Two weeks ago I accompanied my mother-in-law to an optical shop because she needed a pair of new prescription glasses. I was also interested to look for gorgeous frames for me since I´m planning to change my reading glasses soon. I feel that my right eye has increased its grade, it´s hurting quite a lot lately.
I found two frames that I really liked. One was a black and white, studious-looking frame; the second was an über chic, green and leopard print frames. I told my husband, who was with us, that I´d get those glasses at the end of the month. But when my MIL was done with her order, she got a 100euro gift card. If I would order right then and there, I´d get another 100euro discount. That´s a lot of discount for me! Can you guess what happened? I purchased those glasses and as of this writing, I´m waiting for them to arrive in the mail.
I usually order glasses offline because I´m worried that if I do it online, I won´t get a perfect fit or I won´t be able to identify the right distance between my eyes.
Case in point, I once had frameless reading glasses with its left lens hanging lower than the left lens. I always had to push the frame up so I could read properly.
But ordering glasses online isn´t just about the fit, most importantly, you got to be able to identify the distance between the pupils of your eyes so that the optical center of your lenses will match with your eyes.
You need not worry about this if you´re ordering your glasses offline because they take care of it, although your choices for frames are limited to only what´s available in the shop.
But if you´re ordering online, you need to know how to measure your Pupillary Distance.
Now, I know that many women prefer to order reading glasses online because there is way more options available for them. And it´s a lot easier to scout for gorgeous frames online too.
If you´re considering upgrading your glasses, or if you´re planning to buy your first prescription glasses online, I found an infographic which gives step by step instructions on how to do it by yourself.
I bookmarked this guide so next time I need an upgrade of my reading glasses, I will try purchasing them online.