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Feb 7, 2011

Just Eyewear Review

Buying glasses for my husband is usually incredibly expensive...upwards of $200 just for the lenses! He is pretty faithful to his eye doctor and always gets his new glasses from her, but I convinced him to try online shopping for a change.

Just Eyewear sells prescription glasses with over 900 different styles to choose from, including big plastic frames, flex titanium, progressive lenses, Transitions, etc. Their frames and lenses are top notch quality, made here in the United States.

If you've never ordered glasses online before (which most people haven't), I strongly suggest reading Just Eyewear's Guide to Buying Glasses Online which explains the basic process of ordering prescription glasses online. Just Eyewear makes buying glasses online easy with their Frame Fitter search by size tool. Also, you can click the image below to learn more about how to buy glasses online.
My Take
I ran into a few glitches trying to order glasses for my husband, but the end result was worth it. First off, I felt like the search-by-size function didn't actually show me all of the frames that would fit my husband, so I basically just looked through all of the glasses that had metal frames and would take bifocals and progressive lenses. When I finally chose the pair I wanted, the actual ordering process was simple and easy. All I needed was the information on his glasses prescription, and we were good to go.

The first pair we ordered was a pair of bifocals, and my husband just didn't like bifocals - it had nothing to do with the glasses themselves. His previous pair of glasses were progressive lenses, but he wanted to see if he liked bifocals better. He didn't. :-) We sent that pair back with no hassle at all and actually decided on a different frame, since the one we had originally chosen was a bit too big for his face.

The main glitch with ordering the second pair was the fact that even though I was searching in the progressive lenses area of the website and even though the pairs I liked the most said on the page that it could take progressive lenses, when I went to fill out the order there was no option for progressive lenses - only single vision. So, I had to keep looking until I found a pair that I could actually order in progressive lenses.

We really like my husband's new glasses. The frame is high quality and fits his face perfectly. He usually just replaces his lenses and reuses his old frames because it's so expensive, but the frames we chose with progressive thin polycarbonate lenses with anti-reflective coating only costs $126.95...MUCH less than a doctor's office. And for people who don't need fancy progressive lenses with anti-reflective coating, you would have a much larger choice for frames, and your lenses would be FREE.
  • Frames
    • Frames cost between $7.95 and $89.95. ($ - $$$)
  • Lenses
    • Single vision lenses are FREE
    • Bifocal lenses are $29. ($)
    • Progressive lenses are $49. ($$)
  • Lens Thickness
    • Standard (1.49) lenses are FREE
    • Thin Polycarbonate (1.59) lenses are $19. ($$)
    • Super Thin (1.67) lenses are $67. ($$$)
    • Polarized Sunglasses are $49. ($$)
  • Eye and Lens Protection
    • Anti-Reflective Coating is $29. ($$)
    • Brown Tint, Gray Tint, Brown Gradient Tint & Gray Gradient Tint are $5. ($)
    • Brown Transitions & Gray Transitions are $59. ($$)
  • Shipping
    • Shipping is always $5.95 for Priority Mail. ($$$)
Overall: We give Just Eyewear a 9/10!

We were sent a discount code to order a pair of glasses from Just Eyewear for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson product review & giveaway disclosure.


Sarah Osborne said...

I am in desperate need of new glasses! But, ordering online without trying them on first seems like it might be a bit tricky.

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