Buying Glasses Online

Buying eyeglasses online is convenient, and instead of being pressured by salespeople in the store where you want you to buy expensive frames, you can take your time in the comfort of your home and search for frames that suit your style and budget. Ordering glasses online can give you access to more styles and cheaper options than you would have at your doctor’s office. Choosing from reputable companies will help you get the right prescription and glasses that will help you achieve clearer vision. The top three retailers to buy glasses online are Warby Parker, EyeyBuyDirect and Felix + Iris. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more.

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  1. What Makes Warby Parker Unique?
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    Warby Parker has a unique way to try on glasses at home. They will send you five pairs to try on and then you have five days to decide if you like them. You then return the glasses and order the ones you want. They also have frames for those with a low nose bridge, which many companies do not, and have one of the best return policies. Glasses start at $95 including lenses.

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  2. What Makes EyeBuyDirect Unique?
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    EyeBuyDirect has plenty of inexpensive options and prices can start at $6 dollars for select frames. This makes it a good choice for children and those who want multiple pairs of glasses. They sell both progressives and bifocals, and have frames that will fit small faces. The company is currently offering buy one get one free with the code BOGO.

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  3. What Makes Felix + Iris Unique?
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    The company also has a try-on method like Warby Parker, and they have styles for those that prefer more traditional glasses instead of the hipster glasses that Warby Parker tends to favor. They also sell bifocals and progressive lenses. Single vision glasses start at $119, bifocals start at $249 and progressives at $299 with free shipping.

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  4. What Do You Need to Buy Glasses Online?
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    In order to purchase glasses online, you will need your prescription. To help ensure that your lenses fit, find your lens width, bridge width, and temple arm length. You can find these measurements within the inside of frames that you already own. Find these measurements written inside the frame or on the back of the nose bridge. 

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  5. Why Is Pupillary Distance Important?
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    This is necessary, whether you are buying glasses online or in store. The pupillary distance is the distance between the centers of pupils in both eyes. Without this accurate distance, you may experience eyestrain. This is typically given in your prescription, and if it's not, you can call and ask or go to a local opticians office and get a measurement there.

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  6. Do You Need Coatings?
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    Having coatings on your glasses can help you see better and protect your glasses. You want an anti reflective coating, which helps reduce glare and is good if you work with computers a lot. Scratch resistant coating can help give you some scratch resistance, even though no glasses will be fully scratch proof. Ultraviolent protection will be important if you are going to be exposed to UV light.

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  7. Does Warby Parker Offer Coatings and Adjustments?
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    Warby Parker offers scratch resistant coating, anti reflective coating, and UV protection in each pair of glasses. It also offers a superhydrophobic coating, which helps lenses repeal moisture to help prevent smudging. Adjustments are free and you can go to the store or, if you aren’t able to make it to the store, the company will reimburse your for a professional adjustment.

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  8. Does EyeBuyDirect Offer Coatings and Adjustments?
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    Depending on the lenses you need, they may or may not come with an anti-scratch and anti-reflective coating. The company also won’t cover adjustments, but you do have a 14-day fit and style guarantee and a 12-month guarantee overall.

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  9. Does Felix + Iris Offer Coatings and Adjustments?
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    At Felix + Iris, every pair of glasses will come with free lens protection. This lens protection includes the three coatings you want - anti-reflective, scratch resistance, and UV lens protection - at no additional cost. The company also offers free frame adjustments with some exclusions.

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