BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Cost of prescription eyeglasses

BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Cost of prescription eyeglasses

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Prescription eyeglasses can get very pricey, often costing you hundreds of dollars, especially those with designer labels. You can still get a pair that look and feel good without paying a fortune.

If you're in need of some new eyeglasses, don't get suckered into buying them at the eye doctor.

Wait and shop online at websites like simplyeyeglasses.com or lensesrx.com.

The same pairs of brand name, designer glasses sell for much cheaper, by up to 40 percent.

Many sites allow you to upload a photo and use a virtual try-on feature to help you decide what you like best.

According to Consumer Reports, discount stores like Sam's Club, Target, and Costco are good places to buy too.

Costco topped the list for eyeglasses in overall satisfaction in a 2012 survey.

Store and sites often have coupons and two for one deals, which come in handy in case you lose or break a pair.

Talk to your optometrist and find out all the details on what kind of glasses you need first, then comparison shop online, to get the most Bang for Your Buck.

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