If you’ve had a trip to the opticians recently, you’ll be aware of the cost of glasses. Even with single vision lenses and the most basic frames, you can find yourself £60-£70 out of pocket. And that’s before you’ve even looked at varifocals and smarter – or designer – frames. That’s a lot to spend for anyone. But if you need glasses, you need glasses. And, well, you don’t want to take risks with your eyesight, so there’s no point looking for cheaper options, right?

The thing is, cheaper glasses don’t always mean lower quality. In fact, if you know your prescription, you can often find even the leading designer frames at a fraction of the price that you’d pay in a high street optician. And the quality of the lens is indistinguishable from any you’d find anywhere else. You just need to know where to look. So, what do you need to know about buying low cost glasses?

Is It OK to Buy Low Cost Glasses – And 4 Other Common Questions

Is it OK to buy cheap glasses?

Buying cheap glasses can be a really sensible, cost-effective option. But – and this is a big but – you need to buy from the right place. There are endless options if you order online, or pick up cheap reading glasses in a book shop. But if you need a prescription, it’s really important that you order the correct lenses. At Low Cost Glasses, we give you the opportunity to enter your exact prescription requirements for each eye to ensure that your glasses don’t cause more problems than they alleviate.

What’s the difference between cheap reading glasses vs prescription?

There are a number of differences between generic cheap reading glasses and prescription. The quality of both the lenses and the frames will be poorer in cheap reading glasses. And there’s every chance that you will find yourself with an inappropriate prescription. However, it is possible to buy cheap prescription reading glasses online. Just make sure that you order from a company that allows you enter your full prescription details, and the quality will be as good as anything you find in your local opticians.

Can cheap glasses cause dizziness or headaches?

Any new glasses can cause dizziness and/or headaches. Particularly with multifocal lenses. You will normally require a short adjustment period. However, if the symptoms continue, there’s a good chance that you do not have the correct prescription. And that’s something you’ll need to remedy.

Can cheap glasses damage your eyes?

In short, no. Cheap prescription glasses cannot damage your eyes. As long as you enter your correct prescription details and work with a reputable supplier, cheap glasses will not be detrimental to your eye sight. 

Where can I buy cheap glasses?

At Low Cost Glasses, we supply a full range of adult prescription glasses. Simply choose your frames, enter your prescription, and we’ll do the rest. We have frames suited to every budget and every style, from own brand to Jimmy Choo, and everything in between.

If you’re looking for affordable, high-quality glasses, check out the Low Cost Glasses collection

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *