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How to order glasses online

Buying glasses online at is an easy, hassle-free experience, and the benefits are huge.
When you buy glasses online, you can choose from thousands of styles, you’ll save hundreds of dollars on high-quality glasses and sunglasses and you’ll get them right at your doorstep. It’s very common for first-time customers to ask themselves ‘How do I buy glasses online?’.
This article will give you the big picture of how your initial journey will be. Follow these few simple steps and you’ll become an expert shopper the first time around.
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How to order glasses online

Choose your frames

The first step to take when you order glasses online is choosing the frame.
If you already know which frame you’re going to get, simply type its name in the search bar. But what if you’re feeling like window shopping for your next pair? If you have an open mind and want to indulge in going over our variety of frames, it’s worth considering the following:


Whether it’s rectangular, aviator, round or cat-eye, choose something to compliment your style and features.


Unless you’re going for oversized frames or something super snug for fashion reasons, it’s always recommended to choose a frame that will fit you well. If you have an old, comfortable pair, look at the measurements on the temple arm as guidelines.
Tip: How to buy glasses online that fit? If you’re not sure what works for you, use the Virtual Mirror to try on frames until you find the perfect one. Our Virtual Mirror will ask you to upload your picture so we can show you online how any frame you choose will look on your face.


This comes down to your personal taste. Most frames have several color options, so you’re never “stuck” with just one choice.

Brands & trends

Whatever your budget is, buying Ray-Ban glasses online always costs less at than at a brick-and-mortar store. We cut out the middle-man to offer you a huge variety of designer brands at prices you’ll love. The same goes for other designer brands like Oakley, Persol or the latest Muse x Hilary Duff collection. If designer names are what you’re looking for, we’re definitely the place for you.

Prescription type

What do you need your glasses for? Fashion, reading (near-vision lenses), driving (single-vision lenses), or both (progressives or bifocals). Before moving on, you’ll provide your prescription, either by filling it out online, uploading it or sending it later via email.

Coatings & customization

Here functionality and purpose come into play. For eyeglasses, you can add protective coatings like anti-scratch, UV protection or Digital Block for long hours in front of digital devices.
Sunglasses have additional options such as mirrored and polarized lenses for enhanced vision and an extra layer of cool

Complete your order

After deciding on lenses, the only thing remaining is completing your order and voilà, you’re done. Your new glasses will arrive at your doorstep in no time. We also notify you about your order every step of the way via email: you’ll know when your glasses are in production, when they are shipped, etc.
All your orders at include free shipping & returns plus a 100% money back guarantee, making buying glasses online with us completely risk-free.
Common Questions
How do I order glasses?
It's as easy as 1-2-3. Choose your frame, provide your prescription, click add to cart and go to checkout.
What do I need to order glasses?
All you need is a valid prescription (from the last two years) and a method of payment (credit card, Amazon Pay, PayPal). If you don't have your prescription at hand, you can complete your order and send it to us later via email or fax.
Can I send glasses to someone as a gift?
Yes of course. Simply enter the address of the person you're sending the glasses to in the shipping Information section.
How do I get my prescription?
Make an appointment with your optician or local vision center for an eye exam. While you're there, be sure to ask for your PD (pupillary distance) measurements. If you've had an exam within the last two years, ask your doctor to send you a copy.
Can I send my pair to get its prescription?
Sure. You can complete your order and send us your prescription after, via email ( or fax (1-888-250-6925). We'll wait for your valid prescription before we start crafting your glasses.
Can I email or fax my prescription later?
No, but we have our excellent prescription scanner for that - it reads the optical details off your current glasses. Check out our Prescription Scanner here. It's FREE.