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How to buy eyewear online

Searching for a suitable eyewear online? Here are some tips to help you in the process.

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jan 06, 2012 01:44 IST

Hindustan Times

Searching for a suitable eyewear online? Here are some tips to help you in the process.

1. Material watch: Get information about the material used to make the eyewear frame. All plastic frames may look alike, but cellulose acetate frames are of a better quality. They’re lightweight and more glossy than other plastics. In metal, Titanium frames are lightest.

Glasses2. Turn basics into stylish: Keep in mind the thickness (index), material and coating of the lens you require, and get an eyewear accordingly. An anti-reflection coating is must with every lens.

3. Price concern: Price research is helpful to get a good deal. You can get the same eyewear for Rs 500 and Rs 1,500 depending on the shop you go to. Just because a product is expensive, it does not mean it is good, and vice versa. Some optical shops work on extremely high margins and no standard pricing, while others are more fair in their pricing.

4. Prefer rimless: Always buy a polycarbonate lens with a rimless frame. In rimless frames, lens often chips from the joints. To fix them not only becomes a recurring cost, but it’s also unsafe for the eyes. Polycarbonate lenses are made of a tough lightweight plastic which is considered to be almost unbreakable.

5. Explore buying online: Online businesses work on limited fixed margins. Also, online stores usually give a 14-30 day money-back guarantee and in some cases even a 1-2 year warranty on the product.

First Published: Jan 05, 2012 17:52 IST

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