Why Shop Prescription Eyeglasses Online at Optical4U?
Fashionable, and most importantly functional - our prescription eyeglasses will make you stand out in a crowd. Choose from a wide array of high-quality prescription frames in different styles. All of our prescription glasses styles are available as blue light prescription glasses, keeping your eyes healthy without having to sacrifice on style. Splurge on yourself and pick up your dream prescription eyeglasses to complement your unique look today!
Buying prescription glasses online can sometimes be tricky, but at Optical4U we make it easy! With your up-to-date glasses prescription in hand, choose from our variety of stylish glasses to find a pair that best fits your style and everyday life. After you choose what style of prescription glasses best suits you, you will need to decide on a prescription lens. Your four prescription glasses lens options are: single vision, reading glasses, polarized sunglasses, and photochromic glasses. Lastly, you will need to upload your glasses prescription to Optical4U's website or Email it later. Then, you will be on your way to owning your very own pair of stylish prescription glasses!
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How to Buy Cheap Prescription Glasses at Optical4U?
Shopping for new prescription glasses online might seem a little intimidating at first. You already know your prescription, but how do you know if a particular frame style, color, or lens shape will suit your face? At Optical4U.com, we offer a huge variety of quality designer eyewear at affordable prices. Whether your style is classic or contemporary, lightweight or luxury – we’ve got frames and glasses for everyone looking to buy glasses online.
Our optical range is carefully curated and can be filtered by categories like a lens, frame shape, material, style and color. There are also separate categories for those looking for eyeglasses for women and eyeglasses for men.
When you have chosen your preferred product, you can test it out via Optical4U’s Virtual Mirror (which allows you to see how certain glasses and frames will look on your face). The Virtual Mirror lets you upload your photo so that you can visualize how the glasses will fit your profile and help you in the decision process. By following our clear step-by-step guide to reading your prescription, you’ll have no trouble ordering your perfect pair of optical frames online.
What to Consider When Buying Cheap Glasses Online?
Once you’ve visited your eye care professional and received your up-to-date prescription and pupillary distance measurement, what’s the next step?
There are several things to consider when buying glasses online. Some elements like frame color, shape and material, come down to personal style preferences. Others, such as eyeglass and lens size, are dependent on your prescription, pupillary distance and face shape.
When shopping for glasses online in the USA or eyeglasses in New York City, it is also worth considering the functions of your new prescription glasses. Are they for reading or long hours spent in front of a computer screen? If so, you might want to choose lightweight metal material such as titanium to avoid heavy pressure from the frame on the bridge of your nose.
Those whose occupations or hobbies that require rapid or consistent eye, face or head movement such as musicians may consider rimless glasses to help minimize glare especially when they are being photographed. Other eyeglass materials, such as plastic, will more comfortably support heavier lenses, especially bifocal or multifocal lenses.
Whatever your prescription, our online optical store has hundreds of glasses and frames to choose from. We understand that such a huge variety might seem overwhelming, so we’ve created some handy tools to help you focus on what’s important to you and help you get the perfect fit and match your style when shopping for glasses online.
To successfully shop for eyeglasses, we recommend:
1. Gaining a clear understanding of your prescription through our simple online prescription reading guide;
2. Filtering eyewear by category, allowing you to easily tailor your search results by style, shape, brand/designer, color, size, fit and material;
3. Using our amazing Virtual Mirror to try a variety of new glasses and frames on, allowing you to see how different frame sizes and lens shapes look on your face; and
4. Reading the testimonials! Our vision is for you to see your savings, and you can read the honest reviews of hundreds of individual customers who’ve opted to buy glasses online with us, and who know from personal experience that our glasses and frames will go the distance.
It’s extremely important to us that you feel confident when you buy specs online. That’s why our prescription glasses and frames come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Once you’ve chosen the perfect pair of optical frames online, simply add them to your shopping cart. Follow the prompts to enter your prescription and any additional optical information, complete the checkout process; and in 3-6 business days (slightly longer for certain rural areas or special-ordered items such as multifocal) they will arrive at your chosen destination. Delivery is available all across the USA including major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, and San Jose.
If you are unhappy – for any reason – with your online eyeglasses purchase, you can return them within 365 days.
Optical4U.com is proudly 100% Optical Experts owned and operated. We have strong networks of suppliers and optical labs built over our 14+ years of experience in the eyewear business. We cut out the middle man, so you can trust that our focus is always on empowering you by providing a huge variety of affordable yet high-quality prescription glasses.
How to Take Care of Our Prescription Eyeglasses?
Congratulations! You’ve managed to whittle down your choices from our variety of designer eyewear and have ordered the perfect pair of prescription glasses online. But do you know how to properly care for your new frames when they arrive?
Wiping the lens of your glasses on your shirt or dry cloth is not advisable. It’s the quickest way to scratch and permanently damages your new quality eyewear.
You’ve committed to exceptional eye care by purchasing quality glasses online, so it makes sense to care equally as much for your new glasses and keep your vision clear.
The first – and most important – step is to always store your prescription glasses in a solid glasses case if you’re not wearing them. This will ensure the frames aren’t bent out of shape or damaged. It will also help to protect the eyeglass and lens from being scratched. We encourage wrapping your new prescription glasses in the microfiber cloth provided when you buy glasses online before placing them in your case.
To clean the dirt from your glasses and frames, optometrists and eye care professionals recommend the following simple steps:
1. Hold your prescription glasses by the bridge (the part of the frame between each lens) under a gentle stream of warm water.
2. Place a drop of dish detergent onto one finger, and gently massage both sides of each lens. Never use a cloth to scrub stubborn particles!
3. Gently rinse your eyewear under the flow of warm water.
4. If possible, leave your frames to air-dry. Otherwise, a microfiber cloth should be used to gently dry your eyewear (Do not use tissues since they can leave residue all over your freshly cleaned specs).
Alternatively, you may also choose to purchase single-use wipes designed specifically for optical use (not baby wipes) to care for your designer glasses and frames.
Here are some more tips to take good care of your eyewear. First, regularly clean any makeup, sunscreen or body product residue from your eyeglass lens and frames (as it can damage lens coatings and increase the risk of metal and plastic oxidation). Second, be careful not to leave your glasses exposed to direct sunlight – especially on the dashboard of a hot car – or in moist environments since they can cause your new frames to warp.
While these eyewear care tips may seem like common sense, we sometimes forget and lose focus due to the hustle and bustle of modern life. By following these tips when it comes to cleaning your new prescription frames, you will be able to get the most out of buying glasses online.
Prescription Glasses FAQs
How to buy prescription glasses online?
The first thing to do before purchasing eyeglasses whether online or in-store, is to get a prescription from your eye doctor, optometrist, or ophthalmologist. Once your doctor has determined the proper diopter strength and pupillary distance for your prescription, you can head online to your favorite store and choose a frame style based on your taste and preference. Optical4U Eyewear offers you the option to order any eyeglass frames and customize them with your prescribed diopter Rx strength.
How do I submit my prescription?
Please note that a current prescription that includes the doctor's information, date of service, and signature of the doctor is required to process your order. All prescriptions are checked by our in-house optician to ensure your glasses are perfect! During the ordering process you will have the following options: 1) Upload the valid prescription as a PDF, JPG, or PNG, 2) Choose your on-file prescription if you are an existing customer.
How do I find my pupillary distance (PD)?
Your PD is the distance from the center of one pupil to the center of the other in millimeters. This information is necessary to properly center your prescription correctly in your frames. It's important to note that the average PD is between 57 and 65mm. You may have two PD values - one for each eye. It is best to get this measured by your eye care professional. If your doctor did not include your PD measurement with your prescription, follow these easy steps to find your PD before you start your order: 1) Place a ruler or credit card against your forehead and line up an edge with your right pupil, 2) Looking straight ahead, mark the location of your left pupil on the ruler or credit card, and 3) Repeat multiple times and take an average measurement to ensure an accurate PD.
What do prescription glasses do?
Prescription glasses are medical devices that correct your vision by allowing your eye to project light on the right spot in your retina. The correct lenses compensate for your eye's inability to focus an image onto the retina.
How severe is my glasses prescription?
A prescription between +/-.025 to +/-2.00 is considered mild, the range between +/-2.25 to +/-5.00 is considered moderate, and anything greater than +/-5.00 is considered severe.
How long should it take to adjust my new eyeglass prescription?
The adjustment period depends on various factors. If you are a first-time glasses wearer, it could take up to two weeks to adjust to your new visual aids.
What type of eyeglass lenses do you offer?
Optical4U offers a premium high index of 1.60 with every order and includes anti-reflective coating, anti-scratch coating, hydrophobic coating, and ultraviolet protection. Upgrade options include: Ultrathin 1.67 lens material for stronger prescriptions, blue light filter technology, photochromic, and polarized sunglasses.
Should I get thin, high index lenses?
If your prescription is stronger than -4.00, it would be beneficial to get thin, high index lenses to decrease the weight and increase optical clarity.
How should I clean my new prescription glasses?
We strongly recommend purchasing one of our cleaning kits to keep your prescription glasses looking like new.
Does Optical4U offer blue light reading glasses that block harmful HEV and UV light rays?
Yes, you can get over-the-counter reading glasses in your preferred power or diopter just like you were buying them in-store or from your optometrist. We also offer custom prescription reading glasses that can be made to order according to your prescription.
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