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How to Buy Your Eyeglasses Online

With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are being urged to stay home to avoid the spread of this new coronavirus. With Vision Direct you can order prescription glasses directly online from the safety of your home. When it comes to your prescription eyeglasses, extra precaution matters. Retailers such as Vision Direct will always want to make sure that the lenses are as accurate as possible. Follow these simple steps to buying your next pair of prescription glasses online.

1. Get Your Prescription
The process of buying prescription eyeglasses online still involves a visit to the optometrist (unless you are aiming for Plano). Your doctor is responsible for clearly identifying your vision problems, writing a prescription, explaining technical terms, and addressing your eyecare needs.
For custom-made eyeglasses, you can also seek the services of opticians. They can measure your pupillary distance to determine the exact placement of the center of the lenses for accuracy.

Vision Directs’ Revolutionary Lens Scanner App
If you can’t get a copy of your prescription due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can try out Vision Directs’ virtual eye clinic: our new Lens Scanner. Download the FREE app available on the App Store and Google Play to easily get your current prescription by scanning your glasses from the comfort of your home in just a few minutes.

Once you have your prescription, you can go directly to Vision Direct to find the perfect pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.

2. Get the Right Frame
If you already have frames in mind, you can easily search through our website and order directly online in order to follow the suggested precautions for stopping the spread of coronavirus. You can even choose from our top brands such as Tom Ford, Oakley, Ray-Ban, and Persol. Get over 70% off on your new designer frames.

Frame shape
The eyeglasses of your choice should complement your face and highlight your favorite facial attributes. Before you buy eyeglasses online, you should first be aware of your face shape. You can know if your face is oval, round, square, diamond, or heart shape by simply looking in the mirror.

Frame size
While you consider eyeglasses frame sizes for fashion, it’s best to determine the correct measurements for your face. Big frames can make your face smaller while small frames can make your face bigger. Too loose, your eyeglasses might slip off, while too narrow might cause improper blood flow.

If you have an old pair of eyeglasses that suit you well, you can check the measurements engraved at the temples.

Frame materials
Eyeglasses frames are made of plastic, acetate, metal, and titanium. Well-known brands such as Persol and Tom Ford will provide you with premium materials, which will result in a long-lasting pair of eyeglasses.
You can also try our Vision Direct Collection. They are also made from high-quality materials but at a low-price guarantee.

Frame colors
Once you’ve decided on the frames shape, size, and materials, you can proceed to choose the best color for you. Most of the time, the designs that you love are available in a wide range of colors.

3. Enter Your Prescription and Choose Lenses, and Coatings
Now that you have decided on the frames, you can submit your optical prescription. At Vision Direct, you can do it manually or upload it in our system so we can immediately attend to your vision needs with the help of our partner optical laboratories.

Your optometrists may require you to have single-vision or multi-vision lenses. However, you can still decide the lens materials and thickness. Check our lens index chart to find out which one is most suitable for your vision correction needs.

The coatings are based on your lifestyle: If you know you live an active lifestyle that could cause a higher risk of lens damage, you can have the anti-scratch coating for added strength. If you own a car and you use it every day, an anti-reflective coating will surely help. UV protection coating is also essential.

When buying eyeglasses online, you can check the warranty, returns, shipping, insurance, and maintenance all from the safety of your home.

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