Pros / Coastal.com includes complimentary UV-protectant, anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings on all lenses.
Cons / It doesn’t have a virtual or home try-on option, so you won’t know how the glasses look on you until you buy them.
Verdict / With a wide selection of frames, Coastal.com is a good place to buy eyeglasses online.
Coastal.com is a great provider of eyeglasses online. It carries over 2,000 frames, and there are a number of name-brand options to choose from. Along with its good selection, Coastal offers free shipping and covers its glasses with a one-year warranty.
The latest version of Coastal’s website has two separate homepages – one for contact lenses and one for glasses – and it simplifies the process of ordering both. You can search for frames by style, brand, color, size and more, and the store even sells swim goggles. Polarized ski goggles used to be more widely sold on eyeglasses websites like Coastal, but that's no longer the case.
With the MyFit feature, you can enter your frame sizing information, and the system will only recommend those that match. You have the option to shop without the MyFit settings in place, too.
The site’s frames for men, women and children come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. It carries frames by popular brands like Derek Cardigan, Calvin Klein, Oakley, Giorgio Armani, Laura Ashley, Ray-Ban and Vera Wang. In addition, its stock has options in virtually every style and includes retro, vintage, classic, sporty and aviator frames.
Coastal.com offers all the standard lens types as well as special options like prescription sunglasses. You can choose between single-vision, multifocal, bifocal and progressive lenses, and this online eyeglasses store also sells prescription and non-prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses can be made with polarized or polychromic lenses, which self-adjust to indoor and outdoor light levels. Just like at Eyeclasses.com and FramesDirect, all glasses come with free anti-reflective, UV-protective and scratch-resistant coatings.
Standard shipping is free for orders in the U.S., though international shipping is also available, and it takes five to seven days to get your glasses. The company sends you an email when your glasses ship to let you know the estimated delivery date.
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If your glasses are not what you were expecting, do not fit or have other problems, Coastal.com has a one-year warranty – you can simply call, and it will send you a return shipping label. While there is a price matching program, it only applies to contact lenses. You can also contact the company by email, phone or live chat, or you can check its FAQs page for information if you have questions.
Contributing Reviewer: Linda Thomson