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Q: How to use the Internet to buy prescription eyeglasses for $1 or lowest cost? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: How to use the Internet to buy prescription eyeglasses for $1 or lowest cost?
Category: Health
Asked by: health777-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 15 Aug 2006 08:50 PDT
Expires: 14 Sep 2006 08:50 PDT
Question ID: 756192
You have your prescription for your distance glasses and now want the
low medical costs indicated in You want $1
eyeglasses but the government has colluded with optometrists and
ophthalmologist and limited the over-the-counter sale to them. You
know you can get the doctor?s equivalent $300 reading glasses for a $1
at the Dollar Store, and you want to also buy your distance glasses
for $1 in local stores. How does anyone use the Internet to find,
anywhere on the planet earth, the lowest cost providers for distance,
other prescription glasses and contact lenses? Who, and where are
these low cost providers and what are the various ways they can be
searched for. I know the Lions Club provides free prescription

Request for Question Clarification by tisme-ga on 15 Aug 2006 08:53 PDT
I don't understand how it would be possible to manufacture and sell $1
glasses and not lose a ton of money in the process... Are you sure
this is possible? I know that the Lion's Club collects old glasses and
maybe they recycle them which allows them to give them out?

Subject: Re: How to use the Internet to buy prescription eyeglasses for $1 or lowest cost?
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 15 Aug 2006 15:34 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again Health777,

You ask ?how to use the Internet to buy prescription eyeglasses for $1
or lowest cost??

I did a search for ?free prescription eyeglasses", ?free eyeglasses?
?low cost eyeglasses? ?cheap eyeglasses?,  ?low cost prescription
eyeglasses?, ?cheap prescription glasses? ?discount eyeglasses?  and I
found   a number of  low cost vendors, vouchers for prescription
glasses and free  prescription eyeglasses for people in need.

Low Cost Prescription Eyeglasses


Frame with prescription lenses for  $25 complete
( $10 shipping offered for this item worldwide )  
14day Money back Guarantee

Price:  $18 complete  with lenses   
( $10 shipping offered for this item worldwide )  
14day Money back Guarantee

More offers her:


Zenni Optical

Large selection of quality frames & lenses in the latest styles.
Complete prescription eyeglasses for $15.95!


Save up to 70% on Prescription Eyeglasses

?39 Dollar was developed by eye doctors to create an
inexpensive method for people to acquire high quality, finished
prescription eyeglasses online. From their experience in both private
offices and retail establishments, the founders decided they could
provide this service for people inexpensively, bypassing expensive
retail establishments.

We use the same high quality materials, but can offer them at a high
discount because of our high volume, since we don't have the
additional overhead constraints (such as retail rent space,
behind-the-counter employees, and expensive displays) that your
doctor's office or optical must overcome. Since operating this website
is much less expensive than a typical retail establishment, we are
able to pass these savings on to the general public online.?

Compare and Save


Select Eye Glasses 

?We at Select Eye Glasses provide Prescription Spectacles direct from
the laboratory and pass the huge savings straight to our customers.
It's easy, and can be done from the comfort and convenience of your
own home. International orders are also welcome! ?

?Once you have chosen your new glasses from our easy to use website,
copy the prescription details onto the online form, sit back and wait
for your Select Eye Glasses to be delivered First Class to your door.?

Standard Frames - £15 

All prices include your prescription lenses.


Standard Frames - FCG033 only £20




Prescription lenses

Standard Plastic Rx Lenses Starting at $36 Per Pair


Low cost optical frames for prescriptions are available at efamilyvision.
Choose men?s, women?s , unisex or plastic frames onm the menu on the
left under Optical Frame for prescription.
They start at $15.


Glasses UK
You can now buy prescription spectacles with quality, stylish frames
online from

Frames £19.90 Complete

The aim of this site is to conveniently supply prescription spectacles
at lower prices

?If you are choosing to suit a budget, just select the range
corresponding with how much you want to pay (e.g. if you don't want to
pay more than £40 select the £39.90 range as this will be the total
price (including lenses, case, cloth & delivery) for single vision
glasses with no optional extras.?


Prescription eyeglasses up to  80% less


My Optical Shop
$29 Specials!

Lens Only
You can send your frame to us for fitting any type of lens we offer below. 
Frame & Lens - Our Price: $7.95 (? 6.92)



New Eyes For The Needy provides vouchers for the purchase of new
prescription eyeglasses.

Mailing address: 
549 Millburn Avenue, 
P.O. Box 332, Short Hills, NJ 07078-0332 
Telephone: (973) 376-4903. 

Providing Glasses in the US  

?Can you imagine if you or a family member needed eyeglasses but you
couldn't afford to buy them? Could you read? Could you hold a job?
Could your children do their school work?

Last year, New Eyes for the Needy provided new prescription eyeglasses
to 6,800 people in the United States. These Americans live in all
parts of the country. They are children, the elderly, and the working
poor who are desperately trying to make ends meet.

Without the help of New Eyes, these people would have to choose
between purchasing food, medicine, and clothes - or buying
prescription eyeglasses at an average cost of $195.

Thanks to New Eyes, these Americans now have hope for a better-and

Providing Glasses in the US  How to Apply for Assistance



The UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic

?The UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic provides high-quality eye care to
underserved populations.


Ophthalmologists perform basic eye examinations to determine the need
for prescriptive lenses and to rule out the need for further treatment
of any eye condition or disease. In a typical year, 4,000 children and
1,000 adults are examined free of charge. An additional 1,500 people
receive vision and glaucoma screenings at health fairs and 400
underserved children are given free prescription eyeglasses.?

Mobile Eye Clinic Information
(310) 825-2195


Helen Keller International 

?HKI began ChildSight®, its domestic initiative, as a pilot program in
New York City in 1994. The program brings free vision services and
free eyeglasses to children living in poverty in the United States.?

?Since its inception, ChildSight® has conducted 840,386 free vision
screenings and provided over 93,909 free prescription eyeglasses to
children in need.?

Contact Information:
Helen Keller International
352 Park Avenue South, 
Suite 1200
New York, NY 10010 USA
Telephone: + 1 212 532 0544
Toll-Free: 1 877/KELLER4 
(1 877 535 5374)
Fax: + 1 212 532 6014


Eagles Eye Mobile

"Eagles Eye Mobile, a 36-foot, mobile vision clinic. The Eye Mobile
serves underprivileged students in need of eye exams and corrective
Since 1996, more than 10,000 children from Philadelphia and Chester
have had their eyes examined on the Eagles Eye Mobile and more than 75
percent of them have needed and received free prescription


Sight for Students

"Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams
and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates
nationally through a network of community partners who identify
children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare

More than 50,000 children each year receive a free comprehensive exam
and corrective lenses if needed through Sight for Students. These are
children who would otherwise not receive the eyecare and eyewear they
need to do their best work in school and perform their best at play."

Telephone: 1-888-290-4964


Nonprofit Warehouse 

?Nonprofit Warehouse now offers high quality, custom ground eyeglasses
with Hard Resin Plastic or shatter resistant Polycarbonate lenses. Our
products are available to government agencies, non-profit
organizations, religious outreach ministries or any other organization
that works the needy. We do not offer these products and services to
the general public.?

Price list

Read all about it here:


American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeCare America Programs 

EyeCare America's mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe
visual impairment by raising awareness, educating the public and
facilitating eye care for the public. Since its founding in 1980,
EyeCare America has helped over 650,000 medically underserved and
financially disadvantaged people receive eye care, at no out of pocket
cost, through its public service programs.

655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
1-800-391-EYES (3937) 

American Health Assistance Foundation


I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by health777-ga on 19 Aug 2006 14:12 PDT
To bobby7-ga: I do not see your search results for contact
lenses????????????????? (I almost feel I know you well enough to call
you only by your first name, ?bobby7? and drop the ??ga,? but I want
to be polite.)

To Tisme-ga--If you will go to any dollar store that actually sells
items for one dollar, you will find they have many styles of reading
glasses for $1.
The Dollar Tree has a very good selection, which they replenish
weekly. Reading Glasses cost no more to manufacture than distance
glasses but the medical lobby has prevented the over-the-counter sale
of distance glasses, which would cost $1 if the medical lobby did not
exist. You can go to the Dollar Store, and if the correction you need
in one eye is different from the other, you can buy a pair of glasses
for each eye, take the lenses out and make a pair of glasses that
allows you to read clearly with both eyes. Eyeglass lenses snap out
easily, with a little practice.

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 19 Aug 2006 15:00 PDT
Hello again Health777,  

I used the following search terms and found a number of vendors
selling contact lenses with up to 70% off retail lens prices.

?discount contacts? 
?discount contact lenses?
"low cost contact lenses" 
?low-cost contacts?
 ?cheap contacts? 
?cheap contact lenses? 
?free contacts?
?free contact lenses?


Just Lenses

?We provide the exact contact lenses prescribed by your eye doctor, in
factory sealed packaging, at savings of up to 70% off what you would
pay at the retail level.?

Check out the price comparison chart here:


Coastal Contact Lenses,
Savings of up to 70% off retail prices
We guarantee the lowest price on your contact lenses.

At Coastal Contacts our mission is simple - to deliver you the highest
quality eye care products at the guaranteed lowest prices anywhere on
the globe.
Coastal Contacts brings you contact lenses at up to 70% off
traditional retail prices. ACUVUE®, Focus®, FreshLook®, PureVision?,
and Proclear Compatibles are among the quality contact lens brand
names we carry.


Discount Contact Lenses for Less.

Contact Lens:	Acuvue Advance
Our Price:	$19.85
Retail: $27.95

Contact Lens:	Freshlook Colorblends
Our Price: $27.95
Retail: $38.95

Contact Lens:	Soflens 66 Toric
Our Price: $24.35
Retail: $33.95

Contact Lens:	Acuvue Bifocal
Our Price: $31.95
Retail: $44.95

We supply all major brands and types of contact lenses at prices that
are 50-70% below retail.

All contact lenses dispensed by Discount Contact Lenses are the exact
lenses prescribed by your doctor and are delivered to you in safe,
sealed containers direct from the manufacturer.

The are no membership fees of any kind. Our low prices are available
to ALL customers.

Up to 70% less® is a contact lens replacement company, and a direct to
consumer marketer of contact lenses. As a contact lens replacement
center, we can only sell you contact lenses that you have a valid
prescription for, and are wearing successfully.


?Buy your contact lenses online and save up to 70% off retail lens prices. 
?Contacts from manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson, Ciba Vision, Bausch & Lomb.?

AC Lens 
Order your contact lenses from AC Lens, and save up to 70% off retail
contact lens prices.


We provide the exact contact lenses prescribed by your eye doctor, in
factory sealed packaging, at savings of up to 70% off what you would
pay at retail.


Save up to 70% on daily, weekly, or monthly lenses, as well as toric,
bifocal and coloured contact lenses|YSM|0819&xCtry=0&xForce=Y


Budget Contact Lenses

We offer the exact same contact lenses that you would buy from your
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I hope this helps!

Best wishes,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 19 Aug 2006 15:02 PDT
Here is a working link to VisionDirect
health777-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $50.00
Lots of detail, a good search.

Subject: Re: How to use the Internet to buy prescription eyeglasses for $1 or lowest cost?
From: markvmd-ga on 15 Aug 2006 18:27 PDT
Holy cats, Bobbie, this is terrific stuff!
Subject: Re: How to use the Internet to buy prescription eyeglasses for $1 or lowest cost?
From: probonopublico-ga on 16 Aug 2006 05:45 PDT
Holy dogs, Bobbie, I've gotta agree with markvmd-ga, this really is terrific stuff!

(Poor markvmd-ga seems obsessed with cats.)
Subject: Re: How to use the Internet to buy prescription eyeglasses for $1 or lowest cost?
From: bobbie7-ga on 20 Aug 2006 16:29 PDT
Dear Health777,

Thank you very much for the five stars and nice tip!

Subject: Re: How to use the Internet to buy prescription eyeglasses for $1 or lowest cost?
From: ashley_p-ga on 23 Oct 2006 01:52 PDT
Hello,Try the site You will find a huge range of
quality glasses for very cheap. I bought a pair 2 months ago with a
coupon code: eyebuycheap , to get 5% discount. My glasses were so nice
for such a cheap price. I have tried many other web sites but it's
from far the best I have found.

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