Eyeglasses – Getting Started & Next Steps

Tips On Buying Prescription Glasses Online

These days you can order eye ware from an online seller. This industry has reputable sellers as well as scammers looking to make a quick buck.

Opt for a recognized seller.

There are lots of eyewear shops online. Choose a seller that has many positive reviews compared to negative ones. Another great source of credible information are consumer protection agencies that review online eyewear sellers. Making sure that you get a reliable seller is just the first step.

Have a current prescription

Purchasing prescription glasses online still follows some of the protocols done in a physical store. You need to get a current prescription before you order prescription glasses online. You need to visit your optometrist to get a current prescription (that has been done less than a year ago). Remember to tell your optometrist to measure your pupillary distance and note it down. The pupillary distance is what the optician will use to place the centre of the lens. This is integral for online ordering because retailers want to make sure the lens measurements are accurate.

Find out about their return policy

All prescription glasses are not the same and different people like different kinds of glasses. In case the glasses are not a good fit, you need to know whether you can return them and get others. You also need to find out duration of the days on the return policy of spectacles. The longer the duration of return the better. The terms of the return policy vary from one company to another thus you need to find out what they are before you buy the spectacles least you find yourself unable to return your ill-fitting spectacles.

Apart from the return policy you need to find out if the company offers some form of warranty on their products. This is because glass lenses may sustain cracks or scratches. When looking at the warranty assess the terms of a refund and whether you get the whole amount refunded (plus or minus the shipping cost).
Special offers by the seller

A good number of online eyewear seller offers different benefits to customers. Some companies allow you to order multiple frames then choose which one they like after trying them for some days. There are other companies that include anti-glare and anti-scratch features in all their spectacles.

Some online opticians offer free shipping for orders above a certain amount. Other companies also offer non-prescription spectacles as well as prescription glasses. If you suffer from computer screen strain (which might not be covered under your insurance cover) then you can get spectacles from such online opticians.

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