The vast majority of us wear glasses. Probably, far more people than you realise. According to the latest data from the Vision Council of America, 75% of Americans need some sort of vision correction. The vast majority of them choose to do that with glasses. Sixty-four per cent of people wear them.

So, opticians are kept busy. But, it is now possible to buy eyeglasses from EyeBuyDirect.com and other retailers that sell exclusively online.

If you have not yet tried buying your eyewear in this way, perhaps you should. There are lots of compelling reasons to give it a try.

Good-quality eyewear for a lower price

Top of the list of reasons is price. It is possible to save a lot of money by buying online instead of from a physical retail store.

You just need to be prepared to shop around for what you really want. Currently, you will not notice much of a price difference when buying designer frames online. But, this is likely to change, at some point, so it is still worth spending half an hour looking.

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You can afford to own more pairs

The fact that the price is lower makes owning more than one set of glasses a viable option for virtually everyone.

The level of choice is far better 

Generally speaking, you get a lot more choice when you shop online. Potentially, you could buy your glasses from another country. So, if you like the eyewear fashions of say America, there is no reason you cannot buy from there. Of course, you will have to pay more for shipping and should there be a problem sending them back will cost more. But, being able to buy from anywhere opens up the opportunity to buy something that is a bit different from what everyone else is wearing.

You can really take your time trying out different options

A trip to the opticians is time-consuming. The eye-test itself can easily twenty minutes to half an hour. Unfortunately, that cannot be avoided. Even when buying eyeglasses online you will have to use an up to date prescription. So, you will need to go to an optician to get your eyes tested. Plus, bear in mind that if you are not going to buy anything from them they will normally charge you for the test. 

But, when you buy your glasses online the rest of the process is much easier. Using a virtual mirror, you can spend as long as you want trying on various pairs of glasses. Or simply browse through the photos until you find a set that you know will suit you. Whereas, at the opticians, no matter how hard they try to make you feel relaxed, you still tend to rush the process of choosing your frames.

When you buy online there really is no pressure. If you wanted to you could spend days choosing your eyewear. 

But, it is still a good idea to use information like this to narrow down your options before you start looking. Not having any idea of which frame shapes will suit you best before you go shopping means you will potentially waste hours trying on eyewear that will definitely not work for you.