Free Home Trial

Let the glasses come to you

Frames in a Glasses Direct home trial box

Try 4 frames for FREE

Keep at home for 7 days

Over 1000 styles

Real fit, not virtual

Buying eyewear online doesn’t mean you can’t physically try on the glasses first. Our free Home Trial allows you to get a proper look at our frames and get a real feel for them in terms of fit, weight and size. With next-day delivery and an unlimited number of Home Trials per customer, covering hundreds of unique styles, it’s an unbeatable experience in helping you find your perfect match. There’s no rush, so you can see how the frames you like look and feel without feeling pressured, and you can keep them with you at home for 7 days.

Returning the Home Trial box is easy and free, just place all the frames back into the original box, use our pre-paid postage label and put it in the post box when you’re done! If you want to try more frames, you can order another Home Trial for free, once we’ve received your previous one.

What’s more, if you change your mind after making a Home Trial purchase, you still have access to our completely free no-quibble returns, taking away the worry of online shopping.

Ordering free Home Trial is quick and easy. Just follow these 4 simple steps below:

A woman browsing the Glasses Direct website on a laptop

Select up to four frames (subject to availability) for your free Home Trial. It's quick & easy!

Frames on a Glasses Direct home trial box

Try them on in your home (with that favourite shirt of yours), show them off to family & friends. You have a full 7 days.

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Go back online and order your favourite frames & any lens options. We'll have your new glasses sent to you in no time!

A Glasses Direct home trial box being put into a postbox

Return your home trial with the free postage provided – the box fits perfectly in a mailbox.

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Free Home Trial Packs

Can’t decide which frames you like the most? We understand that having so much choice can feel a little overwhelming, which is why we have created free Home Trial packs. Each one contains four preselected bestselling frames for different styles -simply select one that suits you.

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The Glasses Direct Home Trial service is easy to use. Follow the steps above for how to order.

  • Our Home Trial makes buying glasses easier, by allowing you to try up to four pairs and keep them at home for 7 days, for FREE. In this time you’re able to wear them out and about, show them to family and friends, and just get to experience what your potential new frames feel like. This reduces the chances of you having to return or exchange your glasses. Once you’ve decided on the perfect frames, order them on the website. If you don't have your prescription to hand don't worry, you can send it to us later.
  • You will be asked to provide your card details, but this is purely for validation purposes. We do a temporary 'active card check' to verify that your account is valid. There needs to be at least £1 in the account for the check to be completed. You will not be charged, however, your bank may show £1 as reserved for up to 30 days.
  • If you have not found the perfect frames, don’t worry. Simply return your current Home Trial and order another.
  • Our Home Trial is currently only available to UK residents.
  • You might have noticed when you order a free Home Trial that the frames arrive in a plastic sleeve. Although we’re aware of the impact, this packaging means that your glasses are protected from dirt and dust and other kinds of damage. We also want to make sure we follow a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness to give our customers the best possible experience.

Our free Home Trial is currently available for over 400 frames, but we are always trying to add more to the selection. You can easily filter out frames on our website to include only the ones you can try at home for free. Click here to discover applicable frames.

We have a few tips to help you be sure you’ve found the right frames:

  • Check that the sides are the right length for you.
  • Check that they feel comfortable on your nose.
  • Get opinions from your friends, family and even colleagues.
  • Try on your frames with different outfits.

Returning your free Home Trial is simple. Follow the attached instructions and pop in the post box. When applying the free return label to the box, make sure to fully cover the original address label on the front, without covering the barcode on the side that starts with 'SR'. Once you receive your home trial, you have 7 days until you need to post it back to us. If you’re unable to return your Home Trial, please contact our customer service team on 01793 746601 who will do their best to help you.

What our customers have to say about our home trial service

Trust Pilot 5 stars

The process is really easy. I chose some frames and requested a home trial. 4 pairs of different styles with clear lenses arrived really quickly, allowing me to see what suited and what didn't, and also how comfortable they felt. I made my choices and returned them using a very easy prepaid system.

Trust Pilot 5 stars

The home trial option is really useful for seeing the frames before you buy.

Trust Pilot 5 stars

I love the free home trial for frames, being able to get family members opinions on which suit me and my lifestyle best and knowing that the fit is right.
Mrs Thomas

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