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Shipping USA 4.95. Still not a bad deal for glasses, especially with the scratch coating included. Didn't have a problem on my last order with them, just took a while to receive (like 2-3 weeks I believe).

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Does this cover bi-focals? Hidden line?

ETA: I guess not, but not a bad price for them either.

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how do these actually feel? Ive got a pair of "designer" frames which ran me over 200$ (my first pair of glasses ever at age 22 or something)

I like finding cheap things that work and perform fantastic, but hate cheap things that feel and perform like the price. For wooters that have done these types of deals before, where do they fall?

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Wide variety of frames(and cost). I've gotten 3 pairs from them and they are perfect in every way. Can't believe a pair of aviator prescription sunglasses for $16!! The cheaper prices are for single vision, non-designer frames. They have 24 hour chat support that rocks! I used them at 12:30am PDT and they're located outside of LA.

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@alderuen: I've gotten 2 pairs of glasses through online stores like this one. The quality of the frames and lenses has been as good if not better than my first pair, like you I paid over $300 for my first prescription at a brick and mortar store.

I've dealt with Zenni, Coastal and now Goggles4U. The first two have been outstanding. I can only hope G4U will be the same.

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@edxmon: What price range did you end up getting before? Im currently browsing through the 15$'s

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I've gotten 3 different pairs from them and all were fantastic. A $5, $10, and $15 pair at different times. Shipping is a little slow but I can deal with that for the price. Each one comes with a hard case, lens cloth, and keychain repair tool which I find pretty handy. Even with insurance, at the store I paid at least $75 for a "decent" looking pair. I love having a lot of different pairs to either go with my outfit or as a readily available backup pair.

Been waiting for a deal like this so that my girlfriend and I can have a matching pair =D

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how do I add the coatings? What are the tags on em? CR39 says no coatings

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They do bifocals but not invisible

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@sheronep: We do offer progressive no-line lenses. Progressive lenses are available for $33.85 including frame & Lenses.

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Worst company that I have ever dealt with. They tried to upcharge me after the fact on an order. Only after I refused to pay and told them to cancel order, did they drop the upcharge. Then the glasses they sent are so cheaply made, I'm afraid they will damage my eyes if I wear them.

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i bought a pair 3 months ago, poor quality but it was cheap

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I have purchase 3 pairs from them. Pay attention to size and stay length, use your current pair for referance. I have had my glasses for 2 years now and they are working fine, on one the coating has done a weird spider web thing, I can't see it when I wear them only when I look at them in sunlight, I think someone might have stepped on them though. Another pair I own was definately stepped on and they survived without issue. I always buy the REALLY cheap plastic frames and I have to upgrade the lense plastic but normally get a complete pair for about $35.00. My silouttes from the Doctor's office cost $500.00 (I think)orginally and close to $300.00 for new lenses, I could buy a lot of cheap glasses for that and if I get a bad one that doesn't fit right or I don't like it is no biggie. I just try again.

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I'm all for online deals just like the rest of us, but so far I can't pull the trigger on these ultra-cheap prescription glasses. I mean we're talking about SIGHT after all. How can a $10 pair of glasses work just as well as the $300 set from my eye doctor?

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I just tried the code and it says this - The discount number you entered (G4Uoffer) was not found, has expired or is not applicable.

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@zorthedog: Yep, decided on a frame and went to checkout... coupon code worked. Decided on a different frame and went to checkout... coupon code did not work. On chat with them and they are saying the same thing, that it's expired... even tho I have a frame in my shopping cart and the website still has the deal code up.

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@scottydl: honestly, it's the same reason the government will pay $300 for a toilet seat cover. Doctors charge you that because they can. Typically, insurance covers eye exams and at least a portion of the eye glasses. If they can charge it, they will.

While I'm sure the quality is not high on these, I see no reason why they shouldn't work well enough for the price. Perfect for being in a place or position that is likely to drop or break your glasses. Better than playing softball or something with $500 glasses and stepping on them.

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Also check out http://www.coastal.com/ you can get the first pair free only till april 27th. I got them for about 13 bucks shipping with coating included.

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@scottydl: Clark Howard, who does a "money management" show on radio and TV, bought glasses from Zenni, Pearl, and another big name retailer and had them analyzed for accuracy and quality. The Zenni glasses were actually the most accurate as far as prescription, but the lens material was a lower grade. However, the testing lab said they were perfectly fine. I am wearing a pair that is about 2 years old and they are awesome. Cost me $16 including shipping.

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I bought one pair (for a total of $10 with shipping) with a deals.woot.com the week after Thanksgiving and I liked em so much that in January when they had another deals.woot.com deal I bought another identical pair, but this time with the sun-glass shading and I still love them both!

Sure this is not for you if you need your glasses today, tomorrow of this week. But the wait is worth it for the price. I'll never go to a brick and mortar eye glass store again! Why pay $$$ when you only have to pay $?

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I have vision insurance from Blue Cross (BlueVision, I think) which covers up to $150 towards prescription eyeglasses. Anyone know whether etailers are covered? And if so, can I purchase multiple pairs (e.g. regular prescription eyeglasses, and a pair of prescription sunglasses) and have them be covered under my insurance - so long as the total cost is less than $150?

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@nitishb: You have to call your insurance to get the specifics. Not only is every state different, but every employer can select difference "packages" through BlueVision (or whoever) that can change the benefits. What I have through them may not equal what you have. In general, they will have a list of approved retailers to buy glasses and you will probably only be allowed 1 pair of frames. But call to check.

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I have several pairs of "cheap" prescription glasses from various sites. I'm a contact lens wearer mainly but often wear glasses on lazy days at home or when my allergies are acting up. Some things I've learned:

#1 - Get your PD right. I've had pairs that gave me headaches when I ordered with a PD number I had measured myself. Though I was getting 61/62 at home, a recent eye exam told me my PD was 59. What a difference!

#2 - Arm length is uber important when it comes to comfort for me. I try to find lengths similar to glasses I already have and like. I varied once, thinking it wasn't important, and it ended up putting just enough pressure on these points on the side of my head to make it uncomfortable.

#3 - I really like their transition/photochromatic lenses. Lightweight, thin and effective. I have a high prescription at -5.75.

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Ive ordered several pairs from googles4u. I like to use them as accesories. I mainly wear contacts because I dont like boring glasses but I have to be able to see and my eye doc says I need to give my eyes a break sometimes from the contacts. So I need glasses that wont be so boring. I ordered a red pair and get tons of compliments on them. I also have a black square frame. My favorite pair is a set of aviators I purchased at $14.99 with a black tinting for my sunglasses. They let you pick the tint color so I think the next pair for me will be a dark pink tinted pair of sunglasses in a nice white frame for summer. These glasses are so affordable why not get a few different styles to change things up a bit?

In the past I hadnt been able to afford going wild with more than one pair of prescription glasses, let alone get a pair of prescription sunglasses, now I have 6 pairs with this years prescription alone and for less than I would have paid for one pair at my local store.

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Also shipping takes about 3 weeks so prepare to wait a little bit for them to make and ship to you from California. Thats the only problem I have with this site. I get so excited to see them in person and I have to wait 3 weeks. Have been worth it for each pair, so far.

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FYI- The highest index polycarbonate lenses they offer here are 1.67, and a 1.71 index in mineral glass. This is not nearly the highest index lens available, which would be 1.76. Most of us who are near legally blind, like me, prefer the highest index possible to avoid the "coke bottle" look and weight.

From All About Vision (http://www.allaboutvision.com/lenses/highindx.htm):
"Conventional plastic lenses have a refractive index of approximately 1.50. For glass, it's 1.52. Any lens material with a refractive index that's higher than that of glass or plastic is considered to be high-index.

High-index plastic lenses are now available in a wide variety of refractive indices, typically ranging from 1.53 to 1.74. Lenses with an index of refraction of 1.70 or higher typically are at least 50 percent thinner than conventional plastic lenses."

Ultra high index seem to top out at 1.76 these days. Of course, they are quite pricey.

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For those of you who want to jump on this deal for $2 eyeglasses, check out this site, https://www.seeingeye.org/DogAdoption.aspx?M_ID=131. You may need to contact those folks after wearing these cheap glasses.

You get what you pay for and $2 glasses are worth ........ two dollars. lol

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When your eye doc has to order your glasses, where do they come from?
How does paying less mean they are inferior just because they cost less? If you have actual evidence to the contrary, post it up.

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Glasses are pretty cheap to make by nature, just some plastic. I am right now wearing a pair of glasses i paid 20 bucks for that are pretty much exactly like the ones i paid 100 bucks for here in a local eye place. They ruined my prescription and i didn't want to bother with them any longer. Got a new eye exam from new place and to save money i got a pair for 20 online and they are as good as the ones i have collecting dust that i paid 100 for.

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I've bought glasses from both Zenni and Coastal. My current pair is my absolute favorite, they're tortoiseshell cat eyes that I got for under $40 shipped with all of the "bells and whistles" (coatings and such). I can't stand wearing contacts so I have made glasses a huge part of my identity, and I love being able to switch them out frequently because I buy them so cheaply. I may have to hit this deal up to get a new pair of sunglasses.

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@alderuen: I went with the least expensive ($4.99), This is going to be my 3rd pair, so it's just a backup