More and more people are realizing that the best place to buy glasses is online. However, especially for first-timers, The whole process can seem a bit daunting at first, but we’re here to show you the ropes, and tell you the most important things you need to know before getting your first pair online.
1. Your Prescription & Measurements
The first thing to do is to get an eye exam and receive a prescription for the eye correction you need. There are two types of vision correction prescriptions:
1. Single-vision lenses that cater to nearsightedness (trouble seeing objects at a distance) or far-sightedness (trouble seeing objects up close).
2. Multifocal lenses that have provided correction to more than one field of vision. Bifocals are for two: Close and distance. Progressive (no-line bifocals) are for all distances.
If you currently own a pair of glasses and you like their fit, you can look up the measurements on the inside of one of the arms.
2. Picking out the right style
When choosing a pair of frames, you need to consider two things:
Your facial features and the overall look you’re going for.
These days, glasses are more than just a medical necessity - they’re a fashion accessory, just like shoes and jewelry. You need to match a frame to your face shape (see illustration) and to the look you’re going for.
Glasses should help bring out your own unique personality and style, as well as serve a purpose. A frame you’d wear to the office is probably going to be different than a one you would put on for a night out of drinking and dancing. Some frames bring out your more sophisticated side; others provide a simpler, more casual look.
Online sites offer a wide variety of styles to choose from. With over over 4000 frames that come with simple-to-use search filters, you can easily find the perfect pair on GlassesUSA.com.
3. Virtual Mirror
After you pick out a frame, you enter your prescription and select lenses. There’s more to it than just selecting the proper prescription. You can upgrade your lenses with different coatings such as anti-scratch and UV protection, digital block if you spend a lot of time in front of computers, and get eyeglasses with adaptive lenses or prescription sunglasses if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Once you’ve completed customizing your glasses, you can purchase them and wait for them to arrive at your doorstep.
5. After you buy
Shopping for frames online is risk free, with free shipping & returns, and if you’re unhappy with the glasses you got, GlassesUSA.com offers 100% money-back guarantee within 14 of days of receiving them.
That’s pretty much all you need to know. Once you have your prescription, the path to buying a pair of glasses online is simple, fast and secure. We can start you off with our first-time buyer coupon. Simply use code [enter code] at checkout.
Questions You May Want to Ask...
Q: How can I see if the frames fit me?
A: We have a "Virtual Mirror" so you can see how our frames look on your face. Just upload your picture and you can try on our entire collection without leaving your home.
Q: I have my Dr. Prescription, what now?
A: Great! All you have to do is fill out your prescription online on the product page, or scan it and email it to us. The website will recommend the correct lens package based on your prescription specs.
Q: Do you have progressive or bifocal lenses?
A: We sure do! Click here to find your perfect pair of multifocals.
Q: Do you offer prescription sunglasses?
A: We certainly do! Most of our sunglasses can be made with prescription, transition or tinted lenses. Most of our regular prescription glasses can be converted into sunglasses as well! Check out our Rx Sunglasses.
Q: Can I get simple reading glasses on your site?
A: Sure thing. You don't even have to pay extra for the lenses - our single vision lenses are free!
Q: How do I get my prescription?
A: If you've purchased prescription glasses on our website before, the prescription you used previously will be saved. If you need a new prescription, you'll need to visit your eyecare specialist for an eye exam. If you've had an exam in the last two years, you can ask for a copy of your prescription
Q: Do you have lenses that adjust to light?
A: Yes, we offer glasses with Photochromic lenses, which darken outdoors and clear up indoors.
Q: What are your lenses made of?
A: Our lenses are made out of CR-39, a lightweight optical polymer that provides stellar vision quality and is more durable than glass. You can upgrade the lenses with scratch-resistant, UV protection and anti-glare coatings.
Q: Do you have non-prescription frames?
A: Yes we do. All of the frames on our site can be bought as non-prescription glasses.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: We are an out-of-network provider for most vision insurance plans. Claiming your benefit is really simple. To learn more, go to our vision insurance page..
Q: What if my glasses are damaged?
A: If your glasses got banged up and you are within the warranty period you can return and replace them. just contact our customer service department and you will be advised how to proceed.
So if you're thinking about getting glasses, go online. It's just a click away .