These days you can order anything online even prescription spectacles. Just like any other industry it is still riddled with scammers as well as well as reputable companies.
Opt for a recognized seller.
There are many online eyewear shops. Choose a seller that has many positive reviews compared to negative ones. You also need to check the reliability of the online shop from the websites of consumer protection agencies. Apart from just making sure that your source is credible there are other steps that you need to take to make sure that you get the right glasses.
Get your prescription
The process of buying prescription glasses online still requires some of the same procedures as an in-store purchase. Before you order prescription glasses online make sure that you get a current prescription. You need to visit your optometrist to get a current prescription (that has been done less than a year ago). You also need to make sure that the distance between your pupils (pupillary distance) is measured. The pupillary distance is what the optician will use to place the centre of the lens. This measurements decreases the chances of getting the measurements wrongly when placing the lens.
Find out about their return policy
All prescription glasses are not the same and different people like different kinds of glasses. You need to find out the conditions of the return policy just in case you get glasses that do not fit. You also need to find out duration of the days on the return policy of spectacles. The longer the time-frame to return the glasses the better. The terms of the return policy vary from one company to another thus you need to find out what they are before you buy the spectacles least you find yourself unable to return your ill-fitting spectacles.
You also need to make sure that the website offers a warranty on their products. You need to know the terms of the warranty since the glasses can sustain scratches and even cracks. When looking at the warranty assess the terms of a refund and whether you get the whole amount refunded (plus or minus the shipping cost).
Special offers given by eye-wear sellers
Some online eyewear companies offer various benefits when you buy from them. Some eyewear companies allow you to choose multiple frames, try them over a couple of days then choose the one that appeals to you. Other online eyewear companies also offer anti-scratch and anti-glare coatings with each order.
Other eyewear companies offer free shipping on spectacle orders above a certain price. There are other companies that specialize in non-prescription spectacles as well as prescription spectacles. These companies are a good choice if you suffer from computer screen strain and just want great non-prescription glasses.