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Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? #5355408 02/20/20 12:34 PM
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Due to my migraine's connection to the eyesight, the Ophthalmologist is suggesting to try reading glasses. Made a quick trip to Walmart and $10 for plasticky glasses. Costco $20 for a pack of 3. He didn't mention exact number but between +2.00 to +3.00. The trial lenses in Costco made me feel I could use either of +2.50 or +2.75. I don't want to buy both packs and use both for a day or two and return the one that is not the best. Hence looking where I could buy really cheap so I can just throw away the one I don't need.

Do dollar stores sell reading glasses for a $? We don't have any nearby, hence asking if I take a detour on my way this weekend.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355417 02/20/20 12:43 PM
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Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355427 02/20/20 12:51 PM
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dollar store is where i get mine. as long as you know what you need then they are cheap there

Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355437 02/20/20 12:57 PM
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You can also try the actual glasses at many grocery stores, pharmacies, Walmart and other locations to see which ones work for you.

It's good to know that as you age, the "accommodation" (ability to focus, measured in diopters) of the eye decreases.

When very young, an eye may have as much as 10 diopters focus range, when 50, about 1 diopter. By old age, the ability to focus may drop to "nil".

So, when choosing reading glasses, depending on age, you may need an exact diopter, or you may be able to choose a set with lower power and let your eyes naturally focus the material.

You may also find you need a different diopter for the computer screen, which is often more distant than paperwork.


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Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355442 02/20/20 12:59 PM
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But super cheap ones have distortions that give me a headache.

For $15-$20, you can buy very good quality readers that won’t give you a headache. Soolala is a brand that I use and like.


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Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355447 02/20/20 01:01 PM
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Costco readers are good quality and hard to beat for price.

Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355461 02/20/20 01:08 PM
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Got a 4-pack on Ebay for $8. 1 for the office, one for the kitchen, one for the bedroom and one for the bathroom.

Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355462 02/20/20 01:08 PM
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I saw a display case not too long ago that had all powers of reading glasses but can't recall where it was. Maybe Walmart.

Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355479 02/20/20 01:21 PM
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Dollar Tree has them for $1, but I ALWAYS break them in a week or so. Same with Walmart. (Though Walmart's are a few dollars more) I've had the best success with the $6 glasses I get at Big Lots. Haven't broken a pair of those yet. And 4 pair isn't enough. I have a pair in every car, bedroom, home office, family room, kitchen, living room, and 2 at work. I still can't find a pair when I need them!


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Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355496 02/20/20 01:44 PM
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You can get a very nice prescription set of glasses that actually fit your face for cheap at Walmart optical.


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Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: deoxy4] #5355497 02/20/20 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by deoxy4
Costco readers are good quality and hard to beat for price.

Agreed. You can pay less, but you will not get quality.


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Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355501 02/20/20 01:48 PM
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Dollar store usually has them for a dollar

Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355511 02/20/20 02:00 PM
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menards

i look for the sale and pick up a big pack for a couple bucks.


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Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: MoneyJohn] #5355518 02/20/20 02:08 PM
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readers.com has one a little higher quality that the bargain packs at Walmart. They will bend less and have screws that can be tightened.

I think if you buy $25 or $30 worth the shipping is free.

I got some got work on a PC with a slight yellow tint there.

If I am a dollar or two away from the minimum for free shipping I buy a case or cleaning cloth.


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Re: Where do you buy super cheap reading glasses? [Re: Donald] #5355535 02/20/20 02:23 PM
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Just picked up some readers from Dollar General, 6 bucks and they work fine, wide variety of frames. cheers

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