Reading Glasses 101 – Pros and Cons of Buying Them Online

Readers Readers everywhere…but I wonder is there any best price out there?

Your immediate answer or response to the above question would be ‘shop online’. It is undoubtedly true that shopping online is becoming popular day by day for many reasons; one being that you have leisure of shopping at your own home sitting on your favorite couch. Moreover, it gives you the best deals you are looking for. Reading glasses are one such consumer product that people buy online for the same reasons. However, it is not always wise to do so. In this article, I attempt to point to out a few positives and negatives of doing so.

There are a number of websites that sell reading glasses online. However, just like any other online purchase, it has its own pros and cons. First, let’s talk about the pros of purchasing readers online. Variety and better deals! One can find so many different kind of reading glasses available in metal and plastic frames with their desired powers online. Variety and deals that you cannot find in stores. Also, some websites have free shipping policies, hassle free returns and discount coupons to make the shopping easier for us and our pockets. Not only that, there are websites that sell matching accessories along with the fashion reading glasses. However, it may be important to check if they include a protective case or a pouch free with the purchase or they sell it separately.

So much for the pros of buying reading glasses online. Now comes the downside of it- the cons! Or, I can put it this way – ‘things consumer should keep in mind before buying the readers online’. Agreed, that you find a variety of fashion reading glasses online as compared to the stores and also save money in the process. However, purchasing them online cannot be justified when somebody has different diopters for each eye. All online readymade glasses feature same diopter or power for both eyes. Hence, for those who have different diopters, it may be a good idea not to buy them online. Next, one should be careful buying expensive designer reading glasses online because of the fact that some websites may not accept returns once the glasses appear worn or the tags are broken. Buying them at the stores would be a better idea as you may have your option of return or exchange valid as opposed to online buying.

Options in Finding Fashion Reading Glasses at Great Discounts

Keeping in fashion is not tedious, it just takes a sense of style that is easy to accomplish and even if you don’t have the budget to pay for designer clothes or accessories, if you have that sense of style, then you can still be in fashion. If it is accessories like fashion reading glasses that you are concerned about, there are a lot of options which you can employ to stay fashionable, even if it is with regard to reading glasses.

Here are some options on how to find the fashionable reading glasses in your locality or online. The trick is to know what you are looking for in the right places, even if the places are not the usual places to look for glasses.

Option 1: there are a lot of online stores which sell great frames for glasses, prescription glasses and over the counter reading glasses. What is great about the online stores is that you can choose from thousands of glasses, all you have to do is to look around, compare the prices and fill in the order form. All you need to do is wait up to a week for the glasses to arrive; some arrive as early as the very next day. The online stores are also great sites to look for cheap fashion reading glasses as there is always a sale going on in these sites.

Option 2: you can wait for the optical shops to buy their slow moving expensive designer eyewear. They sometimes slash to as much as 50% from the retail price and if it is the last day of sale, the slash can get slashed even more. This is the great chance for you to get those designer eyewear that you have always dreamed of getting. If you buy their sunglasses you can even have them converted to reading sunglasses, and because it is a sale in the optical shop, you may even chance on offers where they would also give discounts to the conversion. All you need to do is to ask when they are going on sale and what their promos are going to be.

Option 3: there is also the pawn shops downtown. Surprisingly there are pawnshops which have great selections of eyewear, including fashion reading glasses. Now if the prescription is not the same as yours, then all you have to do is to buy the pair, get to the optician and have them change the lenses.