After a whole year of closed shops, who would even think of venturing out now? Everything is so readily available online – including glasses! SmartBuyGlasses lets you add any prescription to any frame, and makes it super affordable to do so. They have hundreds of designs on offer, so all you have to do is pick your favourite, enter your prescription details, and open the door when you hear that delightful doorbell ding. Your prescription lenses will have been inserted into the frames by their certified opticians, and arrive ready to wear. Not only do they offer unbeatable prices and sell frames for just £6, their aim is to make buying eyewear online as easy as possible. Don’t worry, it isn’t complicated at all, this guide will simply show you the process step by step.

1. Get Your Prescription

Until online eye exams are invented, you will have to get your prescription from an optician near you. The optician will determine what kind of eye correction you need, and send you off with a prescription. Keep this document safe, as it is the key to buying glasses online. It will tell you all sorts of information, such as your pupillary distance, the corrective powers for each lens, and what type of vision you have. But don’t worry about understanding the details. When you shop online, all you have to do is upload a copy of the prescription or email it.

Try Glasses On Virtually with SmartBuyGlasses

Rather than buying glasses at the opticians, which are more expensive and have far fewer options, head online to SmartBuyGlasses. All their glasses come with a lowest price guarantee, so you honestly won’t get them cheaper anywhere else. There are so many options available, from glasses to sunglasses, from cat eyes to square shapes. You are truly spoilt for choice. To narrow down your search, try on the pairs you like to see how they look on your face. All you have to do is take a quick selfie video, and then your face will miraculously appear on-screen with an image of how each pair of glasses would look in real life. How cool is that?

2. Getting the Right Frame

If you have a frame style in mind, use the filters to shortlist the glasses you like. There are plenty of brands on offer, from the world’s biggest fashion designers to budget-friendly labels like the SmartBuy Collection. The latter offers fashionable glasses for a fraction of the price, and they are still made with premium materials!

Shape of the Frame

Anyone can wear fancy designer glasses. Not everyone can pull them off. Every face shape is different, and so different frame shapes will look different on different people. To find the one that works for you, consider a frame that contrasts with your natural features. So if you have a rounded face, opt for an angular frame, and vice versa. To see what face shape you have, draw an outline of your face with an easily remove-able substance like lipstick. This should help clarify your face shape when you look in the mirror. Alternatively, the virtual try on tool will tell you what face shape you have, and which frame shape to look for!

Size of the Frame

The other important part of buying new glasses is the size. After all, if you buy a posh pair of specs from a big designer brand, you don’t want them sliding off your nose and shattering all over the floor. No, that would be a crime. On the flip side, you don’t want the frames to be too tight, as this can look odd and disproportionate with your face, and can also lead to headaches. If your current glasses fit you just fine, the best thing to do is to check the inside of the frames, where the size is usually inscribed. You’re looking for a number around 50. Then just buy the same size again!

3. Submit Your Prescription

The final stage of the process is to put your chosen glasses in the online basket. The next page will guide you through uploading your prescription. The lenses will be customised by the certified professionals at SmartBuyGlasses, and the glasses will arrive ready to wear.

SmartBuyGlasses sells nothing but authentic products, and is one of the most trusted eyewear retailers. Whatever your style, prescription or other personal preferences, you are bound to find a pair you not only like, but love. All frames come with a best price guarantee, 2 year warranty and 100 days to return. Happy shopping!