Like Black Friday, Cyber Monday has become a phenomenon in recent years. Held on the Monday following Thanksgiving, it offers online buyers the chance to make some seriously big savings on virtually every type of product imaginable.
If you’re in the market for a new pair of eyeglasses or the year’s hottest pair of shades, holding out until Cyber Monday could mean getting them for a fraction of their normal price – but there are some tricks and tips when it comes to finding the very best deal possible. Keep reading for everything you need to know, and get ready to save significantly.
Are there Discounts Available on Eyeglasses on Cyber Monday?
Yes, absolutely! Cyber Monday is a great time to pick up a pair of spectacles or shades for a low price, whether you need corrective lenses or a pair of this season’s super on-trend clear glasses. The sort of deals on offer are, for example, up to 75% off lenses, half-price frames, two pairs of glasses for the price of one, and discounted contact lenses. Glass cases, cleaning cloths and fluids, and other eyewear accessories are also widely featured in the sale.
For even bigger savings, signing up to the online retailer’s mailing list or loyalty club could bag you an additional discount on your Cyber Monday order.
How to Get the Best Cyber Monday Deal on Glasses
The early bird gets the worm – or, in this case, the juiciest pair of designer sunglasses for a great price! Checking in early is wise: Identify the online glasses retailers that will be taking part in the Cyber Monday eyeglasses event, and start watching for price drops as early on the day as possible. Sometimes, retailers will start lowering their prices from the weekend previously (that follows Black Friday), so keeping your eye on things over these few days is a great idea, too.
Next up: know beforehand what you want to buy. It’s easy to get sucked into the excitement and FOMO of Cyber Monday, and however great a deal a pair of specs may be, if you end up buying a set of frames that aren’t really what you wanted, the deal’s not such a good one after all.
To avoid this, draw up a shortlist of what you’re looking for prior to the big day. Think about the brand, frame shape, and any optional lens upgrades you’d like before hitting the online stores. For example, do you need frames that can be fitted with progressive lenses? Are you looking for everyday frames or something a little more special to wear to parties and special events?
Tips for Buying Glasses Online
On Cyber Monday, as on every day, it’s important to be aware of a few things when buying glasses (or anything else) online. Firstly, ensure that you’re visiting a legit site rather than a clone – to avoid this, visit sites directly rather than via a link sent in an email, which could be fraudulent. Check the address bar, too: the website’s address should start with ‘https’ rather than just ‘http’ to signify that the site deploys encryption to protect its visitors’ data.
Next, check out the company’s refund policy – Cyber Monday or otherwise; you should have the option to return your glasses for a refund or exchange if there’s a problem. Many companies offer the chance for buyers to return items simply if they change their minds. Finally, have a look at the company’s customer service provision and read plenty of reviews from a variety of sites to get an idea of the sort of product quality and service you can expect to receive.
Get Set to Bag Your Perfect Pair of Glasses on Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday could be the ideal time to grab a great bargain on eyeglasses, shades, contact lenses, and accessories. To get the best deal possible, do your homework: draw up a detailed list of your requirements and the relevant online retailers that will be participating in the event. Keep your eye on things over the preceding weekend, in case the action kicks off early, and set your alarm clock to hit the virtual stores as soon as possible on the big day itself.
Last year saw huge reductions on complete glasses, frames, and lenses, with price drops on offer of 75% and more, so if you’ve got your eye on some new eyewear, it may well be worth holding out just a little bit longer.