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Frugal consumers searching for low-cost eyewear need look no further than the websites of the best online eyeglasses vendors. With starting prices as low as $7, you get frames fitted with single-vision lenses and anti-scratch coating; most of the top providers also throw in UV protection and a carrying case and cleaning cloth. Processing and shipping time vary by provider, but eyewear manufactured overseas will generally take longer to reach your door. Some discount eyewear sites have interfaces with virtual try-on capability so you can get a fairly accurate picture of how flattering (or not) the frames will look. Live support through online chat or over the phone can help you get the right fit and questions answered.

Location Starting Prices (frame + single-vision lenses) Virtual Try-on Live Support
Zenni Optical estimated price $7
U.S. - ships from Hong Kong $7, includes anti-scratch coating, UV protection Yes No
39 Dollar Glasses estimated price $39
U.S. $39, includes polycarbonate lenses, UV protection, scratch-resistant coating No Yes
Goggles 4 U estimated price $7
U.S. - ships from Pakistan $7, includes anti-scratch coating, UV coating Yes Yes
Eye Buy Direct estimated price $7
U.S. $7, includes anti-scratch coating Yes Yes
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