How to Prepare to Purchase Prescription Glasses Online

Last Updated on November 23, 2022 by amy

Buying prescription glasses online can be one of the best and fastest ways to get new frames, as you will save money in the majority of cases while also being able to have your purchase sent out within minutes. You’ll also get to choose from some of the hardest to find and most contemporary frame styles.

If you plan on purchasing prescription eyeglasses in the near future, there are a few things you can do in order to save time on the process and ensure that your glasses are accurately made. Follow the steps below to help guarantee that you won’t have to spend your glasses back for an adjustment.

Make sure you have an up to date prescription
It’s essential that you have an up to date prescription before you make your next purchase, as it can be easy to rely on an outdated prescription if you haven’t made a conscious effort to check it. You should call your eye doctor or find out when your last check up was; although many people who wear glasses need to have their eyes checked once per year at minimum, you may be on a different schedule.

If you need to have them checked again, be sure that you get your updated prescription so that you won’t have to return your glasses or have them adjusted in the future. Your prescription can change in just a period of months as your eyesight changes, so don’t assume that an older prescription will work.

Choose the frame style and size that matches what you need
Be sure that you measure your current frame size before you purchase new prescription frames, and also make sure that you have your pupillary distance (PD) measurement available to upload. Your pupillary distance can be measured at home or you can call Classic Specs for assistance with this measure if you don’t have it at 888.509.5499.

Be sure that you choose frames that are relatively close to your current frame size, and you can find your frame size on usually on the temple arm. The most important dimension is the bridge width, which is usually the second number (i.e. for a frame size of 55-17-140, the bridge width is 17), and that is where you’ll want to be as accurate as possible with a leeway of a few millimeters.

Try it on at Home
You can try on any glasses that interest you with our Home Try-on Kit before you commit to purchasing them. This can save you time and helps to ensure a perfect fit, along with choosing glasses with a bridge width that is close to the width of your current glasses. Call us at 888.509.5499 if you have any questions about ordering your Home Try-on Kit.

Have your prescription ready to upload
Be sure that your prescription is ready to go when you make your purchase. You’ll be requested to upload it while you place your order. If you don’t have one available, you can request Classic Specs to call your eye doctor in order to retrieve it, but you may have to wait a little while longer to have your glasses sent.