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Tips for Buying Prescription Glasses Online

Tips for Buying Prescription Glasses Online

Buying your glasses online is a quick and easy process for getting what you need quickly and efficiently. The internet is a great way to purchase whatever type of prescription glasses you need depending on your eyesight and aesthetic. No matter what your preference might be, there are plenty of great options that will meet your needs, and you won’t have to leave your home. 

Regardless of the type of glasses that you might be looking for, there are plenty of options available for you to browse through. You can find anything from high-end brands to more cost-effective models. As an added bonus, you’re more likely to find a discount online and more lens type options. But before you click “add to cart” you’ll want to research the right kind of lens to go with whatever glasses you might choose. These are a few tips we have for people interested in making their next glasses purchase online.

Know your prescription.

Before you go shopping for a new pair of glasses online, you’ll need to know what your current prescription is. You’ll want to make an appointment with your ophthalmologist and make sure your prescription is current and that nothing about your eye health has changed. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions about what the best glasses for you might be depending on your prescription. Once you have all the information about what kind of glasses you need, you can start looking online.

Know about your lens options

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There are a few different options for lenses depending on what you’re looking for.

Clear Lenses– Clear lenses are probably the most common choice for lenses. They’re completely clear and they allow you to view the world naturally without ever impairing your vision as some other lens types might. They’re the least expensive option and they tend to be the most flattering since they highlight your natural eye color.

Clear with Blue Blocker– Since screens are a major part of our day to day routines, glasses designed to block the harmful blue light from our eyes have been created. These lenses block all ultraviolet light up to 420 nanometers. This light can cause damage to your cornea and the lenses of your eyes. If you struggle with headaches or eye strain, these are a good way to protect your eyes a little bit more than a simple clear lens.

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Transition Lenses– Transition lenses are perfect for people who need prescription sunglasses but don’t want to constantly be switching their glasses when they go from inside to outside and back. They naturally protect you from sunlight, blue light, and help you see perfectly.

Polarized lenses– Polarized lenses are designed to keep the reflected light from cars, water, and snow from damaging your eyes. These are a great investment for people who are active and spend a lot of time outdoors since they protect your eyes more effectively.

Know the size of your current frame

The frame size you currently have not only has a bearing on the lens options you might be able to take advantage of, but it also has to do with your comfort level with your glasses. If you go from having wider glasses or rimless frames to a completely different type of glasses, your aesthetic isn’t the only thing that’s changing. You might find that the new glasses are distracting or annoying if the lenses are smaller and now rest in your line of sight. While it might not change your decision, it’s a good idea to make sure you know what kind of change you might be making if the frames you’re purchasing have a different shape or size.

Do your research.

You’ll want to look at product reviews, various sites, and multiple styles before you make your final decision about which glasses you want. There are so many options out there for where you can buy your glasses and what type will be best for your face that you’ll need to look around to find the best fit. You can find what types of frames have features that make them more comfortable to wear all day, which are designed for wear and tear, and which are the latest styles in eyewear. Either way, you’ll want to take a comprehensive look at your options before you commit.

Stay with name brand frames.

Knock-offs or generic brands are often less reliable and more likely to cause you problems down the road. They might not be as high quality or as durable and with something as critical to your comfort and day-to-day life as your glasses, you’ll want to make sure you have a pair that will be reliable and effective. Name brands are name brands for a reason, and it’s worth the extra money upfront to save you time and money down the road if you wind up having to purchase replacement glasses when they break. Plus, you won’t have to deal with them possibly breaking at an inopportune time, like on vacation.

For most people, taking the time to go try on glasses isn’t an activity they have the time or inclination for. The internet is a one-stop-shop for glasses these days and you’ll be able to find a wider variety of options and discounts without ever leaving your couch. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s convenient. As long as you go through the process thoughtfully, there’s no reason why you can’t just purchase your glasses online.

At RX-Safety, we have plenty of glasses options and every type of lens you can think of available to our customers. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of name brand glasses or you want to try a new style, you can find what you’re looking for on our site. If you have questions about our product offerings, feel free to reach out to us here! Our team of professionals will be more than happy to help you find which of our products will work best for you.

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