In addition to frames starting at $95, the company offers free shipping, exchanges, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Why we like it: Sunnies Studios is an extension of the Philippines-based makeup brand, Sunnies Face, that we all know and adore. All of the cute frames start at a very reasonable $60 and can be customized with your prescription lens. What’s even more helpful is that the brand offers virtual consultations with an eye doctor, try-on features through your phone, and a useful guide for shopping based on your face shape.
Why we like it: Bôhten is based in Ghana and utilizes sustainably sourced materials, such as reclaimed wood, to produce a selection of one-of-a-kind glasses and sunglasses. Antireflection, anti-scratch lenses, and UV protection all come standard, while blue light filtration is available for an additional cost. As an added bonus, the company is also committed to giving back to the local community by providing individuals with jobs, vision care, and resources to improve their daily lives. Free shipping is available throughout North America — as is a 14-day money-back guarantee and a 30-day exchange policy.
Why we like it: Sapphire Eyewear was founded by optometrist Seamus Flynn, MD, and his wife, Dearbhaile Collins. The company sells prescription and non-prescription blue light glasses with anti-reflective coatings, as well as sunglasses and transition lenses. Sapphire Eyewear also has phone service and live chat support seven days a week, allowing customers to speak directly to an optometrist before ordering their frames. The virtual try-on tool is also helpful when it comes to selecting frames. And, as an added bonus, for every product purchased, Sapphire Eyewear donates a pair of glasses to the Mission for Vision charity.
Why we like it: According to Dr. Berman, Kits.com is another great online glasses retailer. He recommends utilizing the company’s Face Shape Guide, which has tips and tricks to help you choose the best frames for your face. The Kits brand features a range of under-$100 styles, including cat-eye frames, retro-inspired metal designs, and a handful of contemporary picks. You can also shop eyewear from Ray-Ban, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Dior, and other high-end designers. Virtual try-on features are available for a majority of the products, and there are also complimentary returns and exchanges — plus free shipping over $99.
Why we like it: See Eyewear offers prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses. A majority of the frames are playful and whimsical — complete with bold colors, shapes, and sizes. The company prides itself on its thoughtful attention to detail. Each pair is handcrafted and made with high-quality materials like durable Italian plastic. Customers can also pop into one of the 20-plus store locations for styling advice, consultations, and eye exams. Prescription glasses start at $199, while non-prescription sunglasses are available as low as $120. Free U.S. shipping and returns are also available.
Why we like it: Barner has honed in on a niche that we can all probably benefit from right now: blue-light protection. The brand exclusively offers blue-light glasses, which can be customized with prescription lenses. Each collection is inspired by a particular city, and while the aesthetic, overall, errs on the more artsy side, the frames have a fun yet classic appeal to suit a range of style preferences. There are also options available for kids, a virtual try-on feature, and a 15 percent discount for students.
Why we like it: LensCrafters has options for online and IRL shoppers alike. You can scour through hundreds of frames from name brands like Armani Exchange, Vogue Eyewear, and Versace, plus, frame and lens packages start at $99. If you’re in need of a new prescription or eye care visit, step into one of LensCrafters’ brick-and-mortar stores across the country for a variety of eye exams, and proceed to shop through handfuls of designer frames.
Why we like it: Utenzi Miller is a New Jersey-based master stylist and optician. Her namesake company offers eye-catching, statement-making frames and personalized virtual styling services for $250 ($100 fitting fee, with the remaining $150 to be used towards your frames). After your virtual fitting, the Utenzi Miller team will curate four frames to be shipped straight to your doorstep. Then, you’ll (virtually) regroup to go over the options and narrow down your favorite frames, which will be adjusted to your liking.
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