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7 Tips On How to Buy Prescription Glasses

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Oct 03, 2022

7 Tips On How to Buy Prescription Glasses

When shopping for prescription glasses, you should know what to look for and how much money you're willing to spend. Fortunately, purchasing eyeglasses online is both simple and inexpensive—as long as you do your homework first!

Get your prescription

If you're going to buy prescription glasses, you'll need to get your prescription from an eye doctor or a third-party website. You can also get a prescription from an online service provider and then have it faxed or mailed directly to the seller.

  • EyeMed - A free service offered by The Eye Hospital Network (TEHN), which includes seven hospitals across North America that provide comprehensive care for eyesight.
  • Eyetopia - A similar platform but with more options available depending on what type of eyewear you need (iPads/smartphones).

Choose a frame shape

Choose frames with a round shape if you have a round face. If you have an oval or long face, go for more angular frames. When choosing a frame, keep your head size in mind; if your head is larger than average, get a slightly larger size so that it can be worn comfortably at all times. Choose something sleek and modern if you want to look stylish while wearing prescription glasses.

Consider your facial features

It's important to consider your facial features. The size and the shape of your face and eye color can all help determine which frames will suit you best. Consider how well these features work with one another when choosing a frame that matches the style that suits you best.

Choose the size of your frames

It's important to choose a frame that's proportional to your face, i.e., if you have a narrow nose and a wide forehead, then the width of each side should be about 3 mm less than the length and width of your head.

Frame sizes are measured from front edge-to-back edge across each side—that’s why we call them “ears” or “noses”—and this measurement will give you an idea of how much room there is between where one eye starts and the other ends when looking straight ahead at lighted up positions in front of you while wearing them!

Pick a lens material

Plastic lenses are lighter and less expensive, but they do not have the same scratch resistance as glass or polycarbonate. Glasses made from these materials are also much more durable and should last for a long time if properly cared for.

If all-day wearability is important to you, polycarbonate is an excellent choice because it isn't as durable as other materials but still provides some protection against scratches and impact damage.

If you want something even more durable than polycarbonate, titanium might be the way to go.

Choose the right coatings

The coating can either protect or damage your eyes, so it's important to choose one that will do the opposite.

  • Consider applying an anti-reflective coating to thin lenses to prevent distortion when light reflects off them. This type of coating comes in a variety of forms: some are made with a layer of aluminum oxide (a shiny material), while others are made with highly specialized materials such as polycarbonate or titanium dioxide; one even uses nanotechnology! These coatings are available in a variety of colors, and some people prefer wearing blue-tinted lenses because they make everything appear brighter than usual!
  • If you have thick lenses, choose "hardness" instead; this means having more durable glass than normal lenses because it's harder to scratch through those types of surfaces without permanently damaging them first.

Ordering single vision vs. progressive lenses

Single vision lenses are designed for people with normal vision, while progressive lenses have an optical power that gradually increases as you move away from the center of your field of view. Single-vision lenses are generally cheaper than progressives. In addition to being more expensive than single-vision options, progressives also tend to be more comfortable because they offer a wider range of focus options than their non-progressor counterparts.


We hope these tips will help you find the right pair of prescription glasses for your face.