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our story

Eyeglasses.com began after the founder's life changing event, being blinded in one eye during a street mugging. Our continuing mission for over 20 years is to support your vision and your story, because you have a tremendous impact on the people around you. When you buy glasses from us, we supply a pair to a person in need through our "Buy One Give One" campaign. We have also funded over 900 eye surgeries to cure blind people. Each person we touch with these programs, impacts hundreds of others. Join our revolution - be our revolution - by being your vision.

Truth
TRUTH

We believe expressing our TRUTH empowers authentic individualism. At Eyeglasses.com we offer the industry's largest and most diverse collections of designer brands, frames and sunglasses, that gives you extraordinary CHOICE to LOOK DIFFERENT and see more of our potential as human beings. It's TRUE SELF-EXPRESSION.

LOOK Closer.

We want our customers to be completely confident in our TRUTH that your eyewear choices and purchase decisions are secured by best-in-class manufacturer warranties, the world's leading producer of custom-crafted prescription lenses, competitively affordable prices, our Perfect Lenses Guarantee, our Customer Satisfaction Guarantee and Free Shipping in the USA and most countries.  We firmly believe that when you invest in high quality eyewear, you will be more successful in all your endeavors.

intergrity
INTEGRITY.

We believe honoring our INTEGRITY respects your unique individuality. At Eyeglasses.com, INTEGRITY is central to the character of our People, the work ethic of our Service, and the craftsmanship of our Products. It is fundamental to why we LOOK DIFFERENT at our potential as human beings. It's GENUINE SELF-CONFIDENCE.

LOOK Closer.

We believe we demonstrate our QUALITY ethos we strengthen the individual self-esteem. At Eyeglasses.com, we want customers experience a truly first-class value working with quality people, products and services. We LOOK DIFFERENT at our human potential and how extraordinary it can be expressed through our QUALITY lens. It's PRICELESS SELF-WORTH.

QUALITY
HIGH QUALITY.

We believe we demonstrate our HIGH QUALITY ethos we strengthen the individual self-esteem. At Eyeglasses.com, we want customers experience a truly first-class value working with quality people, products and services. We LOOK DIFFERENT at our human potential and how extraordinary it can be expressed through our HIGH QUALITY lenses. It's PRICELESS SELF-WORTH.

LOOK Closer.

We want our customers to receive the very best we have. At Eyeglasses.com we believe HIGH QUALITY is an attitude of excellence cultivated with honest, hard work. It permeates and undergirds everything, including our best-in-class designer brands of the finest HIGH QUALITY manufactured in the state-of-the-art facilities located in the USA, Italy, Germany, France and Japan.

SERVICE
SERVICE.

We believe the way we provide SERVICE supports ambitious individualism. At Eyeglasses.com, it's the bedrock of our vision, culture consciousness and work ethic. It's the way we honor the dignity of customer relationships. We LOOK DIFFERENT at our human potential and being your preferred eyewear partner through this lens of SERVICE. It's HONEST SELF-RESPECT.

LOOK Closer.

We want our customers to know we take SERVICE personally. Eyeglasses.com is acknowledged in the global eyewear industry as a preeminent Sole Source Solution for best-in-quality eyewear, optical knowledge and expertise, and matchless responsiveness. Eyeglasses.com ranked among the eyewear industry's highest in consumer confidence and satisfaction for two decades.

We provide the industry's largest inventories and most diverse collections of the most-respected, admired and preferred designer eyewear brands custom-crafted lenses in the world. We are well-known for excellence in optical knowledge and ophthalmic expertise, and equally recognized for the kindness and compassion we have to help people LOOK DIFFERENT at their Vision and Image.

VISION
OUR VISION

We believe the integrity of our eyesight should be a basic human right. We believe our eyes give vision to who we truly are, our individuality. And, we believe everyone should be given opportunity to express and empower their truth to live an authentic, confident life. We want to present a transformational online eyewear education experience that compassionately and intelligently empowers individualized purchase decision-making. We want to inspire, elevate and enlighten our Vision and Image to LOOK DIFFERENT.

VISION
OUR MISSION

To educate and help people make high quality eyewear purchase decisions, because we know that when people invest in high quality eyewear, they will be more successful in all their endeavors.  We support this with a friendly, compassionate intelligence and extensive optical expertise. We provide the convenience, ease and value of a single online source to world-class eyewear brands and industry best custom-crafted lenses. The perfect solution experience to LOOK DIFFERENT.

We offer the largest inventories of the most extraordinarily diverse collections from the most recognized, trusted and preferred eyewear brands in the industry. We enlighten our customers as to their best options and alternatives. We help people discover a new vision of themselves, more fully appreciate others, and the world we share. In the end, we want to be a part of the transformation to LOOK DIFFERENT.

People
OUR PEOPLE

Our diversity strengthens the quality of our service. Our integrity secures the hope of our future. We are simple, trustworthy people, an uncommon community of brave souls, who have traveled different roads, taken higher paths, and discovered the art and science of LOOK DIFFERENT. We are sincerely eager and excited to help each of you find your own LOOK DIFFERENT experience.

We take pride in providing the highest integrity of service to our customers. We train and empower our employees to work collaboratively to resolve product or service issues. We are quite versatile and caring. We take an above and beyond approach to demonstrate an honest, sincere and straightforward candor, that our customers have appreciated and loved since 1999.

People
OUR CULTURE

At Eyeglasses.com, we LOOK DIFFERENT at everything, and you LOOK DIFFERENT to everyone. An uncommon relationship with how we look at you and ourselves, and how others look at us. It's how we live our truth. It's the way we listen and look for the intersection of our customer's needs, hopes and lifestyles. It's the way we prioritize service and build lifetime relationships.

We are a culture of full of passion to help people discover their freedom of expression. We want to inspire individuality. We want each person to find their uniquely authentic relationship with LOOK DIFFERENT. Everything is based on our core values around encouraging relationship with customers, community and environment.

People
OUR VALUES

At Eyeglasses.com our values show up in our work ethics and understood through the lens of our LOOK DIFFERENT story. We are about individual TRUTH. We are about personal INTEGRITY. We are about product QUALITY. And, we are about customer SERVICE. Simply put, these four are who we are and what we stand for.

People
COURAGE OF DIVERSITY

These four attributes inspire our culture, people, products and services. A new courageous awareness, consciousness and gratitude. They are our code of conduct and code of ethics. They are the pillars we build upon to help others discover their distinctive image and authentic vision. All four work together so that you experience a true fairness in all our practices. We appreciate diversity and encourage individuality. We respect everyone with dignity. We promote healthy lifestyles. And, we protect our environment. It is the way we build and sustain our culture, and create a safe, supportive and thriving workplace as we grow together.

People
OUR PARTNER

Our lab partner, EssilorLuxottica, is the world's leading performance lens manufacturer known for its innovative, cutting-edge optical lens technologies and the premier custom-craft lenses. EssilorLuxottica is well- known for using only the highest quality resources and implementing the most rigorous standards, measures and quality controls. This means we give you the very best in everything we offer.

People
OUR REVIEWS

Our reviews over the past two decades have been at the pinnacle of the industry's customer service ratings.  We offer a "Perfect Lenses Guarantee" and "No Questions Asked Customer Satisfaction Guarantee" along with "Free Shipping". Take a LOOK some of our top-rated Consumer Reviews from "Independent Rating Agencies" as Shopper Approved and Trustpilot.

Our reviews over the past two decades have been at the pinnacle of the industry's customer service ratings. . Since 2001, we are the only online eyewear store that has earned an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We are the proud recipient of the STELLAService Excellent Certified badge. STELLAService is an independent company that rates the customer service performance of online businesses.

We offer a "Perfect Lenses Guarantee" and "No Questions Asked Customer Satisfaction Guarantee" along with "Free Shipping". Take a LOOK some of our top-rated Consumer Reviews from "Independent Rating Agencies" as Shopper Approved and Trustpilot.

People
OUR VISION MAGAZINE

Vision Magazine is a platform present well-researched, well-written, and well-balanced articles on the topics about which you're most passionate. They may span the landscapes of Art, History, Philosophy, Living, Politics, Poetry, Religion, Opinion Pieces and others. We are an open-minded, welcoming community, however, with respect, we ask contributors to be so kind as to follow our guidelines.

THE MISSION

We publish original articles on topics that cry out for objectivity and balanced perspectives. If you are passionate about something, submit an article to Vision Magazine that would leave the reader feeling more informed and not judged.

Every image should be inspirational and every comment productive. We believe it is the most positive and constructive way to present ideas and opinions. Please comment in such manner on any of the work you read here.

It's important for us all to recognize and acknowledge we live in a free democratic society, where people with opposing views are heard equally. So, we encourage you to conduct your research so that you can offer both sides of the story. No sectarian musings, complaining, and meandering are allowed. We'd love to hear from you and simply follow these guidelines. Enjoy browsing current articles and most recent posts at REVIEW OUR LATEST POSTS. We look forward to reading your comments. 

FROM OUR FOUNDER
FROM OUR FOUNDER

It's important for us all to recognize and acknowledge we live in a free democratic society, where people with opposing views are heard equally. So, we encourage you to conduct your research so that you can offer both sides of the story. No sectarian musings, complaining, and meandering are allowed. We'd love to hear from you and simply follow these guidelines. Enjoy browsing current articles and most recent posts at REVIEW OUR LATEST POSTS. We look forward to reading your comments. With Gratitude. Mark Agnew.

OUR FOUNDER'S STORY

Mark Agnew lost an eye at a young age and yet, through this tragedy a greater awareness and consciousness was birthed and a new vision was forged. Mark learned a new strength of appreciation only found in gratitude. From that experience came a true, heart-felt passion to help others discover this enlightened and transformational path to be more and LOOK DIFFERENT at oneself, others and the world around us.

We experience this transforming power of personal integrity when we live from our truth as unique individuals. Mark's story is the Eyeglasses.com story. In fact, its' all our story. We each learn to take our higher path and discover the value of being an authentic individual. And, we achieve the power and vision to LOOK DIFFERENT.

VISIONARY PIONEER
VISIONARY PIONEER

In 1999, Mark founded Eyeglasses.com, a leading online retailer of eyeglasses, prescription lenses, and sunglasses, and pioneered the development of omnichannel retailing in the eyewear industry. He is a well-recognized as a true leader, educator, author (Eyeglasses Buying Guide:  How To Buy Eyeglasses and Sunglasses - Pay Less and Get More) and consumer advocate in the vision business.

Eyeglasses.com pioneered the Virtual Try On technology in the eyewear industry and in 2003 issued two ground- breaking patents. EssilorLuxottica, the world's premier manufacturer of the highest quality eyewear brands, purchased both of them in 2013. Mark is also the founder and editor of the Eyeglasses.com VISION Magazine.

Consumer ADVOCATE
CONSUMER ADVOCATE

The quality of Mark's leadership and his integrity as the Chief Executive Officer at Eyeglasses.com is rooted in being able to overcome great personal adversity. Today, Mark lives by this uncompromising work ethic to help people discover greater vision, see different perspectives with new eyes and achieve a more honest expression of their unique potential as human beings.

"There is no more powerful teacher in life than adversity, because life-changing events are given to us so that we can change our lives.  When we give to others, we recieve back what we need most in our lives.  When we give to society, society gives back to us.  When we help others, others will help us.  This is the foundation law in all faith systems throughout all recorded history, and as true now as 10,000 years ago."

AFFILIATE PROGRAM
AFFILIATE PROGRAM

If you have a website or social media channel and share our values, what we stand for, our preference for world-class designer brand products and top-rated, best-in-class services, you may easily sign up for our affiliate program at Commission Junction and earn generous commissions up to 15% for each sale you referred.

OUR PRESS
OUR PRESS

Eyeglasses.com has been in the news many times since 1999. Here are a few links to some recent articles. We will continue to post Press Releases about our Westport store, to keep you up to date on the recent introductions of new eyewear products, and to let you know whenever Eyeglasses.com makes the "NEWS."  

Eyeglasses.com has been in the news many times since 1999. Here are a few links to some recent articles. We will continue to post Press Releases about our Westport store, to keep you up to date on the recent introductions of new eyewear products, and to let you know whenever Eyeglasses.com makes the "NEWS."

Eyeglasses.com CEO Cautions Consumers About Vision Coverage; Calls for Lawmakers to Take Action, 1/27/16 Forbes Magazine: Eyeglasses.com is a "Disrupter", 7/8/14

Eyeglasses.com Published "How to Buy Eyeglasses: A Consumer Buying Guide for Eyewear"