Help on buying glasses
April 7, 2007 3:47 AM   Subscribe

I'm thinking of buying a new pair of glasses and am considering two companies and has anyone out there bought from either of them? And if you did would you recommend them?
posted by kissol to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Eyeglassretailerreviews has mention of a few UK web-based eyeglass companies, but I see neither of yours listed there.

I purchased a pair of prescription sunglasses that I'm very happy with from Zenni, but it doesn't look like they ship to the UK (I assume from your question that's where you're located). Goggles4u is another online shop that seems to get good reviews and does ship to the UK.
posted by SteveInMaine at 4:36 AM on April 7, 2007

This is as anecdotal as it gets, but a friend of mine bought glasses from Glasses Direct and couldn't have been happier. I didn't get round to ordering my own from them yet as I'm too wimpy to just get a prescription from my optician :-D
posted by wackybrit at 4:42 AM on April 7, 2007

you might find this article useful, from Martin Lewis, the money saving expert: Glasses buying cost cutting plan
posted by davemack at 4:47 AM on April 7, 2007

Zenni does ship to the UK. I have been happy with the glasses I have got from them, and certainly happy with the price, though have a slight question mark about durability. (No reason to think it worse than any in this price range.)
posted by Idcoytco at 5:36 AM on April 7, 2007

Shuron ship to the UK. I could not have been happier with my specs.
posted by Dr.Pill at 10:29 AM on April 7, 2007

Simon Woodroffe (Yo! Sushi, ex-Dragons Den) had the founder of as one of the guests on his podcast, seemed a nice bloke drawn to going up against the glasses market by an urge to prevent people from being ripped off.
posted by Kino at 10:46 AM on April 7, 2007

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