Advice for buying prescription sunglasses online?
July 9, 2014 11:26 AM Subscribe
Should I bite the bullet and buy expensive prescription sunglasses that I like and know will fit, or are there tips for buying prescription glasses online that I can use to find a good cheapo pair?
Here's the deal: I need some sunglasses. I need them to be prescription, so I can wear them when I drive. I tried buying a $30 pair online, but I think I messed up the pupil distance measurement --- they give me a headache if I wear them too long. They're also not quite right for my big head and round face.
I am on the horns of a dilemma, because I found and tried on a pair of sunglasses I quite liked, from the same place (wareby parker) where I got my regular glasses....for $150, which is about triple what I was hoping to spend. Especially for something that, knowing myself, I am quite likely to lose.
On the other hand, lots of popular styles of glasses look awful on me --- like I said, big head, round face. (There are a lot of squarish/rectangular frames for regular glasses, which tend to look better, but fewer sunglasses options like that, I find). So: is there some more reliable way to measure the pupil distance and ensure I don't screw it up again? Sites which have particularly good set ups for showing how the frames look on different faces? Ways to measure my skull to find styles that will work? What say you MeFi? Is this an issue where I'll be happier in the end if I don't cheap out? Or can this skinflint summer in style?