The first step in how to get prescription glasses is to find your prescription. In most of the United States and Canada, glasses prescriptions
are valid for one to two years. This will depend on the state or province in which it was issued. A current glasses prescription is important in making sure your vision is optimized. Your contact lens prescription may be different than your glasses prescription.If you’ve had a recent eye exam, check your filing cabinet to see if you have a copy of your prescription there. If not, you can try accessing it through your patient portal if your doctor’s office has one. There’s always the option to call your optometrist’s office for them to mail or fax you a copy. And don’t worry, we can always contact your doctor’s office to get it for you. Just ask and we’ll make it happen.
Some prescriptions will include your pupillary distance (PD), while others won’t. Your PD is the distance between your eyes. It tells the optician where to align the lenses in the frame. That ensures you're looking through the center of your lenses. If you weren’t looking through the center of your lenses, your vision may be blurry or distorted. This holds true even with the right prescription in place. You will need your PD to order glasses online. Thankfully, if you don’t have it there are several ways to measure it yourself.
Select the Right Frames
Ever seen someone whose glasses clearly don’t suit or fit them? Don’t let that be you. This accessory should enhance your appearance, not hinder it. This section will guide you in choosing a frame that’s right for your face.
Pick a frame that complements your face shape
The frame shape that suits you will depend on your face shape. Round faces do best with more angled frame shapes, such as rectangular, square,
or browline. In contrast, square faces suit softer frame shapes, such as oval, round,
A diamond face is best suited for frames that have upper accents, such as aviators
or browline. Rimless frames
also suit diamond faces. If you’ve got an oval face, you’re in luck! Just about any frame shape will suit you. And finally, heart-shaped faces do best with frames that have a thicker top, such as browline or cat eye.
Choose the right size
Choosing the correct size frame optimizes your vision, appearance and comfort. When your eyes are well-centered in the frame, the quality of your vision improves. When your frame fits you better, it looks better. And finally, when you choose a frame that fits, it won’t be too heavy or squeeze the side of your head.
If you have an old pair of glasses that fit you well, you may want to look for a frame that has the same measurements. There are three main frame measurements: eye size, bridge width and temple length.
These numbers can be found in a sequence on the inner temple (arm) of your glasses. For example, you may see 52-16-140. This refers to the eye size, bridge width and temple length respectively.
The eye size
refers to the horizontal width of the lens. A wider head will require a larger eye size. Frames that squeeze the side of your head have too small an eye size for you.
The bridge width
refers to the gap between the lenses. A wider bridge will require a larger bridge size. Too small a bridge width may cause your glasses to slide down your nose.
The temple length refers to the distance between the lenses and the end of the piece that sits over your ear. If your temples don’t reach behind your ears, they’re too short.
Eye size can be categorized as follows:
Choose Your Lenses
Overnight Glasses offers four prescription types. These are single vision distance, single vision, bifocals and progressive.
A single vision lens provides vision correction for one viewing area.
are designed with two different viewing areas. There is one for distance (same as single vision) and one for reading.
is a multifocal lens designed without lines. It has the advantage of single vision aesthetics with the added multifocal magnification. Therefore, it allows the patient to see distance,
intermediate and near. This prescription type must be indicated on the Rx form. This is provided by your eye care practitioner. Learn more about progressive lenses.
Impact resistant lenses
are lenses made from Polycarbonate or Trivex. These materials are meant to sustain a direct impact of the Drop Ball test. They are mandatory for children.
For your convenience, we offer 4 customized packages. They are guaranteed to perform and are fitted for your prescription strength. Indoors lenses are clear lenses. Indoors/outdoors are Transitions ™ lenses.
These turn dark and clear based on the UV intensity. You can get both prescription sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses
Office lenses are lenses that block blue light
And our outdoors package has polarized lenses
for maximum sun and glare protection.
All packages include anti-reflective coating,
UV, scratch protection and easy clean treatment.
You may customize your own lens package from over 700 different combinations.
Check The Shipping Policy
How long does it take for prescription glasses to be ready? It can take a while. It’s not uncommon to wait 10-14 days for progressive lenses. Sometimes, you just don’t have that kind of time. Perhaps you just broke your glasses, ran out of contact lenses or have a hot date. Whatever the reason, Overnight Glasses is able to deliver – fast!
If you’re wondering how to get prescription glasses as fast as possible, you’ve come to the right place. If you wear single vision glasses, you could have them in your hands by tomorrow with rush service. If you need progressives or bifocals, this could take three days expedited. When you select rush shipping, your delivery date is guaranteed. If your glasses don’t ship out in time, your shipping fees will be refunded. How long does it take to get prescription glasses? Before you know it with rush shipping at Overnight Glasses.
Check The Refund and Return Policy
It is important to check the refund and return policy before buying glasses online. You might find the style or color is not to your liking. Or perhaps your glasses prescription doesn’t seem quite right. Be sure to research these policies before ordering so there are no surprises! It doesn’t take long to know whether a pair of glasses is going to work for you. It is still nice to know you have the option for return or exchange.
Now that you know everything about how to order prescription glasses online, there’s only one thing left to do – order them!