BEST ON A BUDGET
FOR THOSE WHO WANT IT ALL BUT DON’T WANT TO PAY FOR IT
Eyewear can be expensive, which is why some customers are going online looking for a deal, like they do in many other areas of their lives. But many want to try on way more than the five trial frames some online vendors may offer. They also want instant feedback from a trusted professional, not to mention style, quality and value. These fashionable frames — all priced under $150 — fit the (lower) bill, to help you compete with you-know-who. — Marissa Walsh
ALL PRICES MSRP, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED.
This article originally appeared in the October 2016 edition of INVISION.
Launching in November, model A5036 in a rich autumn burgundy is a feminine frame in a wearable shape. Modeled by Altair employee Christina of the Finance Department, this accessible design (and price!) will make it a fall favorite.
(800) 505-5557 | altaireyewear.com
Durable and lightweight, with a secure fit, model KL3675 will appeal to shortsighted superheroes on a budget. With a streamlined and stylish design, even Clark Kent will be taking a second look.
(800) 372-6372 | claritieyewear.com
The modern design, moderate price and colorway of model MATSUMOTO 8 — made of light-as-a-feather stainless steel — might make you crave Swedish meatballs, but these frames come fully assembled.
(844) 246-6511 | chloganeyewear.com
With quality materials — handmade zyl, stainless steel, silicone pads, spring hinges — at a reasonable price, you’ll be quoting this model name — BARTLETT — to all your four-eyed (and well-read) friends.
(800) 323-2409 | modernoptical.com
Heavy metal model SF-457 is a high-end design with a down-to-earth price, so you’ll have plenty left over to rock and roll all night. Or at least binge-watch Halt And Catch Fire.
(855) 455-0042 | westgroupe.com
STYLE BY TIMEX
A home with a porch swing is total #housegoals but until our real estate dreams can be realized we will always have the PORCH SWING here in gold crystal.
(800) 627-2898 | kenmarkoptical.com
Reach the summit, or the next level of Pokémon Go, wearing model GRANITE PEAK. An approachable price point and cool color fade will assist with your ascent.
(800) 645-3733 | cvoptical.com