Why is it so difficult to get a new pair of glasses or contacts in this country? It’s easier pretty much everywhere else.
The growing number of websites that specialize in eyeglasses has skyrocketed — and the appeal is clear: they can save you time (no running to the optician) and money (many sites offer dozens of styles at affordable prices).
But are eyeglasses sold online up to par with those sold at a storefront optician?
Shopping for glasses used to mean dealing with salesmen and the meager selection at a store in the mall. Now you can order better frames online, for less money, with better customer service. We asked you for your favorite stores, and here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
According to Vision Aid Overseas, some ten percent of the world's population are vision-impaired, and eyeglasses could correct the vision problems of virtually all of them -- sometimes making an enormous difference in their lives.
New Eyes empowers children and adults in the United States and overseas with the improved vision they need to pursue a better quality of life for themselves and their communities.
Magazine about the latest trends and happenings in the eyewear world.
Vision Aid Overseas is an international NGO (non-government organisation) based in the UK and working in six countries in Africa. We fight poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries.
Through our work, VisionSpring has learned that the BoP consumer is willing to pay up to 10% of his or her monthly income for the benefits associated with glasses. Even though our target customers have limited disposable income, they still value the ability to choose the style of frame that they feel most comfortable wearing. VisionSpring is committed to providing our customers with the dignity of choice.
Coastal.com is the largest online contact lenses and prescription glasses retailer. We've worked hard to create the most convenient and unique solution to purchasing designer glasses and brand name contact lenses. Our "customers first" doctrine has allowed us to become the most popular online retailer of vision correction products.
EyeBuyDirect was founded in 2005 with the belief that everyone has the right to better vision. Our vertically integrated business allows us to offer the highest quality products at the lowest possible price. EyeBuyDirect has distributed millions of glasses to people just like you saving them hard-earned money.
Glasses you change...
The idea is simple - buy the lenses you need and snap them into the frames you want. For the first time, you can build a collection to fit your style and save money in the process - even when your vision changes. It’s a smarter, easier, and better way to buy glasses.
Our founders, optometrists Dr. Dhavid Cooper and Dr. Guy Hodgson, started as partners in a chain of successful optometric practices in Houston, Texas. But they dreamed of something bigger. They wanted a way to provide patients with a better selection and more competitive pricing than they could offer in their brick and mortar practices.
With the Internet just gearing up for e-commerce, the timing couldn't have been better. The doctors assembled a small team to launch FramesDirect.com, doing most of the hands-on work themselves. In fact, Dr. Cooper designed and coded the original website!
Glasses.com launched in 2011 as an online retailer of prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses, carrying a wide-range of styles and name brands such as Oakley, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade New York, Burberry, Maui Jim, and more.
GlassesShop is an American owned and operated online retailer of eyeglasses. Since the website launch in 2004, we have delivered over a million pairs of eyeglasses while maintaining our standard of providing the highest quality at affordable prices. We are a group of eye doctors that understands your struggle with the high cost of eyeglasses.
GlassesUSA.com is the premier place to buy discount prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Our mission is to guarantee the highest quality optical products at the most affordable prices in the fastest time span possible – all across the world.
Goggles4u is a prominent name in the Discounted Prescription Eyeglasses industry with its multiple offerings including Prescription Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Designer Eyewear and Re-Lens service. Company offers an assortment of Eyeglasses that sprint the range from functional & strapping to modern trendy glasses.
We are not in the vision care business because we love selling glasses. We do what we do because we love eyes and we care about the people behind them.
Competitors challenge us on lowest pricing but Never on our prestigious Eyeglasses quality.
At Pearle Vision, we are dedicated to providing the best quality products, including contact lenses, to our customers and accompanying that with superior customer service.
Peepers Reading Glasses is a leading designer and marketer of innovative and expressive eyewear products for both men and women. We use fashion as our inspiration to create hundreds of designer styles without the designer price. If you're looking for quality, then look no further than Peepers!
ReadingGlasses.com, the world’s largest designer reading glasses store, is known worldwide for its extensive selection of designer collections and award-winning customer service. Offering the highest quality products and an effortless shopping experience
Browse our Prescription Glasses. With free UK returns all of our designer glasses come with free prescription lenses. Not sure if these are the right designer glasses for you? Use our sunglasses & glasses face shape guide.
Extensive commentaries on eyeglasses.
Visionworks (formerly Eye Care Centers of America, Inc.) is a leading provider of eye care services with more than 640 optical retail stores in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Visionworks is committed to providing our customers with an excellent shopping experience and high quality products and services with the best value and selection in the industry. All of our stores offer designer and exclusive brand frames, lenses, sunglasses and accessories along with leading technology in vision correction
The eyewear industry is dominated by a single company that has been able to keep prices artificially high while reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options.
We started Warby Parker to create an alternative.
By circumventing traditional channels , designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, we’re able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going price.
Zenni’s extensive selection of eyeglass frames and lenses for men, women, and kids means that you'll find the prescription sunglasses or glasses that will provide crystal clear vision – at an unbelievable price. At Zenni Optical, we founded our company on the principle that eyeglasses shouldn't retail for a hundred times more than they cost to make. Our frame selection can fit your budget and give you any look you want: trendy, conservative, edgy, geeky, sporty – whatever best complements your look and your lifestyle.