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  Reply # 2016653 16-May-2018 09:31
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Online websites let you upload a photo to see if the frame suits. You also have to be a little more flexible if you want to save the money.




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Try Zenni optical in the USA. You can upload a photo of your face and try on all of their frames. I've bought from them too. Their frame comparison tool will let you figure out what shape frame suits your face. After that you can shop elsewhere if you want too.



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The thing I don't get with online purchasing of glasses is how people choose frames that suit their face?


It normally takes me ages to choose a pair of frames as every few of them suit me.  For everyday glasses I can't imagine buying them online.


 
 
 
 


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Given the actual cost you’ve not got much to lose trying an online retailer; mine from Clearly came in at around $130 for progressives, and these are the most comfortable pair I’ve ever owned (and I’ve worn glasses since I was 18 months!).

As well as uploading photos to check one is ok with the look, the other critical thing is to get the measurements right, but sites like Clearly let you filter by lens, bridge and overall width, and length as well as shape, colour etc.

My wife was telling me yesterday about a retailer in Aus that sells Aus-made affordable modular glasses with frames made out of recycled material, that lets one select from a range of colour and shapes, and switch out parts - my six-year-old is keen on getting a pair! Lenses are Zeiss, so should be no issue with the optics quality. See https://dresden.com.au

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