If you are seriously thinking about buying your next pair of prescription glasses online then there are a few things you will need to consider before you make your purchase.
First off, you will need to ensure that you you are buying your glasses from a company that won’t just take your money and either send you very poor quality products or, even worse, nothing at all! The only way to do this is buy being a little bit savvy and doing some basic research once you have found a retailer selling the item you want for the right price.
Make sure that they provide a contact number in case you need query anything or if anything should go wrong with your order. – all the best legitimate websites will have this number listed at the top of every page to ensure that anyone who wants to buy glasses on-line will have an advisor at the other end of the phone.
You will also want to make sure that the on-line retailer specialises in not just selling the frames but the prescription lenses as well. There are way too many prescription glasses retailers who sell cheap designer frames but then glaze them with very poor optical prescription lenses – which is where the savings are made. This is absolutely pointless as the whole idea is that you want to be able to see clearly as well as be seen wearing something that suits.
I recently read on a consumer forum that a customer had visited a popular online glasses retailer and purchased a pair for under 20 pounds. Apparently, when they arrived, the lenses were such poor quality that she had to revert back to her old pair and the company refused to give her a refund as they told her that their prices reflect the visual quality you experience through the lenses – Well if that’s the case, I wouldn’t bother! Just ensure that if you pick up the phone and speak to someone at the company that they know all the technical specifications of each and every lens they sell – if not then don’t even go there.
Lastly, always make sure that the retailers website is secured with data encryption company such as ‘verisign’ or ‘Geotrust’ and has a logo that you can click to verify that they are registered. This will ensure that any personal details you enter are not at risk of being ‘hi-jacked’ by any unscrupulous hackers out there attempting to steal your credit card information.