Glasses Online

Buying glasses online is a different way to buy eyeglasses. You can choose between learning about eye glasses online and making your own decisions, or paying an optical store employee to make most of your decisions.  Most people that consider buying online prescription glasses for the first time are concerned with three things: Can I do this? Will I get the right glasses for me? Will the quality of eyeglasses online be as good as I can get from a local store?  And the answer is….Yes.

Buying eyeglasses online or sun glasses online offers a different package of products and services - a different eyewear experience altogether - compared to shopping in a traditional optical store. If you learn some information online on our website that helps you understand about your choices in glasses, we at have succeeded in our mission to help people

How to buy glasses online

Here is a step by step quick guide to buying eyeglasses online:

  1. Get a prescription and pupil distance measurement.
  2. Pick out a frame on our website.
  3. Click “Add lenses to frame” on the frame detail page.
  4. Follow the directions of the Lens Wizard.
  5. Call us if you have any questions.
  6. Add the frame and lens to your shopping cart.
  7. Check out.
  8. Receive your glasses 1-2 weeks later.
  9. Enjoy your new glasses!



When you shop for glasses online, get lots of help and information about glasses online for you to read anytime as much as you want.   You can get questions answered online or by phone or email.  When you shop at a retail store, there is very little information to read, and you must be at the store during working hours.  A person is there to answer your questions.

Pricing Information

Online at, you can get prices on all our frames and lenses easily (Link: Lens Pricelist).  At retail stores, you must ask for lens prices individually.  Lens price lists are never available, and store personnel choose lenses for you.

Vision Insurance Plans

At when you buy glasses online or sun glasses online, you can submit your invoice to your vision insurance provider for any out-of-network benefit they might offer.  Retail stores are often in-network, and may offer benefits for frames and/or lenses. In order to support their participation in the insurance plans, stores must increase their frame and lens prices so that they can afford to accept your insurance for payment.

Trying On Glasses

When buying online prescription glasses or sun glasses online, if you are not sure of the look or fit of eyeglasses online, you can order a few pairs and send back what you do not like.  We have an inventory of over 200,000 frames.  In a retail store, you can try on glasses there, but you are limited to their inventory of 500-1000 frames.

Fitting Online Glasses

When you buy eyeglasses online, usually they work without adjustment.  However in some cases you will need to have them adjusted by a local optical store.  At a retail store, they can fit your glasses right there.

Searching for Perfect Eyeglasses

Online at you can use our advanced Frame Search function to sort and search through our huge database of frames for the exact style of glasses online that you want.    At a retail store, yyour search is limited to what you can find in the store.

Problem Solving

If you buy online prescription glasses or sun glasses online and you have a problem,  you can call us to resolve the problem.  If you have a problem at a retail store, you can call or go back in to visit them.


By shopping for eyeglasses online, you have access to more than 200,000 eyeglass frames to choose from. We can special order from a vast number of vendors.   At retail stores, you are limited to a small selection of frames.

Eyeglass lens quality and price adheres to the highest standards of lens quality. Our prices are typically about the same as Wal-Mart and Costco, and close to half of other optical stores.  Follow this link to read more about our lens quality.  Many retail stores do their own lab work, so lens quality varies from store to store.   Lens prices are significantly higher in most retail stores, compared to shopping online.

Eyeglass lenses selection offers a large selection of eyeglass lenses and lens options. All of our lens choices have clear prices and a full description of the features and benefits. You can read how to choose the lens that is best for you at the online prescription glasses page. We are always available to answer any question you may have.   It is also easy to order replacement lenses for your glasses, and to make your own prescription sunglasses.   At retail optical stores,  employees tell you the lens package that is best for your needs.

Replacement lenses

Replacing lenses online is easy. Just send us your glasses to copy the lenses, or send us your new prescription with the glasses. This is a great service for prescription glasses and progressive lenses.  Optical stores can also easily replace lenses, but their prices are much higher.

Shopping Hours

At, you can shop and learn 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.  Retail optical stores are open usually Tuesday through Saturday,9am-5pm. ay differ.

Eyeglasses Categories

There are many different types of prescription glasses that are out there. For example, most eyeglasses frames are unisex, meaning they work both for men and women.  We have created some categories for mens eyeglasses, womens eyeglasses, and kids eyeglasses to make it a little easier for you.

If you have a high prescription, you may be looking for small eyeglasses so that the lens is not too thick at the edges.  If you are a large person and have trouble finding eyeglasses big enough to fit you, check out our selection of big eyeglasses.

The retro eyeglasses look is all the rage now, and coming back strong.  We have the largest selection of round eyeglasses on the internet, and we also have a beautiful collection of vintage eyeglasses and retro eyeglasses.



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