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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – GlassesShop, a leading retailer of online high-quality eyeglasses sold at an affordable price point, today announced they had received the award of "Best Option for Budget Buy Eyewear Sites" from Good Housekeeping Magazine.

A recent study conducted by Good Housekeeping's Research Institute commissioned experts to determine whether eyeglasses sold online were "up to par with those sold at a storefront optician" and after much investigation, GlassesShop was named "Best Option" among the competition. In an article written by Good Housekeeping editor Christopher Malloy, both the intrigue and the research guidelines were laid out: "The growing number of websites that specialize in eyeglasses has skyrocketed — and the appeal is clear: they can save you time (no running to the optician) and money (many sites offer dozens of styles at affordable prices). But are eyeglasses sold online up to par with those sold at a storefront optician? And how do these online sites compare in quality of merchandise, range of selection, price, shopping guidance, and shipping and return policies? Experts at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI) set out to answer these questions."

Malloy continues to explain how the experts proceeded to test the eyewear sites. "We scoured the Web and found 19 sites that sell prescription glasses or just reading glasses. We looked at how many eyeglass styles each site sold, the attractiveness of the styles sold, their return policy — and narrowed our list to nine that looked most promising. We then asked consumer testers to go online, order glasses and assess their shopping experience and the eyewear bought. We also consulted Ethan Brown, ABO, FNAO, an optician and fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry in New York City, to evaluate the lenses to ensure the accuracy of prescription strength and pupillary distance."

Lastly, here's what Good Housekeeping had to say about "Testers found that being able to upload photos of their faces in order to see how different pairs of glasses look on them was very helpful. In fact, in general, this website outstripped its budget-minded competitors across the board. None of the eyeglasses bought from this site had prescription errors and all testers thought the actual frames closely resembled what they had seen in the pictures. Good Housekeeping's Fashion Director Jasmine Chang rated GlassesShop's eyewear the most stylish offered in the Budget Buy category. With more than 500 styles available on the site, just about anyone should be able to find a pair they like. On -more-average, our testers spent $47 per pair of spectacles, again ranking best in the category. Orders arrived the fastest — in eight days. Glasses, moreover, can be refunded for 50% of the purchase price if they prove defective within 90 days. The website also offers a slender money-back guarantee window, open for five days from the time you receive your glasses." Speaking about the award, Hannah Black, spokesperson for GlassesShop, said, "It is 100% our mission to provide every customer with a user-friendly experience where they're able to come away with stylish, high-quality glasses at an unbeatable price point. To be able to receive such a glowing review from a magazine that people all over the country look to for information and ideas is wonderful and humbling."


GlassesShop is an American owned and operated online retailer of eyeglasses. Since the website launch in 2004, we have delivered over a million pairs of eyeglasses while maintaining our standard of providing the highest quality at affordable prices. We are a group of eye doctors that understands your struggle with the high cost of eyeglasses. We strive to make your experience with one that is not only user-friendly but also professional and reliable. Being able to deliver superior eyeglasses at unbeatable prices has allowed us to help people all over the world keep extra change in their pocketbooks and, in turn, has provided our team with a more rewarding experience than we could have ever anticipated. We guarantee your satisfaction.