How to Buy Prescription Glasses Online with iChoose

Choosing glasses is easy with iChoose. Follow these simple steps to buy your prescription glasses from the comfort of your own home, and in the wildest of designs. 

Choose Your Glasses

Click ‘Build My Glasses’ from the iChoose homepage.

Select whether you want to browse men's, women's, or view all glasses.

Browse our glasses until you find a pair you like, and then click ‘Choose Frame’. The option will appear once you hover over a frame. You can filter by numerous criteria including colour, shape, material, and gender at the top of the page.

Your browser will then load the product page for your selected pair of glasses. Here you can view the glasses in 360 degrees, as well as virtually try them on using your webcam or phone. Once you’re satisfied, pick the colour you want and click ‘Choose Your Glasses’ to move onto the next phase.

Please note the little question mark next to 'Choose Your Glasses' - these are scattered all over the website and clicking them will reveal a small piece of informative text for you in case you're feeling a bit lost.

Choose Your Sides

Next, you’ll be prompted to select your sides. In a complete bundle, you’re entitled to an additional pair of sides for free. Browse our sides to find something you think works well with your frames. We’ve photographed every possible combination so you can see them together. You can click on any collection and choose from the colours available.

Click 'Add Free Sides' when you've found the ones for you and they'll be displayed in the Glasses Builder tab and added to your order.

Once the tab closes you'll have the option to pick more sides, which you can add to your order for an extra £10 each by selecting a collection, a colour and then clicking 'Add More Sides (£10)'. Once you’ve added all the sides you want to your basket, move onto the next phase of the order by clicking ‘Choose Lenses’.

Choose Your Lenses

Click the lens type you require.

Next, you’ll need to add your prescription. If you’re a new customer, click ‘New Details’. If you're a returning customer, once you click the option 'Saved Prescription' you'll be prompted to login and diverted to the main prescription page. If you don't have your prescription to hand you can click the option 'Not Sure' and we'll save your order so you can return to this page to add your prescription later.

Whether you picked the 'Saved Prescription' or 'New Details' option in the previous step, this window will load up. If you're a returning customer your details will prepopulate, so please amend them to your most up to date prescription, or check they're accurate. If you're a new customer, please enter them from scratch.

If you don’t know your pupillary distance (sometimes opticians don’t give you this), you can use our PD measuring tool by clicking ‘Measure Your PD’. For this, we just have you take three selfies via your webcam while holding an object for reference. We can calculate your PD from there. Please be aware the PD measuring tool is only available on desktop.

After using the PD measuring tool, or entering your PD manually, double check the details you’ve entered are accurate then read and confirm the two boxes at the bottom, and click ‘Submit'.

Now it’s time to choose your lens index. This is the thickness of your lenses. We recommend an option based on the strength of your prescription. Different categories have different benefits, so make sure to read all the information provided. Once you’re satisfied, click your option.

The last step is to select any add-ons you might like, including lens coatings like tints and mirrors in various colours. Bear in mind that some lens index options come with coatings as standard (e.g. anti-reflective coating). With Bronze lenses you have the most options for add-ons. To choose an add-on, you need to select one of the circular colour swatches. Depending on what you choose you may be prompted to select further options, i.e., tinted > colour > colour density. Some coatings will not be compatible with each other (i.e. 'anti-reflective' with 'mirrored'). Once you’re satisfied, make sure all your add-ons are selected and click ‘Add to Basket’.


Now you’ll have an order breakdown in front of you, showing you the total cost of the items and add-ons in your basket. At this point your order is saved to your basket for as long as you're on the iChoose website, so if you want to add more sides you can still pop back to the homepage by clicking 'Continue Shopping', and add them to your order.

If it all looks good, click ‘Checkout’ to continue.

If you're an existing customer and have not already logged in, the next step is logging into your account by clicking 'Sign In'. If you're shopping in iChooseGlasses for the first time, click 'Register' to sign up, or 'Continue as Guest' to place your order without setting up an account. There's lots of benefits to setting up an account with iChoose. 

Enter your billing details here, as well as your marketing preferences. We recommend selecting at least one of these options so you don't miss out on sales, discount codes, and special treats. Once you’re satisfied, click ‘Confirm Details’.

On this page you just need to enter your delivery address for this order, but if it's the same as the details entered in the previous step, you can just select 'Same As Billing Address' and the form will auto-fill. Click 'Confirm Delivery Details' to continue.

Now you’ll have a final opportunity to review the order and grand total. If you’re happy, review and confirm the tick-box, and click ‘Confirm & Pay’. At this point you'll be redirected to our secure Sage Pay purchase process. Please follow the on-screen instructions to make your purchase. We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express debit and credit cards, and PayPal.

Once your order has been submitted via Sage Pay, this page will load confirming your order number and that your order has been placed. A confirmation email will follow.

That’s it! Now all there’s left to do is wait eagerly by the door for your brand new iChoose glasses to arrive.