Prescription Glasses Under 1,000 Pesos?
Having poor vision, it's a struggle for people like me to maintain and take care of the thing that helps me live normally - my prescription glasses. Unfortunately, it can eventually break and most of the time without any warning.
I recently experienced having TWO prescription glasses getting busted in the span of 1 week leaving me with the problem on how I can squeeze my last 1,000 pesos for a new pair of prescription glasses.
So can someone get a decent pair of prescription glass for under 1000 pesos? This is the challenge I tried to answer. But first, here are the glasses I have that decided to give up on me just a couple of days in between.
First is the one I was using for more than a year already, I just woke up one day and saw that the frame decided to split up. I was a little sad about this because this is my favorite wide frame glasses.
I decided to get a new pair, using the same method I used for my third pair that you will be reading later on. Unfortunately (and also my fault), I left it on the coffee table and my pet dog Skippy decided to make it into her chew toy. The frame was damaged, one of the glasses popped out and broken into tiny pieces.
Now back to the question, can your 1,000 be enough for a decent pair of prescription glasses? I first inquired in my optical shop how much would it be if I buy their cheapest frame and glasses from them, they estimated it to be around 1,500 pesos. Because I am cheap, I declined and said I would come back.
I decided that the best way to go cheap on glasses is to provide your own pair of frames rather than buying ones sold by optical shops, the downside to this is that you don't know if they can replace the lens. I checked SM Accessories and found a collection of AXN glasses priced from 400 to 650, I decided to get one and re-confirmed with their staff that the glasses is replaceable.
Now that I got my glasses, I headed back to Ideal Vision and inquired about my plan of having my frame replaced by prescription glasses from them, they said it's possible but they won't be liable if my frame gets broken during the replacement procedure. The amount I only need to pay is 300 pesos, which included them checking my eyes if my grade increased.
I underwent the normal eye check-up and strolled around the mall for an hour. When I got back, my new prescription glasses is waiting for me, ready to help see the world in a clearer way! So basically, I got a new pair of prescription glasses for only 770 pesos. Definitely way under 1000 pesos!
Here's a breakdown on what I spent to get my new pair of glasses:
AXN Eye Glasses Frame - 470 pesos (Originally 550 pesos, hurrah for sale!)
Prescription Glasses - 300 pesos
Eye Check-up - FREE
Total 770 pesos
So there, it''s possible for you to have your own prescription glasses on a budget. So if you're still hesitating to get your eyes checked and getting your own prescription glasses, you don't have to worry because you can do it the way I did it. Let me know your thoughts about this in the comments below!