[Homestead] Glasses from India
jeanne13 at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 13 06:43:04 EST 2009
Those prices sound about the same as here in TN. My daughter just got her first pair of bifocals and needed the same as you or else the lenses are coke bottles and weigh a ton, besides looking bad. Her glasses have always been expensive, even as a child. Eyes are precious things, scrimp somewhere else. Sometimes that is easier said than done, but like I said eyes are precious things!
North East TN zone 6
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Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Glasses from India
> I won't buy anything online from countries such as India. You have
> no recourse if you don't get what you want and no means of forcing a
Good point, and I couldn't find company information, no headquarters, no
corporate website, just the online store.
> As far as glasses, if they are offering them cheap enough to make it
> worth buying them, I'd question the quality. If you just need some
> reading glasses, then I'd just go buy off the shelf glasses from the
> local drugstore if money is the driving force. A bad prescription
> lense will give you some mighty nasty headaches!
Well, they are cheaper than local optical shops...for example...
Walmart quoted me $413 for the lenses and the frames I liked were $165.
Because my lens are so hefty, I can't have just any frame, and because
I need bifocals, I have to have a tall lens. Anyway, that would $578
I paid $615 or so for the ones I am wearing now, and I got them from a
local optician, no big chains within 1.5 hour drive.
I haven't picked out frames from Global Eye, but they want $230 for the
lenses I need. That is much better than $413.
> DH buys contacts through 1-800-contacts or whatever the heck it is.
> The lenses have always been right and the one time there was a
> problem, they immediately sent you two pair to replace the one pair.
I can no longer wear contacts, but I used to get them through the same
company. I never had a problem.
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are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race"
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