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free_glassesThey say there’s no such thing as a free lunch but you actually can get free glasses! Whether you’re financially strapped like so many right now or just looking for the best bargain, you can find free glasses in a lot of places.

If you’re not in dire financial straits and can afford glasses, you can take advantage of BOGO (buy one, get one) offers. Granted, the second pair may not come with the designer frames you prefer but a pair of free glasses will come in handy if your preferred pair is broken or needs repair. Late August and early September are usually when you find these bargains because retailers are trying to get rid of their old stock. Mid-January is also a good time for bargains because that’s the time when everyone is cutting expenses due to their holiday spending. If you’re shopping online you can find many stores that offer free shipping, free frames, and other incentives to get your business.

If you truly cannot afford glasses and need them, go to the American Optometric Association (AOA) website. Scroll down the main page and find the section entitled “Public Health”. This page will list resources in your area that help people in need get free glasses or deeply discounted eyewear. Many national chain optometry stores make room in their annual budgets so that they can help those in need of free glasses and also may offer free exams.

Since 1925 the Lions Club has been helping people who need but can’t afford vision care. Their website will give you information on how to get free glasses through various offers and opportunities in your community. For example, some major chain optometry stores offer free exams and glasses to those who financially qualify.

You can also apply to your local social services agency. Don’t take chances with your safety or your vision because of pride. There are a lot of people these days that need help, people who have paid taxes for years and never asked for anything in return. If you are one of these people, consider free glasses a small benefit of all the help you have given over the years.