Gone are the days when you have to visit the nearest market in order to buy something. In this modern era of eCommerce technology, lifestyle has shifted towards online buying.
Now people prefer to buy anything online sitting on their laptops in the living rooms. The same goes for the glasses. There are many websites that sell fashion and prescription glasses online.
But there are some things which you need to consider before ordering glasses online especially if you are buying prescription glasses. According to a study conducted by the American Optometric Association (AOA), nearly half of the eyeglasses had an incorrect prescription.
There are also some other factors that you need to keep in mind while buying glasses online.
Glasses are fragile and a large number of people end up breaking the frame or glass. So, this is the first thing to check whether the retailed is offering a durable frame or not. There are also aspects of the quality other than the frame. Ask the retailer if they provide high-quality polycarbonate lenses, no-glare and scratch-resistant treatments, and UV protection. If you have kids at your home or you are involved in some sports then consider buying high-impact resistance lenses.
2. Multifocal, progressive or high index lenses
Many online retailers hesitate to fill multifocal lenses as it is a very complex process. But there are some online stores that fill the complex prescriptions. So you can check with different retailers online and choose the one that fulfills your needs.
3. Ability to apply for your vision benefit
There are many online stores that do not accept vision insurance, which means that there is something wrong with the glasses. You need to choose a retailer that accepts your vision benefits online so you get the best glasses.
One of the major benefits of buying glasses online is the variety. Online stores have tons of options available when it comes to frame selection. You can choose the glasses depending on your individual style and activities. If you need prescription glasses then you might need more than one pair. So, take advantage of the vast variety that an online store offers.
5. Try before you buy
Yes, but how can you try glasses when buying online? Yes, you can because some retailers offer a virtual try-on technology like 3D product view. With such a technology you can see how the frame would look on your face. There are also some retailers who deliver glasses to your home to try out and see yourself how do you look.
Shipping is one of the most important aspects of online shopping. There are some retailers who charge extra for the shipping while others do it for free. You should consider factors like delivery charges, delivery time and payment options. Also, check for the packaging as a low-quality packaging may break your glasses.
If you know some other online glasses buying tricks and tips then do let us know in the comments section below.