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Updated: 11/9/2009
URL: Optical4Less

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Hong Kong

They have a physical optical store, supposedly since 1980.

Phone: (852)-31563896 (FAX)

Pricing: USD

Payment Options: Major credit cards, PayPal

Summary of Services:

Communication used to be really good with them. I used to have regular conversations with "Albert", but they've ceased for whatever reason.

Located in Hong Kong, they've been around for quite a while and were a mainstay on my list for those with complicated prescriptions for the first two years of GlassyEyes. They have a decent selection, but the website makes it a bit of a drag to get through. In dire need of a face-lift.

Prices are good in single-vision and you'll get free shipping if you order more than one pair -- so always toss in a second pair. Bi-focals may be a bit overpriced comparatively.

Only retailer of the low-price variety offering mineral-glass lenses.

Only retailer that does "mirror coating" as well -- if you're casting for a roll as 1980's highway patrol officer.

Bifocal prices are high. I'd look elsewhere.

I've liked the pairs I've gotten in the past, but it's been about a year since my last order.


As of 11/9/2009:
"Yes ! We are proud to provide you with a 30 days quality guarantee !
If you find that we customize your glasses with the wrong prescription in 30 days, We will replace them with the correct ones.
All you need to pay is the shipping fee of your glasses .
However, please make sure that the prescription error is not from data input when filling out the order form. In that case, no lens replacements will be provided . To verify if there is a prescription mistake made by us. Take your glasses to your nearest optical store . They will be glad to help you verify your glasses' prescription ."

(ed. I'm not sure that "they will be glad to help you verify your glasses' prescription")

Measurements Provided:

All (Size, Temple Width, Total Width, Lens Height)



  • Least Expensive Package: $8.00 (very limited selection)
  • Basic Lens: $0.00 (1.56 index)
  • Mid-Index: $35.00 (1.60 index Polycarb & 1.67 index)
  • High-Index: $198.00! (1.74 index)
  • Mineral Glass 1.8: $88.00
  • Mineral Glass 1.9: $178.00
  • Lined Bi: $63.00
  • Progressive Bi: $98.00 - $328.oo
  • Photochromic: $59.00 - $99.00
  • Polarized Sun: $46.00 (1.5 index)
  • DriveWear: n/a


  • Anti-Reflective (AR): Free
  • Ultraviolet (UV)*: Free
  • Scratch-Resistant: Free (listed as "stretch")
  • Tint: $8 ($12 for gradient)
  • Mirror: $39.00


  • Lowest Ship: Free (multiple pairs)
  • Standard Ship: $8.00
  • International shipping is available to MANY countries.
Production Time:
  • Seems to be 14 to 20 days from order to delivery.

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