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"$29 USD Eyeglasses"
Optical4less saw the site and was kind enough to send the following coupon codes (must be entered exactly as shown):
Coupon code : http://www.rtgenterprises.com
Discount : 5 % Off All Purchases
Coupon code : eyeglassretailerreviews.com/
Discount : $10 Off $100
Taken from the FAQ on their site:
All the lens from Optical4less are multi-functional: Thinner and lighter than polycarbonate lens , Anti-reflective coating , Prevent from harmful rays , 100 % UV Protection , Water proof and Scratch Resistant.
Optical4less is located in Hong Kong. Pricing in USD. They carry single-vision and bifocal/multifocal (including progressive) lenses. E-mail and fax are the only methods of communication listed on their website. They accept Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal.
Optical4less is a fairly popular retailer. I was surprised at how many posts I found in forums and on Usenet about the high quality of the glasses people had ordered. I can't personally vouch for them one way or the other, but it was good to read the positive comments nonetheless.
Single-Vision glasses in most of their Alloy and Plastic frames comes to $29.00. This includes free Scratch resistance, AR-coating, UV protection, and a water proof coating of the lens. Other options such as Rimless, Semi-Rimless, Titanium, Hinge-less, and Rhinestone are available for more (generally $39-59). It's nice to see Transitions lenses being offered, as well as the option of mirror coating on tinted lenses. Unfortunately, as options are selected, the price quickly begins to rise.
If the quality rumors are true, it would suggest that Optical4less is the place to go for those looking for high-quality glasses, and I would imagine those looking for high-index lenses as well. They also are one of the few who offer mirror-tint and an anti-radiation coating. They are definitely not the cheapest, but a good selection of lens options as well as a high standard of quality could easily make up for that.
For those interested, they also have a "bendable frame demonstration" video available, called bendhigh.wmv.
Frames from $29.00 Single Vision Lenses Plastic Hi-Index 1.56 AS Hi-Max included Plastic Ultra thin 1.67 Aspheric Lens DAGAS +$35 Plastic Universe super high index 1.74 Aspheric Lens GN +$198 Plastic Appolo Lenticular / Myodisc Lens (far sight only) +$268 Glass Extrem Rx High index 1.8 +$88 Glass Extrem Rx High index 1.9 +$178 Glass Myothin Lenticular (Myodisc) Lens (short sight only) +$168 Hi-index 1.56 Transitions Lenses +$59 Multi-focal Lenses Flat top Bifocal +$63 Standard Multi-focal Progressive Lens Appolosoft +$63 Premium Multi-focal Progressive Lens 1.56 GN @ SWISSCOAT +$98 Super high index 1.67 Multi-focal progressive Lens GN +$178 Appolosoft Transitions Lenses +$152 GN 1.56 high index Transitions Lenses +$187 Premium Multi-coating (AR, scratch, waterproof) included Premium Anti Radiation Multi-coating (recommended for computer use) +$29 Tint +$8 Gradient Tint +$12 Mirror Coating +$39 Standard Clip-on Sunlens +$25 Ultimate Clip-on Sunlens +$49 Global Priority Shipping +$8 Global Priority Shipping (2 pairs or more) FREE
A pair of single vision lenses without any add-ons (although free AR, scratch, waterproofing) is $37.00 after shipping worldwide. Basic Bifocals/Multi-focals are $100 after shipping worldwide.
|Website||Great||While at times it lacks a 'polished' feel, the site is easy to navigate. They offer good lens information, and most of their information pages are set up fairly well. When browsing through the frames, they have mini icons for things like "Hi-Rx" "Reader" and "Kids". Clicking on a frame brings up the information page for the particular model with measurements that are very easy to interpret. You can view the frames in the available colors, and view it from a few different angles. While going through the order process, it takes you through one step at a time. Fairly easy to follow, and helps to keep things from looking cluttered (which it might if they presented all the options at once).|
|Selection||Good||There is a nice selection and variety of frames. Unfortunately there are a couple categories that only have 4 frames or so offered, but most people will probably be able to find something suitable.|
|Frame Info||Great||Dimensions, material and color were given. The fact that they have different frame angles viewable, and that the dimensions are nicely laid out goes favorably for the site.|
|Lens Options||Great||Optical4less carries a selection which seems to focus on high-index lenses. They carry Transitions lenses, have a nice selection of tinted lenses, and even sell a mirror-tint. Scratch, UV and AR coatings are all free, and you can opt to pay extra for an anti-radiation coating.|
|Value||Good||$37 after shipping for a plain pair of lenses with coatings is a pretty decent price. Not as great as some other sites, but still not bad. As soon as you start adding options though, the price starts to fly. In fact, stepping up to the next lens option almost doubles the price. That being said, I have read quite a few times that the quality of their glasses is quite high, which if true, could make it entirely worth the price.|
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