(Closed) Has anyone ordered glasses online before?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2948 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i order from Coastalcontacts.com ALL the time. They are amazing. everything turned out perfect and they have amazing customer service. i recommend them to everyone!

Post # 4
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have coworker who have ordered from zenni optical and rave about it. The only complaint that I have heard was that the frames are not the same quality as designer frames, they may wear out faster. Even with that, they swear the glasses are well worth the price. I haven’t heard complaints about lenses.

The only reason that I have not ordered from the myself is my prescription. I have a stigmatism, and I require high index lenses and will not settle for anything less than feather weights.

If you have a more or less standard prescription, and you generally go for regular lenses, you have nothing to lose from ordering online.


Post # 5
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yup! I have been buying glasses online for three years now. Pupilliary distance is good to have. The ones I buy you bend the ear bits with a hairdryer because the opticians won’t alter them if they were not purchased there. The plastic wayfarer frames often slide off my face but the most recent pair I got were ok.

I buy from glassesdirect.co.uk and they do a home trial where you can pick 5 pairs to try at home. Not sure where you are but you might be able to find something similar.

Post # 6
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also buy from coastalcontacts.com and it was a great experience. They have designer frames, my current ones are Guess, but they also have D&G and DKNY and every other designer you can think of. I did have to put in the pupiliary distance but on that website it told me how to measure it and they came in just fine.

Post # 7
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I use goggles4u.com and love it! I have not done anything about pupil distance, and not had an issue. I got a pair of Coach glasses that cost me about $130, which would have cost me at least $300 in a store

Post # 8
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

oh Geeze I’d be so scared to order glasses online. I’m really wierd with eyes. Let me know how it works out if you do it.

Post # 9
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve ordered from Zenni several times and have always been pleased with my glasses.  The frames aren’t as high quality as store frames, but for the price, they really can’t be beat.  I have high astigmatism and a very high power (-14ish in both eyes), and paying $70 for a pair of glasses that normally costs me $300+ makes me happy.  I do order a higher index lens, which is why it costs more; I think most people can get their glasses for around 30 bucks.  The only caveat is that you really have to know what frame shape looks best on your face, but now they even have this nifty “try it on” feature where you upload a picture and can put their glasses on your face.  Not 100%, but at least you kind of get the picture. Even if they don’t work for you, being out $30 is worth the risk, in my opinion.

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