If you’re used to buying your prescription glasses from high street stores, you might not be aware that you could be getting a better deal by ordering them online. Far from being reserved for buying books, films and food shopping, these days it is possible to purchase just about anything on the internet – and it is usually more economical to do so.
This is mainly because companies who sell through websites are able to score better deals from manufacturers and sell products for lower prices. This is largely due to the fact that they don’t have to account for the pricey overheads of running a shop – staff, heating, lighting and so on – so they are able to provide more competitive deals than high street retailers.
Aside from being better for your wallet, internet shopping is often far more convenient, especially if you don’t live close to a local shopping center or high-street. Many opticians can deliver to anywhere in Korea in a matter of days, meaning you can place the order from the comfort of your own home and not have to wait long before it lands on your doorstep, using the online glasses shopping websites, such as the pottglasses.com/korean-glasses-trend.
What’s more, you stand to save even more money if you find a site that offers free delivery. You don’t even need to purchase a designer or branded pair to shop online – most retailers also offer more affordable options too, such as ‘budget collections’, so you can shop online whatever your wallet dictates.
In order to buy your prescription glasses online, you will need to have your most recent prescription to hand. If this is more than two years old, however, you will need to schedule another eye test. You can do this by searching the internet for your local opticians and booking an eye test with them over the phone or through their website.
If you already have an up to date copy of your prescription, you can start ordering your new pair of glasses right away. All that is left to do is choose your frames and select which lenses you require – for example, reading, long-distance or bi-focal. If you’re unsure which lenses you need, you will be able to find out from your optician when you attend your eye test.
If you regularly buy designer frames from high-street retailers, it’s worth looking online to see if you could save money by ordering them from another supplier. Look for seasonal deals and promotions such as price reductions, buy one get one free offers and sites offering free delivery.
If you haven’t ordered a pair of glasses online before, you will have a huge selection to choose from, and will be able to browse different frame types according to which style you like best. For example, you may wish for a trendy colorful pair, circular frames or more a subtle dark slim pair.
One thing many people are unsure about when it comes to shopping for glasses online is ‘how do I know whether they will suit me if I can’t try them on?’ However, as long as you shop with a retailer that offers a no quibble returns policy, you can always send the pair back to the shop if they’re not to your taste.
Some people choose to order multiple pairs of glasses and then keep the pair or pairs that they like best. One thing to check, however, is the timeframe you have to return your purchase, as this tends to vary between suppliers. The best websites will offer a 14-day no quibble policy, meaning you can send them back with no questions asked within this time frame.