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You can buy prescription glasses online with lenses or just the frames only.  Shop for designer frames and create a complete pair right here.Gucci Eyeglasses

If you just want to buy the prescription glasses online as the frame only, we can ship it to you, and you can take it to your local optical store to have lenses installed, or for an adjustment.

Need help learning how to buy glasses online? Call or email our customer service department. We do answer the phone! Upload your photo and use our Virtual Try On application. Try our Frame Search page to look through our huge inventory for frames with your specific needs, such as frame size, material, and shape.

Still not sure? You can order up to three glasses frames and return them for a full refund.

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How to Order EyeglassesHow To Buy Glasses Online

  • Get a Prescription and P.D. Get a Prescription and Pupillary Distance Measurement. To order prescription eyeglasses with lenses, start by getting your prescription and your "PD" Pupillary Distance measurement. Most doctors will not measure your PD unless you ask, so be sure to ask for it and write it down on your prescription. If that is not convenient, you can call the store that last made glasses for you, they should have that on file. Follow this link to learn How To Measure Your PD.
  • Single Vision, Progressive, or Bifocal Lenses? Single Vision, Progressive lenses, or Bifocal Lenses?  Check out our Lenses Page to learn more about the best glasses lenses for your needs. You can easily make blue light blocking glasses by adding blue light treatment to block out harmful blue light. You can also make progressive lenses, multifocal lenses, and really any kind of lens you want because buying prescription glasses online is easy.
  • Choose a Frame Choose a Frame. Select a prescription glasses frame, and add it to your shopping cart. Need help? Contact us! - we will answer the phone! Try our Frame Search page to look through our huge inventory for frames with your specific needs, such as frame size, material, and shape. Still not sure? You can order up to three frames and return them for a full refund (read our Return Policy).
  • Add Lenses Add Lenses. Once you have chosen a frame, you can add lenses to it by clicking the "add lenses to frame" button on the product detail page. That will take you to the beginning of the Lens Wizard . The Lens Wizard will walk you through the process of finding the perfect lens for your needswhether it be single vision or progressive lenses. And if you need help or have questions at any time, just call us!Prescription Lenses
  • Check Out Check Out. When you finish in the Lens Wizard, a lens will appear in your shopping cart, and then you can check out.

How To Mail in Your Glasses Frame for Replacement Lenses


You can send us your own prescription glasses frames, and we can install new lenses for you with all kinds of lens materials - also known as "Replacement Lenses." Mail your eyeglasses frames to us with your new prescription, your name and phone number, and any instructions you may have.Cat Eye Glasses Fit

If you just want to redo your existing lenses, you do not need to send the prescription in because we can read your prescription from your old lenses. This is the easiest way to achieve vision correction, because we do not need a glasses prescription; we can read your glasses prescription off of the prescription lenses your send us even if they are multifocal lenses. Or, you can mail us a new eyeglass prescription and we can use that instead to make your new prescription glasses. After we receive your package, we will call you to complete the order. You can mail us your prescription eyeglasses, and we can install new lenses.

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Eyeglasses fit begins with "Do you like the way the prescription glasses look on your face?" If you like the way the eyeglasses look on your face, and the frames are comfortable, then you will have perfect vision and you don't need to do anything else. If the glasses are not comfortable or are slightly crooked your vision could be impacted, an optical professional can make minor adjustments to the bridge, nosepads, and temples to customize the eyewear to the uniqueness of your face. If you have a stronger prescription, we strongly recommend that you have your eyeglasses fitted by an eyewear professional.


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The easiest and fastest way to find the right size prescription glasses online for you to wear is to use your current glasses as a benchmark. Once you know the size of your current glasses, you have a frame of reference for a new pair of glasses. So let's say for example that your glasses have this size: 50-20-145. You can now use the Advanced Search function to search for eyeglasses with a similar size. When you do the search, search the eye size range 49-51, and search the bridge range 18-22, and do not search the temple size. Temple size is really not important except in very special cases. Searching a range of sizes is important because it vastly increases the number of results you will get, and also the difference in sizes will be almost unnoticeable compared to your current eyeglasses. After this, you can easily buy glasses online, or reading glasses, or whatever you need.

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How To Measure Glasses Frame Size

There are two ways to measure eyeglasses frame size:

1) Read the tiny lettering on the inside of your glasses. Sometimes the lettering has worn off, or it is too small for you to see even with a magnifying glass. In which case you'll need to

2) Measure your glasses with a millimeter ruler. The eye size is measured from one side of the lens to the other, horizontally, at the widest points. The bridge size is the distance between the lenses at the closest point. The temple size is measured from the tip to the hinge, including the bend.

Almost all eyeglass frames are designed so they can be adjusted. You can take your eyeglass frames to a local optical professional or vision center for an adjustment or read more about adjusting your eyeglasses.

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Eyeglasses.com pioneered the Virtual Try On VTO system for prescription glasses on the internet with two patents issued in 2003. You can use the virtual try on system on this website by looking for the VTO Icon. About half of the frames in our catalog have VTO images, and you can try those by going to the product detail page. There is a model wearing the eyeglasses, but through the application on that page you can upload your own photo - so easy!

The great feature about this system is that after you input your pupillary distance measurement, the system shows you an accurate representation of the size of the eyeglasses frames on your own face. Unlike a shirt that you cannot change to fit your body, glasses can be adjusted to fit your face.

Glasses Frames And Your Face Shape

Facial coloring and face shape are two important factors to consider when choosing appropriate prescription glasses frames. The first step is to determine your face shape (oval, round, rectangular, etc). Frame shapes can be used to accentuate or de-accentuate your facial features, depending on how you choose to express your personality. For example, if your face is basically round, round glasses would reinforce that look, and rectangular glasses would reduce the roundness of your face. Frame coloring works the same way; you choose the frame color to either match or contrast with skin and hair tone, eye color, jewelry, and clothing colors. The degree to which you match or contrast will contribute to the expression of your personality and your look.

Eyeglasses For Face Shape

The shape of your eyeglasses frames can complement the shape of your face. If you want a new pair of designer frames, then your new glasses should complement your face. To understand how eyeglasses shapes can affect your face, begin by understanding the fundamentals of face shape. While most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are six basic face shapes. Below are descriptions of these face shapes and guidelines for which type of glasses frames work well for each.

Round Face

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A round face shape has curvalinear lines with the width and length in the same proportions and no angles. Your goal is to make the face appear longer and thinner. Look for angular, narrow glasses frames that will lengthen the face; high or mid-height temples, which help create a longer profile; a clear bridge that widens the eyes; colored temples to add width; and order glasses frames that are wider than they are deep, such as an octagonal shape.

Square Face

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A square face shape is characterized by a strong jaw line and a broad forehead - the face width and length are in the same proportions. Your goal should be to make the face look longer and soften the angles. Look for curvilinear, narrow style glasses that soften facial angles; glasses frames that are wider than the widest part of the face; eyeglasses that have more width than depth; narrow oval glasses are an excellent choice.

Oval Face

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The oval face shape is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. The oval face is neither curvalinear nor angular. Your goal should be to keep the oval's natural balance. Look for glasses frames that are as wide as, or wider than, the broadest part of the face. Look for almond or walnut-shaped glasses frames that are neither too deep nor too narrow so that they do not upset facial balance.

Oblong Face

Oblong Face

Prada SportThe oblong face shape is longer than it is wide and is characterized by a long, straight cheek line and sometimes a longer nose Your goal should be to make the face appear shorter and more balanced. Look for glasses frames that have top-to-bottom depth such as rounder panto or P-3 shapes; decorative or contrasting temples that can add width to the face; a low bridge to shorten the nose.

Diamond Face Shape

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Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eyeline and the jawline - cheekbones are frequently high and dramatic. The diamond is the rarest face shape. Your goal should be to highlight the eyes and bring out the cheekbones. Look for glasses frames that have detailing or distinctive browlines. Rimless frames, ovals or cat-eyes are all excellent choices.

Base-Up Triangle Face Shape

Base-Up Triangle Face Shape

David Beckham EyewearThe base-up triangle face shape has a very wide top third and small bottom third. Your goal should be to minimize the width of the top half of the face. Look for glasses frames that are wider at the bottom half of the frame. Very light colored and materials are effective, and rimless styles are an excellent choice.

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To adjust glasses frames, it is helpful to know all about frame parts. Glasses frames are designed to be adjusted in many different ways. You can make some adjustments at home, but take great care, and read our article beforehand.


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Basic Eyeglasses Types

Eyeglasses can be divided into four main categories of frame types: full-rim, half-rim, rimless eyeglasses, and shield.  For additional information, read our article on eyeglasses types. We always recommend UV protection for your lenses, which will not impact your personal style choice.

Eyeglasses Materials

Eyeglasses are made in a variety of materials, from high quality titanium to vinyl.  If you want to learn more, read our article on eyeglasses frame materials.  Some eyeglasses are made with titanium which is super light, but sometimes brittle in cold weather. For the lens, we always recommend anti reflective coating on eyewear. 

Prescription Glasses Lenses

At Eyeglasses.com, we offer the world's largest selection of prescription lenses, including multifocal lens products and plastic lenses.  Your vision depends on matching your prescription needs with the lens characteristics; if the lens does not fulfill the needs of the prescription, your vision will be impacted.  Prescription lens products provide very clear vision, whether made of plastic or glass.  The essential elements of safety glasses are thick, indestructible polycarbonate material.  

Eyeglasses Frame Parts

Everything you ever wanted to know about the individual parts of eyeglasses is described in excruciating detail in our article about eyeglasses frame parts, including the lens.

Eyeglasses Quality

The quality of a pair of eyeglasses is very difficult for people to determine.  As with automobiles, we trust reviews, personal experience, and brand image to make decisions about which product to purchase that will last for years.  Read more in our article about how to determine the quality of eyeglasses

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One question we often get is, "What are the right size eyeglasses for me?"  The answer to the question is usually whatever you like.  The buy the right size glasses online, simply find out the size of glasses you are wearing now, and use that as a guide.  Read our article on right size eyeglasses to learn about frame measurements.

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Are your eyeglasses broken? You may be able to save those expensive lenses.  Read our article about broken eyeglasses, to learn how we may be able to save your lenses...and tips to save you a bundle of money.

How To Buy Eyeglasses Online

Eyeglasses.com has the largest selection of eyeglasses on the planet. Shopping online for a complete pair of eyeglasses from one of the top brands like Ray Ban and Gucci has never been easier. Why visit a Lenscrafters or Target Optical store and pay theVarilux Lenses Online inflated retail price for new frames when you can you can get massive selection and much lower prices at this website? Why pay full price for eyewear when you can get the perfect pair right here? We have more frame styles than any other store, and you can compare frame styles before you buy. Sure, get your comprehensive eye exam at any eye doctor.

We offer prescription lenses or clear lenses, frames only or as non prescription sunglasses. We also offer the largest lens selection online, including blue blocking lenses with a blue light filtering coating, anti reflective coatings, with every possible variation of high quality lenses options, lenses brands, reading glasses, lenses coatings and lenses features. In fact, we offer so many different lenses and service that customer often call us to help them decide, and then we do the checkout for them.  Unlike other online glasses retailers, we provide personal service on every order; to us, buying online glasses is the same as if you walked into our store.

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All you need to do is contact us by phone, or contact by email, or even by live chat. We are an online glasses store, with a complete pair of prescription glassesKate Spade Glasses starting at $79. Whether you purchase eyewear online or by phone, we have a full refund policy - if you want a refund, just send them back in original condition within 30 days. We offer many different payment options, including our partner Affirm loan services so you can finance your purchase as well, possibly with interest free installments, but your payment method is up to you.

We offer free shipping to most places in the continental United States, and also to the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy and some other countries. For further information, check our shipping page. Top brands are all over the internet, but we are one of the few authorized retailers of the full Versace glasses line, where you can shop for the newest glasses styles, get the best service on all brands, and even shop at our store located in Westport, CT.

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For prescription eyewear brands and accessories, we accept vision plans from many of the leading providers such as United Health Care, VSP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Eyemed, and many more. The same goes for your HSA/FSA dollars, which you can use to reduce the costs of your eyewear. Your personal benefits information can be determined by calling your insurer; California residents can meet additional eligibility criteria.

How to Use Your Vision Insurance Benefits

Insurance providers for eyewear brands range from supplemental vision benefits plans offered by your employer, to independent plans that users with a vision impaired profile can purchase outside of your employer's plan. In most cases, you can get your eye exams in-network from an eye doctor focused on your eye health, and your insurance provider will offer an out of network benefit for your eyewear. 

Once users have submitted their personal information and confirmed their insurance eligibility, you can submit the claim form directly to your insurance provider. To obtain insurance benefits after your eye exam, there will be a valid prescription required, your birth date, and a valid zip code required. Unfortunately, when you try to use your vision insurance at most optical stores, you will never have zero hidden fees, because prescription eyewear is how they make their profit.

A regular visit to an eye care professional is important for all people, but especially for patients with tunnel vision, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, degrading eyesight, accessibility issues, and any other vision problem.

Out of Network BenefitsCoach Glasses

Contact your insurance company to find out how to use your out of network benefits for your pair of eyewear to get the best vision. Most vision insurance plans offered by insurance company have an out of network benefit. Eyeglasses.com does not have a California finance lender license. Also we do not sell any contact lens products, because contact lenses are a completely different type of vision aid. We do however offer a free shipping service on all our orders to most places in the United States. If you have special needs, just contact our customer service team for help. Read more in our article about Vision Insurance Benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much should you pay for glasses online?

If you want cheap glasses and poor vision, you can buy glasses online for $10. But if you want high quality eyewear that is the exact same product as eye doctors sell, you can get it online for about half the price.

Which is better, bifocals or progressive lenses?

For most people, the decision is a cosmetic one. If you don't want other people to see the visible line in your lenses, then you progressive lenses are better.

Is it safe to buy glasses online?

Like most products you can buy online, it is safe to purchase glasses from reputable companies. Eyeglasses.com has been selling glasses online since 2000, and is one of the best places to buy glasses.

Is it worth it to buy glasses online?

If you want cheap glasses and poor vision, you can buy glasses online for $10. But if you want high quality eyewear that is the exact same product as eye doctors sell, you can get it online for about half the price.

What is the cheapest place to buy glasses online?

Zenni Optical seems to offer the cheapest glasses online. If you want cheap glasses and poor vision, you can buy glasses online for $10. But if you want high quality eyewear that is the exact same product as eye doctors sell, you can get it from Eyeglasses.com for about half the price charged by eye doctors.



Author of this article: 

Mark Agnew, AuthorMark Agnew
CEO of Eyeglasses.com, which he founded in 1999.  For over twenty years, he has educated consumers, improved their vision choices, and reduced costs in eyewear.  Mark authored The Eyeglasses Buying Guide, the most comprehensive and best-selling glasses buying guide in the world.

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