Self-Isolation Tips: How to Buy Prescription Glasses Online

By on March 25, 2020
Prescription eyeglasses

During this time of self-care, check to get a new pair of prescription glasses off your list. Eyewear retailer such as SmartBuyGlasses provides you the latest technologies so you can get your glasses in just a few minutes from the comfort of your home. By browsing a wide array of designer eyewear collections, you can find the perfect eyewear for you without leaving your home.

 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 identify your vision problems, writing a prescription, explaining technical terms, and addressing your needs.

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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.

SmartBuyGlasses’ New Lens Scanner

Do you have trouble remembering your eyeglasses prescription? SmartBuyGlasses proudly introduces a 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 to find the perfect pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses

  1. Get the right frame

If you already have frames in mind, you can easily search through our website. You can even choose from our top brands such as Tom FordOakleyRay-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 SmartBuy Collection. They are also made from high-quality materials but at a low-price guarantee.

 Frame colors

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

  1. Enter Your Prescription and Choose Lenses, and Coatings

Now that you have decided on the frames, you can submit your optical prescription. At SmartBuyGlasses, 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 how thick or thin your lenses should be. 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.

Get your new pair of eyeglasses and receive up to 35% off on your purchase using the following discount codes:

  • SENIORRX30: 30% Off Prescription Lenses
  • SENIORPROG35: 35% Off Progressive Lenses
  • SENIOR10: 10% Sitewide
  • SENIOR5: 5% Off Contact Lenses

When buying eyeglasses online, you can also check the warranty, returns, shipping, insurance, and maintenance.

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Self-Isolation Tips: How to Buy Prescription Glasses Online