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Walgreens rx glasses vs custom made rx glasses

Postby EyeGuy1981 on Tue May 19, 2009 3:36 pm


I want to ask you a question. Tell me why should I pay $150 and up for custom made prescription eye glasses? Why cant I just go and buy it locally for like $15? Is there really a huge difference?

Re: Walgreens rx glasses vs custom made rx glasses

Postby Liz on Fri May 22, 2009 4:48 pm

As far as I know Walgreen’s sells only reading glasses. As a rule these are no brand glasses that come without warranty. They are available with premanufactured magnification lenses for reading. The lenses are usually made from the cheapest CR-39 lens material without any protective coatings. The prescription is the same for both lenses and you can choose the magnification from a set of ranges: +1.00, or +1.25, or +1.50, etc. The power is usually the same in both lenses. Such glasses usually cost around $15.00 - $20.00. But what if you have myopia (objects in the distance are burry), or astigmatism, or presbyopia (need to get bifocal glasses)? Also people usually have different prescription for the right and the left eye. That's when you need to order custom made Rx lenses.

We specialize only on high quality designer eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. We offer Ray-Ban, D&G, DKNY, Vogue, Serengeti, Bolle, etc. Depending on your prescription we will help you to choose the best lens material. We also offer UV protection, anti-scratch, and anti-reflection (AR) lens coatings. You can also customize your lenses: get polarized, photochromic, solid tinted, fashion gradient tinted, mirrored, or regular clear prescription lenses prepared to your Rx. When you pay your $150 here, you get the authentic brand new designer frames with perfect optical Rx lenses that come with a full warranty. And to tell you the truth, the $150 that we charge for brand-name glasses with custom made Rx lenses is much less than your local optical store would charge you. Walk in into any store to check how much they charge for Ray Ban eyeglasses, D&G eyeglasses or any other fashion brand.

That's definitely a personal choice. If don't need far vision correction and would like to have cheap reading glasses that you can put in your pocket and put them on from time to time to read something, that's a good option. But if you are looking for high quality, crisp visual acuity, reduced eye fatigue, maximum protection from UV, welcome to out Eyewear Store!
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