Are you living on a tight budget? Thankfully, living within your means and being careful with your money doesn’t have to mean you miss out. Especially when it comes to your eyewear. If your vision needs correcting, then glasses are pretty much a necessity. But that doesn’t mean they have to be an expensive one.
Here we’ll explore how you can save money on your glasses with these frugal tips.
Buy your glasses online!
Yes. It really is that simple. Compare the prices you’ll find in a high street opticians and those you’ll find from reputable online retailers and you’ll spot the difference straight away. Whether you’re looking for sleek modern frames, stylish yellow glasses or something more traditional, taking your glasses hunt online means you get even more choice and a considerable reduction in cost. In addition, you also get fantastic customer service and guidance for finding the right frames to suit you and your style.
Take care of your glasses
If your glasses are looking worn, are broken or falling to bits, then there’s no escaping the expense of new frames. However, if you make the choice to take better care of your glasses they’ll last much longer. You can have your lenses changed as your prescription alters over time but have them put into the same frames to save yourself even more money!
Look beyond designer frames
It’s easy to think that designer frames mean that your glasses will look better and be of a better quality. Today, it’s just not the case. Thanks to the choice online, you’ll be able to find a stunning pair of glasses without having to pay the hefty price tag that comes with a designer label. Unbranded eyewear means more choice and good quality, so in reality you’re more likely to find a pair that complements you without paying a fortune for them.
Just like any purchase, from your energy supplier to your food shop it pays to shop around for the cheapest deal. If you find a pair of glasses you like, consider shopping around for the same frame at a cheaper price elsewhere or something similar. Keep an eye out for multi-buy deals, or other offers that mean more value for money. End of line or end of season sales are also guaranteed to highlight some pretty awesome deals you won’t want to miss.
Be wary of lens options
You might be prompted (or convinced) into purchasing state of the art lenses, or lenses with incredible technology that are probably better suited to certain people with particular lifestyles. Do you really need transitioning lenses? Or ones with blue light filter protection? Ask yourself if you will reap the benefits of the add-ons before you agree to an increased price for your lenses. Being more realistic could save you money.
Just because you need help correcting your vision, doesn’t mean you should have to pay a small fortune every few months. With some careful planning you can find the right glasses for you and your lifestyle and most importantly, look and feel good for a lower price!