Guidance for Ordering Spectacles Online

Guidance for Ordering Spectacles Online

How do I order?

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose your frame
  2. Click 'Select Lenses' this takes you to the lens ordering stage
    1. First tell us How will you use your specs? for distance, reading or both
    2. Now you can Input Prescription we will also ask for a copy of your actual prescription so we can check you've entered the numbers correctly
    3. Select your lens type this tells us if they need thinner lenses or any tints
  3. Go to basket
  4. Make Payment

Your new specs will soon be on their way to you and youโ€™ll be notified when they are dispatched!

Buying Glasses Online, is it Safe?

Absolutely. Buying glasses online is perfectly safe providing the item is purchased from a reputable and trusted retailer. Buying items such as prescription glasses online is slightly different to a standard โ€˜off the shelfโ€™ product, but can assure you that our products are supplied to the highest standard.

All incoming orders for prescription spectacles are checked by an optical professional and you will be notified if there are any obvious discrepancies in your prescription. All outgoing prescription spectacles are also thoroughly checked by our experienced quality control staff who ensure that your glasses have been made to the required prescription and to the highest standard.

Getting and Understanding your Prescription

In order to buy prescription glasses from you will need your prescription.

If you have not had your eyes tested in the past 2 years then we highly recommend visiting your local optician for a check up, not only will this test tell you if you require glasses but it also acts as a general health check.

Most spectacle prescriptions are valid for a maximum of 2 years so it is important that you check the date of your eye examination in order for the prescription to be valid.

If, for example, your prescription only has a couple of months left before your next eye examination is due, it might be wise to wait until you have had a new test, this way your prescription will last longer and saves you having to pay for new specs again if your prescription changes!

What does it all mean?

Click here for a breakdown of the different elements to your prescription and what it all means Input Prescription

Get your Prescription

If you have just had your eyes tested but are unable to obtain your prescription copy please note that under the UK Opticians Act of 1989, it is the obligation of any optician to provide you with a copy of your prescription for your own records.

How to Check your PD (Pupillary Distance)

We need a pupillary distance measurement in order for your spectacle lenses to be perfectly aligned with your pupils, giving you the best possible vision.

You can contact your optician for this measurement or you can use our app. Pupil Distance

On average the PD in an adult is usually between 60 and 66 millimetres.

Choosing The Best Frame For You

Choosing new Spectacles can be a time consuming process. Spectacles are no longer seen as a device to aid your vision, in this constantly growing fashion conscious world, they are a reflection of your personal image or personality.

It is important to have fun with this process but do bear in mind that your specs need to be comfortable and take into account your prescription. Most small prescriptions are suitable for any style of frame, but with higher prescriptions your lenses will be heavier and so - avoiding large or wide frames is advisable.

As a general guide, rectangular or square frames often help balance a rounder/softer jaw line, and rounder frames will balance a more angular face shape.

It is important to look at the fit of a frame bridge too. If you have a wider nose bridge, youโ€™ll need a frame with a larger bridge size, and vice versa, with a narrow nose bridge youโ€™ll need a smaller bridge size.

This will ensure maximum comfort. Letโ€™s face it, our specs spend a lot of time on our face so this is hugely important!

Understanding Frame Sizes

The lens size is the width across the widest part of the lens (in mm). The bridge size is the width of the nose bridge. The arm length is the length of each arm/side. These sizes can usually be found on your current glasses by looking on the inside of the frame (usually the arms or the bridge). For example, a frame with the following measurements 53-17-140 will be as follows:

53 = 53mm Lens Width

17 = 17mm Bridge Size

140 = 140mm Arm Length