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Special Offers & More About Prescriptions


FREE PRESCRIPTION LENS OFFER!

Get FREE single vision lenses (lenses for distance or reading), with our anti-reflective coating included! Yes, top quality lenses are now included in the cost of the frame!

This offer includes FREE Shipping! For a limited time only!

This offer does not apply to rimless frames, sports/goggles, or children's frames.. No coupon code needed! No Expiration date. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Free return shipping labels are not available on frames with Free lenses. Customers interested in trying on frames for size and fit and returning for FREE lenses will need to pay for return shipping and to re-ship the item(s) back out after lens installation. FREE Shipping labels are provided for all other lens types with standard pricing.


Simply email a copy of your prescription to (Help@GlassesEtc.com), Fax 646-807-4623, or take a picture of your prescription with your smartphone and email it after placing your order. Please ensure that if you don't have your PD on your order to view our Buyers Guide page to learn how to calculate your PD or you can simply request it from the previous place you had lenses made (once you are an adult it never changes). You are welcome to send us your old frame to have us pull the PD from that lens (again once you are adult it does not change so any frame of yours will do).

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Save Up To 50% On Prescription Lenses (compared to most local Opticians) - We Only Use Top Quality Hoya, Essilor, and Varilux lenses!

See our complete list of prescription lens prices by clicking the link below. Prices vary depending on the type of frame 'rimless', 'semi-rimless', 'full frame', 'sports/googles' and based on the strength of your prescription:

Prescription Lens Prices

At GlassesEtc.com, we do all types of prescription lens jobs. Take advantage of our FREE return shipping label today! Try any frame for size and fit. If you decide you want to add prescription lenses, contact us via phone, email, or live chat and receive a FREE Fedex return label via email (Free return label is only available when prescription lenses are being added - otherwise we can provide this label for $9.95). Fax or email us your prescription and send the frame(s) back to us in the same box to have prescription lenses added (our lens prices are typically 20-50% below your local optician and we only use Essilor/Varilux/Hoya branded lenses)! If the lenses needed are not progressives (for distance or reading only), we can even start on the lenses before the frame is back in our possession (as our systems know the shapes of the frames and lenses can be cut as soon as we have your prescription information). Typical production time is 5-10 business days (variable depending on the strength and coatings ordered).


Progressive lenses - prescription sunglasses - strong prescriptions - transitions - we do it with ease!

Do you have specific branded lenses you want us to use? We can do it. We guarantee our work - that means any prescription job where you have issues we will fix the lenses free of charge.* (*guarantee ensures replacement of lenses when prescription issues occur including incorrect prescription fulfilled, blurred vision, etc. Returning frame and lenses - vs. returning for lens replacement - are subject to our standard return policy which may include fees depending on the type of lenses and frame selected:

View our Return Policy


Progressive Jobs:

We do it with ease. Include your PD or pupillary distance which your current optician has on file or you can calculate it at home (for help on calculating your PD follow this link:

Check out our Buying Guide

Need help selecting prescription lenses? View our video below on how to use our "Lens Recommendation Engine":

View Our Video on Selecting Prescription Lenses using our 'Lens Recommender':



Step 1: Select Your Prescription Lenses (or call us/email us for help)

Your options for prescription lenses materials are:







Lenses Type Rx RangeDescription Features
Quality Lens (CR39) Rx up to +/- 3.00 Quality Lenses are the most commonly prescribed lens, due to their relative safety, low cost, ease of production, and outstanding optical quality. Quality Lenses are great for prescription sunglasses due to their tintability factor. - Low Cost
- Great for Prescription Sunglasses & Tinted Jobs
- Thinner & Lighter than glass lenses
Polycarbonate Lens Rx up to +/- 5.00 Polycarbonate Lenses provides maximum impact resistance making it the material of choice for children, sports enthusiasts and rimless frames. - Superior impact resistance
- Thin & Lightweight
- Durable
- 100% UV Protection
Trivex Lens*Rx up to +/- 5.00 Trivex Lenses is impact resistant and offers superior optical quality specially when used on tinted jobs. Along with Polycarbonate and the various High-Index plastics, Trivex is a lab favorite for use in rimless frames. - Superior impact resistance;
- Thin & Lightweight
- Durable
- 100% UV Protection
Hi Index Lens Rx from +/- 3.00 to +/- 8.00 Hi Index Lenses can reduce the thickness and weight of an eyeglass lens, particularly for individuals with a strong prescription. Hi Index material allows less magnification and distortion resulting in a greater cosmetic appeal to the wearer.- Thin & Stylish
- Less Magnification & Distortion
- Greater Cosmetic Appeal
- Strong & Durable
- 90-100% UV Protection
Ultra Hi Index Lens Rx above +/- 6.00 Ultra High Index Lenses are the thinnest, flattest, and most cosmetically appealing lens ever developed. The highest index materials are used primarily for the strongest prescriptions. - Thin & Stylish
- Less Magnification & Distortion
- Greatest Cosmetic Appeal
- Strong & Durable
- 90-100% UV Protection
*Trivex lenses are available upon request.


We recommend Anti Reflective Coatings to everyone because it will enhance your vision, improve appearance and add functionality to your new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses. Benefits of Anti Reflective Coatings:
- Increased light transmission: The light that is reflected off non-coated lenses is passed through AR coated lenses, making vision sharper and clearer.
- Reduced eyestrain: AR eliminates glare from computer screens and reflections from the sides and back of spectacle lenses, resulting in less competition with reflections and more comfortable viewing.
- Better night vision: Reflections and glare are reduced making night vision sharper, improving night driving.
- Cosmetics: AR allows the eyes to show bright and clear without the detraction of room reflections.



Your options for Anti Reflective Coatings are:

House Anti Reflective Coating Low cost, great benefits. The House AR Coating last about 2 years and features anti reflective properties only.
Crizal/Hoya Coatings* Crizal lenses come with a FREE 2-Year manufacturer replacement program (one free replacement on any scratches within the first two years of purchase). The coatings combine Anti Reflective, Anti Scratch, Anti Smudge and Dust Repellent features.
*Hoya Super Hi Vision Coating features the same benefits of the Crizal Avance Coating and is included when buying Ultra Hi Index Lenses. An upgrade to Super Hi Vision EX3 (equivalent to Crizal Sapphire) is available upon request. Additional charges may apply.

Crizal Product Comparison Chart




If you are not sure which lens type your prescription requires, please:

- Call Us: 212 535 4022

- Fax It To Us: 646 807 4623

- Email Us: Help@GlassesEtc.com

Step 2: Verify Your Prescription Information

After completing your order we will need to verify your prescription information and keep a copy on file for documentation purposes. Your options on submitting your prescription are:


- Fax: You may fax your prescription information to 646 807 4623 or request your Doctor's office to do so.


- Email: Simply reply to your order confirmation email with the prescription information. Please make sure include all information available for Right Eye (OD), Left Eye (OS), Add Power (ADD) and Pupillary Distance (PD).


- Please contact my Doctor for Rx: We will be happy to contact your Doctor to obtain your prescription information however please be aware that sometimes they are not allowed to release personal medical information to a third party without your consent. If that is the case, we will contact you by phone or email for an alternate option to obtain your prescription.


- Returning Customers: We keep records for 2 years, however we will not fill your prescription if your eye exam took place more than 2 years before the date of your order, without your written consent.

Once the order is placed and prescription has been verified, we will start the lenses production immediately. The average turnaround for lenses is 5-7 business days. Ultra Hi Index lens may take longer than others because of its required coating process.

Step 3: Final Inspection



We guarantee to fill your prescription to the exact specifications you provide us. All prescription eyeglasses undergo precise final inspection for prescription accuracy, frame symmetry and materials before it is shipped out.

Your Prescription has changed and you just need new lenses?

You may use your existing frame to have new lenses installed whenever your prescription changes. Simply mail your existing frame to us along with a copy of your new prescription and your contact information. We will contact you to discuss your lens options and place a phone order for the lenses of your choice.

Upon arrival at our warehouse, we will inspect your current frame and if we believe we are not able to proceed with the order for any reason, we will call/email you to make arrangements for the shipping of the frame back, which will be at your own expense.

For customers wishing to send us frames that are worn-out, please be aware that your existing frame may not withstand the pressure of having new lenses installed. Proceeding with new lens installation into an existing frame will be at the Customer's own risk.

GlassesEtc.com will not be held liable if your current frame breaks during this process.

Our Optical Department | Top Quality Brands & Fast Turnaround

GlassesEtc.com completes all prescription orders at our in-house lab which is staffed by opticians with over 25 years of experience. We only use high quality name-brand lenses, such as Essilor, Varilux and Hoya, both leaders in providing quality lenses throughout the United States. Our senior in-house opticians take the time to ensure a perfect lens match for each individual prescription and frame order, so your lenses are custom made specifically for your needs. We also offer a 100% guarantee that your prescription lenses will be made according to the information you provide us.

Please use these online forms for:

1) Prescription Lenses General Inquiries: if you do NOT have your prescription information at this time but need information or a suggestion of what to buy.

2) Prescription Lenses Online Price Quote: if you have your prescription information available and would like a customized price quote for the best and most affordable lens options based on the prescription you provided.

3) Submit Your Prescription Information Online: if you have already placed an order online with us and need to submit your prescription information to our Optical Department.

All inquiries are responded promptly. If you do not receive a reply within 24 business hours, please check your spam box.

Our Phone Hours:


- Mondays through Fridays: 10AM to 6:30PM EST
- Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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