I often get asked how I have so many different eye glass frames so today I thought I would let you in on my little secret. Several years ago when age caught up with me and I found out I needed bifocals, I was shocked when the eye doctor told me it would be almost $500 for one pair of glasses after insurance. From that day since, I’ve asked for my prescription from my eye doctor and I order my own glasses online. I can get three pair for less than the one pair was going to cost me through my doctor’s office.
I personally use EyeBuyDirect but there are many online options for ordering your own prescription glasses, contacts and sunglasses. EyeBuyDirect accepts insurance, just as the eye doctor does. You can virtually try on the glasses by uploading a photo to the site to see glasses and size options on your face. You have the choice of basic lenses or all the bells and whistles like blue-light filtering, scratch-resistant coating, transition lenses, readers or sunglasses. By simply entering the information from your prescription into the site, you can order a new pair of glasses in just a few minutes and have them arrive at your door in under two weeks. Once you receive the glasses, if you decide you don’t like them, they have a 14-day return policy. They even come with directions on how to fit the glasses to your face. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
NOTE: Never pay full price! You can always Google a discount code for EyeBuyDirect and after your first purchase, they will send you sale postcards.
Now you know my secret as to why I have so many glasses. If insurance is going to pay for them, I’m going to order all I can. Why not have a pair for every outfit?
Another perk of aging was developing extreme dry eyes which is why I can no longer wear contacts on a regular basis. But I don’t really mind the glasses. They help hide the wrinkles and eye bags. 🙂
I store my glasses options on acrylic shelves in my closet which makes it easy to grab and go. I only have one pair of prescription sunglasses. I’m not that extra! But I do store all of my cheap sunglass options the same way in my closet.