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Glasses.com is one of the biggest and most popular providers of designer eyewear and prescription lenses you can find online. Starting out in 2011 with a shop in Salt Lake City, the company set off on a mission to provide shoppers worldwide with access to great brands, styles and quality lenses for amazing prices.
The people behind Glasses.com are passionate about style and believe that eyewear is about much more than just correcting vision – they know that the right glasses are part of your lifestyle and identity.
The online store has a huge rand of brands and styles, from Ray Ban to Michael Kors, Oakley to Versace and many more. They offer fantastic discounts on the biggest names in eyewear and are dedicated to providing 100% satisfaction for their customers.
Our Glasses.com review found that they make their own lenses in a state-of-the-art lab, using exactly the same materials a doctor would use. By cutting out the middleman and manufacturing all of their own lenses, they are able to create prescription lenses affordably, precisely and quickly.
Glasses.com offers a range of lenses, for every prescription and budget need. Their Value CR-39® lenses are the most popular option for standard glasses-wearers, while their Impact Resistant lenses are great for children and sports.
Glasses.com also offers High-Prescription lenses and Multifocal and Progressive lenses.
Glasses.com has also teamed up with LensCrafters to provide all Glasses.com customers convenient access for any frame adjustments. Customers can drop into one of the almost 1000 LensCrafters stores nationwide. Simply take your Glasses.com receipt with you and a member of LensCrafters will make any adjustments or fittings you might need – absolutely free!
Glasses.com’s online store is designed with customers’ entire internet shopping experience in mind. The website is clear and easy to use, with a huge amount of information to help both first time and returning shoppers to get the perfect pair of frames and the correct prescription lenses.
Every style in the online catalog is displayed clearly, with helpful information about the brand and details on the trend.
Award-Winning Try-On Technology
Glasses.com’s patented, award-winning, 3D Virtual Try-On technology means that walking into a retail store to find glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The company’s app, which won a 2014 Cannes Lion Award, allows shoppers to try on hundreds of different brands and styles, without having to leave their home.
The app shows how frames will look on your face – accurately and with photo realism. All you have to do is create a 3D model of your face on the Glasses.com app and then browse the site. Or if you’re in a hurry, you can use one of the website’s provided models.
Glasses.com have received a huge amount of glowing feedback for the app – with David Pogue of the New York Times saying “Without question, the glasses.com app represents the state of the art in virtual style shopping. It’s superb technology that really works and could save a lot of people a lot of embarrassment.”
Glasses.com Home Trial
As well as being able to virtually try-on frames, Glasses.com offer customers the chance to try on their glasses at home for a 15-day trial.
Simply choose a pair of frames to try and select In-Home Try-On at checkout. If, after 15-days, you love your glasses, you card will be charged, but if for any reason you don’t want to keep them, simply send them back.
There’s no pressure and you don’t pay a thing unless you decide to keep them.
Buy One, Give One
Glasses.com are deeply committed to ending the global vision crisis, working with closely with the non-profit organization OneSight to help staff charitable clinics and make permanent access to vision care a reality by building lasting infrastructures and training local residents.
The online store also has a Buy One, Give One promise – for every purchase made on Glasses.com, the will provide a pair of glasses to a person in need. The company believe that donating glasses empowers people who are vision impaired to make better lives for themselves and their families.
100% Satisfaction…or Your Money Back
Glasses.com’s entire purpose is to create the best possible customer experience. They want to make buying glasses, lenses and sunglasses online as fun, easy and convenient as possible. With this in mind, they offer shoppers a 30-day full refund policy, as well as a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects on all frames and a 50% discount on frames should your glasses or sunglasses become damaged within the first year.
Our Glasses.com Review
After reading some incredible customer testimonials, I decided to try out Glasses.com’s online eyewear store for myself to discover why the website is so popular. In order to provide the most honest and accurate review, I personally tried and tested two different products – one pair of prescription glasses for distance and one pair of sunglasses. I also dug even further into the reviews and testimonials online to find out more about why Glasses.com has such a loyal customer base.
Glasses.com Lens Quality 10/10
Glasses.com use only the highest quality materials to produce their lenses, which they manufacture themselves for affordability and precision.
Their standard high-clarity CR-39 Plus lenses include no-glare, scratch-resistant coatings with 100% UV protection and are the most popular and suitable for everyday glasses wearers.
For more active wearers, and particularly children, Glasses.com recommends upgrading to polycarbonate lenses for high-impact resistance. They also offer a CleanShield™ Elite No Glare as a lens upgrade, which gives less smudging, easier cleaning and a prolonged life of your lenses.
My Ralph Lauren frames, which I had chosen for my prescription glasses, were suitable for the standard high-clarity CR-39 Plus lenses and I couldn’t believe how accurate the prescription was when they arrived. Over the 15-days I tested the glasses, they were impressively resistant to scratches and I didn’t have any glare issues.
Glasses.com Frame Quality 10/10
Glasses.com offers customers some of the most famous names in fashion, with authenticity and quality 100% guaranteed. Shoppers can narrow down their search for the perfect frames by choosing which material they would prefer – either plastic or metal.
Plastic frames are the most common in the eyewear industry, particularly acetate frames. Acetate frames are known for durability, flexibility and wearer comfort. It also has the widest range for transparency, rich colors, and finishes.
Both the pair of glasses and pair of sunglasses I ordered from Glasses.com for my review are made from acetate. Each pair felt very lightweight and fitted my face comfortably, without seeming fragile or easily breakable.
Glasses.com Style & Choice: 10/10
Glasses.com offers a huge selection of frames, from some of the best designer names in fashion, with options for men, women and children.
With styles for every look and fashion taste – from classic to geek to cat eye – in a range of materials and colors, there is a perfect pair of frames for every shopper.
After browsing through the online catalog, I narrowed my search down to three different frames for prescription lenses and two pairs of sunglasses. After using the Virtual Try-On feature, I eventually chose a pair of stylish frames by Ralph Lauren and classic aviator sunglasses from Ray Ban.
I was really impressed with the designer names and options available to choose from for our Glasses.com review.
Glasses.com Online Experience & Customer Service: 9/10
Glasses.com is a very easy to use and fun online store. The catalog is simple to browse through and the styles and brands are all clearly displayed.
The highlight of the online shopping experience for me is the 3D Virtual Try On. This was amazing to use – allowing me to “try-on” as many pairs as I wanted, without having to leave my home. It was so easy to download the app and upload my image. I also loved the 15-day Home Trial, which meant that I could test out the quality and durability of my glasses too.
Glasses.com Cost & Value for Money: 9/10
Our Glasses.com review found they certainly aren’t the cheapest online eyewear store out there, but it does offer great discounts on big designer names. The prices range from around $70 – $400 for frames, with free lenses included on all frames over $160.
My pair of glasses and sunglasses came to a total of $334, with prescription lenses included in the price of the Ralph Lauren glasses for distance. I was perfectly happy with this price and still felt like I was getting a good deal on a great brand name for a lot less than it would cost in a retail store.
The other pair that was reviewed for Glasses.com was a discount brand and it still offered tremendous value and quality for the price!
Glasses.com Review Summary
After my first-hand experience of using Glasses.com to purchase both designer frames and sunglasses, it’s now easy to understand why there are so many amazing customer testimonials online.
The online store is very easy to browse and there are hundreds of great styles and top brands to choose from. Glasses.com also provides excellent customer support and information, which is particularly helpful to those who are buying prescription glasses online for the very first time.
The fun and clever 3D Virtual Try On app is a game-changer, while the Home Trial means that even those who aren’t too technology friendly can still try their purchase in the comfort of their own home with no pressure.
Glasses.com is an excellent choice for shoppers looking for high quality frames and an easy, fun-to-use online experience.