Well, my glasses came and I really liked them. Except since they were black plastic, they were definitely making a statement. I wanted something a little bit softer, so I ordered another pair of Kate Spade Liesel glasses, again without lenses.
I was feeling good about myself for being so savvy. The two pairs of Kate Spade glasses only cost me around $200, plus I got cash back from Ebates for one pair and points from MyPoints for the other.
When I went for my eye exam today, I quickly lost my high from the savings. The lenses cost nearly six hundred dollars! Like I said, I have no vision coverage, and my prescription is pretty strong so I had to get thinner lenses to avoid the Coke bottle effect. Plus I added a coating so I don't destroy them as quickly.
I know that I did save money. I got two pairs of glasses for around $800, while a few months back, my husband paid $600 for a pair of glasses. I know there are discount glasses sites online, but given the fact that I wear them every day, and the fact that I've had my last pair for over four years, I feel like it is worth it for us to spend the extra money. If I get another four years of use out of the glasses that I have, it will only cost around 25 cents a day. But still, yikes.