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Old 06-17-2008, 07:46 AM
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Anyone have experience ordering prescription glasses online? I've found the pair that I want locally and they are about $200 online with all the coatings, the same setup would be about $550 locally.

What are the most popular and legitimate places to order online? Any precautions?

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most online places still require you go to be tested.
Someone here posted up a contact lense link but havent seen any "frames" sites
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http://zennioptical.com/cart/home.php

recommended by clark howard.

but... I wouldn't order prescription glasses online.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by IT GUY &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> http://zennioptical.com/cart/home.php

recommended by clark howard.

but... I wouldn't order prescription glasses online.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Why not? I've tried on the exact frame locally and just got my prescription checked this morning. Most of these places seem to have some guarantee that the Rx will be correct.

I'm trying to be a skeptic but am having a hard time...
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Vogizzle &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Why not? I've tried on the exact frame locally and just got my prescription checked this morning. Most of these places seem to have some guarantee that the Rx will be correct.

I'm trying to be a skeptic but am having a hard time...</TD></TR></TABLE>

Well, I have an optical lab here at the office. LOL

The main problem with online labs is their lack of quality control. They make money by selling large quantities at low prices. I'd check their return policy, and hope the glasses are right the first time.

Your other option would be to give me your prescription and the frame brand/model and I'll price them for you.
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Love Clark Howard
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by IT GUY &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Well, I have an optical lab here at the office. LOL

The main problem with online labs is their lack of quality control. They make money by selling large quantities at low prices. I'd check their return policy, and hope the glasses are right the first time.

Your other option would be to give me your prescription and the frame brand/model and I'll price them for you. </TD></TR></TABLE>

I'm looking at the Hugo Boss 0105 model in matte black. I left my new Rx in the car but it's probably around -2.xx in both eyes. The frames were a size 52. I live in Canada as well so that's another thing to take into account.

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by MSchu &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Love Clark Howard </TD></TR></TABLE>

Who's this Clark Howard?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Vogizzle &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Who's this Clark Howard?</TD></TR></TABLE>

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Vogizzle &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
Who's this Clark Howard?</TD></TR></TABLE>

He's the cheapest man alive. http://clarkhoward.com/

I'll check on those frames for you after lunch
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Yeah... that's true, but he's still cool
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by IT GUY &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

He's the cheapest man alive. http://clarkhoward.com/

I'll check on those frames for you after lunch </TD></TR></TABLE>

Did you find any info?
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im a cheapass too

I use 39dollarglasses.com

Been using them for about 5 years now, the usually fall apart in about 2 years, but hey, its only $40
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damn im about to try those 39 dollar glasses, need some for work, dont wanna mess up my burberrys
how do they fit?
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I used all of the measurement tools on the site so I picked a frame that fit me well
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