The days of spending hundreds of dollars on eyewear should be over, thanks to a slew of online outlets that can build and ship prescription glasses to you for less than a C-note. In the past few years, competition has brought prices down, and a virtual-try-on feature is common.
A couple caveats before you start: Few of the brands do bifocals or progressives, and almost all the frames you’ll find are of the sturdier acetate variety. We tested four services and recommend them all. Each has a liberal return policy, so it’s worth getting a few pairs made up front and sending back what you don’t like — even those outfitted with your prescription lenses.