Online Prescription Glasses: Key Things to Know

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In today's digital age, the convenience of online shopping has made it possible for us to acquire nearly everything from the comfort of our homes, often at a lower cost. However, when it comes to purchasing Online Prescription Glasses, the experience can sometimes be a bit tricky. Zeelool would like to share some considerations that could be helpful to use on your next virtual eyewear shopping venture.  

If you've had the experience of purchasing glasses online, you probably understand the significance of your PD (Pupillary Distance). However, for those who are new to this concept, worry not! Keep reading to discover why PD is crucial when buying glasses online.

1. Check Your Rx (Prescription) for PD: Understanding the Importance of Pupil Distance

Have you ever wondered what PD stands for? It refers to your Pupil Distance, a crucial measurement for your glasses. While some prescriptions include this information, others might not. Imagine if your PD is smaller than your actual measurement. In that case, your pupils would be closer together, potentially causing discomfort or even making you cross-eyed. So, it's essential to ensure your optometrist writes down your PD. But what if you can't reach your optometrist? Don't worry! I've got you covered with a DIY step-by-step guide on how to measure your PD.

how to measure your PD

2. Discover Your Perfect Fit: Choosing the Right Frame for Your PD and Face Shape

The majority of people, around 95%, won't encounter any issues with frame selection. However, if your PD falls outside the typical range—either too small (less than 55mm) or too large (greater than 74mm)—it's crucial to pay attention to the frame width of your glasses. Such as:

Let's say you're an adult with a PD lower than 55mm. In that case, it's advisable not to choose a frame with a width longer than 48mm. To be more precise, the combined width of the frame and bridge should not exceed 68mm. Rest assured, reputable glasses websites will provide this essential information. If you can't find these measurements, it's wise to reconsider making a purchase from that particular website.

Now, for those who already own a pair of glasses that fit you perfectly! You can save valuable time by simply copying the measurements from your existing glasses. This way, you can ensure a seamless and comfortable fit for your new pair.  

Click here to get access to Zeelool’s advanced search, where you can find all the details you need, from price to frame width to temple length.  

3. Lens Index: Finding the Perfect Balance of Thickness and Affordability

After you find the frames you love and make sure that it can add prescription lenses, it's time to choose lens Index. Foremost, it's essential to understand that the lens index determines the thickness of your lenses and, consequently, their price. As a general rule, the higher the index, the thinner the lenses, but the cost also increases accordingly.

Lens Index: Finding the Perfect Balance of Thickness and Affordability

In today's online market, most websites offer 1.57 index lenses for free, which caters to the needs of approximately 90% of online customers. These lenses should serve you well. However, if your SPH (spherical power) exceeds -10.00, it's wise to consider opting for higher index lenses. By doing so, you can avoid ending up with lenses that are excessively thick and heavy, and ensure that your lenses not only meet your prescription requirements but also provide the comfort and aesthetics you desire.


4. Exploring Coating Options for Your Glasses

Two coatings Zeelool highly recommend are Super Hydrophobic and Anti-Reflective coatings.

Super Hydrophobic and Anti-Reflective coatings.

Super Hydrophobic coating ensures that water and other liquids glide off your lenses effortlessly, keeping them clean and clear. While it doesn't resist fingerprints, fret not! We've got you covered with a handy glasses cloth to wipe away any smudges.

Anti-Reflective coatings.

As for Anti-Reflective coating, it minimizes bothersome reflections, allowing your eyes to shine through without distractions. This coating is especially beneficial when using screens or driving at night.

In conclusion

In today's world, we're fortunate to have a plethora of choices at our fingertips. However, it's understandable that sometimes this abundance can feel overwhelming, making us question if it's all a ploy to drain our hard-earned money.

Zeelool is here to offer some friendly advice. Before diving into the tempting sea of options, take a moment to set a budget. Determine how much you're willing to spend and stick to it. This way, you can make confident and mindful purchasing decisions.