About 39dollarglasses.com

39DollarGlasses.com was developed by eye doctors to create an inexpensive method for people to acquire high-quality, finished prescription eyeglasses. From their experience in both private offices and retail establishments, the founders decided they could provide this service for people inexpensively, bypassing expensive retail establishments.

We use the same high-quality materials, but can offer them at a high discount because of our high volume, since we don't have the additional overhead constraints (such as retail rent space, behind-the-counter employees, and expensive displays) that your doctor's office or optical must overcome. Since operating this website is much less expensive than a typical retail establishment, we are able to pass these savings on to the general public.

But don't just take our word for it, read what others have said about 39DollarGlasses.com:

Our Story

39DollarGlasses.com was built on the belief that eyewear should be affordable. In 2000, this belief came to fruition after two eye doctors saw the overwhelming impact that the high cost of eyewear made on families. Both doctors would see countless people leave appointments empty handed simply because they could not afford the high price of eyeglasses. Their belief that a person's quality of life should not be hindered by financial difficulties led them to launch 39DollarGlasses.com.

Today our company still adheres to the beliefs that we were founded on. Thousands of dollars' worth of eyeglasses has been donated by 39DollarGlasses.com to a number of charities and organizations, all in an effort to assist those in need.

Here To Help

Over the years assisting those in need has become a priority for 39DollarGlasses.com. Through our work with the Lions Club International organization we have donated over $600,000.00 worth of eyeglasses to people who cannot afford eyewear.

Although everyone should have access to eye care, the lack of vision correction is especially impactful for children. Without proper eye care, children are at risk of obstructing their academic and social success. For this reason, we have worked with various organizations that are dedicated to providing eyeglasses to children.

This includes working with the New York City public schools and the Kress Vision Program. Another organization we believe in is Helen Keller International, a wonderful organization that has helped us to provide 500 pairs of new eyeglasses to children in need.

The eyeglasses that we donate are the very same glasses that we sell. Each donated pair of eyeglasses is made from premium lenses and high quality materials. When it comes to children's eyeglasses, we use polycarbonate; the only lenses that are doctor recommended for kids under 18. Our lenses are impact resistant, ultra-light, and 30% thinner than typical lenses. We also know the importance of a durable pair of glasses so we include scratch resistant coating and 100% UV protection so they are built to last.

We are an American company that believes in giving back to our community. For this reason, we are constantly seeking out the people in the United States that are being denied eyewear merely because it is unaffordable. Through our work with fantastic organizations and schools, we are proud to say that we can help those in need.


Considering the cost of glasses in the UK, I was amazed that our friends over the sea could get them so much cheaper. They arrived within a week and were just what I ordered. The next time I need a pair, I will certainly visit this site first.

Will H. - London, UK

I am VERY satisfied with 39DollarGlasses. Great communication and great turnaround. I received my two pairs of glasses (regular and sun) within a week just like they promised so I was able to take them on my three week vacation. Each pair came in their own complimentary case, which was great! I will definitely buy from them again and recommend them to my friends. Excellent merchant!!

Marjorie R. - Chula Vista, CA

Fast, courteous, competent, great price. What is this the 1950’s? Thanks.

John C. - Montpelier, VT

My son is still at the irresponsible age, and I thank 39dollarglasses for offering affordable glasses. I've ordered from them before, and have been very happy with my purchases. My son likes the selections. I highly recommend this company.

Yolanda B. - Linden, NJ

Quality product, fast service. I have already recommended 39DollarGlasses.com to several friends. I love my new glasses which were meant to be a spare pair. They quickly became my everyday glasses!

Amy O - Hinsdale, MA