This post brought to you by Coastal.com. All opinions are 100% mine.
Everyone in my immediate family wears eyeglasses except my younger brother. I began wearing them when I was just 10 years old. Annual eye doctor visits are expensive enough, then add on the cost of getting new glasses at least every other year and it really can hurt your budget.
I was really excited to share a review of Coastal.com because of my own personal experience with them. I found Coastal.com about three years through Facebook. They had some great promotions going at the time and I needed a spare pair of glasses so I decided to check them out.
I was surprised at the variety of frames and options they offered. What I loved most was that they offer over 300 frames you can get for free with your first time ordering (with a special coupon code). You do have to pay for the lenses and any upgrades like bifocals, Transitions or thinner lenses. The price still is unbeatable.
The last pair of glasses I ordered through my local eye center was over $350. I purchased a pair from Coastal.com and spent only about $40 for my first pair with the upgrades. The funny thing is the pair I bought as a spare or backup pair, I ended up loving much more than the $350 ones I got from the eye center. Those are the ones I wear every single day. Several of my family members have also purchased their glasses from Coastal.com.
Below are just a few samples of the types of frames you can buy. They also offer prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.
You might be thinking that it would be hard to choose a pair of glasses without trying them on. Coastal.com offers a virtual try on for registered members. You can enter in your facial dimensions and narrow down by color, shape, style and brand. You can use one of their images or upload a picture of yourself, then choose which frames to "try on" so you can see how they look on your face. Isn't that neat?
Coastal.com also does not outsource their frames. They have their own lab and ship from Washington. Shipping is free and fast. Plus they have a 366 day guarantee so if you don't like your frames or something happens, it is covered under their warranty for 366 days.