Where to buy prescription glasses online
If you need glasses to help you see, you’re not alone – six in ten people in the developed world rely on glasses or contact lenses to help sharpen their vision.
Whether you’re a lifelong glasses wearer or have recently adopted glasses to help with everyday activities like reading or driving, there’s dozens of websites where you can buy prescription glasses online.
There’s a few advantages here. Once you know your prescription, shopping around online can dramatically reduce your costs and give you access to a much larger range of frame styles than you might otherwise find at your local optometrist.
These services make it easy to try on glasses at home before you buy with a home trial, and many have sophisticated tools to help you narrow down your search using everything from the dimensions of your current pair of glasses to frame shape and more.
Shop around online
If you like the idea of buying glasses online, here’s some of the most trusted brands making the process easy in the UK.
Glasses Direct is a fabulous service that makes it easy to buy glasses for as little as £25. Lenses are included in the price of the frames and most of their frames come with a buy one get one free offer, which you can use for a spare pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses.
Selectspecs prides itself on offering some of the best prices in the market, so if you’re on a very tight budget, this is a great place to start. They believe glasses should be affordable to everyone, and as such have frames from starting at as little as £6 – including lenses and coatings.
Direct Sight has a great range of glasses starting at £15, plus a huge selection of sale and clearance frames you can get at a fraction of the original cost. The company is based in the UK and offers a convenient 30-day return policy, so if something’s not right, you can send them back.
Goggles4u is another services with a great range of affordable lenses. In addition to offering bifocal and no-line progressive lenses, they have a number of useful guides to help you figure out which frames will fit your face best and sit most comfortably.
Have you ever bought glasses online? Would you give it a go to save money? Let us know in the comments below!
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