Buying eyeglasses online can save hundreds of dollars while purchasing the same quality of product for far less money. While it may be daunting to
purchase eyeglasses online, each store site has a guide or 'frequently asked questions' section to assist with the process .Online eyeglass stores
have a huge selection of frames from the practical to stylish, usually for a fraction of the cost at brick and mortar stores. With the savings it
is possible to purchase new eyeglasses yearly instead of every 3 or 4 years and to have more than one pair. Before beginning online shopping for
eyeglasses, there are two must have items: the full prescription and the pupillary distance (PD) (usually on the prescription, if not ask for it at
the time of the exam). Eyeglass prescriptions can be used at any online or brick and mortar store and providers are required by law to give you one copy
of the prescription. If need be, mention the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which requires that one copy of the patientís prescription be provided
immediately after the eye examination is completed: reference FTC, Title 16, Ophthalmic Practice Rules, (Eyeglass Rules) part 456. Once you have the prescription
and PD in hand the next step is to select frames and lenses. If needed, some sites have features which allow you to upload a photo and superimpose the frames.
As with any online purchase, take time when making a decision and always review the store return policies. When purchasing eyeglasses, it is helpful to compare
prices and styles at different websites, use coupon codes, watch for deals, promotions, sales, free shipping offers, check the weekly ad on the store website.