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Old 03-30-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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I have a prescription for glasses, now need a great store to buy frames. Are there any decent stores in the Mesa, Gilbert or Chandler area? I'm looking for any price range with relatively quick servce. My prescription is for bi-focals (progressive lens) so will that make a difference in how quickly they can be done? TIA for the help!
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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There are dozens of discount places.

But, personally I like Costco. Good product at reasonable prices.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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second vote for costco. Beats the price even with my vision insurance, and the customer service / return policy is unbeatable.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I order online at 39dollar glasses. They are cheap and it takes about a week to get them.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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I order online from Zenni Optical - Eyeglasses, Prescription Glasses, Bifocal, Progressive Eyeglasses, Rimless Glasses. I paid 14 US for singles vision with 50% tint. I had an annual 10 Dollar eye-exam with Kaiser, and walked out with my prescription. Store front/shopping mall eye stores are a rip-off, but I'm glad to see they are under more competition. If you know how MMs work, you will be able to get a good fit. They will give you half back if you are not satisfied.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I order online from Zenni Optical - Eyeglasses, Prescription Glasses, Bifocal, Progressive Eyeglasses, Rimless Glasses. I paid 14 US for singles vision with 50% tint. I had an annual 10 Dollar eye-exam with Kaiser, and walked out with my prescription. Store front/shopping mall eye stores are a rip-off, but I'm glad to see they are under more competition. If you know how MMs work, you will be able to get a good fit. They will give you half back if you are not satisfied.
Zenni is good, too. I am wearing a pair from them right now. They take a long time though as they come from China. 39 costs more but you get them in a week, sometimes even less. What is an MM?
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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mm=millimeters as nose bridge will be between 17 and 22mm, and the side pieces will be 127 to 140mm +-. About 25 per inch. Their website now says 9-14 days in the US for 4.95 and
international for 9.95.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:18 AM
 
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I had a good experience recently at Insight Eyecare at Fulton Ranch in Chandler. Good frame selection, thorough visit. Plus with Sun Lakes right down the street I bet they do a ton of bi-focals! ;-)
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Just a note of caution. Buying progressive lenses on line is a tricky thing. The fitting of progressives is crucial.

I'd agree that purchasing single vision or bi-focals (with a line) is a reasonably safe online purchase. However, progressive lenses (no line bifocals) should be fitted in person by a qualified tech. It's not the perscription that causes problems - it's where the center of the wearer's eye falls on the lense. Not a do it yourself project, IMHO.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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I got my last glasses from Target. Happened to be in their big Avondale store, and stopped in that dept. to look around. Staff was really helpful, so I stayed and bought. They have good sales, or did then. Progressive lenses, worked perfectly. They only have optical in a few stores here. The lenses are made by the same lab that makes them for several other companies.
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