Cost: $6–$335, not including lenses
Payment options: All major credit cards, health savings account (HSA) cards, flexible spending account (FSA) cards, PayPal, Amazon Pay, and Afterpay
Accepts insurance: No
Lens types: Traditional, blue-light-blocking, bifocal, progressive, photochromic, and sunglasses
Try-on option: Virtual video or still photo
Shipping: $19 UPS 2-day for select frames, $19 and up for 7–10 day UPS (depending on location and weight), Free USPS 7–14-day for orders of $119 or more, $5.95 USPS for orders less than $119, $6.95 for 9–14-day green shipping
Return policy: 14 days
Eyebuydirect offers a large selection of readers at affordable prices, and a speedy two-day shipping option. It is also the highest rated by customers on BBB and Trustpilot of all the brands on our list.
Although Eyebuydirect offers frames that start at $6, reading lenses cost extra, starting at $6.95 for standard readers with anti-scratch and anti-reflective coatings. When you order, you first select your frames, then select the lens magnification you need, and finally the type of lens. You can also upgrade to blue-light-blocking readers, sunglasses readers, and photochromic readers (the lenses darken when exposed to sunlight) for an additional cost. Eyebuydirect offers three photochromic options, including two options from the brand Transitions.
If you’re unhappy with your glasses, you have 14 days to request a full refund or a replacement pair of equal or lesser value. If you notice a defect in craftsmanship within a year of ordering your glasses, you can request a full refund.
Some frames are available for two-day shipping through UPS for $19. Seven to 14 day standard shipping is free if you spend more than $119. Eyebuydirect offers a quiz to help you choose frames for your readers. You can use its live try-on feature, or upload a still photo to the website to see how your glasses will look on you.
Customer service and reviews
You can contact Eyebuydirect customer service by phone (855-393-2891), live chat on the website, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 24/7.
At the time this article was written, Eyebuydirect had a rating of 4.34 out of 5 stars from more than 800 reviews on the BBB. It had 4.4 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot based on more than 19,700 reviews. Positive reviews mention the low prices and excellent customer service. Negative reviews mention broken glasses, issues with paying for glasses online, and difficulty getting answers to questions from customer service.
Eyebuydirect accepts all major credit cards, FSA and HSA cards, PayPal, Amazon Pay, and Afterpay, which allows you to pay in four installments with no interest over 30 days. Military veterans get 20% off orders of $15 or more. Eyebuydirect also offers a student discount of up to 30% off for students of any age.