Buying Glasses Online - Basics Guide

Online Opticians UK are one of the original success stories of consumer confidence in buying on the internet. Competing with the high street stores with low prices, limitless choice and ease of use, visitors can access and buy glasses online at anytime.

Making a purchase from Online Opticians UK couldn't be easier, just follow these 3 simple, easy steps below to help you buy the perfect pair of glasses:

STEP 1 - Choose Your Frame:

When browsing the frames, be sure to make use of the convenient filters which enable you to narrow down your choices such as brand, lens type, colour and frame shapes.

The size of the frame is shown on each product page. The size of the eye, bridge and arm are shown in millimetres and will allow you to find a frame that fits. We also provide frame depth & frame width on many frames to further assist you to select a suitable frame.

When you have decided the frame you want, simply select the colour and then add it to the basket by clicking the large green button  'ADD FRAME & SELECT LENSES' 

Your frame choice is now in the basket!

STEP 2 - Choose Your Lenses:

You are now on the page that we call the lens builder and is where you create the lenses that you need. It's broken down to into 3 easy sections:

A - Select the type of lenses you require such as single vision, bifocal or varifocal. 

B - Choose any optional extras you may need for example tinted, thin or driving lenses to name but a few. 

C - Add your prescription details paying particular attention to the different positive (+) and negative (-) symbols, columns & numbers.

Measure & add your ‘pupil distance’ - (the distance between the centre of one pupil to the centre of the other pupil, measured in millimetres).

Enter any additional information that you feel is relevant to your purchase & tick the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page.

Once your happy with your lens choices & the details you've added - Click the 'Confirm Your Order & Make Payment' button & you've completed your order!!

You have now chosen your lenses & completed your glasses!

STEP 3 - Add Personal Details & Checkout:

Enter your personal details, make your payment and then check out. It's as simple as that!

You have now ordered your glasses!!!

Then, wait excitedly at home for your shiny new glasses to arrive, complete with coatings, complimentary stylish hard case and microfibre cleaning cloth.

And for further piece of mind, all purchases are sent via royal mail recorded delivery to allow you to track its progress and all of our products are backed up by our 30 day no-quibble money back guarantee and a 2 year frame and lens warranty.


Need Some Help?

Please don't hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our advisers who will be pleased to answer any questions you have should you require any further information or advice - Simply call freephone: 0800 690 6220 or email:

Buying Glasses Ultimate Guide:

Here is a more detailed 15 page guide should you wish to learn more information such as what your pupil distance is, or how to find your frame sizes, to more detailed facts about your prescription or lens options, even how to choose the correct frames for your lifestyle or face shape. After reading this guide you will be an expert on all things related to buying prescription glasses online.

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