How to buy prescription glasses online

As you are browsing our vast catalog of custom eyeglass frames, you may wonder, "Can I really buy prescription glasses online?" While it may seem more complex on the surface, buying your eyeglasses online is as easy as buying anything else over the Internet.

How to buy prescription glasses online
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How to buy prescription glasses online

We know your first time may be a little daunting, so to help, we have developed a guide to help you start on the right foot. Check out our simple buying guide and discover how to buy glasses online in a few simple steps.

  • 1. Choose Your Frames

    Ordering eyeglasses online starts with choosing your frames. This is usually the most time-consuming part of the process, as it involves the most personal choice. If you already have a frame in mind, you can type it in the search bar and find the color you want. If you don't have a frame in mind, choosing your frames is a little easier when you keep the following things in mind:

    Frame Shape

    You are likely well aware of the most and least flattering clothing styles on your body. You can say the same thing about eyewear. Certain frame shapes will compliment your features, while others may emphasize the wrong attributes. The good news is you can usually predict the best frames for your face using your face shape.

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    Frame Size

    A too-narrow frame will tend to make your face look wider, while a too-wide frame will make your face look narrower. While you may choose an over- or under-sized set of frames for stylistic reasons, it is generally best to find a pair of frames that fits you well. To this end, you will want properly sized frames. If you have an old pair of glasses, this will be fairly easy, all frames come with measurements one the temple arm.

    Frame Color

    Frame color is the last thing to consider when choosing a set of frames, but it can be one of the most important things in determining the style and overall look of your new eyewear. This is all up to your keen eye and deciding what looks best on you. Most frames come in several colors so you will never feel trapped in choosing one color on a frame you love.

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    Filter your frames with our tab that lets you choose based on color, shape, material, even features. To see how a frame looks on you, use our virtual try-on to see how to shape and color compliment your face.

  • 2. Enter Your Prescription

    Once you have selected the types of frames and lenses you want in your glasses, the next step is customizing your frames and lenses to your unique specifications with your prescription. You may be wondering how to buy glasses online when you do not even know how to read your prescription. We fixed that with our own video here.

  • 3. Choose Your Lenses

    While the look of your glasses is important, their functionality is crucial. The quality and features of your lenses contribute most to your satisfaction with your eyewear, and you should pay particularly close attention to the options available to you when buying prescription glasses online. Some of the things to keep in mind when ordering prescription glasses online include:

    Visual Needs

    The most important part of choosing your lenses is selecting the right ones for your visual needs. Depending on your eyes and your personal needs, you may require single-vision or multi-vision lenses, as prescribed by your optometrist.

    Coatings

    Once you have determined the right lenses for your visual needs, the next step is choosing the right kinds of coatings for your lifestyle. Anti-scratch, anti-reflection, water-repellant, and UV protective coatings are just a few of the options available to you to protect your eyes and your glasses from the elements and your daily wear and tear. If you are buying sunglasses, there are even more choices such as tint, gradient and reflective lenses.

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  • 4. Enter Your Payment

    Once you have everything selected and input, double-check all of the values one more time to ensure you are ordering the correct frame, lenses, coatings, etc. Once you are sure of your order, you can enter your payment information in the secure EyeBuyDirect checkout portal.

    We take care of everything beyond that point. With those simple steps, you will have a new pair of fashionable glasses on your doorstep in seven to 14 business days!

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