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Buying Glasses Online is Easy

FramesDirect.com offers over ten-thousand styles from 250 top brands, so your first step is fun - just browse our incredible collection.

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Round face
Full cheeks
Rounded chin
Equal length and width
Square face
Prominent jawline
Angular features
Wide forehead
Oval face
Balanced features
High cheekbones
Chin narrower than forehead
Heart face
Broad forehead
Pointed, narrow chin
High cheekbones

1. Glasses that suit your face shape

Our handy face shape guide will help you choose the right glasses to flatter your face.


2. Find your frame size

Wondering what size glasses to buy? If you currently wear glasses, you can easily find your frame size by learning the meaning of the numbers that appear on your frames - eye size, bridge, and temple length.

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3. An up-to-date prescription

Regular eye exams are an essential part of ensuring great optical health for life. But don't worry if you don't have your prescription to hand, one of our expert opticians can contact your eye doctor on your behalf.

If your prescription requires a prism, we can help you! All prescription orders are verified by one of our opticians. If your written prescription has a prism, we will confirm with you before crafting your custom lenses. There will be a slight upcharge for adding a prism to your prescription.


4. Types of lenses

Most nearsighted and farsighted people need single-vision lenses, which have only one corrective power. Single vision lenses are also used to for reading glasses.

Multifocal lenses have two or more different corrective powers, learn more about bi-focals and progressive lenses in this video.

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5. Lens Materials


Plastic is the most economical choice, and recommended for people with light prescriptions up to +/-1.75.


Polycarbonate lenses are impact resistant and recommended for children and people with active lifestyles - good for prescriptions up to +/- 4.00.


High Index 1.67
High Index 1.67 lenses are 45% lighter than plastic lenses and recommended for people with prescriptions up to +/-9.00.


High Index 1.74
The thinnest and lightest lens material is High Index 1.74 which is recommended for people with high prescriptions.

6. Lens Treatment

Lenses come with scratch-resistant coating, UV protection, and edge polish at no additional charge. You can also choose enhanced lens features like;

Duraclear Anti-Reflective (AR) coating eliminates the glare on the front and back of your lenses. AR is a must-have on any pair of Rx eyeglasses, since it reduces eye strain and has easy to clean (super hydrophobic) properties.

Digital Light Protection is a precision engineered lens coating that can deflect a significant portion of harmful blue/violet light, and provides scratch resistant and anti-glare properties.

Transitions® lenses automatically lighten and darken to adjust to outdoor light conditions.

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7. Use Flex/HSA dollars
(or get reimbursed by your vision insurance)

Pay for your glasses with a Health Spending Card, or simply attach the itemized receipt to your provider's reimbursement form. FramesDirect.com is an out of network provider and we can advise you on getting insurance to cover your prescription eyewear purchase.

Have more questions? We can help!

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