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    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!

    We gladly match the price with the following guidelines:

    *The Best Price Guarantee is valid on:

    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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    Within 14 days of your purchase date, VisionDirect will verify and match the lower price and credit your credit card for the price difference assuming the above requirements apply and are met. The item must be currently available on www.visiondirect.com.au in the same size, style, and colour.

    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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Plastic Glasses: All You Need to Know

What Are Plastic Glasses?

Plastic glasses are some of, if not the most popular kinds of glasses in the world. Their low-cost, easily workable material parts mean that they are both incredibly accessible and incredibly customisable. They offer a huge selection of shapes, patterns and colours that other materials like wood or metal, despite having their own unique features, simply can’t match. 


How Much Are Plastic Glasses?

Plastic glasses, due to their ease of manufacture and low-cost materials, are often much more affordable than other glasses materials. At SmartBuyGlasses, plastic glasses like this range from the SmartBuy Collection are typically available at around the 25-pound mark. However, you can pick up some really stylish specs like these Laurie glasses for only £6 for both frame & lens. 


What are the Pros and Cons of Plastic Eyeglasses? 

If you’re looking to buy plastic glasses, it’s worth making a note of their pros and cons - there’s nothing to lose by being an informed customer! This little guide will help you decide if plastic frame glasses are the right choice for you.


Pros of plastic glasses:

  • They’re lightweight - glasses like these are great for sports or other activities where you don’t want some intricate, heavy specs weighing you down. They’re even great for office work or education. If you need them throughout the day, lightweight glasses won’t be as noticeable on your face all the time. Naturally, they’re also perfect for kids. 

  • They’re affordable - lower-priced materials mean that the overall product cost is reduced. It’s better for your budget, it’s better for you!

  • They’re flexible - plastic has a great degree of flex, meaning plastic glasses are more suited to thicker prescription lenses, as well as general wear-and-tear from wearing them on a daily basis.

Cons of plastic glasses:

  • Breakages - one of the only disadvantages of plastic glasses is that they do snap more easily than their metal counterparts. However, it must be noted that they’re also a lot cheaper.


Where to Buy Plastic Glasses

If you’re looking for the best plastic glasses online, look no further than the huge range available at SmartBuyGlasses. Including great-value, high-quality brands like Arise Collective and SmartBuy Collection, this range of glasses is a must for anyone looking to get their hands on some forward-thinking glasses.

To ensure better eye health around the world, it’s important that eyewear is both affordable, accessible and sustainable. Arise Collective has partnered with 1% For The Planet, an amazing charity whose members have donated over $265 million to environmental causes in the last few years, so you can feel comfortable that you are shopping for a brand that gives back when you purchase plastic glasses at SmartBuyGlasses. 


Acetate Glasses

Acetate is a high-quality form of plastic which, in recent years, has really established itself on the eyewear scene. It’s a truly durable alternative to other premium glasses materials - one of the reasons why it’s been picked up by so many big glasses brands. However, for cheap acetate glasses there’s really no better place to shop than the SmartBuy Collection. With a range of both plastic and acetate frames, it’s the best place online to find high-quality acetate frames. 


How to Adjust Plastic Frame Eyeglasses

To make any small adjustments to the frame, run any plastic parts under hot water or heat with a hair dryer for 2-3 minutes and then carefully bend. If the frame slides down your face too much you can bend the earpiece closer to a 90-degree angle to tighten the fit. If your plastic glasses don’t feel like they’re responding to your efforts to adjust them, take them into a glasses store; it’s never worth breaking your glasses while trying to fix them! If they just can’t seem to fit, you can browse thousands of alternative options here, with a whole range of alternative sizes and fits!


How to Remove Scratches From Eyeglasses Plastic

Here’s a quirky yet simple trick to remove scratches from your plastic eyeglasses. Apply a small amount of non-abrasive toothpaste to some cotton wool, then slowly buff away the scratch. Toothpaste is a quick and easy hack for minor scratches, so if you have a deeper scratch, you may need to repeat this process quite a few times.


How to Clean Plastic Eyeglasses Frames

If you’re looking for the best way to clean your plastic glasses frames, just read through our simple 5-step guide:


  1. Run your glasses under warm or lukewarm water. It’s fine to get your lenses wet as well; water alone will not damage them.

  2. Lather up your hands with soap and water. The mixture of water and detergent should be forming bubbly suds by the time you’re done.

  3. Wipe down the frames with your (soaped-up) hands. Make sure to pay attention to the joints between the frames and lenses when you do this; they are the most likely part of the glasses to accumulate dirt and abrasive dust.

  4. Dry off the glasses with a high-cotton or microfiber towel; this will help to both absorb any excess water and will ensure the lenses aren’t scratched.


If you’re interested in becoming a truly smart buyer, head on over to SmartBuyGlasses and check out our best value plastic glasses and acetate glasses here. If you want to read more about glasses, sunglasses and the science behind them, you can browse through our Optical Centre here.

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