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What To Do Before Buying Glasses Online

The internet is a wonderful place to buy all sorts of products from the convenience of your own home. With a wide array of things to choose from it’s no surprise that people are also buying glasses online. While internet shopping can be more convenient many people make mistakes that can cost them more money and time in the long run.

Below we are going to explore the things that you should be doing before buying glasses online.


Ask around

There are hundreds if not thousands of providers for glasses online so it can be tough to find a provider that is right for you. The best place to start is to ask your friends and family if they have internet shopped for this product already. If they have you are in luck as you get to ask them about shipping times, costs and the quality of the products. It’s like looking at reviews but with extra follow up questions and more information.


Check out the reviews

On that topic, you should always read reviews before buying glasses online. This is the best indication of what a product is like as people can provide feedback for the product in a visible space. You should also take into consideration that some reviews may be false so always double-check each review and take each one with a grain of salt.


Surf the web

If your contacts weren’t able to provide you with any providers that they have for glasses online it’s time to do the searching yourself. As you are buying glasses online the best place to search is obviously the internet. A simple Google search should respond with thousands of options to choose from. When looking at these websites also have a look at competitors and their social channels to see what other people are saying about them and to deem if they are a trustworthy brand.


Know your sizing

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One of the main reasons that people go into a store for the optical needs as you can get sizing, repairs and fittings all in one place. Buying glasses online doesn’t give you the privilege of trying on numerous pairs to find your right style or size. Before you make a purchase it is recommended that you know what size you are after so that they fit and you don’t have to mess around with any returns. Measuring the circumference of your head as well as the distance between your pupils are common places to start and will make your search a lot easier.

Additionally, if you have a style in mind as well that will definitely speed up the process. If not there are so many options to choose from that also feature models wearing them so you can judge for yourself if they would suit you. Many websites also feature charts that showcase what frame style is the best for each head shape. For example, if you have a round head shape the best frame styles are; rectangles, squares, aviators, and wraps. You should also steer clear of; classic way frame, browline, oval, round, geometric, and oversized frames.


Review refund and return policies

Since you aren’t buying from bricks and mortar store you should always review a website’s refund and return policy especially if they are an international seller. If you do make a purchase and find that they are not the right fit for you, you want to be able to return or exchange them for another pair that does. This 5 minute reading task could save you some serious time and money in the end.

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