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.
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.
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.
Buying glasses online gives you more shapes, colours, styles and brands than could ever fit in a brick and mortar location.
To ensure you make the most of buying online and have a positive experience, follow these useful tips.
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.
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.
One of the big advantages of buying glasses online is that you can browse over 1000 styles in the comfort of your own home without the added pressure of sales being pushed upon you. As well as this, to make things easier, you can filter your search by brand, shape, size, colour, and even your current frame measurements – allowing you to tailor your shopping experience to your own unique style.
Also, by not having a physical store we are able to sell frames from iconic brands at a very competitive price in addition to having year-round offers and discounts so you can save even more.
You may wonder how glasses made without physically seeing you first can be just how you want them. We understand your concerns, but rest assured that in most cases, the prescription you get from your eye test has all the necessary information we need to create the perfect lenses for you. However, if we need anything extra, our opticians will contact you.
If you are worried about finding a frame that fits right, we have the tools to help you. Our Best Fit Machine allows you to find a frame based on the measurements of your current one, or, alternatively, you can try 4 frames before you buy with our 7-day free Home Trial. We stock the same brands as physical stores, as well as our own exclusive brands, and everything we sell is made from sturdy, high-quality materials.