Tips for Buying Glasses Online

Last Updated on February 9, 2024 by Josh Wilkerson

Buying online glasses is a great alternative to wasting the day at the optometrist and spending a fortune on some glasses in-store. But with anything you buy online, it can be tough to figure out what exactly is going to be right for you! Here are a few tips on how to make sure you pick the best glasses online and the ones that are just right for you!

Know your style
Picking frames that fit your style is a big part of what they will look like on you. There are many variables to pick through while choosing them including color, shape and detail. The size and material is also important, as they will greatly change the look of the glasses. Often, there are virtual “dressing rooms” where you can upload a picture of yourself and “try-on” different frames to see what the online glasses will look like! Make sure you do this to get the right pair that will look great and compliment your face!

Know your prescription
Go and get your eyes checked and ask the eye doctor what kind of glasses you need. There are many different prescriptions, ranging from single vision lenses to multi-focal lenses for either close or far-sighted people. There are also different materials of lenses that will change the way you see. These all have a different look and feel. Selecting the right lens is a big part of buying online glasses!

Know your face
You need to know a few things while buying glasses online, such as how far your pupil distance (PD) is and what style your face will match nicely. You can get this information from your eye doctor, as he/she is someone that will always be dealing with finding the right pair for someone. After you have this information, you are ready to start searching!

Know the specs
While buying glasses online, you need to make sure you read all of the specifications to ensure you understand exactly what you are getting! Nothing is worse that ordering and realizing after they are children sized and won’t fit on your face!

Know the return policies and price
Knowing the price of your glasses is kind of obvious, as the price is often listed right on the website, but the return policy is also important. Because you are buying something that you will wear everyday, all the time, you want to make sure they will look good and be good quality. You cannot ensure this based off the photo online alone, so once you get the glasses, they might not be what you want. Make sure the return policy is enough time to return them if you need to.

Like clothing or gifts, buying online glasses can be a hassle if they don’t come exactly how you want them. You’ll have to return them and you’ll have to wait to get the next set to try out. However, if you follow these tips, you will find that the process is much easier and you will be much happier with your new pair!