Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Plug for 38 Dollar Glasses

This is not a sponsored post, but it's going to sound like one!

I recently got a random e-mail offering a coupon for $38 off a pair of glasses; and intrigued, I checked out the website that had sent it.  It's called 38 Dollar Glasses, and I can't recommend it enough!  If you go on there, you'll see a promotion code that you can use at check-out to get $38 off your order.

I've been wearing glasses since I was eleven years old, and I've never had more than one new pair at a time.  Whenever I went for my yearly insurance-provided check-up, I picked out new frames, and that one pair of glasses would have to suffice until the next check-up.  (At my age, I think I can only get a new pair of glasses every two years--unless I want to pay the full shot myself.) 

As anyone who wears glasses knows, even with insurance paying part of the cost, they are so expensive.  By the time you pick out the designer frames, choose polycarb lenses, and add a scratch-resistant coating, you're probably paying well over $100 out of pocket--and that's WITH insurance!

So anyway, I thought I'd check out this site.  The coupon deal was amazing--it said I could get $38 off any pair of glasses, even those that only cost $38 to begin with.  Are you thinking, "There is no such thing as a pair of glasses that costs $38"?  I was thinking that, too, until I checked out 38 Dollar Glasses and saw that they really do have some frame choices that are that cheap.

Taking a huge risk (because choosing frames without trying them on first is a real crap shoot), I settled on a style by Adrienne Vittadini (which was more than $38, of course).  For those frames, with high quality single vision lenses and a scratch coat added, the total cost was $44.96 (and that's with $9.98 shipping & handling factored in!).  You just can't get a better deal than that.  And now, for the first time in my life, I have two pairs of glasses with my current prescription in them, and I can go back and forth between the two styles.

Here are my $38 glasses.  What do you think?
I was worried that they were a tad small-ish;
but my husband likes them.
These days, I usually wear progressive lenses (let's call them what they are: "tri-focals"), and 38 Dollar Glasses can make those for you, too.  But it costs more--and besides, my eye doctor said he wouldn't recommend ordering progressives on-line, because the measurements have to be so precise.  However, if you're in the market for a nice pair of single vision eyeglasses (or prescription sunglasses), you should check out this site.

This post sounds like an ad, doesn't it?  I'm not trying to sell you anything, promise.  Just thought you might be interested.  :)


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    1. Thanks! (Still not used to them, though. I keep going back to my bigger ones!)

  2. They look really good on you! They fit your face really well. I might have to tell my husband about this site! We just (like two days ago) went to his yearly check-up and, it's true, we ended up paying out of pocket even with insurance. ;-)

    1. This is a great site! It's a little bit of a risk ordering online without being able to try them on; but the price is so good, I thought it was worth a shot.

  3. Very stylish, I'm with your husband

  4. I like them. I agree buying glasses without trying them on would be frightening. I wonder if you could find the frames anywhere else (like Walmart) and try them on in the store and then order them on the site! Worth a try. I may have to look into that!!!

    1. Before I order another pair online, I think that's what I'll do. I got lucky with these, I think!