Buying Prescription Glasses Online Without Breaking The Bank

GrandPrairie Wayfarer – Tortoise / Hyannis Rectangle – Tortoise

Anyone remember when you were in school and you really wanted glasses because ya know they were super cool … Ha! Well when I was 15 I was adamant that I needed glasses. Of course, my mum thought I was having her on as my eyes had always been perfectly fine, but I insisted that I couldn’t see the board when I was sat in class. So off we went to the opticians and to her surprise I did actually need them – a very low prescription, but still.

That was around 12 years ago and since then I have absolutely detested shopping for glasses until now. I hated having to try and pick one perfect pair that would last, that I wouldn’t get bored of and that I would actually like wearing every day. Talk about commitment issues. Plus, I always hated laying out over £100 every time even though it was something I desperately needed. Then to top it off you get to the till and they say it’s an extra £40 for anti-glare, another £40 for anti-scratch, another £50 for whatever and you instantly know you’re going to be living off beans of toast for the rest of the month … but at least you can see each individual bean.

Needless to say, I got fed up of that very quickly and this is where come in. Just over a year ago I ordered my first set of glasses frames online and I haven’t looked back. They offer a great selection of eyeglasses including prescription sunglasses to everyday fashion glasses for a fraction of the price that you would be charged at the opticians. I absolutely love my new Hyannis Rectangle frames* that I recently chose. They are high quality plastic frames; in fact they feel sturdier than my Tommy Hilfiger pair that I bought a few years ago. They fit me perfectly and are exactly as advertised.

The Glasses Shop have kindly given me a discount code for my readers which gives you an amazing 50% off glasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames not included).


If you are looking for some new glasses and don’t want to break the bank, I cannot recommend them enough. If you haven’t bought glasses online before I have a few tips listed below.

Tips for ordering online


10 responses to “Buying Prescription Glasses Online Without Breaking The Bank”

  1. TheDameIntl says:

    These frames are so pretty and just in time to inspire my next purchase as I need a new pair!

  2. Georgie says:

    Your photos always amaze me, they are so light and crisp and stunning!

    Loved this read, and you have given some really helpful advice 🙂

    Love it! Georgie xo As You Wish UK

  3. Gen says:

    Very helpful ! I think I’m buying my glasses online soon ?


  4. Serena says:

    Useful tips and I love your pics! Those glasses look super stylish!

  5. Carla says:

    Those first frames are really cute, they remind me of mine!

    Carla x

  6. Kara says:

    Those frames are lovely Laura. I normally wear contacts but I think thats mainly to do with the fact that I haven’t found a pair of glasses I’ve fallen in love with yet. Some great tips for buying online – I’ll have to see if I can find myself THE one!


    • Laura says:

      Thank you! I wear contacts a lot too, but it’s just so handy to have a pair of glasses as well. I know what you mean though, it’s really hard to find a pair that I love. x

  7. This is so great, thanks for sharing. I need new frames asap.

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