The Best Places To Get A New Pair Of Glasses

Get free eye care checkups and do good as you shop for stylish eyewear

By Samantha Francis

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Photo: SeeChic

1. SeeChic

When’s the last time you had an eye checkup? We bet it’s been awhile.

SeeChic, a new eye care platform, is now offering free eye care checkups from a professional optometrist. Great for those who are time-starved or have limited mobility, these complimentary home visits will have your prescription ready within twenty minutes.

Apart from checkups, the website also offers a wide selection of high quality contact lenses with competitive prices of up to 30% off. Brands include Acuvue, FreshLook, SofLens, and Air Optix among others. You’ll find designer sunnies from brands like Gucci and Hugo Boss as well.

Visit SeeChic here and use the promo code Weekender20 for a 20% discount on all contact lenses and designer sunglasses.

 

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Photo: Visual Loft

2. Visual Loft

Buying eyeglasses can be a tricky affair. Does the frame complement your face shape? Does the fit feel right on your nose? Eye care site Visual Loft probably understands your dilemma, that’s why they offer a Home Try-On Program where shoppers get to try five different frames over five days before deciding on a purchase.

In addition, each purchase also comes with a free eye check if you don’t already know your prescription. Prices start from $85 for a new pair of prescription glasses, inclusive of case and cleaning cloth.

For those seeking a unique pair of frames, the brand offers four in-house brands, with each showcasing a unique style. Manhattan Eyewear features classic and timeless designs, OMO! (OMG! in Korean) houses fun and quirky Korean-inspired glasses, 目 (eye or vision in Japanese) focuses on Japan-inspired pieces and AIR Eyewear offers feather-light frames designed specially with comfort in mind.

Visit Visual Loft here.

 

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Photo: Four Eyes

3. Four Eyes

Here’s a one-for-one deal we can definitely get in on. For every pair of eyeglasses you purchase from Four Eyes, a pair gets donated to someone in need. The eye care site works with non-profit partner charities such as World Vision Philippines to ensure that every sale of eyewear gives the needy access to affordable prescription eyewear.

Out of the sites we’ve scoured so far, Four Eyes seems to offer the best deals for eyewear. Non-prescription sunglasses start at $27 whereas prescription glasses can be had from $88 onwards.

Visit Four Eyes here.

 

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Photo: Visual Mass

4. Visual Mass

Established by two optometry graduates, Visual Mass is your friendly, mid-range eyewear label with a focus on style and affordability. With the belief that stylish eyewear shouldn’t break the bank, the label’s eyewear prices start at $95, including prescriptive lenses.

To ensure sustainability of the price point, Visual Mass designs their own proprietary eyewear which are produced in Korea. By taking over the design and production process themselves and cutting out the middle-man, they’ve managed to reduce the cost of producing their eyewear. As such, savings are transferred to their customers. 

In addition, Visual Mass ensures that their designs are suitable for the Asian frame, by taking into consideration factors like a lower nose bridge and smaller face. Eyewear users can also expect a better fit as Visual Mass uses the lightweight and durable TR90 custom thermoplastic, enabling the frame to mold well against the contours of the face.

To try out their eyewear selection before purchase, simply head to their website for a virtual fitting.

Visit Visual Mass here.

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