Are you seeing your best with cheap sunglasses and glasses? Be careful of cheap sunglasses that have that UV protective sticker on them. They might not be UV protective. Glasses: Buyer Beware: Here is the TENTH and LAST post of the 10 days and 10 reasons to explain what you should know to be careful about purchasing cheap glasses & sunglasses.
Cheap eyeglasses and sunglasses can rob you of the opportunity to see and look your best — and fully protect your eyes for a lifetime of good vision.
You may see acceptably well with cheap glasses, are you really seeing your best and doing everything you can to protect your eyesight?
A knowledgeable optician can educate you about the latest advances in eyeglass lens technology which many times are not found in cheap sunglasses and glasses. This includese the following in your lens technology:
- Photochromic lenses
- Progressive lenses
- Computer glasses
- Anti-reflective coating
- Impact-resistant (polycarbonate) lenses
- Sports eyewear
Even if you choose only one or two of these premium products, it will help you come closer to seeing your absolute best and/or more fully protecting your eyes from injury and damage.
We all have a budget limit. We all want to know what we are paying for. We don’t know the differences until we do our homework. We will help you with the homework and show and explain the differences in sunglasses when you come in. Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors. www.EyewearGallery Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen
Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses
So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?
Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:
- Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
- Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
- Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable.