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FAQ

FAQ

Fantastic prices, fashion frames, designer frames with thin lenses, so where’s the catch?

Until now your only choice was high street opticians, who for far too long have been charging over inflated prices. By supplying our glasses online exclusively, we pass the savings we make directly on to you.

ThinLenses are revolutionising the way people buy glasses online. We believe everyone should have the right to buy the glasses they want, at a fair price.

We source our frames, lenses and glasses direct from the same manufacturers as the high street opticians, guaranteeing that you get the same quality prescription glasses at a fraction of the price.

What’s the process?

Don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to go to your high street optician to buy new prescription glasses. Our aim is to make the process of buying glasses online as quick and painless as possible.

In fact, buying glasses with high index lenses couldn’t be simpler:

  1. Book an eye test and get a copy of your prescription.
  2. Choose from our stunning range of high end fashion frames, designer glasses, classical style glasses with either High Index Lenses, Varifocal Lenses, Transitions Lenses or Single Vision lenses.
  3. We will deliver your new glasses direct to your door.

Providing you know your prescription you can simply pick from our range of reading glasses, prescription glasses, fashion glasses and designer glasses. Then choose whether you want plastic lenses or glass lenses and within a few clicks you’ll get affordable glasses that won’t compromise on quality, all from the comfort of your own home. It’s quick, easy and extremely cost effective.

How long will it take to get my glasses?

For the vast majority of orders we will dispatch your glasses within 10 – 12 working days. However on rare occasions for some stronger prescriptions or complex prescriptions, this can take a little longer.

How do I get my prescription?

It couldn’t be simpler, book an eye test at your local Optician, who is required by law to provide you with a copy of your prescription. Remember you are under no obligation to purchase your new glasses direct from them.

Alternatively you can use your existing prescription providing it is less than two years old. Give us your details and let us take care of everything else.

What are high-index lenses?

High-index lenses or Thin Lenses can transform the way you look, they are extremely thin and light compared to a conventional lenses. For example, prescription glasses with a high index lens can be up to 70% thinner than a conventional lens.

High Index lenses have a reputation for being expensive. But not from us!

Can I choose from plastic lenses or glass lenses?

Absolutely! Unlike other websites and high street opticians, ThinLenses offers the complete range of High Index Lenses. Whether you want Glass Lenses or Plastic Lenses, Single Vision Lenses, Varifocal Lenses, Transitions Lenses, or even Super Flat Double Aspheric Lenses, you can get them all from us.

What are Super Flat Double Aspheric (or Bi Aspheric) Lenses?

Super Flat Double Aspheric (or Bi Aspheric) Plastic lenses are the latest innovation in thin lens technology. They have a different design to standard high index lenses where both sides of the lens are surfaced. This significantly reduces the curvature of the lens to make them both flatter and thinner. They are available in the following indexes:

  • 1.61 Plastic Double Aspheric Lenses
  • 1.67 Plastic Double Aspheric Lenses
  • 1.74 Plastic Double Aspheric Lenses

How do I pay?

We accept payment from most major credit and debit cards, including, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and Solo. We also accept PayPal.

How secure are my personal and financial details?

We understand that some people are concerned about using their credit cards on the internet. At Thinlenses, we use one the most advanced secure online payment solutions available today, ensuring that all information is held in a secure server using128 bit SSL, the highest level of encryption commercially available. All transactions are guaranteed to be 100% safe and secure.

Do you offer a guarantee?

All our frames and lenses come with a 12 month guarantee. This does not cover damage, wear and tear or misuse. If the glasses are faulty, we will happily replace or refund the product. And if the frames are no longer available we will instead substitute with a frame of equal or greater value, but only after consulting with you first.

How do I choose the right frame for me?

Choosing the right frame is essential. If you are unsure about frame choice please contact us and one of our friendly team will be more than happy to help you find the perfect frame. Choose from high end fashion frames, designer glasses, classical style glasses with either High Index Lenses, Varifocal Lenses, Transitions Lenses or Single Vision lenses.

We believe in help and advice not hard sell, so you won’t be pressured into buying something you don’t want.

Can I keep my own frame?

Absolutely, with the Reglaze service from ThinLenses you can have our top quality thin lenses fitted into your existing frame. We give you the same choice of high quality plastic lenses or glass lenses that we offer on our complete glasses range. Simply click on the reglaze button and follow the instructions. Once your order has been placed, print off the order confirmation email and send it along with your frame to our glazing lab.

Can my new glasses be adjusted?

All our glasses are thoroughly inspected, aligned and professionally verified to your prescription prior to delivery. In some cases your glasses may need a minor adjustment after you receive them, which most high street opticians will happily carry out free of charge or for a nominal fee.

What if I have any further questions?

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have so please email us at customerservice@thinlenses.co.uk