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Can anyone tell me where u can get glasses for a reasonable price, that are somewhat stylish?<br>
I was thinking lenscrafters, sears, target, walmart? Thanks!
 

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Is there a Costco near you? I've heard they are pretty reasonable.<br><br>
Pearle Vision is having a b1g1 promotion through December.<br><br>
Having just paid $300 (GULP!) for my 7y.o.'s 1st pair of glasses, I'm seriously shopping around for the backup pairs.
 

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I have a pretty straight forward perscription. I am near sighted, but not overly so. I'm generally in contacts but like to have glasses for when I take them out. I got some pretty nice ones from Wal-Mart for less than $50 and I'm horrible to them and they have stood the test of time. Just the other day I slept on them.
 

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<a href="http://www.zennioptical.com" target="_blank">www.zennioptical.com</a><br><br>
If you don't have a prescription, you can get one fairly cheaply somewhere like Costco (I think it's under $50 and you don't have to be a member) and then order glasses from zenni starting at $8 a pair, with $5 shipping for any number of pairs.<br><br>
At those prices, you can get 2 or 3 pairs for much less than any of the places you mentioned would charge you for one - wear the one you like best in person and keep the rest for spares.<br><br>
I am wearing my zenni glasses right now... two years old, still in great shape!
 

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AMEN to zennioptical. Have been using them for 2 years and will only use them. Make sure when you have your eyes checked that they measure your pupil to pupil distance. A lot of times they won't give it to you because they expect you to have that done when you are trying on frames at their....oh, how shall I say this nicely...conveniently placed frame store in or next to their office. What a rip off.<br><br>
You will be pleasantly surprised. Also, I measured the glasses I was wearing and compared the sizes to the ones on line at zennioptical so that I didn't end up with huge bug eye glasses or frames so tiny that I would look around them. Worked great for me.
 

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If you don't have a prescription, you can get one fairly cheaply somewhere like Costco (I think it's under $50 and you don't have to be a member) and then order glasses from zenni starting at $8 a pair, with $5 shipping for any number of pairs.<br><br>
At those prices, you can get 2 or 3 pairs for much less than any of the places you mentioned would charge you for one - wear the one you like best in person and keep the rest for spares.<br><br>
I am wearing my zenni glasses right now... two years old, still in great shape!</div>
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Wow, i cant believe how cheap that site is! the only thing im concerned about with something like that is I have a really narrow face, and most glasses are to wide for me. Its hard to tell without trying them on.<br>
Thanks for the info!<br>
Nevermind, just saw that they show all the dimensions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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wow that is an amazing tip... I usually pay upwards of $300 for glasses (I am very very very near sighted with a stigmatism). I could possibly have 10 pairs of glasses instead of the 1 I'm usually getting to last for 2-3 years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I did Costco because I need the 1.67 frames which adds $37 to the base price at Zenni Optical price. That brought the price up enough that I wanted to be able to see them on first.
 
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