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Payne Glasses

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LAST UPDATED: July 29th, 2021

Payne Glasses was founded in 2017 with a mission to provide complete transparency and the most affordable prices for eyewear online without decreasing the overall quality of each pair of glasses. The company also strives to provide excellent customer service to each customer. With low pricing on eyeglass frames, single vision prescription glasses, bifocals, progressive lenses, basic sunglasses, polarized sunglasses, and more, Payne Glasses has something for everyone.

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The Good

  • Wide Selection
  • Fitting Instructions
  • Frames
  • Lenses
  • Discount Pricing
  • Giving Back

Wide Selection

Payne Glasses offers a wide variety of glasses online in order to fulfill any customer’s needs. With men's eyeglasses, women's eyeglasses, and kids’ eyeglasses, the company offers a great platform for online glasses shopping for the entire family. Additionally, the company offers specialty glasses that may not be found from other online glasses companies. The specialty glasses include:

  • Blue light glasses
  • Prescription goggles
  • Prescription sports glasses
  • Prescription sunglasses
  • Progressive for beginners
  • Progressive with prism correction
  • Multifocal progressive lens designs
  • Light-responsive blue blockers
  • 1.74 high-index lenses
  • Bifocal glasses

Fitting Instructions

Payne Glasses understands that it can be hard for people to understand all the details involved in an eyeglass prescription. Payne Glasses has a page on its website dedicated to educating customers on the basics of ordering glasses online.

If you are struggling to read and/or understand your prescription, a segment of this page explains what all of the commonly used acronyms mean. Some of these include OD, OS, OU, SPH, and CYL.

Once you have made sense of your prescription, you will need to find your pupillary distance (PD). If you have not obtained a measurement of your pupillary distance from your eye doctor or optician, you can do so by following the simple measurement instructions provided online. You will also need to know your face shape and the width of your nose bridge to find the best fit.

Frames

Payne Glasses offers frames for as little as $5.95 with a cap at $26.95. We have found this to be some of the best pricing provided for frames online. Payne Glasses frames are made from a variety of materials including the following:

  • TR
  • Acetate
  • Titanium
  • Memory Titanium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Materials
  • Ultem

Important note: The cost of the frames does not include the cost of the lenses.

Lenses

Clear prescription lenses

If you are looking for clear lenses for your new pair of glasses, Payne Glasses has a number of options for you. The standard option is the 1.56 Mid-Index with Anti-Reflective Lenses and is included in the price of the frames. These lenses come with free anti-scratch and 100% UV protection coatings, however anti-reflective or premium oleophobic anti-reflective coatings require additional costs. To upgrade from this lens, you can select the 1.56 Anti-Reflective Blue Blockers for an additional cost. In addition to anti-scratch, 100 percent UV protection,and anti-reflective coatings, these lenses also help to block out harmful HEV blue light.

Payne Glasses also offers 1.59 polycarbonate impact resistant lenses for a small additional cost. Due to its shatterproof nature, these lenses are ideal for children’s or sports glasses. These lenses include 100% UV protection, anti-scratch, and anti-reflective coatings. For a further upgrade, Payne Glasses also offers these lenses with blue light blocking capabilities.

Light-responsive lenses

For those looking for light-responsive lenses, Payne Glasses offers a standard 1.56 Photochromic Digital Free Form Anti-Reflective Lenses. These lenses come with the anti-scratch, anti-reflective, and 100 percent UV protection coatings as well as a brown or gray auto tint when worn in direct sunlight.

The upgraded version of these lenses is the 1.56 Photochromic Digital Free Form Anti-Reflective Blue Blockers. In addition to the aforementioned features from the standard lenses, they come with an additional HEV blue light blocking coating

Sunglasses and tinted lenses

For individuals looking to purchase a customized pair of sunglasses online, the standard 1.56 Digital Free Form Color Tinted Anti-Reflective Lenses cost between $4.95–$41.85 and come in gray, brown, and green.

If you prefer a gradient lens, prices range from $6.95–$45.95 with colors transitioning from dark to light starting at the top of the lenses. For official polarized lenses prices vary from $30.95–$76.90. All of these lenses come with anti-scratch, anti-reflective, and 100 percent UV protectant coating.

Discount Pricing

Throughout the year, Payne Glasses provides a number of different discounts and promotions. During the time that this was written, a 10 percent discount was being offered on the entire site. This applied to both prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Giving Back

One perk that sets Payne Glasses apart from a number of other online eyeglasses and sunglasses retailers is that for each pair of glasses that you purchase, Payne Glasses will manufacture and donate a brand new pair of glasses to someone who is financially not in the position to purchase glasses. Not only is Payne Glasses giving back to the community, but when you buy glasses from them, you are too.

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The Bad

  • You Pay Shipping
  • No Contact Lenses

You Pay Shipping

When ordering glasses online through Payne Glasses, you should know that you will be covering the shipping cost. Other companies in the online eyewear industry provide free shipping and returns. Unfortunately, this is not a service provided by Payne Glasses. If you decide to return your glasses, you will only be refunded 50 percent of the paid value, or you will be given a 100 percent price match for another pair of glasses of equal or lesser value from its online inventory.

No Contact Lenses

Many times those who wear glasses like to have the option to wear contact lenses as well. Payne Glasses does not sell contact lenses online.

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The Bottom Line

If you are interested in ordering glasses from one of the many online retailers in the eyeglasses industry, we recommend that you look at Payne Glasses. Not only does it offer low pricing for high quality lenses and frames, but it provides the same features as the majority of its competitors.

Extensive educational information is available online to make sure that your glasses are the perfect fit. If you are looking for low pricing, this company offers some of the best deals on the online market. Whether you are looking for prescription eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, or progressive lenses, Payne Glasses has something to fill your need.

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Paul Kastner Dagsboro, DE

I have purchase a number of eyeglasses online over the years from many different companies. My latest pair was from Payne and I believe they are head and shoulders above all the others in the quality of their frames, fast delivery time and even the best hard glasses case I have ever received. Even the cleaning cloth they include is substantially better that the small ones from the others. And most importantly, I can see extremely well with them on. Hard to believe that years ago a spent a small fortune on glasses from optical stores,

3 months ago

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Joyce Davis Corvallis, OR

“I was really nervous about buying progressives online-but you guys nailed it. My frame is awesome and my eyes are seeing great in my new progressives! You guys saved me hundreds of dollars!! Did I mention...I work in an eye center? I paid almost $800 for my first pair of progressive glasses! My new ones though Payne glasses were under $50! I am so stoked right now. Thank you!!! ”

6 months ago

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Vt Modesto, CA

I will be honest i was a bit skeptical to order through here but hey i gave it a try because my husband’s glasses were super scratched up and he needed some ASAP but with work was impossible and they arrived today! Way earlier than expected! As he tried them out he was so impressed of how clearly he could see! I can say this page is amazing! Super affordable glasses . I myself use eyeglasses too and definitely will buy some!

6 months ago

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Maria Perez Miami, FL

Hello, my experience with Payne glasses has been fabulous! ;) I ordered my glasses on March 6th and today March 18th they just arrived and on my face already. And I love these frames they are very elegant and neat just what I needed for work and everyday nothing extravagant just simple glasses. First time customer but will remain with Payne glasses only. Frame # 4334C04 price $5.95

7 months ago

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David Janowitz ,

The company is amazing! From the selection of glasses, their prescription lenses to their customer service! I have saved literally thousands of $$$ using them and I will not shop anywhere else. I am not getting paid for this review, I am simply a happy customer that appreciates good products for a fair price and the lost art of fantastic customer service! 5 stars all the way! Dave

7 months ago

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Dave Lange South Bend, IN

Got these glasses to play golf with and they are the type that adjusts to the sunlight with the lenses getting a little darker as the sun hits. They work great. If it was a totally sunny day I'd use my Payne sunglasses - but for most days these will work great. They came pretty quickly and the price was great. This is my 3rd pair not my last for sure.

7 months ago

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Cookie Ocoee, FL

I began with testing the site by buying just a new pair of sunglasses and was worried the Rx would not be correct or the quality of the glasses for its price would be terrible. To my surprise the quality was great and Rx was on point before you know it, I bought another pair of sunglasses and then a new pair of glasses and then another one, and another one, etc... I wanted enough pairs to change up my style and match my clothing too and as of yet 5 pairs of sunglasses & 3 pairs of glasses later I have yet to be dissapointed! I would definitely recommend PG and have already!!!

8 months ago

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lisa roloff Marseilles, IL

I am blind as a blessed bat and now at the age I need bifocals. To order the glasses I need at Walmart (where I got my prescription) would have been almost $400. A friend recommended I check online. I compared pricing and selection from several different websites and not only did Payne Glasses have the best price for my scription, they also had the lovely cat eyed frames I wanted to try. I picked them up in my mail today and I couldn't be happier. I CAN SEE! LOL and I don't have to wear cheaters over my single vision glasses so I can crochet! LOL They are amazing!

8 months ago

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HerbS McKinney, TX

Between my wife and I we have acquired at least 8 pairs of different glasses from Payne. Everything from lineless trifocals to lineless bifocals for computer use and single focal sunglasses for distance. All of the glasses have had the proper prescription, in the proper place, on the first try (unlike some other places we have dealt with). Customer service is absolutely excellent! Due to my disabilities I needed my glasses made a little different than normal to accommodate my almost incessant head sagging. They worked with me on this for no extra charge, which I greatly appreciate. I wholeheartedly recommend them!

9 months ago

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Kathi Neubert ,

Payne glasses was recommended to me by my optometrist. I have previously purchased glasses from another online company and was not displeased with them, but as low s their prices are, Payne glasses are even less expensive with more included options. I am completely satisfied with the entire purchase experience, and I am wearing the glasses that arrived today. I plan to order another pair soon just so I have at least one back up pair, or just an accessory that I was never able to afford before. (The only issue I have is not one that Payne can address, they have a tracking number for their shipments but no one bothered to update the shipping as my glasses were in transit. I have had this problem with many other shippers, not a ding for Payne, just a pain I wanted to vent about. )

10 months ago

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Gaye Lemen Strawberry Plains, TN

I ordered my first pair of progressive lens glasses , I couldn’t do them they just wasn’t right . So I contact Payne and they said send them back sent me all the stuff I needed to send back and they made me a new pair , and they are Fabulous I highly recommended Payne glasses for sure. Much better customer service than the brick and mortar stores!

6 months ago

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Susan jackson ,

Wow!! What can I say but I give Payne a rating of a 10!!! Amazing customer service , great selection, prices are amazing and never had anything go wrong with my prescriptions. Affordable fun whatever ur preference is give them a try. U won’t be disappointed. Love love love this place. And you will too!!!

6 months ago

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Rita overbaugh Burlington, MA

I am completely satisfied with my new glasses. They are even better than the ones I just paid 500$ for. Lexi walked me thru the whole process of ordering them, which was a big help. I will certainly recommend them to everyone that will be needing glasses. Thank you so much,

7 months ago

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Ronisha Jones Columbia, SC

I love this company! I had an issue that was not on their end, but they were SO helpful in making sure I was satisfied. My glasses arrived much sooner than I anticipated and I love ever last frame that I purchased from them! I will definitely be a repeat customer!

7 months ago

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Jim Smith Conroe, TX

I ordered a pair of Progressive with Transitions. The first pair I received the progressive was a bit off, possibly due to my daughter telling me the position of my eyes incorrectly. The Payne folks remade the pair, and suggested that I upgrade to premium progressive. I did that, and the replacement pair is great.

7 months ago

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Robert Small ,

I have never had a bad experience with Payne Glasses. I have spent hundreds on name brand glasses that don't compare to the quality of Payne's' I recommend these glasses to all those in search of prescription glasses on a budget.

7 months ago

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Angela West Mobile, AL

Payne Glasses has been great for our family. With 5 of us in the house all wearing glasses, it can get expensive. Payne has allowed us to afford new glasses when we WANT new glasses and not when we HAVE to have new glasses. Thank you for continuing to have affordable prices! Angie

7 months ago

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ERIC JOHNSON Cambridge, MD

The entire experience purchasing from Payne Glasses was easy, and comprehensive. My new glasses came carefully packaged, and included a superb case, cleaning cloth, and detailed instructions on insuring a correct fit. I would recommend Payne Glasses not only for a superb product, but also for convenience, pricing, and customer service.

7 months ago

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Jane Tellico Plains, TN

They have a really good selection of frames that are fashionable at a great price! They have a quick turnaround and they communicate as needed. They worked with me to get glasses that were exactly right. I highly recommend them and I will be ordering more glasses from this company!

7 months ago

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Luther urie Los Angeles, CA

I ordered 2 pairs of glasses. One regular and one sunglasses. Both arrived on time and were beautiful. I managed to loose the rubber section from one pair that goes around the ear. I emailed Payne and they immediately sent out a new pair of frames. Nice to see a company focused on service and it means I will be a Payne customer for life

7 months ago

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Desiree Wilson Eufaula, OK

Quality glasses at my prescription and with the extras I prefer at an affordable price. My wife and I both have RX glasses through Payne and my oldest wants glasses just like me so we're ordering them non RX with blue light blocking technology. Payne is affordable enough to be able to do this!

8 months ago

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Tony Wilhite ,

The glasses I purchased were not of the quality one would expect when paying $500, but I didn't pay $500. I paid about $50 and they are certainly worth every penny. I have been in contact with customer service a few times (via email) and have had a good experience every time. Helpful and polite staff.

8 months ago

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Charles Lawrence Klebenow ,

My wife and I are super satisfied with our Payne glasses. Both prices were remarkably inexpensive with very high quality. Katie, their office girl, patiently assisted me in getting our prescriptions ordered correctly. My wife's Hayden Round style receives many compliments. Yes, We'll buy Payne again.

8 months ago

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Kay Wells Seagrove, NC

This place is great! I've purchased 3 pairs of glasses and all have fit well and the progressive lenses were made properly. Ordering is easy, shipping time was quick. For all 3 pairs, I paid less for the entire pair of glasses than I usually pay for the lenses alone.

8 months ago

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AnaT Lehigh Acres, FL

I'm in love with my new Payne glasses! 1 received them quickly and they were packaged with care, accurate prescription, quality frames and great customer service. Considering you order online the whole experience was so simple, with help anytime. My Husband loved my glasses and the whole experience that he too will be ordering from you soon. Thank you so much!!! 👍😊❤️

8 months ago

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Liz Day Woodstock, GA

Love these glasses almost as much as I love Payne Glasses! All of my kids needed glasses & as a single income family, there’s no way we could have afforded to get them all at once without Payne Glasses. (A nearly identical pair at the optometrist’s office was almost 3 times more expensive.) So thankful we found Payne Glasses!!!! We’ll be a customer for life!

9 months ago

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Denise Schmidt Phoenix, AZ

I've tried other Online vision providers and they couldn't give me a pair of glasses I could use. Payne Glasses was able to meet my high prescription successfully! This my 3rd pair pair of glasses with them and I couldn't be happier! I am so very satisfied with the final product! They have a great selection of frames at incredible prices! What use to cost me nearly $400, is now a fraction of the price! You should be ordering from them too. Satisfaction guaranteed!

9 months ago

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palmieri_lori Atlanta, GA

Y'all we got our glasses from Payne! I ordered them late in the 5th...like 9-10 pm. They were in the mail on the 7th and they arrived tonight. They were inside a box that was sealed inside a bag. I cut open the bad and then the tape that was on the box. Inside that box was the pairs of eyeglasses, each inside a hard case with a magnetic closure. Each hard case was in it's own plastic bag that had the date it was sanitized written on it. Inside each hard case the glasses were wrapped with a cleaning cloth. I am so impressed!

10 months ago

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Bob San Jose, CA

Amazing glasses, I can see perfectly and they arrived very quickly with the Express Shipping option, just 5 days later. I had broken my previous pair of glasses on accident and I am so happy to have a new sturdy pair I can see perfectly out of and have UV protection, scratch protection, anti-reflective and blue light blocking, as well as digital free-form. I will order again from Payne Glasses in the future, though I will take good care of these glasses so they can last a long time!

10 months ago

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janie wallace Clearwater, FL

Hi, I got my new glasses ....and can't believe it... they are PERFECT! The style, the fit, the vision.....all perfect. In the past, I've bought from Glasses USA and had to settle for less than right, no where near perfect. So I just wanted to let you know how appreciative I am of the quality of product you offer. So THANKS! and Happy Holidays! Janie Wallace RN

10 months ago

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Brittany Nicole Mullikin Lorain, OH

First time ordering from Payne glasses and I'm very satisfied! They were dead on my eye prescription for the glasses and sun glasses! They will forever have my business! Fast shipping as well! Thanks again 🤗

7 months ago

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Gueriita San Antonio, TX

I love u and the quality and your service is just amazing!! I’ve ordered at least 7 pairs from u guys some duplicates and u guys go out of your way to satisfy keep it going I have recommended everyone I know

7 months ago

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David Bennett ,

I was very skeptical about the inexpensive price. Got my glasses today and they are amazing. Used to pay hundreds. Not anymore. Customer service( Sarah) was great. Will order again!

7 months ago

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Andrea zengerski Buffalo, NY

I got my glasses within a week! Very happy, just a lot bigger than I thought it would be, and it was hard for me to adjust myself, but finally got them to fit my face properly. Love them!

7 months ago

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Fayleen Collamore ,

I have ordered from Payne glasses three times and very pleased with price, quality and promptness of shipping! I do recommend to people when asked where to get good glasses online,

7 months ago

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Lauren Smith Curtis Bay, MD

I LOVE THIS COMPANY! The selection of glasses is fabulous. The ease of ordering online was fantastic. The shipping speeds phenomenal. The mobile website was a little cumbersome, but manageable.

7 months ago

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Susan Murphy Brasstown, NC

I’ve not got 2 pair of Payne glasses and I’m extremely satisfied!! I tell everyone about them after I’ve received tons of compliments on them!! Thank you for providing hard working people a choice for affordable eyewear!!

7 months ago

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Margo twiggs Livingston, MT

I have ordered 3 pair of glasses so far, and am totally satisfied!! They are of great quality, very fashionable & affordable!! The quality is amazing!! I’ve gotten so many compliments on them too!!

7 months ago

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Peggy Henderson, NV

Just wanted to thank you for the service, quality and promptness of my glasses. I really like them and they fit well. I was skeptical at first to order online but had a very good experience. Thank you again.

7 months ago

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julian cruz Brownfield, TX

Payne is such an amazing company. I've ordered dozens of pairs of glasses through them and I've been blown away by the quality and durability of their glasses, especially for the price!

8 months ago

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BeMo Marathon, FL

Love that this is "one stop shop". Great value for price! Great instructions on how to measure too and thank you for sending a ruler for my follow up glasses... I have recommended you to family and friends.

8 months ago

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Robin Varnes Pekin, IL

This is the best, most economical, awesome customer service company!! They take care of everything! I have multi focal lenses and still have never spent over $175.00 for glasses! LOVE THEM!!

8 months ago

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Betty Isaak Green Forest, AR

This was my second order from Payne Glasses. I ordered 2 pairs of progressive lens glasses. The prescription was perfect and frames are beautiful. The order arrived faster than expected. I will definitely order again!

8 months ago

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Jack Fuller North Weems, VA

Completely excellent. Original order was stuck in the USPS system. Payne immediately started a remake. Got the first order and then ordered sunglasses. Both were PERFECT!!!!

8 months ago

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Nikki Horsham, PA

Payne glasses. I highly recommend them. I got progressive glasses which would of cost me hundreds. I got at great price. They were very responsive. And answering all my questions n emails. I got 2 great pairs of glasses I needed at great price. Amazing. I wouldn’t shop anywhere else. Perfect place for glasses

8 months ago

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Heather Underwood Fort Worth, TX

The site is user friendly and ordering is a breeze! A great selection of frames and lenses. The quality is better than expected, especially for the low price point! Fast shipping! I can see clear and sharp through my stylish new glasses. Thank you Payne Glasses!

9 months ago

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Esther Zamora Kailua-Kona, HI

Sarah was so communicative and stayed with me when I got my first pair until we got it right and now I have two beautiful pairs and will continue to order because I love having more than one pair of glasses. I’m a nurse and I love my glasses to match my scrubs and now I can do that thanks to Payne!

9 months ago

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Vivien Bowyer Allen, TX

I have ordered prescription sunglasses for myself as well as my husband along with blue light blocking glasses. The quality has been awesome and I’m excited to pick my next pair of prescription glasses. Cost is the best I’ve seen online. We will be getting all of our glasses here!

9 months ago

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Jackiemcq Bristol, CT

I can't say enough good things about Payne! Their quality and customer service is top notch, for ANY company! My glasses, which are unusual (and the big "Z" online eyeglass place won't even do) were perfect. And the giant cherry on top was the massive affordability! WOW! I am blown away! Payne Glasses is my new eyeglass provider!

10 months ago

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Silvia Sollai Miami, FL

I am a first time buyer. If everything goes right, it is the easiest, most effective purchase online anyone can make. It is worth it for the help and attention you get from real time chat. Everyone is patient and resourceful. Sarah guided me all the way through the process, even with searches for best prices and design. Thank you all!

10 months ago

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