Glasses.com Convenient and Affordable Prescription Eyeglasses (Review)

 I was recently asked to take a look at Glasses.com and comment on my experience there.  For those of you unfamiliar with Glasses.com, they sell prescription eyeglasses, contacts and sunglasses online.  I was happy to do this review because I just got my eyes checked last week and have been carrying around my prescription for just the right deal.

A lot of people are surprised to learn that I buy my glasses online, but sites like Glasses.com make it easy to choose just the right pair at prices much lower than you get at the Optometrist’s Office. Choosing your glasses is as simple as logging on and choosing the appropriate category (men, women, etc..) and starting your search.   The site offers a number of helpful filters to refine your search.  I was especially fond of the fact that you could filter to the “smaller” sizes as I always have trouble finding frames to fit my smaller sized face.  Even more helpful was the Frame Match feature.  This option presents you with a series of questions designed to narrow the choices down to frames that are most relevant to what you are looking for.  I tried my search both ways and Frame Match found 3 pairs of glasses that were perfect for me and it did it in less than 5 minutes.

My favorite feature of the site is the Virtual Try On.  You just upload a photo of yourself, adjust a couple of quick settings and you can see exactly how the frames will look on your very own face.  The site allows you to add frames to a “favorites” list so you can go back through them again when you are finished browsing.   If you still can’t make up your mind then Glasses.com goes a step further and will send them to you to try on at home!  You can choose up to five pairs to be shipped to your home in a pre-paid return box so that you can try them on in person and be absolutely sure they are the  ones that you want.

Going through the purchase process is as simple as transferring the numbers off of your eyeglasses prescription and onto an online form at checkout.  If you are confused or have any questions then they have live help right on the site as well as a toll free number you can call.   The prices are very reasonable, especially considering you are purchasing designer frames.  I found several very nice pair for under $99.  They even offer a 10% discount off any pair of their frames that you can find cheaper someplace else!  Even better, all frames have a 30-day no questions asked return policy along with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.

As far as lens options, they offer the same high quality lenses you find at your Eye Doctor’s Office.  The base package starts with lightweight polycarbonate lenses and CleanShield™ No Glare lens treatment from Carl Zeiss Vision ( Most places charge extra for the lens coating) and you can add up from there.

Glasses.com also offers a wide selection of both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses with the same search and try on features described above.

When it comes to shopping for glasses there is simply no reason NOT to shop through Glasses.com.  The price match, virtual try on and money back guarantee features should cover any hesitations you might have and make for a great shopping experience.  I have three pairs in my cart right now!

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own and I was not forced to write a positive review. You can see my disclosure policy here

Posted by: on June 17, 2012 under Product Reviews & Giveaways

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