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Old 06-14-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: not where you are
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I'm glad the moderator moved my question. Coastal.com has a super function online which allows you to upload your own picture (minus glasses), then use the "try-on" function. it challenged me to try some more dramatic ones than I would normally pick for myself. I really liked their stylish Joseph Marc, Derek Cardigan and Jil Sander frames.

I live out in a small town and the local Lenscrafters just doesn't have anything that good. I think one can compare the dimensions of a current frame to guess how well they fit. I think it's worth a try when I get my current prescription.
Last year, NBC had a coupon deal for coastal.com, I purchased a couple of pairs of prescription glasses from coastal and am happy to say they were perfect, once I figured out how to read my prescription, I may have ended up calling to ask a question on something I wasn't clear on and their customer service people were very helpful. I paid less than $15 total per pair with the discount, which for the frames I selected, was less than 20% of their listing price. That was a one time steal of a deal.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Last year, NBC had a coupon deal for coastal.com, I purchased a couple of pairs of prescription glasses from coastal and am happy to say they were perfect, once I figured out how to read my prescription.....
I got my glasses from Coastal.com recently under their "first pair free" discount. I am very pleased, and they fit well. My total cost was about $200 with Transition lenses and the coatings package.

The only hard part was measuring the inter-pupil distance. I looked in a mirror and marked the glasses with a marker. Then took off the glasses, and measured between the marks. it was easier than trying to hold a ruler to my face and keep the eyes pointed in the same direction.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: between here and there
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I have bought from 39 dollar glasses.com and have been very happy. They have a great selection, all types, colors, styles and the price, although I've never gotten the 39 dollar ones, I've purchased prescription sunglasses for Hubble and I and reading for myself and the entire order was under 300 dollars.

The important thing is to have a pair in hand and then you can compare the measurements to what style you're looking at. You can even make a template of any style. And there are precise measuring directions on the site so you know pretty much how they will look.

Optical centers are horrendous in the way they push, push, push the upgrades until youre looking at 500-600 hundred dollar glasses.

It has gotten to be a "used car" mentality IMO
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Optical centers are horrendous in the way they push, push, push the upgrades until youre looking at 500-600 hundred dollar glasses.

It has gotten to be a "used car" mentality IMO
The thing that bothers me about optical centers is that the glasses have such a big markup. I paid $500-600 for my last pair, versus $208 for this pair from Coastal.com.

I also discovered that Coastal has prescription swim goggles. You just pick from standard ones, whatever is closest to you prescription. They only cost $28.00. They will be a big help to me as I am blind as a bat at the swimming pool.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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I am getting ready to try buying glasses on line for the first time. I got a new prescription, but there is something on the prescription that I don't understand. In the cylinder block for the left eye it says "OS" or "US", not sure which. Does anyone have any idea what that means? I did some on line research and found that OS is an abbreviation for oculus sinister or the left eye, but what does it mean when that is entered for the cylinder instead of a number?
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