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All About Buying Glasses Online

Tips And Benefits

Buying glasses online on a laptop

As the UK’s leading prescription glasses online retailer, we know all about buying glasses online. That’s why we want to share some of that knowledge with you, and explain how beneficial buying glasses online can be. This includes the pros and cons (because yes there can be a few setbacks) of the process, as well as top tips to ensure you have as good an experience as possible. Get ready for our deep dive into buying glasses online.

Why buy glasses online?

It’s convenient

Buying online means glasses are always at your fingertips – no matter the time of day (or night). It also means your glasses get delivered direct to your doorstep.

It’s cheaper

Not only do you get extra savings passed on to you, the customer, from not having a physical presence; you also get access to exclusive online deals.

You have more choice

Buying glasses online gives you more shapes, colours, styles and brands than could ever fit in a brick and mortar location.

Help is always available

Our qualified opticians and dedicated customer service team are always on hand to help with any queries you have, and may even contact you regarding your order.

A customer service agent with a headset on and at his computer

Tips for buying online

To ensure you make the most of buying online and have a positive experience, follow these useful tips.

Have an idea of what you’re looking for and what suits you best

This may be easier if you already own glasses and know what works well for you, but this is incredibly important.

Having an idea of what you’re looking for, whether it’s a certain colour, material or shape, will help save you a lot of time. However, don’t worry if you’re unsure. We have a series of tools and guides, such as our free Home Trial and our Face Shape guide or Best Fit Machine to help you narrow down your options.

An illustration of where to find the frame dimensions on a glasses frame

Check frame dimensions

We help make this easier with our Best Fit Machine. All you need to do is enter the measurements of your current pair of glasses and a list of potential frames will show up. From here you can look through glasses, knowing they’ll fit.

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