So why are eyeglasses frames manufacturers’s glasses so expensive? Let’s explore the possibilities…
One reason: the manufacturing and materials used to create eyeglasses. It’s true that frames and lenses are manufactured better today than they were 30 years ago. Additionally, when it comes to lenses for those frames, there are many upgrade options that promise (and often deliver) a better experience.
But is the improved quality really that much more expensive to produce? Does “excellent quality” justify why a pair of off-the-shelf frames with prescription lenses can cost $400, $600, $800 or more? Even if the quality is really that much better, today’s manufacturing capabilities should be able to improve quality and reduce manufacturing costs, right?
Whether by design or necessity (or both) glasses and sunglasses have absolutely become an accessory in addition to being simply a functional device. They used to be called “spectacles,” but not anymore. Now, the preferred term among manufacturers and retail stores is “eyewear.” Doesn’t eyewear sound SO much better and in fashion than spectacles?!
The fashion component of the frames that surround eyeglasses and sunglasses is another reason eyewear costs are high. The more frequently certain eyeglasses frames factory are worn by famous musicians and Hollywood stars, the more they are “worth,” right?