I broke my glasses over the weekend and my prescription level is unfortunately very strong. I was miserable not able to see for two days and called that Monday to see what my options were. Eman, Emily and Sherri helped me so much that day and made sure I had glasses within a few hours! I highly recommended Eyeglass World because their employees are extremely professional as well as compassionate and go the extra mile!!! Thank you so much.- Ria K.
I came to Daytona on vacation and lost my glasses in the ocean. Totally put a damper on my day. I came in first thing the next morning to eyeglass world and the staff helped me and I got my glasses by noon (my apt was at 9:15!). So happy I get to enjoy the rest of my vacation. Desiree was especially helpful and such a nice lady. Customer service was great.- Kala B.
In the last few years, buying eyeglasses online has become popular due to the vast variety of frames available and the potential savings offered, as well as (again) convenience. But, when buying glasses for kids, doing so online can be tricky and isn't always recommended by eye doctors.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: Of course, picking out glasses without physically trying them on can be tough to do, so look for online retailers that give you a chance to try before you buy. Some sites will send you a few frames at a time so you can see which one fits best.
\"We love our Dilli Dalli frames! When my son was just 20 months old, he was diagnosed with amblyopia and a dramatic prescription difference between both eyes. He needed glasses. It was important to us that he get frames that were safe and life-proof, but also that looked good. We were introduced to Dilli Dalli and we haven't looked back since! We love the variety of styles and colors, the durability of the frames, and the focus on proper fit and function for young children that Dilli Dalli has for each pair. We've purchased several frames over the year and the quality has never waivered - even through the toddler years! I recommend Dilli Dalli to every parent of young children in need of glasses.\"
Each company will either send you a box with a return shipping label inside to mail in your glasses, or, if you already have a box for your glasses, the company will just send you the return shipping label. It's an easy process and expedited shipping options are available for a special fee if you need your glasses back quickly. Depending on your prescription, some companies can turn around orders in just a couple of days.
If you're wondering whether these eyewear retailers make prescription lenses for audio glasses like the Bose Frames, Amazon Echo Frames and Razer Anzu, most do. Only a few have officially partnered with Bose, like Lensabl and the Bose Tempo sports model, but you can also get prescription lenses separately.
As its name implies, Overnight Glasses can make you a new set of prescription glasses quickly -- and really quickly if you're willing to pay extra for a new pair of glasses. If you buy a frame/lens package, fast three- to four-day service is available for $9. (It takes slightly longer for progressive lens and bifocal lens types.) The quality of the lenses I got was as good as that from other replacement lens sites, so there's no sacrifice of prescription eyewear quality for speed.
Although it offers full frame/lens packages, Lensabl puts its lens replacement service front and center and comes up high in search results when Googling \"lens replacement.\" Its motto is \"Your frames, our lenses,\" with prices starting at $77 for buying a basic pair of single-vision lenses. A pair of tinted sunglasses lenses starts at $97. The budget new lens options are decent enough, but it does make a difference (in terms of sharpness and clarity) to step up to lenses more in the $150-plus range.
The site says what differentiates it from competitors is that it doesn't have an assembly-line format for fulfilling orders, where one worker is responsible for manufacturing the lenses, another is responsible for tracing the frame and edging the lenses to fit the frame and another might handle the final eyeglass inspection. \"With us, one technician works on a customer's order from start to finish,\" a rep told me. \"We believe this format results in a better end product because there is almost no chance of information being lost or mistakes being made along the way.\"
Eyeglasses.com has a huge selection of both frames and lenses and is also one of a small number of sites that offer a lens replacement service for existing frames, with prices starting at $49. As with all the other sites here, you simply choose the lens you want (that can be a little daunting because there are so many options) and you'll get sent a prelabeled box with which to return your frames, with free shipping both ways. If you don't know your prescription -- and don't want to change your current prescription -- you can opt to have Eyeglasses.com's technicians \"read your lenses and duplicate them.\"
The service isn't superspeedy in terms of turnaround time, but the lenses are high-quality and the eyewear site has good online help options, including a Replacement Lenses Wizard and an online chat feature. Unlike Lensabl, which highlights its lens replacement service, Eyeglasses.com doesn't market the option front and center.
Notable site features: Eyeglasses.com says it only sells \"high-quality, individually made lenses made in the USA,\" and the sample glasses I tried had excellent lenses that gave me a very sharp image. There's a huge selection of lens options, and you get a \"Perfect Lenses Guarantee\" that allows you to send your glasses back if they don't work for you -- you can get a redo or a full refund, your choice.
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After additional testing, including ordering glasses with single-vision and photochromic prescription lenses, we still think Eyebuydirect and Zenni Optical are the best online glasses retailers for most people.
Depending on your needs and preferences, you can save hundreds of dollars by buying prescription eyeglasses online instead of through an optician. After performing more than 120 hours of research over four years, talking to eight eye-care professionals, and testing dozens of comparable frame-and-lens pairings from 12 retailers since 2017, we recommend that you start your online glasses search at Eyebuydirect. It offers an extensive, easy-to-search selection of quality frames, multiple lens and coating options, and affordable prices when compared with the prominent competition.
To make the strongest possible direct comparisons across brands, we had each tester choose near-identical frames and lenses from each retailer. Of course, there were some slight differences in styles based on the options each retailer offered at the time of our testing. For example, some of the wire-framed glasses that Tester 1 ordered were a slightly different shape than others. The anti-glare and hydrophobic coatings we ordered differed slightly from pair to pair, depending upon retailer offerings and costs.
When we ordered my glasses (metal-and-plastic frames filled with comparatively stronger Rx lenses), we found that two retailers, Eyebuydirect and GlassesUSA, required that we order more-expensive lenses based on the prescription (costing an extra $79 and $70, respectively). Firmoo and Zenni allowed us to order basic lenses, with the option to upgrade.
Wondering what happens to returned spectacles We asked each of the retailers we tested what they did with unwanted prescription glasses. Liingo said it reuses returned frames for its in-home try-on services, as well as donates glasses to various organizations. Eyebuydirect, Firmoo, GlassesUSA, and Warby Parker all said they partner with charities to distribute glasses to those in need. Zenni donates them to Lions Clubs International.
Orders over $119 ship for free (orders costing less incur a $6 shipping charge). Eyebuydirect says glasses can take one to two weeks to produce and mail, but all of our test pairs arrived within seven days of ordering, save for the more-complicated progressives, which arrived within the promised two weeks.
Eyebuydirect offers two-day delivery on single-vision prescription glasses in more than 300 frame options, for an additional fee of $19 (though you can usually pay less with a coupon code). We tried this service and were pleasantly surprised to receive our order within 33 hours of placing it.
In 2020, we ordered the exact same glasses that we ordered in 2019 to evaluate consistency. We were pleasantly surprised to note that not only was the prescription perfect, but the glasses were also slightly less expensive the second time around, thanks to the recent uptick in Zenni coupon codes.
Likewise, if the temple arms are too long for you, the glasses can slip forward and off your face or dig in behind your ears, an issue that can sometimes be mitigated with an in-person fitting with a professional (for which Liingo, one of our picks, offers a $25 credit; Eyeconic offers this service for free).
Lensabl says it can put Rx lenses in any frames for these flat rates. To test this claim, I bought an $8 pair of foldable reading glasses (currently unavailable). Within two weeks of sending the frames and prescription to Lensabl, I had a pair of perfectly prescribed folding eyeglasses for less than $100.
According to The Vision Council of America, approximately 164 million Americans wear eyeglasses. Additionally, the average consumer reports spending nearly $130 for their frames, and almost 40% of wearers have two or more pairs of glasses.
Thankfully, there are ways to save money on contact lenses and glasses if you know where and how to shop. Like many industries, online retailers make it easier to find high-quality presc