Subverting the eyeglass monopoly
September 3, 2011 11:21 AM Subscribe
Ordering tri-focal glasses online for my mother: Any recommendations? Is this a horrible idea?
posted by mandymanwasregistered to Shopping (7 answers total)
When I was visiting my mother I discovered her most recent (as of ~6 months ago) pair of glasses were giving her problems (heavy, too wide for her face). She said something to the effect of, "I don't want to spend another $500 on a new pair of glasses." I, of course, want to contact the place that sold her a pair of frames that are way too wide for her face so that they give her a new pair, but she thinks too much time has passed.
Anyway, my next thought was to try to find her a cheaper pair online. But tri-focals might be a tall order. So I am looking for advice from the hive mind as I don't want my mother to waste her money on another pair of glasses that are less than ideal. My cursory googling resulted in mixed reviews for multi-focal lenses.