4 REASONS WHY CHEAP FRAMES WONT SAVE YOU MONEY
We know how tempting it can be to jump online or head over to your local discount retailer and pick up a cheap frame or two. A good frame can be expensive, and we all need to save a buck or two. But is that cheapo frame really saving you money, or are you getting even less then you pay for?
It’s the age-old story, you get what you pay for. Those cheap frames you see in shopping center outlets or online may look just as good as the more expensive brands, but they probably won't last anywhere near as long. The build quality and scratch resistance just aren’t going to be the same, which means a few months or even weeks later you could be back to buy another pair. Compare that to, for example, our TITANFLEX range, which you can bend and squash, and they will bounce right back because of their unique material.
Sure, those frames might look great on the model that the online store paid to display them. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to look good on you. Picking a frame is about more than what’s hot, it’s about what’s going to make you look hot. Trying on a frame in an optometrist's practice, with a qualified person who knows what they’re talking about, will ensure you get the right frame to suit and flatter your face, saving you money, time, and potential embarrassment by ensuring you get it right the first time.
3. MORE HARM THEN GOOD
Cheap frames are usually made from cheaper materials. Apart from the quality issue, these frames can also cause health issues that you didn’t ask for! Cheap plastic will fade and roughen, chafing at your skin. Frames with cheap metal alloys may cause skin irritation and discoloration (Gross!). All these mean you have to then go and get a new frame, and potentially a doctor’s visit, all costing you money.
Cheap retailers come and go, and when they go, there goes their warranty support. If they even offer any… Frames from a well-established brand, such as Eschenbach, who have been around for a long time, will offer a warranty that is backed by the peace of mind that comes from knowing they’ll still be around next week.
So, when you are next tempted by that cheap and cheerful frame or pair of sunnies, ask yourself, how much are you actually saving?