How to Buy Eyeglasses Online

How to buy glasses online

Looking for new glasses? You've come to the right place! When shopping for prescription eyewear, many turn to a traditional optometrist or optical shop, but heading online to pick out a pair of glasses is a simple and stress-free option. Here's how to shop for your next pair online:

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Lower prices

You can often buy the same quality glasses online at a more affordable price than you'd find at your optometrist's office and retail store.

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No pressure

Instead of picking a pair on-the-spot at your eye doctor, you can take your time and try on frames at home to gather opinions from family + friends.

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Hard-to-fill prescriptions

Strong Rx? Progressive-wearer? Online retailers can fill specialty scripts, too, and we have a optical experts on staff to make sure your vision is just right.

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Larger selection

Instead of the usual offerings available at the eye doctor, we have more frame, lens, and tint options to help find the glasses that fit you best.

Before heading online, make sure you have an updated glasses prescription. If yours is expired (over two years old), it's time to schedule an appointment with your optometrist first.

Don't forget to ask for a copy of your prescription (and your PD measurement, too) on your way out. Even if you don't intend to buy elsewhere, it's always a good idea to keep a copy for your records. If your optometrist doesn't provide you with your pupillary distance (PD) — no worries. We can easily help you determine your measurements!

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3. narrow your frame options

When shopping for glasses online, you can browse hundreds of frames today and come back for a second look tomorrow. Whether you need longer temples, spring hinges, or hypoallergenic frames, you'll find these high-quality options online.

To find the pairs suited for you, search by the specifics: size, style, material, color.

Sometimes you need to wear your frames out-and-about for a few days before you make your decision. With at-home try-on programs like our Fit Kit, you get a feel for the comfort of your frames before you buy.

You'll also find a support team of professionals when you shop online for your eyewear needs. Our optical experts + stylists can answer your glasses questions and help you find your perfect pair along the way. But the best part is: You'll have time to ask your family + friends what they think of your specs before you make the investment (thank you, social media!).

Once you've found the frames you can't live without, add them to your cart and head to checkout, where you'll enter your prescription. We'll verify your Rx with your eye doctor so you can be sure your vision is 100% accurate.

When ordering your glasses, consider a variety of lens options + tints to personalize your pair — like high index 1.67 lenses for a strong prescription or glare-fighting polarization for a pair of sunglasses. Learn about your lens choices at felix + iris here.

6. enjoy your new glasses!

Once you've placed your order and your new pair has arrived, be sure to give your eyes enough time to get used to your glasses — and enjoy your new look!