If you are looking for eyeglasses online, Zenni Optical is the place to go. Prices of eyeglasses, yes complete eyeglasses on this website start below $7.00, a small fraction of prices you can end up paying at so-called reputed chain stores. Even with vision insurance, you may sometimes pay more than that amount in copays. Although I have not purchased from this site myself yet, I did find some good reviews online. I also remember watching a mention of this site on one of the morning shows on cable news, most probably CNN.
When I checked out the site recently I saw a collection of holiday themed eyeglasses. For example, the one pictured on the right is listed for $12.95. The company says that it is able to offer such low prices because there are no “middlemen”, no retail-space overhead, and practically no advertising budget. I would recommend checking this website out for your next requirement of eyeglasses – prescription or otherwise. Personally, I always research a company before buying anything online from them, and that is what I’d recommend to you too. However, from what I have seen so far, this seems to be something worthwhile to try, with little at stake. Do check this site out — maybe you can find something you can use as a holiday gift. Share your ideas about the site in comments below.