Eyeglasses can be quite expensive, so many people look for ways to save money when buying these necessary but pricey items. One potential way to do this is to buy glasses online. There are a few things you should take into consideration before giving this a try if you want to avoid a potentially costly mistake.
Unlike when buying eyeglasses in a more traditional store, you can’t try on the glasses before you buy them. When considering tips for buying eyeglasses online, one of the most important is to get a few key measurements before choosing your frames to make sure they’ll actually fit properly. These measurements include the distance between your pupils, because the optician needs this to be able to properly prepare the lenses to correct eyesight. It’s also important to determine the right size of frames. Some websites allow you to print out a paper version of the frames to see how well they fit, others suggest you give them the size of hat you wear or that you use the measurements of your current eyeglasses.
Most people want glasses that are affordable, but they also want them to look good. It can be hard to imagine how a certain pair of glasses will look without trying them on. Sometimes you can get a good idea by trying on glasses in a traditional store to figure out what sizes and shapes of frames look best on your face. It’s also possible on some websites to upload your picture and see how the glasses would look on you, but not all websites offer this option. In general, people with a round face tend to look good in glasses that are angular and narrow or that are rectangular, those with an oval face look good in frames that are as wide as the widest part of their face and those with an oblong face look good in glasses with decorative features at the temples that have more depth than width.
Before buying eyeglasses online, be sure to check the return policy in case they don’t work out for you. Many websites allow this as long as certain conditions apply, such as the glasses still being in the same condition as when you received them and the return occurring within a certain number of days of when you received the glasses.