How to Buy Glasses Online

A step by step guide

How to buy glasses online

How to Buy Glasses Online

Buying glasses online

Buying glasses online has never been easier

Take your time and have fun browsing thousands of frames until you find the perfect pair.
After a few simple clicks, they’ll be on their way to you.

Buying glasses online
has never been easier

Take your time and have fun browsing thousands of frames until you find the perfect pair. After a few simple clicks, they’ll be on their way to you.

STEP 1: Choose your frames

Browse thousands of styles until you discover your ideal frames.
Filter results by brand, color, shape, material, and more.
four pairs of glasses
Colour

Most frames come in a range of colours, so you won’t be short of options when you find the model for you.

different face shapes with suitable glasses frame styles
Frame shape

You want to look your best in your new glasses, so consider your face shape when picking out frames.

woman posing in glasses
Frame size

We carry glasses in every size from XS to XL. Avoid ill-fitting frames with the help of our size guide.

STEP 1: Choose your frames

Browse tens of thousands of styles until you discover your ideal frames. Filter by brand, color, shape, material, and more.
four pairs of glasses
Colour

Most frames come in a range of colours, so you won’t be short of options when you find the model for you.

Frame shape

You want to look your best in your new glasses, so consider your face shape when picking out frames.

different face shapes with suitable glasses frame styles
woman posing in glasses
Frame size

We carry glasses in every size from XS to XL. Avoid ill-fitting frames with the help of our size guide.

woman using Virtual Try-On app

STEP 2: Select your lens type

Your vision needs will dictate which lens type you choose.
What do you use your glasses for?
Distance

Single vision lenses that provide clear distance vision and correct myopia.

Multifocal

Flawless vision correction for seeing things up close, far away and in between.

Plano

Stylish lenses that change up your look without affecting your vision.

Reading Glasses

Single magnification power used to aid close-up vision like reading or using your smartphone.

STEP 2: Select your lens type

Your vision needs will dictate which lens type you choose. What do you use your glasses for?

Distance

Single vision lenses that provide clear distance vision and correct myopia.

Multifocal

Flawless vision correction for seeing things up close, far away and in between.

Plano

Stylish lenses that change up your look without affecting your vision.

Reading Glasses

Single magnification power used to aid close-up vision like reading or using your smartphone.

STEP 3: Enter your prescription

When buying glasses to correct your vision, you’ll need an up to date prescription. Upload a file, enter it manually, or use the prescription details saved to your SmartBuyGlasses account.

Learn how to read your prescription here.

glasses sitting on a prescription

STEP 3: Enter your prescription

When buying glasses to correct your vision, you’ll need an up to date prescription. Upload a file, enter it manually, or use the prescription details saved to your SmartBuyGlasses account.

Learn how to read your prescription here.

glasses sitting on a prescription

Don't have your prescription?

If you don’t have your prescription on hand, you can choose to send it later and proceed with your order.
Or, use our Lens Scanner app on your current single vision lenses.

If your last eye test was over two years ago, visit your local optometrist for a new prescription. 

Don't have your prescription?

No problem. Choose to send it later and proceed with your order.
Or, use our Lens Scanner app on your current single vision lenses.

If your last eye test was over two years ago, visit your local optometrist for a new prescription. 

woman using Lens Scanner app on her glasses
What is the Lens Scanner app?

Our easy-to-use app extracts your existing prescription from your current single vision lenses.

woman measuring her pupillary distance
Pupillary Distance (PD)

Pupillary distance is another important measurement when ordering glasses online. Get your PD with our handy tool now.

STEP 4: Pick your lens package

We offer various set combinations of lens index (thickness) and coatings, so you can choose the one
that best meets your vision needs and the demands of your lifestyle.
lens index chart

STEP 4: Pick your lens package

We offer various set combinations of lens index (thickness) and coatings, so you can choose the one that best meets your vision needs and the demands of your lifestyle.

lens index chart
different coloured glasses lenses

STEP 5: Select your add-ons

Tailor your glasses even further by adding additional lens tints and treatments. Learn more about all of our add-ons via our Lens Hub.

STEP 5: Select your add-ons

Tailor your glasses even further by adding additional lens tints and treatments. Learn more about all of our add-ons via our Lens Hub.

different coloured glasses lenses

STEP 6: Checkout

All that’s left to do now is enter your payment details and shipping information for a secure transaction. Once that’s done, sit back and wait for your new glasses to arrive.

STEP 6: Checkout

All that’s left to do now is enter your payment details and shipping information for a secure transaction. Once that’s done, sit back and wait for your new glasses to arrive.

Speak to a certified optician

Got questions about eye care? We’re here to help.

For guidance you can trust, ask our in-house opticians.

Speak to a
certified optician

Got questions about eye care?

We’re here to help. For guidance you can trust, ask our in-house opticians.

FAQs

Ordering multiple pairs of glasses with different prescriptions is very easy. After you have filled out all your prescription information, simply click “CONTINUE SHOPPING” to continue with the checkout process.

You will then be redirected to the main page where you can choose another pair and insert a different prescription. You can check your cart at any time by clicking on the cart icon.

If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Yes! 

Your invoice will be generated after we ship your order, you can download it here.

It’s not necessary for you to create a membership account to place an order on our website. 

However, if you create an account, you will be part of the Vision Direct Club, meaning we can give you these awesome exclusive perks for free! 

  • Subscriber-only discounts and promotions
  • Express checkout
  • Easy order tracking
  • Easy access to your prescription details
  • Review of your order history
  • Cumulative reward points that can be used in your purchases

You can create your account here.

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards: 

Master Card, Master Debit, JCB, Visa Card, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, American Express, and Discover. We also accept Paypal and Afterpay.