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    Best Price Guarantee* ?Find a Lower Online Price and We'll Match It!

    Largest range, best service, amazing prices! Look out for items marked "Best Price Guarantee", and if you can find designer sunglasses and eyeglasses at a lower price elsewhere, we'll match that price! Simply let us know within 14 days of placing your order, and we'll wire the difference right back into your account.

    Simply send an email to our customer service: customerservice@visiondirect.com.au and provide us the website address of the lower-priced item. We'll verify it according to our guidelines and if it's the exact same model number and colour, we'll match the price!

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    The Best Price Guarantee applies to eyeglasses frames and sunglasses only and does not apply to prescription or contact lenses. Any exact, identical brand name glasses model sold online by an Authorized Australia dealer as designated by the official distributor/manufacturer. Colours and sizes must be identical. Any item currently in stock and available for purchase on another website that is also available in the same size, style, and colour on www.visiondirect.com.au The item is available on other websites for shipping to your address. Selected eyeglass frames or sunglasses. Prescription lenses and contact lenses are excluded. We include all applicable shipping and other costs of the other website to make a proper cost comparison The Best Price Guarantee is limited to 14 days after you placed your order on www.visiondirect.com.au.

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    We are unable to offer the Best Price Guarantee under the following circumstances (including, but not limited to):

    The offer cannot be combined with a promotion code. Special promotions such as coupon codes, rebates, gift certificates and " buy one, get one free " are not eligible for the Best Price Guarantee. The difference amount is minimum 1 AUD We do not honor other retailers' misprinted or falsely advertised prices for the Best Price Guarantee. Purchases for resale or commercial purposes are not eligible for the Best Price Guarantee. This offer does not apply to items advertised below our cost. We will not price match prescription lenses or contact lenses. The best price guarantee applies to eyeglass frames and sunglasses only. Items on websites that are auction sites, unauthorized dealer sites and/or discount sites. Items that are out of stock, open-box, clearance, outlet center products and/or refurbished items. Items that are not in stock, ready for shipping on other websites

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    If you have not made your purchase at the time of applying for the Best Price Guarantee, we can place the order for you at the matched price upon approval.

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Plano Lenses: For Eyes That Do Not Require Visual Correction

What are Plano Lenses?

Glasses lenses with no prescription are called plano lenses, meaning they have no visual correcting power.

 

What Does Plano Mean on an Eyeglass Prescription? 

If only one of your eyes requires correction, you may be given a pair of glasses that has one corrective lens for the affected eye, and a plano lens for the unaffected eye.

If so, your prescription for that eye may read “SPH”, “PL”, “PLANO”, or “00”.

They all mean the same thing: the lens has no corrective power.

 

Do I Need Plano Lenses?

People who wear plano lenses usually wear them purely for cosmetic reasons, without any need for vision correction. Normally, glasses frames without a prescription come with a pair of cheap plastic demo lenses. However, these should always be replaced with real plano lenses because demo lenses are not suitable for wearing and can actually damage your eyes. It’s also likely you’ll find a brand name or logo on plastic demo lenses; not exactly what you want if you’re looking through them all day.

 

Although the price of plano lenses are about the same as normal prescription lenses, wearing a pair of plano lenses is the only safe way to wear non-corrective lenses.

Our plano lenses offer a variety of protective coatings, such as anti-scratch, and they also block out harmful UV light. You can also choose plano colored lenses for engaging in activities that require colored lenses - if you’re a keen athlete or spend a lot of time outdoors, for example.

 

 

 

Plano Contact Lenses

Another example of plano lenses are colored contacts. Generally speaking, contact lenses are always corrective and manufactured according to the customer’s individual requirements, but colored contact lenses for cosmetic purposes may not be.

 

Aside from this, plano contact lenses need to be treated in exactly the same way as normal contacts should be: that means always handling them with clean hands, using disinfecting solutions to protect your eyes from bacteria, and keeping the contact lens clean by washing it with sterile solution.

At VisionDirect, all our eyeglasses are available with plano lenses. Check them out here!

 

I’ve Read up on Plano Lenses and I’m Looking for Some New Glasses. What Now?

Congratulations. You’ve got the hardest steps out of the way. Now, it’s time to select a pair of glasses - or even sunglasses - that’s right for you. At VisionDirect we’re proud to host a whole range of luxury brands, value models, cutting-edge technologies and more. We stock loads of brands that offer progressive lenses - just select your new prescription on checkout. If you’ve seen a pair you like the look of, but aren’t sure how they’ll look ‘on-face’, why don’t you have a look at...

 

Virtual Try-On

VisionDirect’s revolutionary Virtual Try-On tool is an advanced online solution to the problem of not being able to check out a pair of glasses in-hand. It’s simple and free! See what you look like wearing different designer sunglasses or eyeglasses from home in just 2 easy steps.

Step 1: record your selfie video. We'll walk you through a simple process and show you how to use your desktop or mobile camera to record a quick, five-second selfie video.

Step 2: try on glasses online! Go to the brand page of any glasses you’d like to virtually try on. Then, filter by ‘virtual try-on’ in the special features option. You can see yourself wearing any of the glasses that appear! We have over 5,000 pairs of eyeglasses and 6,000 pairs of sunglasses just a few clicks away from appearing on your face!

Given the current pandemic, going to your local opticians’ or eyewear store isn’t so easy at the moment. Virtual Try-On eliminates the stress of making your mind up in person, the time wasted going to and from the store, and the typically high costs of visiting a brick-and-mortar shop. It really is the perfect socially distanced try-before-you-buy!

 

Arise HD Prescription Lenses

VisionDirect offers groundbreaking durability, pristine clarity and perfect vision - all in the same lenses. Arise HD Clarity Prescription Lenses are made for the everyday wearer, but also offer advanced protection making them suitable for any adventure.

The Arise Clarity Lens Collection comes packed with protective elements to provide you with an unbeatable pair of prescription glasses. From scratch resistant and anti-reflective coatings to UV 400 and superhydrophobic protection, these lenses are guaranteed to keep your eyes comfortable in any situation. 

These lenses are also aspheric, making them thinner and lighter than many other prescription lenses. These high performing, durable lenses feature an innovative lens technology that provides optimal clarity and comfort in the urban jungle.

Simply choose any frames you like, enter your prescription and select Arise Collective for your lens type. Let's get started!

 

zFORT® Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Blue light is a potentially harmful form of light. While it is naturally emitted by the sun, electronic devices (upon which we’re spending more and more time every day) are also high-level producers. Blue light rays at a wavelength between 415nm - 455nm can damage your retinal cells, which may lead to premature eye ageing and vision problems in the future.

Our exposure to these harmful light rays may also cause a range of other health problems, including poor sleep (according to a 2012 Harvard Medical School study). Find out more about how to protect your eyes from blue light with anti blue light glasses from zFORT®.

 

Discover more than 180 designer eyewear brands and over 80,000 pairs of sunglasses and glasses for the best prices online at VisionDirect. Offering game-changing technology, buying glasses online has never been easier. With the help of our Virtual Try-On tool, you can virtually trial thousands of pairs of eyewear from our selection!

 

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