Thursday, March 10, 2011

Think Before You Buy Glasses-And Save

Think Before You Buy Glasses - and Save

If you’ve ever thought about buying glasses online but were scared off because it seems too hard or you’re afraid you may make a mistake - don’t worry. Ordering glasses on line is easier than you think!  Here’s a few helpful tips on how to ensure you get exactly what you need when you order glasses online.

First, check your prescription ... and then double check it. If you’re ordering prescription sunglasses, your prescription may be different than the rx for prescription glasses.  If the numbers on your prescription above the -5.00 range, you need to upgrade your prescription lenses to one with a higher index, since most eyeglass frames are not built to support the weight and thickness of basic lenses with high prescription. You should also pay attention to whether the numbers in the SPH (sphere) and CYL (cylinder) are positive (+) or negative (-).

Think about why you wear your glasses. Do you need to wear them all day? Are they only for computer usage? Perhaps they are only for reading usage. Whatever the reason, this is important because it affects your pupillary distance. IF for everyday usage, select “distance" when selecting what you’ll be using your frame for. What if you only wear glasses sometimes or just for reading or computer usage? Simply select “reading"!

If you use your eyeglasses for reading AND distance, then you might want to consider multifocal lenses - like progressives. Most retailers will make progressive or bifocal lenses easey to find but, buyer beware, the frames you selected may only be compatible with reading OR distance correction - not both. Look for a simple symbol - like a green or red check mark - to tell you what you can use those glasses for.

Shopping online shouldn’t be so difficult but by paying a little more attention to the retailers requirements, you can order glasses on line with ease. Now, you can save a little more money, too! has a fantastic sale running through March!

- 10% off any order of $100 or more with the code: 10FRSH

- 25% off any order of 3 or more pairs of eyeglasses with the code: 25FS

These specials include FREE shipping to the United States.

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