Purchasing Prescription Sunglasses Online: Review of Perfect Glasses

I reviewed Perfect Glasses last year for a pair of non- prescription sunglasses for myself and had an excellent experience. You can read about it in my previous post.

This time we opted for a pair of prescription sunglasses for Mr B (aka Andy, Squiggle’s dad). We have never ordered prescription glasses of any description online before so we were curious to find out more. Here is our experience…

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Andy took a trip to the Opticians for his eye examination first; we knew his prescription would most likely require updating anyway as he was almost due his annual check- up. Armed with his latest prescription, he then came home and browsed the Perfect Glasses website: Perfectglasses.co.uk

Website

The website itself is easy to navigate and has a handy app that allows you to virtually try on the glasses. It sells a wide range of both glasses and sunglasses, available in either prescription or non- prescription, including many famous brand names. Prices vary from very cheap basic pairs, right up to expensive Designer glasses. There are so many designs to choose from, I think there must be a style to suit all tastes and budgets.

Once you have selected your sunglasses/ glasses there are various optional extras to choose from, such as different tints and coatings. If you have a prescription you simply enter it onto the site as instructed. It is all very easy to do.

Perfect Glasses app to virtually try on glasses

Service

Unfortunately the first pair of sunglasses we received were actually non- prescription, due to an error in the laboratory apparently. After querying whether we could be mistaken about that (we certainly weren’t, we even took them to be checked), we were asked to return them to the lab at our own expense, which we were told would then be refunded if they found they had made a mistake. (At the time of writing I have not yet had these postage costs refunded yet).

It then took quite a few weeks to finally hear back from the lab, after trying to contact them several times. We finally received the glasses a week or two after that. So there was quite a length of time overall between ordering and finally receiving the sunglasses with correct prescription. It was only a minor inconvenience for us personally to be honest, but not so good if you need them in a hurry!

Sunglasses

The sunglasses themselves were worth the wait! They are good quality and good value for money, in my opinion. They arrived in a nice case too. Very stylish.

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Andy’s Verdict

The sunglasses are comfortable and fit perfectly. I have quite a wide bridge but the app allowed me to filter by bridge size which made picking from suitable styles vs. looking at dozens on a shelf so much quicker. I also find shopping in a store uncomfortable with people clambering for the same pair of glasses and assistants hovering over you, quite often I end up visiting a few times just to get my space but with the filter and being able to see how they looked on, it made the experience quicker and with much less friction.

Selfie of Andy wearing Espirit prescription sunglasses from Perfect Glasses

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*Disclosure: We received a pair of sunglasses and compensation in exchange for review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Perfect Glasses: Review 

It had never occured to me to shop online for any type of glasses before, so when perfectglasses.co.uk got in touch with me, I was quite intrigued and keen to give it a go! As I don’t need to wear prescription eye glasses personally, and summer is (hopefully!) on its way, I opted to review a pair of sunglasses for myself.

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They offer an excellent selection, including various designer brands, and have options across a range of prices. (Prescription glasses start at just £9!) The sunglasses can be ordered as non-prescription but are also available as prescription sunglasses too. I decided to have a little nosey at how this would work and it looked really straightforward; you simply enter the specifics of your prescription and they take care of it… so easy!

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The website sells lots of different styles. If, like me, you aren’t sure what shape will suit your face, there is a handy feature where you can take a selfie then look in the virtual mirror to see what they would look like. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this made it to decide, without needing to actually try them on. There are also clear accurate measurements in the descriptions, which is helpful to note when making your choice. As with any sunglasses, some styles/ brands are smaller than others, so this information is useful to help pick a pair suited to you.

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The website itself is easy to navigate. There are different categories, and the results can then be filtered based on materials, size, colour, type and shape, and can be sorted by price. In my opinion, I think there seems to be a bigger range than you would find in most stores. I am sure there is something to suit everyone!

I specifically wanted a metal frame as I personally prefer this over plastic, so I searched under this filter. (I probably would have opted for a wooden pair if that had been an option!) I had alot of fun ‘trying on’ the different styles and looking through all the various options. I found it far more enjoyable than going into a shop to buy some! Once the frame has been selected, there are various options depending on the type of lenses needed.

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The service was excellent and delivery very quick. The glasses came via a carbon neutral courier and were well packaged with enough packaging that they were secure and arrived undamaged, but without unnecessary packaging (which is a good thing of course!) 

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The sunglasses are exactly how I expected them to be, the virtual mirror and accurate description meant there were no surprises there. They are good quality; they feel nice and sturdy. They are also really comfortable. Ordering the glasses online was convenient and easy – I’d definitely be happy to order from the website again. 

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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.