There is a good chance that you, like many people out there, tend to look for the best deals, especially on higher ticket items. Sometimes this means settling for last year’s model. There’s no doubt that this can be a good shopping strategy: cars and televisions, for example, don’t change that much each year, and buying close-out models can be significantly less expensive. But there are other categories, however, where the risk of buying discontinued models can be much greater, and one of those is eyeglass frames.
Many outlet stores and online vendors sell primarily discontinued, close-out frames at cheaper prices. But be careful, there are more reasons than just fashion sense to avoid older glasses frame models.
First, every year, eyeglass frames become more advanced, made with better materials that feel more comfortable, need less maintenance, and last longer. The newer the frames you buy, the longer they’ll last you.
Second, and more importantly, when you purchase a discontinued frame, it can be very difficult to find replacement parts if something should break. New frames might cost a little more, but you will have the option of replacing broken parts if needed. While older frames might cost less, any repair, will likely force you to replace the whole frame, costing you more money in the long run.
Our Colorado eye doctors at Vision Care Specialists doctors advise against buying discontinued frames and only carry current frame styles. This means you will enjoy the latest fashions and frame technology advances and the option of finding replacement parts as needed. At Vision Care, we are looking after both your wallet and your well-being.
How to use this Information
Want to browse some great new eyeglass frames or get a consultation on the correct eye care solution for you? Stop by one of Vision Care Specialists four convenient locations and talk to the experts! Call us at (303) 991-9600 or contact us online. Also, for more tips on choosing frames, check out our buying tips.
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