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# Welcome to Our FAQ Page: Your Ultimate Guide to Eyeglasses

Welcome to our FAQ page, your one-stop resource for all things eyeglasses! Whether you’re a seasoned glasses wearer or new to the world of eyewear, this guide is designed to answer all your questions and provide you with valuable information about eyeglasses. From understanding the different types of lenses to caring for your frames, we’ve got you covered. So, sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the world of eyeglasses!

## Understanding Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses, also known as spectacles or glasses, are optical devices consisting of lenses mounted in a frame that holds them in front of a person’s eyes, typically using a bridge over the nose and arms which rest over the ears. They are primarily used for vision correction, but can also be used for protection against environmental factors or for aesthetic purposes.

### Types of Eyeglass Lenses

There are several types of lenses used in eyeglasses, each with its own unique characteristics and benefits:

1. **Single Vision Lenses:** These lenses have the same prescription throughout the entire lens and are used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

2. **Bifocal Lenses:** Bifocal lenses have two distinct optical powers – one for distance vision and one for near vision. They are typically used by individuals who require correction for both distance and near vision.

3. **Progressive Lenses:** Progressive lenses, also known as multifocal lenses, provide a smooth transition between different optical powers, allowing for clear vision at all distances. They are a popular choice for individuals who require correction for presbyopia.

4. **Photochromic Lenses:** Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to sunlight and lighten when indoors or at night. They provide protection against harmful UV rays and offer convenience by eliminating the need for separate prescription sunglasses.

5. **Polycarbonate Lenses:** Polycarbonate lenses are lightweight, impact-resistant, and offer built-in UV protection. They are a popular choice for children, athletes, and individuals with active lifestyles.

### Choosing the Right Frames

When it comes to choosing frames for your eyeglasses, there are several factors to consider, including:

– **Frame Material:** Frames can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and titanium. Each material has its own unique characteristics in terms of durability, flexibility, and aesthetics.

– **Frame Style:** Frames come in a variety of styles, including full-rim, semi-rimless, and rimless. The style you choose will depend on your personal preference and face shape.

– **Frame Color:** Frames are available in a wide range of colors and patterns, allowing you to express your personal style.

### Caring for Your Eyeglasses

Proper care and maintenance of your eyeglasses are essential to ensure they provide you with clear vision and last a long time. Here are some tips for caring for your eyeglasses:

– **Cleaning:** Use a lens cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth to clean your lenses regularly. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as they can damage the lenses.

– **Storage:** When not in use, store your eyeglasses in a protective case to protect them from scratches and damage.

– **Handling:** Handle your eyeglasses with clean hands and avoid placing them face down on hard surfaces.

– **Adjustments:** If your eyeglasses feel loose or uncomfortable, visit your optician for adjustments to ensure they fit properly.

## Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

### Q: How often should I have my eyes checked?

A: It is recommended to have your eyes checked at least once a year, or as recommended by your optometrist. Regular eye exams are essential for detecting vision problems and maintaining good eye health.

### Q: How do I know if I need glasses?

A: If you are experiencing symptoms such as blurred vision, eye strain, headaches, or difficulty seeing objects up close or at a distance, you may need glasses. Schedule an eye exam with an optometrist to determine the right prescription for your needs.

### Q: Can I wear contact lenses instead of glasses?

A: Contact lenses are an alternative to glasses for vision correction. However, they require proper care and maintenance and may not be suitable for everyone. Consult with your optometrist to determine if contact lenses are right for you.

### Q: How do I adjust to wearing new glasses?

A: It may take some time to adjust to wearing new glasses, especially if you are a first-time wearer. Start by wearing your glasses for short periods and gradually increase the time as you become more comfortable. If you experience any discomfort or vision problems, consult with your optometrist.

### Q: Can I wear glasses while playing sports?

A: Yes, there are sports glasses designed specifically for athletes that provide protection and vision correction. Consult with your optometrist to find the right sports glasses for your needs.

## Conclusion

We hope this FAQ guide has provided you with valuable information about eyeglasses and answered any questions you may have had. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you for choosing us for all your eyeglass needs!


Welcome to our FAQ section, where we answer common questions about our services and products. Whether you’re curious about our online prescription check process, delivery times, or frame options, you’ll find the answers here. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to us directly. Let’s dive in!

Frequently Asked Question

We Are Here To Help

Got Questions?  We’ve got answers.  We think we’ve covered just about everything you might have questions about, but if we missed something, please contact us 

General Question

Very simply, our frames prices are so incredibly low because we are a 100% online retailer. We have no retail costs to pass on to consumers. As soon as you place your order, we proceed to lens production and glasses assembly immediately, bypassing typical retail costs. This is why most other eyeglasses retailers have to mark up their prices so high.

Another reason why we have such low prices is that we do not carry “designer” frames. Typically, the frames that are available to most optical stores are patterned after “designer” frames although they are not “knock-off” cheap frames like you sometimes see on the internet. Often, it is the other way around and “designers” simply choose already available frames from eyeglasses manufacturers and put their logo on them. Our mission is to provide quality, stylish and durable frames at a price that allows our customers to have many pairs. Put a pair by the bed, another in the car, a tinted pair in the boat. Maybe a blue pair to go with that great tie or red to go with that new dress?

Many sites sell cheap eyeglasses that fall apart, but at Great Eyeglasses we carry only top quality frames, with durable hinges and we use high quality lenses. We are not selling junk eyeglasses – we are delivering a great value. We hand pick each frame style and make sure that the value is there and then back you up if you have any problems

Start by choosing a category from the menu at the top of the homepage (Women, Men, Kids, etc) or click “Shop” to see all the frames on our site. You can then narrow your search by frame style, shape, size, material, color, etc. using the filters on the right side of the screen.

When you see a frame that you like – click on it to see a close-up of the frame, available colors and also check the measurements against your own glasses to make sure that they are in the right size range. You can use our try-on system to get an idea of what the frames will look like on you, by uploading your own picture.

Once you are have chosen your frame, now you are ready to fill in your prescription. After you have entered the info, you can add to the cart and you are ready to keep shopping! To make this step quicker, you can add your prescription to your account and it will auto-fill for each frame.

You will be e-mailed a tracking number when your order ships. You can also log in to your account at any time to see the status of your order. Please contact our Customer Service via e-mail at or phone at 1-888-870-9193 with any questions.

Prescriptions for contact lenses are different and will vary when compared with prescriptions for glasses. Make sure the prescription you have specifically matches your need for glasses.

Call us as soon as possible at 1-888-870-9193 or email us at so that we can correct your order.

Yes, you can. Our invoice shows the cost of each pair of glasses separately. However if you need a receipt with more detail (e.g. the individual cost for lenses, frames and tints) you can request this from our customer service reps and we will be happy to email you a copy of the invoice. Customers who need it for reimbursement by their insurance companies or work place can use this invoice.

Your glasses start processing right when we get your order. The time it takes will depend on the complexity of your order. Typically you will receive your glasses within 14-21 days. Some orders that require extra or custom lab work like progressives, bi-focals, custom sun-darkening lenses, or extra strength prescriptions can take an additional three to six days.


To check the status of your order, please email with your order number in the subject line.

Orders shipped in the USA are shipped via Unites States Postal Service First Class. Shipping is $7.99 total per order, no matter how many pair of eyeglasses you order. Order one pair of glasses or order 50, it’s still only $7.99.

We also offer an Overnight Shipping option via UPS in the United States, for $19.99. Please note, overnight shipping is after processing to create your personalized glasses, which generally takes 5-10 days depending on the frame, lenses/prescription strength, coatings added, etc. The processing time is expedited with this option.

International shipping is $15.99 per order. It is not uncommon for a small package to be “hand screened” by customs.  If this should occur, it could add several weeks to the delivery time.  Please note, tracking information is not provided once the package has crossed the border.

To check the status of your order, please email with your order number in the subject line.

When you receive your glasses, they may need a little adjustment. Maybe the nosepieces are a little loose or tight. Maybe the ears are not bent right and they fall down your nose. Sometimes the arms on plastic frames seem a little “bowed”. These are all natural because, even though we choose “average” sizes for you, everyone is a little different when it comes to fitting.

Know this…

It’s very easy to adjust glasses. It may not be spot-on right away, but over a few days you will get them right. If you always bought glasses from your Optician before, then that person adjusts them and, for the most part, they probably get it right, but often times you have to go back or you just bend them as you see fit. They use their fingers and sometimes a small pair of needle-nose pliers to work on metal frames, and a container full of warm, glass beads to heat up plastic so it’s flexible.

Adjusting Metal Frames

If you have metal glasses, the nosepieces can be opened or closed by using your hand. There is really no need to use a pair of pliers or any kind of hard tool. The same applies to the part that goes over your ears. Just bend them with your fingers and try them until it’s comfortable.

It’s probably obvious, but you want to make sure the nosepiece is wide enough so the glasses sit on the place on your nose that you like. Then you can adjust the arms so that they don’t fall off of your face if you lean forward. Don’t try and get them to sit on your nose in the right place by adjusting the arms. It’s really hard to get it right if you do it that way. Remember…nose first and arms second!

Adjusting Plastic Frames

With plastic frames you need a hair dryer or warm water to warm them up (do not use hot water as it can mess up the Anti-Reflection Coating if you have it).

The same approach applies as you would use to adjust metal frames. You want to bring the nosepieces together or apart until they sit on your nose at just the right place. Then you can adjust the earpieces.

Sit down with a hair dryer held between your knees and have it facing away from you. Warm up the bridge of the glasses a bit by putting the bridge (the piece between the lenses that sits on your nose) right up against the hair dryer. Maybe about 20 seconds at first. Then feel it and see if it feels warm to hot. If not, then do it for another 10 sec or so. Now pull them away and hold them with both hands as though you are looking at them on someone else’s face. Put your index fingers on the top of the frame and your thumb on the bottom like you were picking up something off of a table. Then bend them so that the bottom parts of the nosepiece part of the frame starts to come together.

NOTE: You do not need very much adjustment to make a huge difference in how they feel, so just do it a little bit – not so that you can even see a difference.

WARNING!  The glasses will be HOT – so be careful when you put them on your face.

Now just do it a bit at a time. In front of the dryer for a little heat, a little flex, and then try it on.

BIG NOTE: You do NOT want to flex the frame very much because you could pop the lens out.

When the glasses feel like they are sitting comfortably on your face, you can work on the arms.

Do the same thing with the arms – one at a time. If you set the glasses upside-down on a flat surface, so that the bent part of the arms are on the surface, you can see if the arms are hitting the surface in the same way. One may be raised a bit compared to the other. It could be OK as not all people’s ears are the same height on both sides – but its a good way to check anyway if they feel like they are off but you can’t tell why.

You can even bend the arms so that they bow in or out from your head depending on whether you have a round head or not.

We also suggest trying an optical shop; in most places they will be happy to assist you free of charge. Your doctor is a good source as well because that office will want to retain you as a patient and making sure you see well should be their main focus and not just selling you glasses. You can also adjust them yourself.

Prescription Questions

Your optician or eye doctor is required to provide you with your prescription. Be sure to ask for a clear and legible copy. Also make sure to ask for the PD (Pupillary Distance), as many doctors will not give that to you if you don’t ask.

PD, or pupillary distance, is the distance from the center of the pupil (the black spot in the eye) of one eye to the other. This measurement refines the positioning of your lenses within the frame you have chosen.


This measurement is necessary to ensure the correct positioning of your lenses within the frame you have chosen. Your optician or doctor can provide it in minutes, and so we recommend that you ask for it when you have your vision checked.

You can also have a friend measure or measure by yourself by facing a mirror.  A video on how to do this can be found here For single vision lenses, you may choose to use an average PD of 63mm, but for Bifocal or Progressive lenses, we still strongly recommend to get this information from your optician.

For your information, most adults’ PD are between 55-65mm and most kids’ PD’s are between 42-54.

The PD is part of the fitting process. Many doctors do not put it on your prescription because they assume you will come back to them to get the glasses or else you will get the measurement done wherever you buy them. They do measure it and you can call them and ask them for it.

Sometimes the PD is measured from one pupil to the other and sometimes it is measured from the center of your nose to each pupil. If you have 2 numbers, you can add them together and you will get a numbers somewhere in the sixties (millimeters).


Sometimes you will have a Distance Vision PD (e.g. 64mm) and a Near Vision PD on the same prescription. You can use the Distance (usually the larger one) unless there is more than a 5mm distance in which case you average – take the middle. Example: D=67 / N=61 use 64mm.

Eyewear that meets ANSI standards, which are elated to high-velocity impact ratings, protection from chemical splashes, dust, and radiation.

Online Vision Test

$25 for an eyeglasses prescription.

The review of your vision test results by an Ophthalmologist licensed in your state, resulting in a signed prescription valid for 1 to 2 years (depending on your state).

You will be emailed your prescription as soon as it is available. This is generally within one business day of submitting all the information needed by the ophthalmologist to complete your prescription. You will also be able to access your prescription by logging into your vision test account any time after it has been issued.

All you need is a computer, smartphone and your previous prescription.. We’ve designed the vision test to be easy and accessible to as many people as possible. Here are the things you’ll need to have prior to taking the test:

  • A computer and a web-enabled smartphone: The test is a two-screen experience. We turn your web-enabled smartphone into a remote control while your desktop or laptop displays the images. If you do not have a web-enabled phone, you can borrow a friend’s web-enabled smartphone. ​
  • 10-15 minutes: You will go through multiple tests to measure the vision of your right and left eye. You can pause the test at any time. ​
  • Roughly 10 feet of space: Some stages of the test will be completed up to 10 feet from your computer screen. ​
  • Your previous prescription is required. Our doctors use it to ensure your new prescription is clear and comfortable. 

Desktop or Laptop is fine, just be sure the screen size is 11 inches or larger.

The requirements include, but are not limited to the following. Patients must:


  • Be 18-55 years old.
  • Have a prescription range that is:

o    Myopic with spherical power between “-0.25 and -10.00”

o    Hyperopic with spherical power between “+0.25 and +3.50”

o   Astigmatic with cylinder power between “-0.25 and -3.00”

  • Have no history of amblyopia, diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, brain injuries, neurological issues, etc.
  • Have no recent discomfort or symptoms of acute eye pain, flashes and/or floaters in eyes.

Everyone who signs up for our service will be referred to an eye care professional for a follow up eye health exam, and possibly refractive exam services if they do not qualify for prescription services.

No, this is not an eye health exam. Our service provides patients with a refractive eye test, which only measures a person’s prescription for glasses or contact lenses. A refractive eye test is only part of comprehensive eye care. Because our service is not a replacement for an eye health exam, our doctors recommend that all patients between 18 and 55 years old receive an eye health exam at least once every 2 years.

We recommend having your prescription checked via a refraction once every year, to ensure that your vision hasn’t changed.  This can be conveniently done using the online Eye Exam.

You can use it anywhere in the United States. Your prescription(s) will be signed by a board-certified ophthalmologist so it will be valid anywhere that sells prescription eyeglasses.

You enter your payment information at the end of your eye exam.  However, you will not be charged until your new prescription is issued by a board-certified ophthalmologist.  You will not be charged if for some reason a prescription cannot be issued.

Our doctors carefully review each test and sometimes we receive results that are slightly outside of our current prescribing range. When this happens, our doctors recommend following up with a local eye care professional in person to receive the best kind of care. We’d be happy to provide assistance in finding a local doctor in your area.

We do not accept medical or vision insurance at this time. We are working on ways to accept insurance in the future.

Yes, a previous prescription is required. Our doctors use it to ensure your new prescription is clear and comfortable. We’re happy to get a copy from your last doctor, but it can cause delays.

If you do need to leave the test for any reason, our system will have you restart the test from the beginning. This is for consistency and accuracy of the test.

Please call or email our eye exam customer service support at  +1 (866) 314-6941 or with any questions you have regarding the test or your results. You can also email us at

Policy Questions

At Great Eyeglasses your satisfaction is our highest priority. If there is an issue with your order, please contact our customer service by e-mail at, or by phone at 888-870-9193, within 10 days of receiving your order.

If you have entered the information incorrectly or simply do not like the style, color or fit etc., we will take the glasses back and return 50% of the cost of the glasses.

If you had an incorrect prescription from your doctor, we will still take the glasses back and give you the 50% refund.

If our lab has made any type of error we will replace them immediately, at no cost to you. PLEASE NOTE: If you get a pair of glasses and you cannot see, then there are only those three variables that caused it: you, your doctor, or our lab. In order to fix it, it is extremely important that we determine where the error is so that the glasses can be remade correctly. Please do not send them back without contacting customer service first at or by phone at 888-870-9193.

All of our frames have a one-time replacement warranty, good for one year (12 months). Our lenses are under warranty for 30 days. Please contact us if there is an issue within this time period. We will replace them at no cost to you.


If something happens to your frames after that time, please contact our customer service to see if there is a way we can help.

Customer support contact information: by email at or by phone at 888-870-9193.

What is your privacy policy?

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


Security We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 888-870-9193 or via the contact form on our website.

Payment Questions

Currently, we don’t accept cash, checks or money orders. We do accept all major credit cards and PayPal.

We use to securely accept Amex, Visa, Discover and MasterCard payments. We also accept PayPal. 

SSL encrypts your order information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than Great Eyeglasses. To check the security of your connection, look at the left-hand corner of your browser URL bar on our website. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser), then SSL is active.

You can also double-click by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will be “https”.

Frame Questions

We offer a variety of plastic, metal, pure titanium, memory or flex titanium, stainless steel, TR90 (durable, flexible and lightweight option), safety, shooter and sports frames. All of our eyeglasses come complete with complimentary UV and basic Anti-Scratch coatings.

We do not have a retail store. Being a pure internet shop is what allows us to offer our customers such low prices.

For fitting, we recommend that you look at the interior sidebar (arm) of a frame you already own to see the dimensions that suit you best. You can compare this with the dimensions on the Details Page for the frame you are interested in getting.

Note: Eyeglasses Dimensions are measured in millimeters: Lens width – Nose Bridge – Arm length 
50 – 14 – 135

Absolutely, on the product page, under the section “How Will You Use Your Glasses?” simply select ‘Fashion only’ and we will send you the frames with non-prescription lenses. You can also add options of tint and coatings to your non-prescriptions glasses.

Definitely!! Our kids frames are for children under 10 and children with small faces. For children in this age group, we still recommend them to have a consultation with an optometrist. Older children can use smaller adult glasses. Check out our selection of Kids Frames here!

In learning how to select eyeglass frames, there are steps that can be taken to avoid a purchase that results in poor fitting frames. For many people in the market to buy new frames, making a fashion statement can sometimes be as important to the consumer as quality of vision. However, it is important to remember that knowing how to select eyeglass frames is not strictly an enhancement of one’s beauty. Comfort also plays a vital role in determining whether or not a purchase is made.

If you are buying eyeglass frames for the first time, you will want to start with some measurements. Measuring across the front of your eyes, where your glasses will sit, will help you determine what size you should start looking at. It may also be helpful to try on a few frames at an optical store and write down the measurements to find what will be a good fit for you. Once you have an idea of size, you can use our digital try-on system to see how each frame looks on your face, quickly and easily!

If you have already worn glasses before, then you can use those to help you size the frames. Your current glasses will have measurements for the bridge (the part over the nose), the frame width, and the arm length. If you measure your glasses with a millimeter ruler (better than inches because the resolution is smaller) then you can compare to the measurements we have for every pair of glasses on our site. In this manner, you can compare several frames to yours and get an idea of what it would mean to have, for example, a lens height of 35mm versus one that is at 26mm. Give it a try and you will find that it’s quite easy to do.

The Temple Arm Length can vary up to about 10mm from what is written on your frames as they are adjustable (you bend the “earpiece” to fit comfortably. If you have worn glasses, you know that this is an easy thing to do.

The Bridge Measurement, a.k.a. DBL or Distance Between Lenses, (nose) can be easily adjusted by moving the nose pads. Typically, the bridge measurement is between 15 and 20 mm and so a variation in this from your glasses to a new pair will not make much difference.

The Frame Width is not adjustable in any way so it is important to stay about 5mm from the measurement on your glasses.

The Lens Height and Width are provided to help you get an idea of how big the glasses will seem on your face. Typically, if the Frame Width and Temple Arm Length are similar to yours, then the frame will be a suitable size for your face. If you really like a frame and are not sure, simply measure the glasses you have (sunglasses will work too) and you will get an idea about how big they will be on your face.


Remember, every persons face is shaped slightly differently than the next and sometimes the face shape may change the shape of the frames you want to buy. There are a few tips that can be followed in looking for the perfect pair of frames. If you have plenty of facial hair, larger frames tend to mask certain features. Smaller cut frames may enhance a bearded look. Also, in knowing how to select eyeglass frames, try to avoid frames larger than your head. In other words, if you have a smaller shaped head smaller frames will not mask your features. More on this below…

Very Strong Prescriptions and Hiding Lens Thickness

We often are asked from customers with strong prescriptions, “I have a very strong prescription (greater than +/- 6.00). What do you recommend as the most aesthetically pleasing lenses without breaking the bank?”

Answer: In addition to order a higher index lens (1.61 or higher), the smallest frame possible that looks good on your face will help as well. We also recommend a frame that is fairly round or oval (no corners), where you look right through the center of each lens. These techniques minimize lens thickness.

Plastic frames will sometimes hide the edges of a think frame (good if you have a minus (nearsighted) prescription as the lenses for that type of prescription are thicker on the edges than in the middle).

Matching Eyeglass Frames To Face Shape

You should consider three main points when choosing an eyeglass frame for your face shape, according to Vision Council of America (VCA):

• The frame shape should contrast with the face shape.

• The frame size should be in scale with the face size.

• Eyewear should repeat your personal best feature (such as a blue frame to match blue eyes).

Five Basic Face Shapes – What Shape Are You? 

While most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are five basic face shapes. Below are descriptions of these face shapes and which types of frames work well for each. If you have any questions, please email or call us and we are happy to help you use these guidelines to choose your new eyeglasses. It’s like having a personal shopper!

A round face has soft, curvy lines with the width and length in the same proportions and no angles. Try angular, narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face, a clear bridge that widens the eyes and frames that are wider than they are deep, such as a rectangular shape

The oval face is similar to a round but slightly taller. (Usually around 1 and a half times the with. To keep the oval’s natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as the broadest part of the face, or heart-shaped frames that are not too deep or too narrow. (Heart-shaped frames are wider across the top than the bottom)

This shape has a broad forehead and a narrow chin. The best frame choices are usually those that are the same type of curve as your face as it moves from cheek to chin. Try frames that are wider at the top, very light colors and materials, and rimless or half-rim frame styles (which have a light, airy effect because the lenses are simply held in place to the temples by a few screws).

A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, plus the width and length are in the same proportions. Try more round and curvy frame styles, frames that have more width than depth and narrow ovals.

The rectangle face is longer than it is wide and has a long straight cheek line and sometimes a longish nose. To make the face balanced, try frames that have bigger a top-to-bottom depth, decorative or contrasting temples that add width to the face or a low bridge to shorten the nose. Also, try rimless or half-rim frame styles (which have a light, airy effect because the lenses are simply held in place to the temples by a few screws).

Are you warm or cool? Knowing the answer will help you easily select frame colors

• All people have either a cool (blue-based) or warm (yellow-based) coloring. • Everyone looks best in his or her own color base. • Eyewear color should complement personal coloring. The main factors to determine the best color palette are the colors of the skin, eyes and hair.

Skin tone is the prime element in determining coloring. All complexions fall into one of two color bases — blue (cool) or yellow (warm). A cool complexion has blue or pink undertones, and a warm complexion has a “peaches and cream” or yellow cast. Olive skin is considered cool because it is a mixture of blue and yellow. 

Eye colors are usually a secondary element in determining coloring because of the wide range of eye colors. For example, blue eyes can range from a cool almost violet to a pale blue-gray, which is warm. Brown eyes can vary from a light cider shade (warm) through a medium-brown to a cool almost black.

Hair colors are also considered warm or cool. Strawberry blond, platinum, blue-black, white, salt-and-pepper and “dishwater” brown are cool. Warm hair colors include golden blond, flat black, brown-gold, “carrot” and “dirty” gray.

Once you have determined if you are “warm” or “cool,” then you can find the eyeglass frame colors that will suit you the best. Some examples of frame colors best for warm coloring are: camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fire-engine red, warm blue and blond tortoise. For cool coloring, the best eyeglass frame hues are black, rose-brown, blue-gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue and demi-amber (darker) tortoise.

The “Go For It” Approach

As you can see from the information above, there are certainly some guidelines to follow which will help you to make sure your eyeglasses fit your face and coloring. BUT…do they fit your personality? There certainly are times when we stretch out with our fashions, and at we are committed to providing you with quality eyewear at great prices so you can stretch out with your eyewear, too.

So we say: “Go for it!” HAVE FUN!!!!”

Our Try-On system is useful for seeing how a frame will look on you. Take a picture as you shop or upload a picture off your phone and select “Try-On” to see how great you look in a variety of frames. It’s that simple!

You can also choose a model with a face shape that is similar to yours to see how a frame may look on your face. You can adjust the size and angle of the frame to fit your picture, but keep in mind that these adjustments are not to scale. Use our measurement methods to make sure the frame is the right size for you.

Lens Questions

Innovative prism glasses can significantly improve the vision and the daily lives of patients with hemianopia, a condition that blinds half the visual field in both eyes resulting from damage to the optic pathways in the brain. Most commonly caused by strokes, it can also be the result of brain damage from tumors or trauma.

If you need to get Prism Lenses, please check the “I Have A Prism Correction”.

You should have the number for your prism correction (.5, 1, 1.5, etc) and the Base Information (Base In, Base Out, Base Up or Base Down) on the prescription from your doctor.

There is an additional charge per each lens that requires a Prism Correction

Different Types of Prescription Lenses:

Depending on the needs of your eyes, the optician will use the following lenses.

Single vision lenses have only one viewing area throughout the lens. This corrected area can be for far distance, near distance or reading. Your glasses come with plastic high-index 1.56 lenses included. You can upgrade to a thinner and lighter lens for an additional charge.

High index lenses are used to make your lenses lighter and thinner. It doesn’t matter if they are single vision, bifocal or progressive. They are compressed lenses that offer better optical viewing through them. For higher prescriptions they not only reduce the weight by up to 50% but also reduce the thickness by up to 60% making them more attractive cosmetically.

1.56 index, 1.59 index, 1.61 index and 1.67 index. The higher the index, the thinner and lighter the lenses. We also offer 1.60 index Water Repellent/Anti Fog Lenses if you will be using your prescription eyeglasses in this type of environment.

Polycarbonate lenses are thinner and lighter than traditional plastic eyeglass lenses. They also offer 100 percent ultraviolet (UV) protection and are up to 10 times more impact-resistant than regular plastic lenses. This combination of lightweight comfort, UV protection and impact resistance makes polycarbonate lenses an excellent choice for children’s glasses, sports eyewear and safety glasses.

Polycarbonate lenses contain trace amounts of Bisphenol A (BpA). WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

We highly recommend Polycarbonate Lenses for rimless glasses as they reduce the stress cracks that will eventually happen with these types of glasses.

Note: Polycarbonate lenses cannot be made with Sun Darkening lenses (transitional – darken outdoors).

Polycarbonate lenses can come in tints (permanent color), but they are usually lighter (50% dark) compared with non-polycarbonate lenses (up to 90% dark).

I use my glasses for….
By telling us what you will use these glasses for helps us to make sure that your lenses are made correctly.

Choosing Single Vision means that you need your glasses to drive, watch the TV or, in some cases, in order to see your computer screen or the dashboard on your car.

Choosing Reading mean s that you need glasses to read a menu, book, newspaper, or even see your watch clearly

Choosing Bifocal means that you have both Distance and Reading correction in the same pair of glasses. The top portion of the lens is for Distance and the bottom is for the Reading portion. The size of the each section is determined by the SEG Height. (The “line” in “lined bifocals”) We only sell Bifocals that have lines. If you want to get a multi-focal lens (with more than one correction) and you don’t want lines, you can choose a Progressive Lens.

Choosing Progressive, or no-line bifocals, are also used for both distance and reading correction in the same pair of glasses. The difference is that they have no line on them.

What are the lenses made of?

We use lightweight, high-index 1.56 plastic lenses. We also offer ‘thin-light’ and ‘super thin’ lens upgrades, which are 1.61 and 1.67 high-index lenses as well as 1.74 in single vision glasses. We especially recommend that you upgrade to these lenses if your sphere is +/-2.50 and above. In addition to these, we also provide Polycarbonate Lenses, which are very durable and harder to break.

Our recommendations are as follows:
Sphere Power Index
+/- 0.25 to +/-2.50 = 1.56
+/-2.50 to +/-5.00 = 1.61
+/-5.00 and above = 1.67 or 1.74
All the lenses provided by include UV protection coating to protect your eyes against the Ultraviolet light from the sun and also scratch resistance coating to protect your glasses against scratches from your daily wear.
For nighttime driving and a lot of computer uses we offer the Anti-reflection coating, which reduces the reflections of the light from oncoming traffic You may select from a variety of coatings such as UV-coating and Tint for an additional charge. You may also choose bifocal lenses or progressive lenses with different thicknesses. These choices can be made on the details page of your frame in the same area where you fill out your prescription.

Polycarbonate lenses contain trace amounts of Bisphenol A (BpA). WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Sorry but no, we offer our lenses with our frames as a whole package.

Yes we offer both progressive and bifocal lenses. Here is a description of their differences:

Bifocal Lenses

Bifocals have two distinct viewing areas within the same lens; the distance area and the near area. The distance area in bifocals is designed like a single vision lens, while the near area contains the distance prescription and the additional amount of ADD power needed to see at a reading distance.

Bi-Focals have that light “line” just below the center-line of the lens that separate the distance upper part from the reading lower part of the lens. Bi- Focal lenses should have an absolute minimum of 27mm height, but we recommend a 32mm or greater lens height to make them comfortable.

Progressive Lenses

A Progressive lens is similar to a Bifocal Lens but has more than 2 corrections – and no lines. As you look through the lens from the top to bottom, you can see far to near. For example, you will be able to clearly see the freeway signs in the top, the dashboard in the middle, and the map through the bottom.

We use Flattop 28 for all our bifocal lenses. They have a line in them that differentiates between the top part for distance and the bottom part for reading.

We do not offer segmented (three sections with lines dividing them) Trifocal corrective lenses. We find that most people who move on from Bifocal prefer the Progressive Lenses.

Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses correct vision for two or three different distances without the visible segment lines seen in bifocal or tri-focal lenses. Instead they have a graduated section in which the power of the lens progresses smoothly from one prescription to the other, allowing the wearer to see clearly at all distances.

Progressive, no-line bi-focal, lenses need to have an absolute minimum of 28mm height, but here again we recommend at least 32mm or higher lens for a more comfortable viewing area. Progressive glasses are the most sensitive to a correct PD so be sure to take an especially accurate PD measurement for this type of order. If the measurement is off here by ±1.5mm it is still OK.

Segment Height (SEG)

Using a multi-focal lens means that you have Distance and Reading (Near) in the same pair of glasses. The top portion of the lens is for Distance and the bottom is for the Reading portion.

The size of the each section is determined by the SEG Height. (The “line” in “lined bifocals”) (See more about this in the “Bifocal and Progressive Lenses” help bubble. In a progressive lens, the corrections changes from Distance to Reading as you look from the top to the bottom of the lens – however a SEG height is still used to define the reading portion.

This measurement has traditionally been determined at the Doctors office if you purchased your glasses there. The Doctor would ask you where you want the line to be and then measure the distance from the bottom of the glasses to that line – and then give that to the lab.

When buying glasses online, you don’t have a way to do that, as all frames are different shapes and heights. The way we take care of this is to take an average of the SEG height that most people use and then describe that as a percentage.

Normally, the division is 70% of the lens height for distance and 30% of the lens height for reading. But of course, you are very much welcome to inform us your preference in division. Some people prefer to have a larger reading area (maybe 60/40). This is called the SEG HEIGHT.


Technically, if your Optometrist is asking, we put the SEG at “the D line divided by two minus 2 mm”.

Please include a note in the comments box as you check out so that we know you would like the change.

Transition Zone is the area of progressive lenses where the distance vision curve gradually changes into the near-vision curve.

There is a short adaptation period when you are fitted with your first pair of progressive lenses, which can range from a few minutes to a few days. People with certain types of corrections, including strong plus (+) prescriptions (also called strong farsighted or high-hyperopic) prescriptions, tend to have more difficulty adapting to progressive lenses.

Yes there are limitations. Not all frames are suitable for Bifocals or Progressive. Bifocal lenses must have a minimum lens height of 27mm and Progressive lenses must have a minimum lens height of 28mm.

We want to make it easier for you to identify which frame can or can’t be done with Bifocal or Progressive by putting a check or cross mark on the description of the frame you are looking at. Also, if the curvature of the frame is too much, you will feel as though you are looking through a fun-house mirror. We aim to stay at a very average level of curvature for glasses in this category to help insure a good result.

What kind of tints do you have?

We have a large color selection of tints that include a light, medium and dark density with a solid or gradient (dark to light from top to bottom) shading.

The darkest tint is similar to most sunglasses. With a UV coating, this is a good way to get glasses that are suitable for daily wear. We also provide a polarized brown or polarized grey lens, which is the same as is used in high quality sunglasses. These are better for sports and situations with extreme sun and reflective glare as the Polarizing Lenses filter the glare and provide UV protection as well.

The available Tint colors are shown on the details page. As an example, this is approximately what the shading would look like in your lens


Polarized lenses are available in Brown, Gray and Grayish Green.


Tints are permanent and DO NOT change in the sun. They also cannot be changed (lighter or darker) once they are made.


You do not need to choose a tint if you have already chosen a lens which will darken in the sun. (Sun Darkening also known as Photochromic or Transitional Lenses)

Anti-Scratch, Tuff Coat, and UV (Ultra-Violet)

We offer free basic Anti-Scratch and UV coating. You can upgrade to our “Tuff Coat” Coating if you like. It is much more resistant to scratches and we would recommend that you get it if you are in situations that your glasses might become easily scratched. 

Blue-light Blocker, Anti-Reflective

You can also order an Blue-light blocker and an anti-reflective coating. The Blue-light blocker coating is primarily for people who spend a lot of time at their computer. It is a 3-layer coating that combines UV, anti-scratch and anti-reflection coatings. 

The use of anti-reflective is a personal decision. Many people who need their glasses to drive at night find the anti-glare is very helpful as it reduces the halo effect around headlights, etc. 

Water-repellant and Anti-Fog Coating

These lenses have a special coating that helps to minimize the fog that forms on your glasses when going from cold to warm – outside to inside in the winter for example. It cannot be combined with color tints.

Yes, they are called Sun Darkening lenses. When you are indoors, the tint will be very light. And when you are outdoors, it will get dark depending on the direct exposure to sunlight. Please be advised that these lenses do not get as dark as a typical sunglasses and they also do not work in automobiles as they respond to Ultraviolet light, which is filtered out by the tint in automobile windows.

Yes! We suggest that you select of a frame of your choice and make sure to click on the ‘Tint’ option on the Details page. Currently, we offer yellow, purple, red, green and blue colors and light (10%), medium (50%), dark (90%).  With all these choices, you can really have some fun!!

Note: The thinner the lens, the harder it is to get the tint really dark. If you had a strong prescription for example, and you purchased a thinner lens, they would not be as dark as if you did not get the thinner lens – even with the same prescription strength.

No. Lenses are either photochromic, where the degree of the tint changes, or constant tint, depending on what you wish to have. The two features therefore, are incompatible and cannot be selected simultaneously.

Dark colors, such as brown, amber, and copper-colored lenses. These colors are best for bright conditions as they reduce glare best.

Glasses that filter active blue light from reaching your eyes in order to reduce exposure to the type of light that stimulates wakefulness. The benefits of these glasses are less digital eye strain.

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