Recognize your prescription

You need to know your eyeglass prescription before you get your glasses online. If you are not sure about your prescription, you can visit your ophthalmologist, a vision exam is necessary and you will get your prescription with the help of an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Eyeglasses prescriptions have a certain format that is typically followed. The first line of your glasses prescription is always for the right eye, sometimes designated the OD (oculus dexter). The second line is for the left eye, sometimes designated OS (oculus sinister). The glasses prescription for each eye is divided into Sphere, Cylinder, and Axis values.

A ‘+’ sign means that a person has longsightedness. A ‘-‘ sign means that a person has shortsightedness.

The spherical number, or SPH, is how strong a lens needs to be to correct a person’s vision. These numbers will have a “+” or “-” sign above them depending on if a person is long- or shortsighted.  person may notice an infinity sign or “plano (Pl)” on their prescription. This means that the person does not need prescription lenses.

The cylinder number, or CYL, notes whether a person has astigmatism. This number can either be positive or negative. he AXIS will be a number between 1-180. This shows the position of astigmatism. Opticians will not fill out these fields if a person does not have astigmatism. Opticians are likely to fill out the ADD field for people who require bifocals or varifocals and need a prescription for reading.

PD is the distance between a person’s pupil center points. It is important to know the PD, especially if a person intends to purchase glasses online. The PD helps to ensure the glasses fit correctly and the lenses center on the eyes.

Choose your frame

Choose your favorite glasses frames at Alamode, which has different collections of glasses, not only for women and men, but also according to the shape of the glasses. At Alamode you can find round frames, oval frames, square frames, rectangular frames, cat-eye frames, which are not only stylish and design-oriented, but also of high quality and not costly.

The exaggerated diamond and pearl collection and the oversized collection may also be your cup of tea. You can browse Alamode’s collection for a variety of fashionable eyewear to inspire your outfit.

Virtual try on

You surely want to see how your glasses look when you wear them! Alamode helps you do it! Upload your photo on the details page of the product you like and you will see the image of how you look like wearing the glasses. By the way, you can zoom in or out, or adjust the angle of the glasses to fit your face better in the photo. It’s easier for you to choose the right glasses!

Choose your lenses

Pick your appropriate lens index based on your eyeglass prescription. In general, the stronger your prescription, the thicker your lenses will be. But different lens indices make different thicknesses of glasses for the same prescription, the higher the lens index, the thinner your lenses will be. We have 3 types of lens indices that will cover your everyday eyeglass prescription needs.

1.61 High Index – Thin

Made of MR-8, these hard resin lenses are our most tough and durable option Up to 35% thinner and 40% lighter than the standard lenses. We recommend these 1.6-index lenses for SPH corrections from +4.00 to -4.00, and CYL corrections from +3.00 to -3.00. 100% UV protection.

1.67 High Index – Super Thin

These lightweight and thin lenses are ideal for stronger prescription, and are Up to 45% thinner and 45% lighter than the standard lenses. They work perfectly in rimless and semi rimless frames. We recommend them for SPH corrections from +8.00 to -8.00, and CYL corrections from +4.00 to -4.00. 100% UV protection. Based on the feature, quality and price, it is strongly recommended to use.

1.74 High Index – Ultra Thin

These are the thinnest and lightest plastic lenses we carry, and can be up to 60% thinner than the standard lenses. They are definitely the 1st choice for very strong prescriptions. As refractive lenses, they’re recommended for prescriptions with SPH corrections from +10.00 to -14.00 or above, and CYL corrections from +6.00 to -6.00. 100% UV protection.

Pay and wait for your eyewear

When you have chosen your preferred glasses, click on checkout, then fill in the necessary address information to ensure you can receive the product and finally pay the bill, Alamode supports PayPal payment. The email you reserved will receive an email with your order details, in which you will also see your order number and tracking number. You can use the tracking number to find your order.