To buy eyeglasses online you should first know your frame size, and prescription. Next, after you choose your frames, you’ll then be able to choose your lens type, lens material, and lens treatment options. FramesDirect.com offers over ten-thousand styles from 250 top brands, so your first step is fun—just browse our incredible collection.
First, decide what style of eyeglasses you want. With thousands of frames to choose from, you can narrow down results when browsing by using product filters like frame type, color, frame shape, and size. For any pair of glasses to fit properly, you’ll need to know your frame size. You can find your frame size by looking for the three frame size numbers on the inside of the temple of your current glasses.
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Keep in mind that different frame shapes complement different face shapes and choosing the right frame for your face can mean the difference between a pair of glasses you absolutely love and glasses that you’re not very excited about wearing. Our handy face shape guide will help you choose the right glasses to flatter your face.
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While you don’t need a prescription to order eyeglasses from FramesDirect.com, you will need a current prescription if you require corrective lenses. With your prescription in hand, you can enter details in the ordering process so we can craft your custom lenses. If you don’t have a current prescription, one of our expert opticians can contact your eye doctor on your behalf, or we can help you find a local eye doctor so you can schedule an exam.
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Choose your lens type from options like single vision, bifocal, and progressive no-line lenses. Each lens type has its own benefits and some may be better suited for your prescription and lifestyle than others. Most nearsighted and farsighted people need single-vision lenses, which have only one corrective power and are also commonly used for reading glasses. While multifocal lenses have two or more different corrective powers, which can help you see better at different distances. Learn more about bifocals and progressive lenses in this video:
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Choosing the right lens material for your eyeglasses will depend on your prescription and preferences. Some prescriptions will limit you to a specific material, while others will allow you more choices. Additionally, your lifestyle will influence which lenses you may prefer. If you’re concerned with impact resistance, then polycarbonate lenses would be preferred and if maximum clarity is essential, then a thinner high-index lens would work best.
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FramesDirect.com accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We also accept Flex Spending/HSA debit cards, PayPal, and Klarna. If you’d like to use your eye insurance coverage for your glasses, you can get reimbursed by your insurance company for qualifying purchases.
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To order glasses online, you will need to know the measurement of your pupillary distance. This is the distance between your pupils and allows you to buy glasses wherein your eyes are centered in the frames. In most cases, pupillary distance alone will denote whether glasses with standard temple lengths will work, or if you need to look into extended sizing. Other important information to have when ordering glasses online is an up-to-date prescription and any vision insurance information.
No, you will need pupillary distance to accurately order glasses online. In most cases, pupillary distance is measured when your prescription is taken at the optometrist's office. If it doesn't appear on your paper prescription, measuring pupillary distance at home is relatively easy. Once you have this important measurement, you can find the perfect pair of frames.
Yes! With an accurate prescription and pupillary distance, a pair of prescription glasses ordered online are the same as glasses you'd buy in a store. Our trained opticians will confirm your prescription before your glasses are made to ensure accuracy.
Yes! Every pair of glasses purchased online at FramesDirect.com come with our guarantee of satisfaction and a perfect fit. Our team of certified opticians reviews every prescription and ensures that the glasses are correct from when you order them to the moment you open the box to slip them on.
Yes! If you have the correct prescription information, progressive lenses bought online are as reliable as progressives bought in a store. Confirm with your optometrist that progressive lenses are the right fit for you and then depend on FramesDirect.com to craft the perfect pair of glasses.
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