that you will use every day, sticking to the basics is a good idea.
However, if you have your heart set on a pair of designer glasses, you can shop for them from some other brand that offers the same design at a much lower price. As long as your glasses look fresh from the runway, people would already assume that they belong to a big brand.
Choose the lens coating wisely
Advanced lens coatings have a cost of their own. If you recklessly choose a coating that you won’t even need, you will end up paying way more for your glasses than you should have.
For instance, if you are buying blue light blocking glasses in the UK, you will need an anti-reflective coating. However, you can make do without UV filters as you don’t need sun protection when you are working on computers.
Consider different options
Don’t just buy from the first affordable brand you find online. Compare the prices of different eyewear retailers and see who is asking for a lower sum of money for your selected pair.
Also, don’t forget to check the quality. Now we understand that you can only see the product when buying online. But, there are some companies that happily offer a free home trial for glasses so you can check the quality.
Wait for the deals
If you don’t have an eyewear emergency and are looking to buy glasses to upgrade your style, wait for deals and offers. Have an eye out for the deals and price drops from different brands.
Festivals are a great time to get offers and discounts on eyeglasses. And if the deal is good enough, maybe you can buy two pairs in your budget.
Reglaze your glasses
If you are buying glasses as the lens is damaged or broken, reglazing your glasses is a smart idea. Take your glasses to an optician or look for online retailers that offer this service.
In this process, the lenses of your eyeglasses will be replaced with new ones. Thus, you don’t have to spend on a whole new frame.
If your frame is trendy, simply changing the lenses will do the job. For instance, cat-eye or tortoiseshell glasses frames for women are always trendy. So if you have one such timeless frame, keep it and change the lenses. Your glasses will look brand new.
Buying glasses is not an expensive matter when you buy them online. Whether you are buying them for fashion or vision, you will get great deals and discounts at online stores. Don’t forget to get a free home trial to check the quality.
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