Re-lensing cheapo eBay glasses?
November 15, 2010 3:15 PM Subscribe
The internet has solved the problem of cheap glasses + lenses bought together. How about putting lenses in glasses?
posted by tmcw to health & fitness (8 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
So, I'm looking to switch glasses after a few successful years in these
. I'll probably keep the old specs and might even stay with them at work, but otherwise, the whole looking-different-than-I-did-five-years-ago plan is almost complete.
So, I'm thinking, possibly dangerously, towards glasses like these
- transparent or semi-transparent frames, a little less boxy. And wondering if, via eBay, I could pull this off - tolerating a dud or two.
- Where can I get lenses put in glasses cheaply? I don't have eye insurance. And I can technically afford more expensive places, but am a cheapskate
- Is there any way to actually wear American Optical frames before buying them on eBay?
(note: I've tried the Warby Parker route. The try-ons I got were okay but I think they're all suited to a different taste. And from my friends' experiences, the lenses are sub-par)