3 Easy Steps to Buying Glasses

How to give glasses as gifts (3 easy steps to buying readers online)

Spoil that special someone with the gift of sight. Buying glasses for another guy or gal might seem tricky, but it’s really as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Select a strength

Reader powers range from +1.00 to +6.00, so ask your giftee what his or her prescription is in advance. (Slyly bring it up in conversation if you want the glasses to be a surprise!) If they’re unsure, send them this easy-to-use diopter chart or sneak a peek at a pair of their readers while they’re not looking — the power will be listed on the inside of the frame.

2. Find a frame shape

Once you determine your giftee’s reading prescription, find the best frame for his or her face shape. Grab a picture of your giftee from a photo album or Facebook (preferably one with their hair pulled back) and let this guide help!

3. Peg their personality

Maybe your loved one likes blue or your best friend fancies stylish patterns — once you find the right frame shape, choose readers that match your giftee’s personality. Whether it’s a favorite color, fun print, or special accessory, a personal touch really lets them know how much they mean to you.

Still unsure? Grab an e-gift card here, and let your giftee pick out their perfect pair instead. Now that’s easy!

Voila! You have the best gift in no time at all! And don’t forget that you’ve been extra good this year, too, so grab an extra pair for yourself! 

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