A how to guide on ordering prescription glasses online

Online shopping has long since surpassed regular stores with its incredible variety and better overall deals. A growing interest in ordering prescription glasses online is only understandable. But is it possible? And if so, how?

The answer to whether or not it can be done is a resounding yes. However, for those of us who need prescription glasses, picking the wrong kind could prove a mere annoyance. Luckily, this can be avoided by planning ahead and implement some of the following steps.

1. Measurements

optometrist prescriptionIf you take a close look at the temples of your current glasses you’ll notice what may seem like random numbers. This is actually their measurement and millimeters separated into three categories. First is the lens length, followed by the bridge length. While all models vary in sizes this can give you a good indication of what you’re looking for.

2. Know your eyes

optometristAs unfortunate as it is, so many of us suffer from uniquely differing eye problems. This makes both the positioning of the lenses, and their type (multi-focal, single-vision) a must know. If you don’t have an exact prescription it is highly recommended that you have your eye doctor or optician provide you with one. Alternatively, you could do what is known as pupillary distance test, which can be found online.

3. Style

glasses styleNot having the ability to try on the pairs of glasses you’re interested in is undoubtedly a disadvantage. However, the larger selection and incredible bargains available online make it worthwhile to get creative.

4. Look for glasses that match the shape of your face.

For example, a round face is most likely to benefit from narrow or rectangular type models. Square shaped models should be avoided due to their tendency to accentuate sharp angles.

Those with a diamond type face would find rimless shaped glasses most complementary, but should absolutely avoid the narrow type which works well with rounder faces.