Today I am letting a secret out of the bag. I order all of my prescription eye glasses online! Some for playtime, some to be professional and others just because! I let loose when it comes to purchasing eye glasses simply because I get them all for under $100.
Of course I could never get prescription eye wear at that cost locally. I once spent $500 on prescription eye glasses alone and no it wasn’t name brand and no this did not include the doctors visit!
So naturally when my glasses took a turn for the worse I knew I had to seek elsewhere.
If you are a four eye like me then you’d like what I stumbled upon. Here’s my top three go to prescription glasses websites. I use them because the platform is easy to use, prices are right, selection is awesome and the warranty policy is amazing!
- ZenniOptical.com – Here you can upload your picture and try on glasses virtually to get a feel of how you will look. This was one of the only sites I found that you needed to know you Pupillary distance or PD. PD measures the space between the pupils of your eyes. There are infographics on the website that help you to measure this. You can find more info on this here. Once you order you receive a kit inclusive of a case, wipes and a ruler to measure PD for future orders.
- Coastal.com – I got my favorite glasses from Coastal. It was lightweight and perfect for everyday wear. I was super bummed out when hubby accidentally sat on it and twisted the frame. Luckily it was affordable and so I just ordered another! This site also has the option of uploading a picture and trying on the glasses. I especially loved that they had photos in the review comments of real customers with the glasses I wanted.Coastal offers the name Brands like Calvin Klein and Derek Cardigan among other top players. The eye wear came with a case and a spray for cleaning purposes.
- Eyebuydirect.com – This site is one of my new favorites! I stumbled upon EBD after I experienced the joys of Coastal and Zenni. I really do order too many glasses! I fell in love with the quality, selection and of course the price! My orders all came with a mini screw driver kit and in a super cool box! EBD also offered the upload tool. All glasses came with scratch resistant coating.
So now that you know where to go how do you order you may ask? Its really not as hard as you think. Once you find the eye wear that you want you just follow the directions for each site. Here’s a real quick and easy guide to get you started.
Most just ask you to fill in your prescription information. The information requested on screen is almost as identical as it is on your prescription. They do offer additional items for example added protection for using computers and other digital products, automatic tinting, scratch resistant lens, glare resistant, I mean the options are endless. But be careful they do add up!
I know I’ve been talking about glasses but all of these sites offer prescription contacts as well! I just have a thing about sticking something in my eye!
If you order glasses online what are your go to sites? Happy Searching and Seeing (literally).
Till next time…