When it comes to ordering products online, the internet is an ever-evolving platform. The days of being bound to choosing the eyeglasses stocked at your eye care professional's office are over. Naturally, you still have the option to shop for frames in this manner, but you will see that your options are much larger when you opt to purchase through a reputable online source.

So, how exactly is this all carried out? Well, the first step you need to take is to obtain your prescription. If you do not already have a prescription or the one you currently wear is outdated, consider making an appointment with your optometrist for an eye exam. This is very important because without a proper prescription, all you are able to order are the frames.

Once you have your prescription in hand, start searching the internet for reliable eye wear shops that offers online ordering. One if the best things you can do to narrow your search is to read reviews about various eye wear shops. See what your peers are saying before you make the decision to open your wallet and purchase glasses.

Feel free to ask your friends, family members, and co-workers if they have everyought lenses and frames from an online source and how their experience went. Just like anything in life, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Stay away from shops that boast ridiculously low prices because you are most likely going to get what you pay for. However, reasonable prices are a good thing.

When you have found the company, you are willing to place an order with, beginning filtering your search. You will notice that there are probably numerous categories to choose from in terms of style, look, and color. Determine which style you are going for and narrow your search by filtering through that category. Most websites will have a filter tool available.

Keep in mind that just because you like the look does not mean the look will like you. Try to be open minded about your selection and pick out a few frames from different categories. If the website offers a feature that allows you to “try on” the frames, use it. This process involves taking a picture of your face, uploading the image to the site, and placing the frames you have chosen on top of your face.

This is a great way to determine how you will look in a certain frame. Remember, choose a frame that compliments your facial features. You want the top of the appliance to reach the upper half of your eyebrow and the lower portion to nestle nicely just above the apples of your cheeks. Choosing a frame that's too big or small for your face will make you look awkward.

Once you have chosen the style, shape, color, and size frame that you want, enter your prescription numbers into the website's reserved area. Make sure you enter the numbers exactly as they appear on your prescription card or file. Keep in mind, one of our eyes may differ from the other so do not get the numbers mixed up.

Choose any special feature you want your glasses to have such as special coatings, tints, progressive lenses, bifocals, trifocals, etc. Know that these features will probably cost extra and are not typically covered under the website's deals or specials unless they are running some sort of promotion.

Lastly, once you have every aspect of your frames and lenses covered and entered into the system, place the glasses into the virtual shopping cart and begin the checkout process. This is where you will enter in your payment details and shipping information. Should you have any promotional codes or vouchers, include them during this step.