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Old 07-18-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Where do you get your prescription eye glasses?

I used the search tool but the threads that showed up were closed.

I'm in need of new glasses because my current ones are broken.
I went to eyestar and found frames i liked but the price they quoted me was way too expensive.
Recommendations of other places would be good.

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Old 07-18-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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Coming from the optical business places that will screw you with expensive shit would be the following...Iris, Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision, Eyestar(like you said) most of these places have high end frames/designer frames that will charge you and arm an a leg...your best bet would be trying to get your glasses from an independent company/small company owned since they wont try and screw you with crazy amount of fees for lenses/coatings/warrenties PM ill give you a place where you can get glasses for a resonable price.
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Melbourne Opitcal - Richmond in the same plaza as NCIX used to be (On Capstain way)
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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Any thoughts on coating. The stuff that prevents scratching, anti-glare, smudging, etc.
It sounds good to have but is it recommended.
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I went to the one around crystal mall food court (there is this anime store across from it).

Pretty decent price and frame isn't too bad.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #6
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Melbourne Opitcal - Richmond in the same plaza as NCIX used to be (On Capstain way)
This. It's where I got mine done too, beside Bubble World
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:44 PM   #7
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:56 PM   #8
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the one beside the crystal mall food court is called "opti-smart" or something along those lines..they have a good variety of choices and not overpriced like eyestar
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optismart is pretty good...so is the anthony's optical (all in Crystal Mall)
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:12 PM   #10
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #11
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D&D Optical Supply 4580 Dawson St in Burnaby. Entrance is in the back. Prices are a lot cheaper than the mall stores. It's always busy and there's two or three people to look after you.

Definitely get anti-glare and scratch resistant.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:32 PM   #12
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Clearly contacts, during one of their free promotions. They also have good sales, too.

After receiving my shipment I just went to the local friendly glasses store and asked them to adjust it for me and they did it for free too
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #14
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optical centre... the one on robson has really good service
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Clearly Contacts.

I will never pay optician prices again for glasses or contacts.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:26 PM   #16
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A&P Optical on Cambie and 18th. 8 Years and no problems. They will always look for the best solution for you and try their best to fix your problem.

Clearly Contacts sure they have their free promos, but the lenses suck. They are the most basic shitty lens you will find on the market. Personally I feel good going to a store and getting service, from getting contact solution, glass cleaner sprays, or even swinging by to say hi, and they will adjust and clean your glasses for you. My 2cents. Just don't go to one of the bigger companies where they tell you how much the frame and lenses will cost, and end up adding $50 on $50 on $50 for every extra coating on the lenses.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:42 PM   #17
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I just ordered two pairs of glasses at Blynx in Yoahan 2nd floor. I am picking them up soon, so can't recommend them at this time. The place have super good customer service though, and reasonable prices.

Frames are always 40-60% off, all year round. It's the lenses that are expensive. I find that prices vary a lot ~$200 depending on what type of lense you buy (or what the push you to buy).

I just wanted to try something new. Before Blynx, I went to Classic Eyewear on Granville and 65th for about 5-7 years. They have very good quality lenses, but frame selection has been lacking over the years.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:23 PM   #18
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If you're near the tricities, there's a great place in Port Coquitlam called "Poco Vision Care". Really great staff and very reasonable prices on frames.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:02 PM   #19
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As Conan O'Brien Sex Video said..

Costco man, my dad just recently picked up some prescription glasses from them recently, with warranty, and reasonably stylish frames for like 250 or 300 bucks or something like that.

Some of my other friends tell me some eye places want like 500-600 bones, which is ridiculous!
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Luxury Eyewear to check out the girls and try on the glasses then goto Anthony's Optical at Crystal Mall to actually buy the glasses
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Have you checked out glasses at the The Spectacle Shop in Vancouver Canada?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #23
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I get my prescription from my local optometrist and order from clearlycontacts.ca. You will save soo much money going this route.
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