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Global Eyeglasses Review

Editor’s Note: GlobalEyeglasses.com is now Coco Leni, which we will consider in our next round of testing. In the meantime, the original review is below.

Our Verdict

GlobalEyeglasses.com's large selection of good-looking, quality frames makes it a great place to buy eyewear at a reasonable price.

For

  • GlobalEyeglasses.com has a variety of stylish, affordable frames with free lenses.

Against

  • The company has a limited selection of children’s frames.
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Global Eyeglasses offers a discount on the first pair of frames you purchase, as seen on the main page.

Global Eyeglasses offers a discount on the first pair of frames you purchase, as seen on the main page.
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There are several ways to search for glasses on the Global Eyeglasses website.

There are several ways to search for glasses on the Global Eyeglasses website.
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Global Eyeglasses has a large stock of frames.

Global Eyeglasses has a large stock of frames.
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The Global Eyeglasses website has a limited selection of children’s glasses.

The Global Eyeglasses website has a limited selection of children’s glasses.
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Global Eyeglasses has a large selection of prescription sunglasses.

Global Eyeglasses has a large selection of prescription sunglasses.
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You can view a description of the frames and information about their dimensions on their product page.

You can view a description of the frames and information about their dimensions on their product page.

Editor’s Note: GlobalEyeglasses.com is now Coco Leni, which we will consider in our next round of testing. In the meantime, the original review is below.

Buying eyeglasses online from GlobalEyeglasses.com is a pleasant experience, thanks to the company's intuitive website and impressive selection of styles and extras. You can find glasses for everyone in your family, and with its 100 percent precision guarantee, you are sure to get the right fit. Global Eyeglasses sells glasses for men, women and children. It has a wide selection of fashionable frames, although its kids' collection is limited.

You can search by frame type, shape, material, size, lens type or designer collection, making it easy to narrow down the store’s stock to the options that fit your needs and style. When you select a pair of frames, you can see their dimensions as well as color options and how they look from different angles – all of which is helpful information when buying glasses you cannot physically try on or handle.

If you want to see how a pair of eyeglasses looks on your face, at least in a virtual sense, you can try the Virtual Mirror application, which is easy to use. You simply upload a clear headshot and search frames that are usable with the widget. You can zoom in on your photo or on the frames themselves as well as rotate each image for a better look. You can also use a webcam in place of an uploaded photo for an even more realistic look.

All the lenses and coatings the company uses are FDA-approved and from world-renowned companies such as Essilor, Rodenstock and Zeiss. In addition to standard 1.5 lenses, Global Eyeglasses offers Thin & Lite lenses. You can choose from single-vision, progressives, bifocals and trifocals. Every pair of lenses comes with free anti-scratch and hydrophobic coatings, which protect them from scratches and add an extra layer of water resistance. You can add anti-reflective and UV coatings for an additional fee. 

GlobalEyeglasses.com also sells photochromic lenses, which automatically darken or lighten depending on the amount of sunlight they are exposed to. You can also find photochromiclenses at Discount Glasses and SmartBuyGlasses. You also have access to a nice selection of color and gradient tints with GlobalEyeGlasses.com. Lenses with a color or gradient added not only look stylish but help shield your eyes from the brightness outside. This can be particularly useful for some athletes.

Global Eyeglasses ships domestically via standard USPS mail. With an average processing time of two to five days, you can expect your glasses to arrive within 14 days. The standard shipping time is 10 to 12 days. You can track your order's progress by accessing your profile on the website.

If you are not happy with your eyeglasses, each order comes with a 90-day return policy. This online glasses store will refund your entire purchase within that time, but you have to pay for the shipping and handling costs for the return delivery.

Global Eyeglasses provides essential help and support options to assist you with any questions. You can contact customer support by phone between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time as well as by email or live chat. GlobalEyeglasses.com also has an extensive FAQs section and several helpful guides on topics such as finding your correct frame size and how to read your prescription.

Contributing Reviewer: Linda Thomson