If you're stuck at home and want to buy glasses online for the first time, here is the place to go. If you've always bought your glasses via an eye doctor or an optical store, this six-step tutorial will help you understand how the online ordering procedure works:
The first step is to locate your prescription-
You'll need a recent glasses prescription before you can buy glasses online. Your prescription was most likely saved in a folder or desk drawer. It's possible you scanned it on your phone.
You're ready to shop for eyeglasses online once you have your prescription and pupillary distance (PD) measurement.
Choose an online store-
Compare online vendors until you find the right one for you. Check out Google and Yelp for customer reviews, take a short look at each site's frame selection and pricing range, and see whether your vision insurance is accepted.
Look for the ideal frames-
Create your own checklist before you go too far in your search: Face form: Do you have heart-shaped, diamond-shaped, oval-shaped, round-shaped, or other face shapes? Are you unsure? Use this guide to figure out what facial shape you have.
What are your preferred frame shapes: cat eyes, rimless frames, or horn rims? Do you like classic black frames or more vibrant blue frames? What kind of frame materials are you looking for – plastic, wire rims, or eco-friendly options? And what are the dimensions of your present glasses frame?
What is your financial plan? Make a list of how much you want to spend on lenses and frames. You can sort frames by price at several online vendors. You're ready to go frame shopping with your checklist in hand. When you find a pair you like, take a photo of yourself wearing them to virtually try them on.
Select your lenses-
You'll enter your eyeglasses prescription and pupillary distance once you've discovered your ideal frames (for some sites, you may do this later in the checkout process). This guarantees that you receive lenses that let you see properly at both close and vast distances.
Do your due diligence-
There's always the possibility that you'll order a pair of glasses online and then have to return them for some reason.
It's a good idea to check the fine print on return/exchange policies and product warranties to be sure you're either protected or know how much of a financial penalty to expect if something goes wrong.
Complete your purchase
It's time to complete your order when you've chosen your perfect frames, input your prescription information, added any lens coatings or upgrades, and double-check your online retailer's warranty and return policy. You can claim your insurance after your purchase.
Remember to get your eyes checked once a year too.
Complete your order after you've chosen your glasses and applied any discounts. Feel free to do a happy dance of your own.