I don't know what it is about this time of year, but everyone I know seems to be buying new glasses lately. And if you're looking for new frames (or if you just need to place another contact lens order soon), you might want to check this out!
The Spring Cleaning Sale is on right now at Clearly, and that means two pretty incredible things: (1) you can get glasses for 50% off, and (2) contact lenses are 20% off!
To get these deals, you just need to be a new customer and make sure you use the code NEWG2R3L at checkout. You can head straight to their Eyewear or Contact Lenses sections to start shopping, or keep reading to find out our tips and tricks for buying glasses and contacts online.
Tips for Buying Glasses & Contacts Online
Whether you're a new customer or not, there are a few things you might want to know about buying eyewear online. In the long run, going the virtual route can often save you money, as well as all those trips to the store. So to help you along the way, here are a few of our top tips for shopping at Clearly!
Learn how to read your prescription
Once you have your current prescription, you'll need to know what the heck it means! To learn how to read your prescription, I'd start by checking out this guide from Clearly.
Figure out what kind of contacts you're looking for
Before you can buy contacts, you first have to know what type you need. Different contacts are used to correct different prescriptions, like these:
- Spherical lenses – to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Toric lenses – to correct astigmatism
- Multifocal lenses – to correct presbyopia (by allowing multiple prescriptions in one lens)
Once you know which of those you're looking for, you also need to make sure you have the kind of lenses that you were prescribed, whether that's daily, weekly, monthly or Rigid Gas Permeable lenses (that can last anywhere from one to two years).
Know your measurements and face shape
One of the toughest things about buying glasses online is not being able to try them on. If you can't see what you look like wearing them, how are are you supposed to know if they'll fit your face? Luckily, Clearly has a couple of tools right on their website that can help you out.
If you don't have your specific eyewear measurements handy, grab a ruler and measure the arm, bridge and lens of your current glasses (you can see how to do that here). Once you have your measurements, head to the MyFit tool and plug them in. Once that's done, you'll see a curated collection of glasses that will fit you!
Next, you can narrow those selections down to only the ones that will fit your face shape. If you're not sure whether you have an oval, heart, round or square face (or something in between), head to the Clearly Face Shape Guide for Glasses to help you figure it out!
Wait until there's a sale
I know it might be tough, but if you can, it's always a good idea to buy glasses or contacts when you can get them on sale! And even if you aren't a new customer at Clearly, there are still a few deals you can score with them right now!
BOGO FREE Glasses + Free Shipping: For a limited time, select glasses are available from $50, and you can score two pairs as part of their buy one, get one free deal! All you need to do is use the code BOGO at checkout, and they'll throw in free shipping, too!
$10 off Contact Lens Orders over $99: This one is ending soon, but you still have time to score $10 off a contact lens order of at least $99. Just use the code CLEAR10 at checkout!
Return anything that isn't quite right
There's nothing worse than being stuck with contacts you can't wear or glasses you don't like. Clearly Contacts does offer returns or exchanges within 30 days, as well as a 365-day warranty on eyewear. You can see their full return policy and some FAQs on their site. Plus, most contact orders over $99 ship free when you use the code FSOVER99.