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"great prices, great service, free delivery"
MyOptics is located in the UK. Pricing in GBP (£) . Only single-vision lenses (reading or distance) are available. They display a local phone and fax number at the bottom of their page. You can also find the mailing address on their site in the Payment Options section. They accept Visa, Delta, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Switch, Solo, Amex, Cheque, Postal Order, and Paypal. To pay by Cheque, Postal Order, or Paypal you will have to visit the Help/PaymentOptions section of their site for more information.
The site is nicely designed, seems professional, and is quite easy to navigate and order through. They have a "SmartFit" option with each frame which opens a .pdf of the frame which can be printed to get actual frame size. While lens options themselves are fairly limited, adding the available options such as Tint, Photochromic Lenses, or an AR Coating is as simple as checking a box.
Pricing starts at £15.00 for a frame & lenses (approx $27USD at the time of this writing). The included CR39 lens has free anti-scratch. There is free delivery in the UK, with shipping being £5.00 (approx $9USD) Internationally.
Note that the exchange rate in mid Jan, 2006 was approx 1.00GBP(£) = 1.77 USD Basic Frame and Lens £15.00 Light and Dark (photochromic lens) + £30.00 Tint + £7.00 AR Coating + £12.00 Thin & Lite + £30.00 Shipping (UK) FREE Shipping (International) + £5.00
A pair of single vision lenses without any add-ons is about $36.00 after shipping if you live in the US. If you live in the UK, they are £15.00 with free delivery.
|Website||Great||Website looks professional and is easy to navigate. When ordering, there is "learn more" text which gives detailed information on each option. The help system is well-designed and full of information. They also have an online forum.|
|Selection||Acceptable||There are only 7 frames in the £15.00 section, none of which are unisex. However, the other sections do have more, so if you are willing to spend a bit, you'll probably find a frame that you like.|
|Frame Info||Great||Dimensions, color, and frame material are given. You can view the glasses on a face, and through the "SmartFit" button, view a .pdf of the frame and print it to size.|
|Lens Options||Acceptable||CR39 is the only choice of lens material. Additional options are either a Photochromic lens, Tint, AR Coating, or Thin & Light. None of the options appear to be combinable with the others.|
|Value||Good||A basic frame/lens is of pretty fair value. It would have been nice to see the AR Coating as either being included, or at a lower price.|