Where do we find super cheap replacement lenses?
April 7, 2007 7:45 AM Subscribe
Another question about eyeglasses, specifically replacing lenses for cheap.
posted by trishthedish to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My husband had Lasik eye surgery about a year and a half ago, the good news is he is no longer 'legally blind' and doesn't have to worry about not being able to see if the world suddenly revolts and he can't get glasses/contacts. (Yes that is the bottom line for why he had the surgery.) Unfortunately due to his extremely high prescription in the beginning, his eyes are still healing and are only at -.25 in one eye and pretty perfect in the other eye BUT both eyes still have the evil astigmatism. His eyes are too close to perfect to go in for a touch up, but they also may not get any better. (The eyes heal amazingly slow!) Therefore he will be needing some glasses for driving at night and watching TV and movies to avoid eye strain.
So the question at hand, he has frames he can use and we just want to get the cheapest lenses possible for them, although glare reduction would be nice if its not a huge increase in money. If its not dirt cheap he wont buy them, and suffer instead. We tried LensCrafters and they were not only horribly rude about it, they insisted that it wasn't possible to buy basic lenses for less than $184. (I am a little confused since I bought my $200 designer frames there with all the whistles my lenses could get a year ago for $290.98.)
We live in Stamford, Connecticut, US and its not exactly the kind of area where you can find discount places. Where can we find super cheap replacement lenses? Preferably in the area although we are not opposed to online shopping. I'm just a little weary about which places are reputable, and the annoyances of changing the prescription if it is incorrect.