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THE ONLINE GLASSES GUIDE

A SERIES OF POSTS ABOUT GLASSES ONLINE BY CLASSIC SPECS

Why Acetate Glasses Last Longer

Acetate is strong, durable, and beautiful. Learn more about this amazing eyeglasses material.


The Best Glasses Frames for Strong Prescriptions

If your prescription is strong that means you’re going to need thick lenses. Learn the best frame for thicker lenses from Classic Specs.


Everything You Need to Know About Your Pupillary Distance

What’s a PD? We can explain the details of this specific measurement on your face.


Why We Love Hipster Glasses for Women

What are the trends in eyeglasses for women today? Learn what women are seeing and wearing in glasses.


Glasses Frames: All About the Small Details

Millimeters make the difference between cool and uncool glasses. Learn the details on each Classic Specs glasses frame.


The Benefits of Buying Glasses Online vs. In-Store

Getting glasses online is easy and getting easier each year. If this is your first time, learn what you need to know before purchasing.


Why Acetate is a Great Material for Glasses Frames

Acetate is an extremely beautiful and helpful material. Learn how it was turned into glasses over 100 years ago.


A Guide to Buying Men’s Glasses for a Loved One

Looking for glasses for a man in your life? Look no further than the Classic Specs buyer’s guide.


A Guide to Buying Budget Glasses Online

If you’re trying to save some money on your glasses purchase, start here first!


Purchasing Glasses Online an Affordable and Convenient Option

Buying glasses can be an expensive venture, especially if you don’t have vision benefits to help defer the costs of frames and lenses. One option you might consider is buying your glasses online...


Have You Tried Purchasing Eye Glasses from Home?

If you have purchased eye glasses from a store, you know about some of the disadvantages of having to travel, wait sometimes to speak to an optician or schedule a meeting, and then browse through sometimes hundreds of out of date and boring frames...


Finding Cheap Glasses

Let’s face it, we all like to look nice. Drive nice cars and wear nice clothes. But a lot of us also like to save money and avoid overspending. When it comes to eyeglasses, of course we want to look our best as well. But should we always pay top dollar when it comes...


Myths About Buying Glasses Online

With the rise in popularity of many websites that sell eyeglasses online, there has been some pushback from traditional retailers who feel threatened by this form of disruptive innovation. As a result, there are several myths about buying eyeglasses online...


The Best Way to Find Cheap Sunglasses

Finding high quality and cheap sunglasses isn’t as difficult as you might think, although there are certainly a multitude of low quality cheap sunglasses available just about anywhere. The money that you spend on low quality sunglasses is almost always...


Myths and truths about polarized sunglasses and glare

Glare occurs when sunlight is reflected off a surface, and it can temporarily blind you along with distorting your depth and color perception. Polarized sunglasses feature a special chemical film that can significantly reduce glare. Polarized lenses are...


Why Choose Eyeglasses Over Contacts

Making the choice between prescription glasses and contacts can be difficult for many, and each of them offer distinct pros and cons. The preference simply comes down to each individual, but it can be helpful to review some of these benefits and disadvantages...


Why Prescription Sunglasses are the Smart Choice

Everyone looks good in a nice, styling pair of shades, right? But what if you wear eyeglasses? Unless you wear contact lenses, how can you enjoy the aesthetic benefits of wearing sunglasses...


The Top 5 Tips for Shopping Men’s Glasses

Shopping for men’s glasses online can be tricky. Did you know that 75 percent of people need prescription women’s or men’s glasses? That’s right, three out of four people need some sort of corrective lenses or to wear women’s or men’s glasses...


How to Make the Switch from Silhouette Glasses to Acetate Frames

If there ever was a style of glasses that could be considered the epitome of modern eyewear, it might have to be silhouette glasses. Among the many diverse styles of glasses and frames, silhouette glasses exemplify modern style as they’re lighter, thinner, and perhaps...


Buying Sunglasses Online: Why It's Better to Shop Small

Buying designer sunglasses online might feel overwhelming, but it really shouldn’t be. The advances in technology with online shopping means that it's easier than ever to buy designer sunglasses online. There are many sites that offer online tools...


How to Style Horn-Rimmed Glasses

Horn-rimmed glasses are understandably a fantastic style of glasses which in recent decades have been re-emerging as a popular variety of spectacles...


Why You Still Need to Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Consider for a moment when you typically think about wearing your best sunglasses. Is it on a cloudy day? No, you most likely break out the best sunglasses in the summertime when there’s plenty of sunshine...


What are High Index Lenses?

Understanding how the eye works helps better inform how glasses and high index lenses work. Within the human eye is a small pocket which contains a lens. This lens allows light to pass through to photoreceptor cells which then convert...


Reading Glasses 101

Reading glasses: no one ever really seems compelled to take a good look at the generically manufactured items at the local drugstore. Perhaps you never gave them thought because your eyes have always been a solid 20/20. But what’s this...


How to Style Colorful Glasses

The party is in an hour and you're still alternating between the mirror and the wardrobe, considering how you’re going to match your colorful glasses. Rummaging through the wardrobe, there doesn’t seem to be anything that could possibly...


How to Read Your Glasses Prescription

Stepping out of the doctor's examination room, you get your glasses prescription and head to the shop to finally get some new frames. But arriving at the shop, you're disheartened at the fact that none of the employees there can make sense of your...


What are Polarized Sunglasses?

You might’ve seen the term “polarized sunglasses” thrown around a lot in recent years—that they’re beneficial for your eyes, they help your vision and motley of other things. While it’s not untrue that polarized...


How to Style Buddy Holly Glasses

Enter the 1950s: an era of rock n’ roll and Buddy Holly glasses. Rock n’ roll really owes its rise during this era to incredible musical pioneers like Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and of course—Buddy Holly. But of these...


How to Style Clear Glasses

There is no limit to how you can style clear glasses, also known to be called crystal glasses since they are transparent they can be easily matched with any color. They’re a great option for people who do not know which color to choose or who...


How to Choose Frames for Square Faces

Whether it is prescription glasses or sunglasses the main concern people have is how the glasses look on the face. Sometimes people can be unfortunate enough to find a particular style of glasses with the color they find appealing only to see they...


The Top Misconceptions About Buying Glasses Online

Being able to buy online eyeglasses is really a blessing of the 21st century. Or is it? We like to think it’s a real great privilege to be able to buy online eyeglasses and virtually everything else online. Some people might ask...


The Top 5 Famous Nerd Glasses in Film

Nerd glasses used to be the bane of a teenager’s existence. But strangely enough, they’re now back in style. No, not the frames with a crack in the lenses or the tape on the bridge – it’s that big, thick, and oversized pair...


Taking Care of Your Eyes After 60

Taking care of your vision should always be a priority for you, but it is especially important once you reach the age of 60. Your eye health can get more compromised as you get older. As you approach your later years, you should be scheduling...


Basic Eye Care

Taking care of your eyes for a lifetime is essential, and, sadly, not enough people realize it. Thankfully, with men’s glasses fashions coming into vogue, more people are seeking spectacles. However, knowing how to take care of your eyes at...


A Basic Guide to Purchasing Eyeglasses Online

Anyone with eyeglasses understands the process: get the eye exam, look over the available frames, purchase a package, wait for the prescription to be filled, then pick up the new specs. However, a growing number of eye patients are turning to the...


Basic Eyeglasses Care

Congratulations! You’ve searched high and low, and, finally, you’ve found the perfect pair of glasses online. You place your order, excited to receive the eyeglasses you’ve desired for so long. They arrive, you put them on, then...


Five Things You Didn't Know About Online Glasses

So, you have a friend who keeps telling you how easy it is to buy eyewear online but you’re still not sold on the idea. Never fear, we’ll help explain it so it makes sense to you. Buying glasses online is something that many people...


A Beginner's Guide to Buying Womens Glasses Through the Internet

Women all over the world find online shopping to be ideal. Many choose to buy their prescription and non-prescription eyewear through the internet because the process saves them time and money. If you happen to value convenience...


Four Incredible Benefits of Buying Mens Glasses Online

Mens glasses range in size, shape, style, and color not to mention price. It doesn’t matter if you need prescription lenses to see or like how non-prescription glasses look and want to buy a pair to express yourself with. We can help...


Eyeglass Fashions to Turn Back Time

Are your eyeglasses aging you? They might be, if you’ve had the same glasses for twenty years or more. Many eyeglass fashions have fallen out of vogue, yet people are still holding on to old trends. While retro sunglasses are in, some...


Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Taking care of our eyes is important in every stage of life. When we purchase our retro glasses from an online source, we are making sure we have a lifetime of vision. However, some people are unfortunate enough to experience AMD...


What's the 411 on Retro Sunglasses

Retro sunglasses are among the hottest trends for men and women. The classic style of shades come in a variety of styles and can be worn by people with prescriptions and non-prescriptions alike. There is a frame to fit every type...


Matching Faces to Frames A Basic Guide to Eyeglass Frames

The history of the eyeglass is fascinating, moving through centuries of use and innovation. It cultivates to four main types of eyeglass shapes: cat-eyes, square, rectangular, and round. Each face type matches a specific set of frames...


Finding Eyeglasses Like the Experts

Everyone’s got a pair of vintage eyeglasses or sunglasses. Even Hollywood has gotten on board. However, we all don’t have a fashion designer loaning us the latest vintage eyeglass looks to complete our outfits. How do we match up...


Inspired Glasses

So many stars are wearing glasses these days! Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey, Jr, Cate Blanchett, and David Beckham, just to name a few, make the look sexy and quite popular. So many celebrities are proudly boasting their need and desire to be...


What Makes Buying Prescription Glasses Online Appealing

Want to know what makes buying prescription glasses online appealing? Convenience is one really big selling point. So is selection. Imagine being able to shop for the latest styles of frames without leaving the comfort of your own...


What's the Big Deal About Progressive Glasses

Progressive glasses are among the most popular styles we carry because of how functional and fashionable they are. Not only do progressive lenses take the place of bifocals and trifocals, they also maximize clarity and...


Seeing the World Again Eyeglasses In Vogue

Once the sign of the nerd, eyeglasses have clamored to the top of the fashion world. Smart, sharp, and classy, glasses have become the finishing statement to any outfit. Placing glasses or sunglasses on the face presents a more serious...


How Glasses Work

Eyeglasses are all the rage right now. People are flocking to become spectacled. Whether they’re buying glasses for the family, prescription glasses online, or just a nice pair of frames without prescriptions for decoration, people want...


How to Buy Online Glasses in Five Easy Steps

Did you know that buying eyeglasses from Classic Specs’ website is a convenient way to save time and money? If you didn’t, now you know! We make the selection and check-out process easy so that you can go about your...


Five Vintage Sunglass Trends for 2016

Vintage sunglasses remain one of the hottest trends for 2016. There are styles that look great on everyone. Best of all, the classic look is one that people can pull off for years. If you haven’t bought your first pair...


Selecting the Vintage Eyeglasses That Look Best on You

Unique vintage eyeglasses make a statement wherever they go. That’s why so many people wear them today. They reflect your unique personality and look good with every type of wardrobe. There’s a pair for every face shape...


How to Buy Prescription Glasses Online That Help You Stand Out

Buying prescription glasses online is a convenient way to get affordable specs no matter how busy your schedule is. Instead of waiting around for the optical shop to open, you’ve already placed an order for online prescription...


What Are Those 3 Numbers On My Glasses?

Glasses frame size—not many people give much thought to it. After all, you don’t often hear people ask at the shop “Do you have glasses in this glasses frame size with these dimensions?” There are always questions about the frame styles, product material, and...


How Often Should You Get a New Pair of Glasses?

Getting new glasses can be an unnecessary expense, especially if you feel like your current glasses don’t need to be replaced. After all, if you can still see through them, they’re probably still in good condition, right? So, when should you switch to new glasses?


How to Style Oversized Sunglasses

Sunglasses have been an important part of protecting our eyes through the years. While all sizes can be made stylish, oversized sunglasses are a trend that cannot be ignored. It began in the 1960’s and has evolved ever since, with Paris Hilton even being the face of the trend at one point...


How to Adjust to a New Glasses Prescription

Getting used to a new glasses prescription can often be a difficult adjustment. Your eyes might feel strained and tired and you might immediately want to go back to your old pair. It is important to keep several things in mind as you adjust to your new glasses prescription....


The Best Glasses for Your Hair Color

When searching for new glasses, there are many factors to take into consideration. From frames and lens coatings to fit and face shape, finding the right pair takes a fair amount of time and thought. But there is one question when it comes to this decision making that many people seem to either overlook or toss aside...


What are the Best Glasses for Wide Faces?

The right glasses always complement the wearer’s face shape. When choosing new glasses, it is important to consider face shape as a crucial deciding factor in which frames will look best. While the four most common face shapes are circle, oval, heart, and...


What are the Symptoms of an Eye Infection?

Eye pain is one of the most common signs that you are experiencing an eye infection. It could be internal or external, it could cause redness or inflammation, and it could be acute or chronic...


7 Things That Only People Who Wear Glasses Would Understand

Almost six out of ten people in the developed world wear glasses. This means that glasses could be stylish, a lot of people have bad eyesight, or both. And while the intentions behind wearing glasses could go either way, most people don’t exactly consider the problems with glasses...


The Best Glasses For Your Eye Color

Shopping for new glasses is an excellent opportunity to add some of your personal style to your everyday wardrobe. Skin tone, face shape, and hair color are all crucial considerations when choosing the best glasses, but eye color is one of the most overlooked factors...


How to Get Woody Allen’s Glasses Style

You’re tired of your same old look and decide that it’s time for a change ­­– time to change something about your appearance without it being too drastic. Rather than getting a haircut or changing your hair color, you go for a different approach: getting a new glasses style...


Everything You Need to Know About Lens Coatings

It’s that time again. You’ve searched through dozens of frames and tried on a dozen or so more. You’ve talked with your eye doctor and figured out which lenses will be the best fit for these perfect new frames. The search is finally over: you’ve found your new eyeglasses...


The 5 Best Foods for Healthy Eyes

Maintaining your eye health is something that should be a priority for people of all ages – not just those who have begun to experience vision loss. The sooner you begin to actively take care of your eye health, the better chances you have at avoiding conditions that can affect...


How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Your Vision?

Our eye health depends on the numbers of hours we spend every night to receive the necessary nutrients our eyes need to function. However, finding the time to sleep can be difficult to come by if we have tight schedules or live a high-paced life where we’re always on the go...


Why Should You Get Progressive Glasses?

Most people tend to interpret bifocal and trifocal lenses as telltale signs of aging, but some eyewear aficionados who both have trouble reading the fine print and want to preserve their sense of youthful style have embraced progressive glasses as an opportunity to have the best of both worlds....


What is Myopia?

You are on the road to check out a restaurant for the first time. Your GPS is set and you are on your way. Even though your GPS tells you to make a turn on a specific street, you had a hard time making out the letters until you got close enough. The next thing you know is that you missed...


Glasses Vs. Contacts

When it comes to healthy eyes, it’s no joke you want to make the decisions that are best for them. So, the question is should you choose glasses or contacts? In this case, you can have it all. When you’re exercising, you may want to stick to contacts, but if you are reading...


All About Italian Cellulose Acetate

After the eye exam, your optometrist shows you the wall where they display glasses in the office. Without a doubt, you are overwhelmed by the countless number of frames. The frames glisten as they are shined with a golden, warm light. There are so many colors, styles, designer brands to choose...


Progressive Glasses Vs. Bifocal Glasses

You’ve hit the big 4-0. That’s right, you’re forty years old and we know what you’re thinking: ‘Where has the time gone by?’ But there’s something different you notice in this stage of your life and that things are looking a little fuzzy around you—even with your glasses on...


The Benefits of Non-Prescription Glasses

Many of us can recall our memorable days of being made fun of in elementary school for wearing glasses. (Does “four-eyes” ring a bell?) Luckily for you, things have changed since then, and we are onto a new chapter in our lives where we now have a positive relationship...


The Effects of UV Rays on Vision

During the harsh, cold winter season, thoughts are weary, days are cloudy, and you were probably doing everything you could to keep yourself warm . But finally, the passing of few months led to warmer weather and before you know it, you are outside happy and free. Every spare moment...


How to Get James Dean’s Glasses Style

When a celebrity wears any sort of fashion item, no matter how seemingly random, people will most likely attempt to copy that style. James Dean’s glasses and style was one of these examples, however, there was something more about his simple, yet unique style...


Sunglasses for Small Faces

For people with small faces, finding accessories that is not overwhelming for you can be a difficult task. The usual solution for those who happen to be more petite or just have smaller faces in general is to find things that are proportional to your face size...


The Best Glasses for your Personality

What your glasses say about you: As personality is something that cannot be seen but is essentially who a person is, people spend a lifetime trying to express this on their exterior. This can be done in many ways, including dress attire, hairstyle, and certain mannerisms...


All You Need to Know About Hypoallergenic Glasses Frames

For people with sensitive skin, or people who tend to have allergic reactions when metal comes into contact with skin, it is important to consider choosing hypoallergenic glasses frames instead of the harsher metals. There are many different materials that hypoallergenic glasses...


How to Get Marilyn Monroe’s Glasses Style

It’s no secret that Marilyn Monroe holds the title for one of the most iconic women in the world for fashion and style. Her particular sense of style can be seen in classic white flowing halter neck dresses and curled blonde bobs, and of course, her cat eye glasses...


What to Expect at Your Next Eye Exam

As eyes and our vision are arguably one of our most vital senses in life, it is important that we make sure our eyes are in good condition by getting an eye exam regularly. An eye exam is essential not only for determining whether or not you need glasses...


How to Prevent Glasses Headaches

Eyeglasses are great for both improving how you see and how you’re seen – along with making your eyesight sharper, they are also a great stylish accessory. Glasses are full of benefits. But sometimes eyeglasses can lead to discomfort, particularly when they cause a dreaded glasses headache...


Vintage Sunglasses - a Pair that’s Right for Every Age

Don’t let the label fool you! Vintage does not mean that something is out of date. In fact, today it has taken on a different connotation altogether. Vintage is ‘in’. Something that is labeled vintage now, such as means that it has history and character, that it has withstood the test of time. And you see vintage everywhere...


Men Are Moving Toward Purchasing Online Glasses

Women are not the only ones who are savvy shoppers interested in fashion and savings. Men have joined this club and in the pressures of modern life it seems the most important thing is to use your time wisely. One way this can be done is by making smart choices when it comes to buying prescription glasses. This not only simplifies...


What Women Are Wearing in Eyeglasses

Womens glasses are an important issue for the female population. Women are regularly in search of the perfect item to accent their best features. Clothes, shoes, jewelry, makeup – it is all important because it enhances self-image and a sense of self-worth. So it should come as no surprise that women are interested...


Womens Glasses – That Feminine Touch

Women are born shoppers. And they are good at it too. They learn early how to match colors and styles, to create beautiful ensembles and homes that are inviting and made for people to gather and grow. They have…that feminine touch. And it extends to everything they do – from their children’s shoelaces...


Online Glasses – The Benefits

Online commerce has grown to include online glasses for people who wear prescription spectacles. It is a small, specialized but growing part of the e-commerce world and meets the needs of consumers in a variety of ways. It has been the tradition for people...


Prescription Eyeglasses Online – For Everybody

Are you a long time prescription eyeglass wearer? Or maybe not, maybe you are new to this experience. It is certainly a different world than walking around viewing things with vision that is impaired. Prescription eyeglass wearers often turn to a traditional eyeglass store for their first pair of glasses...


Retro Glasses are The Rage

There’s no question. Retro IS the rage. If you don’t know what that is – we’re here to tell you that it means a lsquo;blast from the past’. Today fashion has come full circle. Ideas that were outdated and banished to their respective decades...


Progressive Glasses Are Made for the Modern Eyeglass Wearer

The prescription eyeglass industry continues to grow and change. There was a time when it took weeks to grind the glass to make a pair of prescription glasses. Today, your glasses can be ready in no time, and the choices are many. If you are a wearer of bi-focal or even tri-focal glasses...


Buying Prescription Glasses Online

In the past consumers who needed prescription glasses had to make an appointment with an optometrist and visit the shop where they would go through a series of steps in order to obtain the glasses. Today, all of this has changed. Now consumers are changing over to purchasing their prescription glasses online..


The Latest in Modern Eyewear - Retro Sunglasses

As spring ushers in warmer days filled with sunshine – and the summer months aren’t far behind – this is as good a time as any to think about buying eyewear to protect your vision from the harsh rays of the sun. Along the way you might consider the latest in modern eyewear and fashion – retro sunglasses...


Vintage Eyeglasses They’re Not Your Grandmother’s Glasses Anymore!

You might know the term ‘vintage’ as ‘retro’. To say that it is all the rage these days would be an understatement. You will find vintage clothing, vintage eyeglasses and shoes on all of your favorite celebrities. The term actually refers to a fashion look...


Shopping For Mens Glasses Online Is Easier Than Ever

Retailing of all products has changed. Where once the ‘only game in town’ was to go to a store where you would look through their selection before making a purchase – today you can shop from the comfort of your home. Online shopping has all but replaced other types...


Vintage Sunglasses Are All The Rage

Vintage is all the rage. It’s seen in fashion, in housing, and across the boundaries of culture. WE like it in our music, our food – and now we even like it in our sunglasses! Vintage is not a throwback to yesterday – it’s as modern as today and as fashionable as anything on the market...


Women’s Eyewear Is an Important Part of Women’s Fashion

An important part of women’s fashion is their eyewear. In their minds the perfect pair of glasses is the finishing touch to accessorizing any outfit. It tells the world who she is and what she stands for ‘fashion-wise’ – it’s her personal style and a part of her wardrobe!


Progressive Glasses Are Very Popular

The progressive lens is a very popular option for today’s eyeglass wearer. In case you don’t recognize this term you may be more familiar with another name but the idea is the same. Progressive glasses utilize a gradient of increasing lens...