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Glasses at Home is revolutionising the eyewear industry

We offer a unique blend of in-person care and online convenience and understand that buying prescription glasses should not be a compromise between quality and cost. That’s why we’ve created a solution that bridges the gap between traditional high street opticians and online eyewear companies.

The Dilemma

When it comes to eyewear, most people follow a common path: get an eye test at the optician and purchase glasses if needed right there. However, what many don’t realise is that, by law, they’re entitled to a copy of their prescription to purchase glasses wherever they prefer. Unfortunately, the seamless handover between the eye test and choosing frames isn’t always smooth. High street opticians might encourage you to buy expensive frames and lenses, but the options don’t end there.

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The Online Choice

When you consider the convenience and cost savings, it’s tempting to buy glasses online. Many online companies offer home trials, sending frames to your doorstep for selection. However, significant issues arise with this approach. The frames might feel okay initially, but without professional fitting, they may start slipping or become uncomfortable.

Another crucial element is the Pupillary Distance (PD), the space between your pupils in millimeters. This measurement is rarely included in your prescription but is essential for precise eyeglass fitting. Online companies typically ask you to measure your PD using a ruler and webcam, but this method lacks the precision of a trained professional.

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The Varifocal Conundrum

For those who need varifocal glasses, the challenges are even greater. Varifocals demand not only properly fitted frames but also precise measurements for different lens zones. Online companies try to solve this complex issue by having customers self-measure, but this often results in misaligned lenses and frustrating experiences.

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Our Solution

Glasses at Home is a Northern Ireland-based company founded by experienced registered optometrists and optical consultants. We’ve combined the advantages of online shopping with the expertise of in-person care to provide a unique solution. Our process is simple and effective:

Online Selection: Explore our high-quality frames at incredibly low online prices.

In-Person Consultation: Contact us to schedule a home visit. We’ll bring a wide selection of frames based on your preferences, and you can even select frames from our website. You get the in-person care and attention you’d expect in a high street optician’s shop.

Frame Fitting: We ensure your chosen frames fit perfectly, and any necessary adjustments are made right there.

Precise Measurements: For complex lenses, like varifocals, we take into account your typical close-up and near work environment, body posture, and other factors to ensure accurate PD measurements and lens alignment.

4 Easy Steps

All our opticians are qualified and experienced health care professionals.

1
Book Appointment
You can book online or call us. Whichever you prefer. Our friendly team will confirm some details and get you booked in.
2
Consultant visits home
An eye test is performed if required or if you have a copy of your prescription we can use that for your new glasses.
3
Choose Glasses
You can choose from a fantastic range of quality eyewear. Glasses will be fitted and all measurements taken.
4
Receive Glasses
We make prescription glasses exactly according to your needs and hand deliver them straight to you door.

Our optical consultants will come to your home to help you find the perfect glasses, take professional measurements, fit your chosen frames precisely and then have the completed prescription glasses delivered to your door. We offer a wide selection of glasses for everyone, regardless of budget, face shape, or style.

Glasses at Home are considered the best Independent alternative to Specsavers homevisits in Northern Ireland. With fewer patients to manage, independent providers like ourselves can give you more one-on-one attention during your appointments, ensuring a comprehensive examination and addressing all your questions.

The consumer group Which? conducted an investigation into buying glasses online, and they found varifocals to be the riskiest online purchase. Misaligned lenses could cause blur, vision distortion, and even accidents. Glasses at Home eliminates these risks by providing expert, in-person care, ensuring your glasses fit correctly and offer perfect vision.

Save significantly on high street optician prices without compromising on quality or service. With Glasses at Home, you’ll experience the best of both worlds: the savings of online shopping and the confidence of expert care.

We offer a 6 week ‘No quibble, no fuss’ policy. If you are dissatisfied in any way with your purchase we will refund you in full.

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  • CORRECT MEASUREMENTS For all lenses it is crucial to get the distance between your pupils correct. Varifocals require precise vertical measurements in addition to these horizontal measurements. It is vital to take head tilts and body posture into account when taking these vertical measurements.
  • PROFESSIONAL FITTING The problem with buying glasses online is that they are not personally fitted to your face. Our professionals will fit and adjust the frames to fit your face snuggly. They are pre-fitted before the prescription lenses are added.  
  • HOME COMFORT Our qualified opticians offer professional home eye tests or if an eye test is not required, we may be able to make new glasses from your last prescription. We will bring a great selection of quality frames at online prices for you to try on at home.

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Optician Sharon helped choose glasses, made adjustments for my small head. Same price as online, quick delivery, lightweight frames, no slipping. Thank you, will book again.

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