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How to Place an Order on Glasses Direct

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Seen a style you like? If you’ve been browsing our wide collection of eyewear, you’ve probably found a frame (or two) that you like and want to buy.

If you’re new to Glasses Direct or ordering glasses online in general, let us walk you through the simple steps. In just a few clicks, you could have a brand new pair of stylish, flattering frames.

Step One: Browse through over 900 frames

We know 900 frames may be overwhelming for some, which is why we have filters to help make looking easier. Filter by colour, frame shape, frame size, price, material, gender and much more.

Shop by Shape

Frame shapes: Aviator, Cat Eye, Clubmaster, Oval, Pilot, Rectangle, Round, Square

Choose from eight shapes including popular styles like rectangular, cat eye and square.

Shop by Size

Frame sizes: small, medium, large

Discover the different sizes our stylish glasses come in, based on frame width measurements. Find the frame that fits your face comfortably with our four sizes: small, medium, large, and extra large.

Shop by Material

Frame materials: acetate, metal, plastic, titanium

With four materials to choose from, pick acetate, metal, plastic or titanium to build the glasses of your dreams.

Shop by Colour

Circles in different colours

Show your true personality with our wide range of colours including traditional blacks, tortoiseshells and browns, and modern blues, purples and reds.

You can also use tools like our Best Fit Machine and Face Shape Guide to help you pick the right frame for you.

Free Home Trial

For a more accurate look at what will suit you, we recommend our free Home Trial service. With this, you can try up to four frames for seven days at home, for free!

When you’re done all you need to do is pack the frames back in the box they came in then pop it in your nearest post box, or return it at the post office.


Kate Winney holding a Home Trial box

Step Two: Pick your lenses

Follow the steps on-screen to find the right lenses for you. Below we’ve listed the stages.

1. Start with Vision Type where you can choose how you’ll be using your glasses. Select options such as distance, bifocal, varifocal and computer.

2. The next page leads to Lens Category where you choose the type of lens you need. Here you select lens types like sunglasses tints, digital protection lenses and light adaptive lenses.

3. On the next page you pick your Lens Package. With a selection of options to suit your budget and needs, our great value lens packages offer the benefits of coatings such as anti-reflection, anti-UV and more. Alternately, you can continue with free single vision basic lenses at no extra cost.

Step Three: Add a prescription

Finally, enter your prescription. You can either choose to: send your prescription later via phone, email or photo; enter a new prescription; or (if you’ve shopped with us before) use a prescription saved to your account.

Step Four: Review your order and complete your purchase

If you have any promotion codes, don’t forget to enter them before your complete your purchase.

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