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Joined: 03 Mar 2006Mar 03, 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:16 amMar 07, 2006    Post subject:

While I wait for Lenscrafters to grind my lenses properly (I hope) so I can verify my new prescription is OK, I continue to look for on-line sites and figure out what I'm going to order.

This morning, I ran across Based in USA (adress in Georgia, a couple of photographs of their facility), frame+lens+USA shipping starts at $20. This is, of course, for "bare bones" eyeglasses. Scratch coat, anti-glare, tinting, etc. are all extra. No extra charge for high astigmatism (I have -3.25 in one eye, so this is something I look for).

The web site seems incomplete. There are a few broken links. Frame selection is limited. But I'm considering a plastic frame as backup Rx sunglasses, and what they have might fit the bill.

My biggest complaint is their lack of lens height information. It's hard to judge from a picture alone; give me the numbers and I know what's being offered.
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