I took the bait and tried buying prescription glasses online! I know there are plenty of people doing this but I have always been hesitant. Upon being approached by GlassesShop.com to review a pair of their eyeglasses for my blog (full disclosure), I thought this was a great opportunity. GlassesShop.com sent me a free pair of glasses of my choosing with a coupon code for my readers (at the bottom). Here is what I learned!
First, to order prescription eyeglasses online you have to have your prescription (RX) at the ready as well as your pupillary distance (PD) which is the distance between your pupils. This is best done by someone else but I did mine in the mirror. Once you have these pieces of information it is time to go shopping!
Next, I pulled up GlassesShop.com on my mac only to be surprised by the vast selection. They have everything from wire framed glasses to prescription sunglasses, in various styles and colors. I found a pair that caught my eye and decided to try something new. Then I placed my order and about 4 days later I had them.
When the glasses came they were packaged well. The eyeglass case had a complimentary cleaning cloth for the lenses(I love those things). Finally, I took the glasses out and was again surprised at the quality. I picked some clear plastic geek frames that would work with my prescription. These were not only well done but compared to my old glasses, that were bought at the optometrist's office, you couldn't tell they were a fraction of the price. The fit was to the same standard as my other frames and I am super happy.
In conclusion, I am looking forward to buying some more glasses and making them more of an accessory in my wardrobe as opposed to being stuck with one or two pairs of frames to choose from.
What are you thoughts? Have you bought glasses online? Would you? Let me know your thoughts. If you buy a pair use special coupon code GSHOT50 to get 50% OFF your first pair!!!