The 8 Best Places to Buy Glasses Online in 2019

When it's time for new specs, here's where to look

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.

First Look

LensCrafters

"Offers a variety of glasses with insurance eligibility and eye-exams."

Zenni

"Lots of great choices at super-low price points."

Warby Parker

"Allows you to try on up to five pairs at home before buying."

EyeBuyDirect

"Features an online fit and style quiz to help you find your match."

GlassesUSA

"Use their Virtual Mirror to try on various frames before you choose."

Jonas Paul

"Carries lots of affordable, stylish options for kids."

Fetch Eyewear

"Each pair comes with a lifetime warranty."

Peepers

"Find a wide selection of readers in fun colors and patterns."

Our Top Picks

LensCrafters

LensCrafters

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For more than 30 years, Lenscrafters has been the go-to place for those in need of glasses. Today, they offer more services and products than ever, both online and in stores located across the country. They sell eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses from a wide variety of brands for men, women, and children. You can also get an eye exam in person at a LensCrafters store.

When you're buying eyeglasses online you want convenience and their website lets you check your insurance eligibility, schedule appoints, and purchase glasses that can be shipped directly to you. Have questions? They offer support via email, telephone, traditional mail, or chat.

Zenni

Zenni

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When it comes to low-cost glasses, it’s hard to beat Zenni. You’ll need to know your pupillary distance (PD) and have a prescription, so you’ll have to factor in the cost of an eye exam elsewhere, but still, their prices are amazing. Depending on your prescription needs, some lenses are free.

You can also order non-Rx glasses, including sunglasses and blue-light blocking glasses. They offer styles for men, women, and children and have a virtual try-on tool on their website so you can get an idea of how they’ll look on you. 

Zenni makes all the glasses themselves, and they offer a 30-day return policy. Customer support is available via phone, live chat, or email.

Warby Parker

Warby Parker

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Warby Parker is known for their array of trendy, affordable frames. They allow you to try on up to five pairs of frames at home before you buy them to make sure they mesh with your style. Shipping and returns are completely free, and they also have retail stores located in cities across the country if you prefer to shop for glasses in person. 

Prices for most frames are affordable compared to luxury brands, but they also offer a three-month payment plan with no interest if you don’t want to pay the full cost upfront. You can also feel good about buying these glasses: Their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program donates glasses to those in need around the world each time a pair is purchased.

EyeBuyDirect

EyeBuy Direct

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No matter what your style, you’ll find glasses that fit it at EyeBuyDirect. From trendy to traditional, they offer a huge range of styles (and prices too). The cost of lenses depends on your prescription needs, and they offer progressive, transitional, bifocal, and other options. To help you find the right pair, they have an online fit and style quiz. 

GlassesUSA

GlassesUSA

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Want fancy designer frames? GlassesUSA has you covered. From Tom Ford to Ray-Ban and a slew of others, they have plenty to choose from. This one-stop-shop also carries an array of options for sunglasses, contact lenses, and computer glasses. Not sure how they’ll look on you? You can use their Virtual Mirror to try them on before you choose. Even if you don’t have a new prescription on hand, they have an app that can get it from your current glasses. 

Jonas Paul

Jonas Paul

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If you’re looking for eyewear for kids, Jonas Paul has an array of options that are affordable and adorable. They offer an at-home try-on kit, where they’ll ship you up to seven pairs of glasses for your kid to try on without having to drag them to the store. They can select the ones they like best from the comfort of their own home. The price of lenses will depend on their prescription needs as well as other add-ons like lens coatings. 

The company was started after the founders’ son, Jonas, was born with a rare disorder that affected his vision. Fortunately, after numerous surgeries, his sight was restored, but his parents have since dedicated themselves to helping kids find comfortable glasses they feel good wearing. They also launched the Partners in Sight program, which donates money from every purchase to help prevent blindness in areas of need around the world.

Fetch Eyewear

Fetch Eyewear

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Animal lovers will drool over the glasses from Fetch Eyewear, as 100% of the company’s profits are donated to animal welfare. They have a wide selection of eyeglasses and sunglasses, and their Try at Home program lets you pick five pairs to try for five days in the comfort of your own home before ordering your favorites. Each pair comes with an impressive lifetime warranty on all frames, and they’ll repair or replace them for any reason, even if it’s because you accidentally stepped on them. 

Peepers

Peepers

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If it’s readers you need, Peepers has got your eyes covered. Launched in 1996, Peepers proclaims to be “dedicated to fashion at its most fun.” While they don’t offer prescription lenses, they do have a wide selection of readers in fun colors and patterns as well as sunglasses and blue-light-blocking glasses. Not sure what strength you need? They offer a home vision test so you can select the correct strength, and they offer bifocal and polarized options as well.

Our Process

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular places to buy glasses on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered more than 30 places to buy glasses overall, screened options from 30 different brands and manufacturers, read over 150 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 1 of the places themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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