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Jan 11th 2019 at 11:50 PM


How to buy designer glasses online

People wear glasses for a multitude of reasons and buying them online is an increasingly popular choice. Cost-effective, convenient and quick, getting your specs from an established online store can ease the way to fabulous new look – and better vision – whatever type of glasses you wear.


Sunglasses top the list of the most commonly worn forms of specs, and with good reason. There is little more uncomfortable than a day out driving or walking in bright daylight without sunglasses to ease the eyes. In addition, sunglasses can protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and prevent headaches from eye strain.

Reading glasses

Reading glasses are a close second. Readily available at high street stores in a range of strengths, many people choose to pick up a pair to improve their ability to see clearly at close range. Having to stretch your arms to full length to read the newspaper is a clean sign a pair of these could help you out. Reading glasses are better if prescribed by an optician for your specific needs.

Prescription glasses

Prescription glasses for seeing further away are the most common type of eyeglasses prescribed by opticians. They’re available as clear glasses and as sunglasses. Prescription glasses are also available as bifocals to see both near and far and as varifocals to enable you to clearly see near, medium and far range without having to change your specs. Transition lens coating makes them sunglasses too!

Fashion glasses

Then there are non-prescription, demonstration lens or clear glasses. These are worn simply to make you look smarter, more trustworthy, more honest, more approachable, classier or for a host of other cosmetic or fashion reasons. Believe it or not, glasses have been proven to do all the above, if only by a small margin in some cases. Reason enough, one could say.

The online option

Few people enjoy spending their afternoon at the optician picking out frames, but there is an easier way. It is an established practice to buy glasses online, and quite a popular one at that. The reasons cited for buying glasses online as opposed to from the optician or a high street store include convenience, less expense, wider range, more time available to choose and many more.

Buy glasses online in a jiffy

If you’re looking for sunglasses or clear glasses, the online process is simple. Register or log in, choose your glasses, checkout and have them delivered within a week. For prescription glasses, upload or email your script less than two years old and follow the same process and your ideal pair of specs will be delivered to your door at a fraction of the price you’d pay on high street.

The benefits

From value own brand glasses to top designer frames, you can search by shape, price or brand to find the perfect pair within your budget range. If you’re not sure, advice articles explain what shape of glasses suit different facial types, what’s trending in the world of specs, as well as information on which coatings to choose (should you want UV protection, anti-glare and scratch resistance).

The bottom line

Buying glasses online is not only a safe and effective way to get your ideal glasses for less, it can also be quicker and less threatening than trying to resist options you really don’t like at the optician or on the high street. Freedom of choice for less sounds makes the option to buy glasses online an increasingly popular choice for first-timers and seasoned spec wearers.

The Glasses Company has been providing optical care in the UK for over 30 years. Since their first store opened in Bedfordshire in the 1980s, service, professionalism and honesty have been the core principles on which they base their business. Since then, The Glasses Company has grown a chain of reputable opticians and now offers an online prescription glasses service to the public. At any one time, The Glasses Company has thousands of glasses to choose from. A registered optician is always on hand to assist with any questions and provide reliable and honest professional advice. The Glasses Company manufactures reading glasses, bifocal and progressive glasses to any valid prescription and offers a quibble free 14 day returns policy. For more information, please visit:



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