Most of us know that when shopping online for most consumer goods including prescription glasses we expect to pay less than at brick and mortar retailers.
That's probably why you came to the Frames Emporium website, but you may not be aware that the well known national retailers like Lens Crafters, Pearl Vision and others' markup on eyeglasses frames can routinely be 1000%! Yes that was one-thousand percent.
Surprised? Just head to the mall, ask for some prices, and you'll see that this is the rule rather than the exception.
At discount retailers like Costco, WAL-MART, TARGET you may find slightly lower prices ranging from $150-$300 and upward for a selection of less than acceptable frames with lenses.
Buying glasses online can be an intimidating experience.
When it comes to something as important as your vision we encourage you to be a cautious and informed buyer. By following a few simple steps you are virtually guaranteed to get a pair of great fitting, great looking eyeglasses for a fraction of the price you would pay in stores. Refer to the steps below to ensure a successful online eyeglasses purchase:
- Get an eye exam. Getting your eyes checked is important from both prescription strength and an eye health perspective. We recommend you keep a schedule and get this done annually.
- Get your full prescription. Be sure to have a copy of your prescription, by law the eye care professional needs to provide you with it. You may either fax or e-mail a scanned copy, or provide FramesEmporium.com with your doctor's name and phone number so we may contact your doctor directly. You may fax a copy of your prescription to 800- 685-6184 or email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Get your Pupil Distance (PD). A PD Measurement or Pupil Distance can be taken at any optical store or from your doctor, and many optical stores will provide this service free of charge. DO NOT measure your own PD. A PD measurement MUST BE measured by an authorized optical professional only.
- Get your frame measurements. You can find this information easily by looking at a pair of frames you may currently own, or by visiting a local optical store. If you're looking for something new, find a pair you like at the store and write down the measurements from the frame. The measurements are typically stamped inside the temple and/or on the bridge as illustrated below:
Frame measurements are in millimeters. The size measurement numbers may appear in reverse order but usually the bridge size is the smallest, and the temple size is the largest.
This is the only information you need when ordering your eyeglass or sunglass frames. If you need assistance identifying your frames, just contact FramesEmporium.com and our opticians will be more than happy to help.
With this information at hand you can purchase eyeglasses online with confidence. Buying eyeglasses online can be as simple as buying a DVD or book online.
Our staff will do everything possible to ensure you are getting a great value and your online shopping experience at FramesEmporium.com is a great one!