It had to happen. After the 4th of July passed our local store put up all their Back To School sections. When we saw them the kids and I let out a collective groan. None of us are ready for back to school, but ready or not, here it comes!
Right now the blogosphere and Pinterest are booming with ideas on how to save on back to school supplies. Previously I shared with you how I keep the kids and me dressed in designer clothes for pennies. A lot of people may think that once you’ve got the supplies and clothes covered you’re good to go, but you’re not! There’s one more big, important area to make sure you’re up to date on before the back to school craziness hits. I’m talking about updating and restocking eye glasses and contacts, for you and your kids! Trust me, when you blink and you’re up to your eyeballs in holiday, sports, and homework you’ll thank me that you made this part of your back to school shopping!
How To Save Money On Glasses and Contacts
I discovered several years ago that I could get beautiful, affordable prescription glasses online for a fraction of the price of purchasing them at the eye doctor’s. I’ve never looked back since! This especially was so helpful for us when we didn’t have insurance while my hubby was going to college. Even now that we have good insurance through his job it will still only cover either contacts or glasses each year. So I still rely on awesome online deals to get my new glasses!
I picked up these beautiful Red Lotus Glasses in the Purple Fade (they also come in Brown & Burgundy) from DiscountGlasses.com They carry a huge inventory of fun lenses in every shape and color imaginable. They’re also extremely affordable. For example, these adorable cat eye glasses are just $23 right now!!! The site is very easy to navigate and sort by type, color, or shape.
I love how my glasses look, work, and fit! Not to mention they perfectly match this way-too-fun-and-cute dress that Bob bought me for our anniversary this year. With his bachelor of science as soon as I saw it I had to get it!
In addition to the fade in front, they have beautiful designs on the sides. I love glasses with unique detailing like this. Another reason I love being able to buy glasses affordably online is that it allows me to go with fun colors to match all my different outfits!
If you know me, you know that most days if I’m out of the house I’m wearing my contacts. I’ve finally learned to embrace pretty glasses over the years, but I’m still always most comfortable in my contacts! My very favorite brand is Acuvue Oasys. I’ve worn them for years and they work wonderfully for me. A little while back, however, they switched them slightly which changed them from 1-month lenses to 2-week lenses. This means that our insurance doesn’t cover all the boxes I need for an entire year worth.
Again, I turned online to get the best deal possible on this everyday necessity. Discount Contact Lenses.com carries my brand (along with all the leading and most recommended lenses) and ordering is easy-peasy!
The end of summer shouldn’t be stressful, complicated or cost a million dollars.
It should be all about soaking up those last moments with the kids. It should be full of blanket tents, splash parks, and impromptu front room dances to favorite Youtube playlists.
So use these tips and tricks to save big so you can get back to those moments that really matter.