For the last 10 years or so I have bought & sold number of things online; books, dvds, desktops, laptops, software, airline tickets, shoes, clothes, etc,. This list will grossly expand if I include things that I searched online but bought in-person, e.g. house, cars, jobs, etc. But, one thing I was holding off for so long was purchasing eyeglasses online. One of the reasons for this delay could be that eyeglasses is something a person would like to try on before buying it. So why sudden change of heart? hmm...I guess a big reason was the cost. For $15, I said to myself, even if I dont like the frame, I can live guilt-free spending that amount of money. After browsing through several pages on http://goggles4u.com/, I selected dark brown rectangular plastic frame. There are few measurements to keep in mind. Some of which you should be able to obtain off your existing frame and some can be obtained from the website. For others, you would need the prescription. This may be known to others, but was news to me that contacts prescription is different from glasses. Another thing to note is that they use latin abbreviation OD for right eye and OS for left eye. It's been a week, I am still waiting for my shipment. So, I will keep you posted on what I was expecting and what I got :).
Update: horrible!!frame is too big, looks ugly & glasses are very thick.