PROS / The cost of all glasses includes single-vision lenses.
CONS / The company does not have a lot of children's frames to choose from.
VERDICT / EyeBuyDirect carries affordable frames and has great customer support options, but this is not the best site for finding designer frames.
EyeBuyDirect is a retailer of reasonably priced eyewear that provides a great selection of eyeglasses online, though its selection of children's and designer frames is more limited than those of the best online glasses stores. This website is a good choice for finding an affordable pair of glasses that look great and accentuate your style.
You can choose from a wide variety of frame styles, colors, materials and shapes in this online store. It carries full-rim, half-rim and rimless frames, and you can search its selection by size, shape, color and price to quickly find the right frames for you. You can also find frames that fit bifocal and progressive lenses.
While EyeBuyDirect has very affordable eyeglasses, we were disappointed with the lack of designer frames for adults and the limited number of children's glasses. We prefer the sites that allow you to get everything you need for the whole family in one place.
You can use the EyeTry widget to upload a picture of yourself and virtually try on different frames. While this tool is handy, it does not let you upload a picture over 3MB, and you cannot adjust the position of the glasses on your picture.
While you want the best frames to match your fashion sense, lenses are the most important element of your eyeglasses, and when you are looking for prescription eyeglasses online, you definitely want quality. EyeBuyDirect offers a great selection of high-index and polycarbonate lenses. You can choose from single-vision, progressive, bifocal and photochromic lenses. For an additional cost, you can add UV or anti-glare coatings as well as color and gradient tints. If you are buying sunglasses, you can choose polarized lenses. Overall, we are impressed with the variety of lens options available from EyeBuyDirect.
Every pair of eyeglasses includes standard, single-vision 1.5 lenses, a hard case and a cleaning cloth. EyeBuyDirect offers a loyalty program where you earn loyalty dollars with each purchase, which you can use for discounts on later purchases. Be sure to check for the latest coupons and deals to save even more. Reading glasses are available; however, there is only one style of frames, though you can choose from different colors.
This service ships your glasses through the USPS if you live in the United States, and it uses UPS and DHL for expedited and international shipping. If you spend $99 or more, shipping is free in the U.S. You can monitor your order progress through your account and track your shipment if you ship through UPS. Unfortunately, should you need to return your glasses, you are responsible for any shipping costs.
We are impressed with how interactive EyeBuyDirect is with its customers, even after a purchase is complete. You can visit its Facebook page and find information on specials and contests or view its blog or Twitter feed. A fun feature is the Wall of Frame where you can upload a picture of you in your new frames or view others with theirs. Customer videos and testimonials also are viewable on the company's homepage and Facebook profile.
You can contact EyeBuyDirect by phone, email or live chat, and we found the live chat to be responsive and easy to use. There are extensive FAQs and informative articles on the website, and you can sign up to receive an email newsletter.
Returns are accepted, and there is a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. You can return your glasses for any reason, and the company refunds your money if you return them within 14 days. In addition, the company will replace eyeglasses that you find unsuitable with a different pair within 12 months of purchase.
Overall, we are impressed with the selection of discount eyeglasses available from EyeBuyDirect, and especially with how the company reaches out to make a connection with customers outside of their purchases. EyeBuyDirect is a good place for affordable stylish glasses for adults, though with a somewhat more limited selection than the best online eyeglasses companies offer.