Jul 192011
Finding affordable eyeglasses can be difficult, because even though there are plenty of advertised offers many of them have hidden costs that you will not know about until you actually order the glasses. I have often thought about ordering prescription glasses online, but my skepticism seemed to prevail every time. The uncertainty that comes with ordering glasses online scared me, and time after time I ended up paying big money for eye glasses at local retailers to avoid the uncertainty.

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My experience with ordering prescription eye glasses at Glasses USA
When I got the opportunity to review a pair of eyeglasses from GlassesUSA.com, I was curious to see how buying glasses online measured up to buying glasses in a store. Both my husband and one of my sons wear glasses, and my husband, who has been even more hesitant than me about ordering glasses online, was excited to choose a pair of glasses from Glasses USA.
At first all of the choices seemed overwhelming, but after we narrowed down the options by choosing “mens glasses” and the “semi rimless” option, choosing a pair of eye glasses became easier.
We chose the Marcus Black single vision glasses, which cost $48 including lenses. We sent in our prescription via fax, but you can also email or submit your prescription online.

This Marcus Black eyeglasses package contains:
  • Quality single vision lenses.
  • Free case and cloth.
  • Polished lens edges.
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Product Description
Marcus is confident, sturdy, and reliable – all you could want in a pair of prescription eyeglass frames. These discount glasses are Semi-rimless in a cool black color. The plastic-covered flex arms and adjustable nose pads give added comfort to these secure frames.
The prescription eyeglasses arrived quickly and safely in a sturdy case. The glasses looked just like the ones we had ordered, and the quality was good. My husband’s only problem with the glasses he ordered, was that the frame seemed a bit too small for his head. He did not feel that the problem was big enough to get the eyeglasses exchanged though, because this is very easy to do. (check out the Glasses USA return policy below).
When ordering prescription glasses from Glasses USA, you first choose your frame. The cost advertised on GlassesUSA.com is the base cost, and if you want any extras, there are extra fees involved.
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To compare the cost between GlassesUSA.com and a regular retail store. My husband’s most recent retail store purchase were a pair of eyeglasses with single vision transition lenses, and he paid approximately $329 after coupons and sale (excluding the prescription cost). With Glasses USA the glasses would have been the base cost of $48 + the transition lens cost which is $119, so the final price for a similar pair of glasses would have been $167 with free shipping, which is a savings of almost 50 percent.

As an extra bonus, Glasses USA now has a great promotion: Get a FREE pair of eyeglasses from their private collection on all orders over $120! Use code: 2ndpair. So instead of getting one pair of glasses for $167, we would have been able to get a pair of glasses with transitional lenses and a pair of basic glasses for the same price. This is a price that is hard to beat!
Before getting the eyeglasses with transitional lenses, my husband was looking into getting a pair of prescription sunglasses and the prices at our local retail stores were ridiculous. At Glasses USA you can get a pair of basic prescription sunglasses for as low as $88.  
What I like about ordering glasses online from Glasses USA:


  • High quality frames and lenses
  • 110% lowest price guarantee
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • A great return policy


  • A generous refer-a-friend program (You can get $30 for each first purchase a referred friend makes – and use the $30 towards your next pair of glasses)
  • A Facebook page with exclusive discounts for fans
  • A virtual mirror that allows you to “try on” your glasses before you buy them.
  • Free shipping on all US orders with the discount code: freeship10

 What I don’t like about ordering glasses online:

  • Not being able to try on the frame to see how it fits.

My family will definitely be ordering eyeglasses from Glasses USA again, and I can highly recommend it. Ordering prescription eye glasses online at GlassesUSA.com was a real eye-opening experience, and I simply cannot justify the extra expense of purchasing a pair of eye glasses from a retail store again. With the easy return policy and the free shipping, ordering glasses online becomes extremely attractive.

About Glasses USA
At Glasses USA you can buy prescription glasses, reading glasses, sun glasses and more. You can choose between single vision, bifocals and multifocals, and when it comes to frames you have the choice between metal, plastic and titanium frames.
I love the philosophy behind Glasses USA:
“Seeing properly shouldn’t be a luxury – it should be a necessity. We do our best to help our customers and we take their vision needs very seriously. We are an international company with two offices: one in New Jersey (our headquarters) and one in Israel. Our eyeglasses are produced at both facilities in order to provide our customers with top quality lenses in the most fashionable frames available!”
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The  Glasses USA is return policy:
We do our best at GlassesUSA.com to ensure that all frames and lenses are produced to perfection and according to the prescription and specific needs and of our customers. Our optical experts put each pair of eyeglasses through our 5-stripe process of excellence in order to inspect the accuracy of the prescription lenses and the frame alignment. We also ensure that the frames are properly protected for shipment. If you are, for any reason, not completely satisfied with your eyeglasses, you may return them to us for a refund or a NEW pair of glasses – no questions asked! We will be happy to exchange your glasses or offer you a refund- NO MATTER WHAT… no questions asked!

Buy prescription Eyeglasses at Glasses USA
It is easy to order glasses at Glasses USA, and the value is excellent.
Take 10% off any order of eyeglasses with the code: Blog10


    • Take $25 off any order of glasses with Transitions lenses with the code: Trans25 


Order your next pair of glasses at Glasses USA.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary set of prescription eyeglasses set for the purpose of writing a review. No monetary compensation has been received, and any opinions expressed above are based solely on my experience with Glasses USA.

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