See Your Way to Great Eyeglass, Vision Bargains -- Savings Experiment

How to Save on Eyeglasses
How to Save on Eyeglasses

Monks have brought us a lot of technological innovations over the years, beer being perhaps the most widely enjoyed. And it's believed that a frustrated, squinting monk -- too much beer, perhaps?-- stumbled upon use of a magnifying "reading stone" sometime around 1000 A.D.

Fast forward 1,000 years, and we're still trying to figure out how to get the most out of our glasses, and the various alternatives that exist for correcting vision. In today's world of polycarbonate this, contact lens that, and laser-assisted surgery, you may well wonder: Which vision options emerge as cost-effective and consumer smart? We've studied the fine print, read between the lines-and have plenty to report on eyeglass enlightenment in this week's Savings Experiment.