9th Mar 2017

Update your specs without spending a fortune

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Senior woman shopping for glasses specs
Debbie McTaggart

Sally Field is just one of the celebs who looks fabulous in glasses. Changing your current frames is a great way to update your wardrobe and enjoy some celebrity style of your own.

A new pair of frames, even designer ones, shouldn’t break the bank so we’ve picked a few of our favourites, ranging from $35 to $149.

Oscar Wylee
High quality, good-looking glasses without the price point to match.

Feel-good factor: mission to restore sight across the world – for every pair you buy, another pair will be donated to someone in need.



Try before you buy:

  • home try on – up to five pairs of glasses to try at home for free 


Oscar Wylee Saxby in brushed ash – $149 

  


Oscar Wylee Montgomery in charcoal dusk –  $149

  


Clearly Contacts
Wide range of designer brands at reasonable prices with weekly deals.

If you're unsure which style suits you best, you can use the ‘My style finder’ for suggestions on what suits your face shape and colouring.

Free returns if you don’t love them, and the price includes standard lenses. 

 

Joseph Marc Havana in tortoise shell – $35.00

   


Colours in Optics in champagne leopard – $55.00

 

 

Which glasses suit you?
Screwing up your eyes to try and read small print not only gives you wrinkles, it’s a sign that you need glasses. Trying glasses on at an optician’s can be intimidating so get a feel for what you like and whether it suits you from the comfort of your own home. Simply upload a photo of yourself and try on some virtual frames.

Find our more at Optical Direct

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Sunglasses to suit your face shape
A trick to see without using glasses





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rob101
15th Mar 2017
12:12pm
It's cheaper and easier to go to the Australian College of Optometry in Victoria.
They have link ups with a number of Opticians around the State and are also in Carlton and Braybrook.
My contact lenses cost me $58 for six months supply instead of $300.
Glasses $98 custom made with glass lenses, a "budget" optometrist quoted $500.
These are the people that train Optometrists.
rob101
jackie
15th Mar 2017
1:04pm
I go to the one in Carlton. The service is friendly and caring where your eyes are their priority, not your pocket. My experience with Specsavers was a cheap lure that ended up being very expensive.
HS
15th Mar 2017
1:40pm
I had the need to test my vision and a new prescription was written. I informed the salesperson that as I was happy with my current spectacle frame I just needed new lenses. I was expecting to pay $100 despite being a pensioner. But, my expectation was frowned on 1) it is too difficult to cut the lenses to suit the frames, despite that the frame and lenses were purchased at this retailer 12 months before. 2) If I wanted the lenses alone that would cost me more than $250 BUT I could have a new set of frames with lenses for $149. It wasn't logical - if I was able to buy frames and lenses 12 months ago from the same retailer for $149 why couldn't I get just the lenses for $100 or less?
Rocky
15th Mar 2017
11:11pm
I guess there is no money in just getting the lenses


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