The popular UK consumer-protection organisation Which? compiled a report in November 2022 on ‘where to buy your glasses’.
The report made reference to those buying varifocals online: ‘More caution is needed if you have a complex prescription (for example, higher-strength lenses or varifocals), where getting really specific measurements to make sure the frames fit and lenses are positioned correctly in front of your eyes is of paramount importance.
We agree with these findings, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get your varifocals at online prices. For example, Which? is making the point that it’s essential when buying varifocals to make sure a trained professional is with you to take all the measurements and make sure the frame is the right size and fit for you. Most people have one eye or ear higher than the other, or have a slight head tilt; an optician will be able to make sure you’re at ease and in your natural postural position before taking any measurements. The chosen frame should have a minimum depth to ensure an adequate reading zone in your varifocals. All these measurements must be successfully recorded so that your lenses will be exactly right the first time.
According to a report by Which?, it’s not uncommon for people to complain about varifocal lenses to the Optical Consumer Complaints Service. This isn’t surprising, considering many online glasses companies claim to be able to measure varifocal lenses simply by having customers sit upright and stare into a webcam! But the truth is, getting the right varifocals requires a personalised and professional approach. That’s why our team of experienced opticians at ‘Glasses at Home’ started our company in Northern Ireland. We believe in providing high-quality varifocals at affordable online prices, without compromising on the personalised service you deserve.
So if you’re looking for the perfect pair of varifocals, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and start your journey today!