My son doesn’t wear glasses just yet, but my husband and I both have terrible eyesight. In fact, I had the honor of being the only third grader in my school who needed bifocals!
I consider myself a very thrifty person, but I always accepted that my glasses were going to cost a fortune until I learned about Coastal.com. I was a little skeptical about the idea of ordering glasses online at first, but calculating the potential savings was enough to convince me to give it a try.
For me, the hardest part of the process was deciding what frames I wanted. Coastal has many more frames to choose from than what you’re going to find at a typical discount eye place like LensCrafters or Pearl Vision. Use the online search tool to limit your choices or you’ll easily end up spending hours debating what glasses to buy.
Uploading a photo of yourself so you can virtually “try on” glasses is helpful too, but this actually ends up being so much fun that it can be a big time suck if you’re not careful.
When you’re looking for glasses, take advantage of the option to sort by lowest price first in order to make sure you’re not going over your budget. There are quite a few frames priced at either $27 or $38.
Once I decided what frames I wanted, placing my order was very easy. I did not have any trouble entering my prescription or going through the other aspects of the order process. My order was shipped less than two days after I placed it. It arrived in another two days, so the entire process look less than a week.
My glasses came with a case, lens cleaner, a cleaning cloth, and a small screwdriver tightening tool. There was also a card outlining their generous return policy. You have 366 days to return your glasses if you are not satisfied with your purchase.
Overall, my experience with Coastal was very positive. I’ll definitely be ordering from them again the next time someone in my family needs new glasses.
If you’d like to try ordering glasses from Coastal, follow them on Facebook and watch for special money saving promotions. They frequently offer a free pair promotion for first time customers.
Disclaimer: A Coastal.com coupon code was provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
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