So you want to know where to find the best online glasses? Everyone wants a bargain these days and it can be very difficult when deciding who to go with when purchasing cheap online glasses. The main reason for this is that recently the Internet has become saturated with on-line glasses retailers offering prescription spectacles for almost next to nothing (one company in particular is offering glasses for a s little as £5).
This is where the problem lies as most of these companies that are offering ridiculously low priced glasses are actually selling cheap imported goods and very low optical quality lenses. How do I know this? – because I work in the industry and have managed prescription labs for two on-line glasses retailers over the past 8 years. I’m not saying that these companies are ripping people off, simply that they are selling a health care product that is no where near the kind of quality that you get when you purchase your glasses on the high street. There are, however, some companies who actually make a point of selling more expensive frames and lenses and supplying their customers with discounted branded products – the kind that you would expect to buy from any established independent opticians on the high street. The difference is that these guys are selling high quality grade lenses for a discounted price so you would save around 50% off what you would pay on the high street but still end up with a quality product.
If you really want to know where to find the best online glasses then you will, first of all, have to decide if it’s ‘cheap’ you want or a good pair of ‘discounted glasses’ because there is a huge difference. A ‘cheap’ pair of glasses is something that will last a few months and you can throw them in the glove compartment of your car in case of emergencies. A ‘discounted’ pair is something that will last a couple of years hopefully and you will want to wear them most of the time.
As I mentioned before, there are many companies out there who offer spectacles at very low prices so there are bargains to be had if look around. If you are after a good quality pair of spectacles but only want to pay internet prices then be careful what you type into your search engine. Typing the word ‘cheap’ will undoubtedly show you a list of companies that offer ‘cheap’ glasses where as typing in the word ‘quality’ or ‘discount’ will show you a list of companies who aren’t really offering ‘cheap goods’ but who are more than likely offering quality goods and discounted prices.
So there you have it, my recommendations for finding the best type of prescription glasses on the Internet in the UK. But don’t just take my word for it – browse through the many online glasses retailer sites and I’m sure that if you research enough, you will find the bargain that you’ve been looking for all this time.