Whether you’ve been wearing glasses for as long as you can remember, or you’ve just started, finding frames at your local optometrists office is always a gamble as far as style goes, and they’re almost always overpriced (minus a select few places).
But nowadays, with the luxury of having the internet at our fingertips, we also have the ability to browse, what seems to be, an endless list of reasonably priced and fashion-forward eyeglasses.
Here are the top five places to buy affordable glasses online:
Clearly isn’t only known for their trendy and affordable frames and lenses —they also advocate for people in other parts of the world who may not have access to glasses. So, you can shop all your favourite, economically-friendly looks, whilst knowing that with every pair purchased, the company is donating a pair to someone in need. With prices as low as $29, and a countless list of designer brands to choose from, such as Derek Cardigan, Joseph Marc, Love, and Michelle Lane, you can have a fresh new set of spectacles, or sunglasses, delivered to your front door, and the priceless feeling of knowing you contributed to a noble cause.
EyeBuyDirect’s easy-to-use website and first-purchase incentives are enough to make you want to buy a pair of glasses, even if your vision is 20/20. Their entire selection is designed and manufactured in-house, so there is no middle-man. Your order will come straight from the factory to your front door. Like Clearly, you can rest easy knowing that with every purchase, you get to donate a pair to a country of your choice. You can narrow down your search by gender, shape, size, colour, material, and rim, to figure out exactly which ones will compliment your eyes and your face. With styles as low as $9, and a site that allows you to carefully choose your prescription and PD effortlessly, you really can’t go wrong.
The Zenni motto is that they believe eyeglasses should be affordable enough for everybody. They truly live up to that belief, with prices starting at $6.95 for single vision prescription glasses, in any colour, shape, or size you’d like. If you’re not sure what type of frame would be best suited for you, you can always take their Face Shape Quiz to find out. All designs are manufactured in-house, and delivered straight to your door.
iLook Glasses is a Canadian company that prides itself on exceptional customer service. They offer stylish and affordable eyewear, starting at $39. But that’s not even the best part — the best part is their return policy. If you aren’t pleased with your new set of glasses, for any reason, you have 365 days to return them!
Another reliable Canadian company, SmartBuyGlasses is a trendy, online eyewear company that provides a highly interactive, modern, and personalized approach to choosing the right glasses for you. Whether you’re looking for a more popular brand of frames such as Kate Spade or Michael Kors, or you’re looking for something more niche and inexpensive, such as Polaroid, Clear Readers, or a SmartBuy in-house design, they’ve got you covered. With over 100 brand options, prices starting at $22.95, and a virtual try-on feature, you are sure to find the perfect prescription glasses, or sunglasses for you, that can be delivered right to your home.
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