Frame Boutique has nowhere near the selection of frames you find at the top-ranked sites in our online eyeglasses stores review like Eyeglasses.com and SmartBuyGlasses, but those it carries are a carefully curated collection of high-fashion styles.
This online eyeglasses store sells most of the types of frames we searched for, including those for adults and children. In addition, Frame Boutique carries rimless and half-rim glasses as well as sunglasses, though it doesn’t stock as many as other sites. On the homepage, you select whether you are shopping for men’s or women’s glasses, then the navigation tool on the left side of the screen lets you narrow the results by brand, color, material, type, shape or style. There is also a dropdown menu that allows you to filter by most popular and price range.
Even with all those filter choices, we still had a harder time finding certain types of glasses on the site than we did when searching other stores. For instance, searches for "rimless" and "half rim" on other sites yielded hundreds of options; at Frame Boutique, we only found a handful of those frame styles, and even then, only after looking at multiple results pages. That was the case with most frame types on this site – they were harder to find and there were fewer of them. Still, the frames they have are attractive and will appeal to those with an up-to-the-minute sense of style.
Frame Boutique carries most of the lens options we looked for, except for trifocals. Trifocal lenses give you three corrective regions in one lens so you can see up close, at arms length and far away. This online glasses store offers lens tinting, which many consumers who like high-fashion glasses enjoy; it is an especially welcome extra for sunglasses.
This store offers free shipping on all orders and has a relatively fast turnaround time, with a standard shipping time of five to seven days. It can also ship internationally, and if you prefer, you can pay for expedited shipping. You can track your order online if you want to know where it is in the shipping process.
Frame Boutique doesn’t have a virtual try-on option, so you can’t upload a photo to see what the glasses might look like on you. However, you have a very wide window – 365 days – to return glasses for replacement if they do not work out. If you need assistance, you can contact customer service by email or phone, or you can check out the company’s online FAQs.
Contributing Reviewer: Linda Thomson
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