Lenskart has become the go-to destination for eyewear, in India. And, it’s not just because they have really cool and trendy frames, but also because of their consistent efforts in making their products and services accessible to everyone (yes, even during the pandemic!). Whether it’s their brick-and-mortar stores, their incredible home-try-on services or the handy virtual try-on tool, shopping for eyewear has never been easier.
As someone who has bought eyewear for myself and my friends and family online (including from Lenskart) plenty of times, I decided to give their home try-on services a shot for my mother-in-law to see if the process is really as simple as it sounds. Amid the ongoing pandemic, stepping out to get her a pair of glasses fitted was out of the question. That’s when I realized I didn’t have to risk our overall health because Lenskart had the perfect solution – Home Eye Checkup and trials! They certainly impressed me with their extensive collection of frames for prescription glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses, and more. Their glasses start at Rs. 999 with add-on charges for lenses and coating, it’s definitely affordable considering the high-quality eyewear that I get.
How Does Lenskart’s Home Try-On Feature Work?
To get started, head to https://www.lenskart.com/try-at-home/, and fill in your contact number and area code to check for availability.
Pick your date and time and continue.
Add your details and confirm.
Next, all you have to do is wait till your optician turns up at your doorstep, along with over 100 frame styles for you to try and choose from. Now, what did I like about this service the best? Right from making the booking to the optician coming home and explaining to my mother-in-law about the glasses, lenses, and the service time, it was all seamless. The optician wore a PPE Kit, sanitized his kits and himself, and maintained safe distance at all times — this was so important! Moreover, he was very knowledgeable about progressive lenses and answered all the doubts there were regarding the delivery, adjustment period of the glasses, and more.
Choosing The Glasses
My mother-in-law decided to opt for a pair of progressive glasses with added BLU-light filtering lenses, which was essential for her as she’s an avid reader and uses digital devices to read her e-books. We browsed a few options in Cat Eye Glasses like John Jacobs Computer Glasses – Green Golden Full Rim Cat Eye Eyeglasses, Vincent Chase Computer Glasses – Gunmetal Full Rim Cat Eye Eyeglasses, but closed in on Vincent Chase – Matte Copper Half Rim Square Eyeglasses! These frames amounted to around Rs. 1500. Reasonable, right? However, the add-on for Wide Corridor Progressive Lenses including Anti-Glare Lens coating, Crack Resistant coating, Water and Dust Repellent coating, and UV 400 Protection shot up the cost to Rs. 7,500. While it may not be the cheapest option available, it’s also nowhere near the most expensive. For the quality of the frames, lenses, and the thoroughness of the home try-on process, it’s good value. This is when having a Lenskart Gold membership helps a lot, as you could get a second pair of glasses free.
About 4 days later, she received her glasses and they were exactly how she expected them to be. It was lightweight, classy, and sturdy. Although it took her a little longer to get acquainted with the glasses, it has proven to be a great help as compared to before, when she had no glasses.
Does Lenskart Home Try-On Offer Insurance Or Returns?
Absolutely! Lenskart offers a 14-day no-questions-asked return and exchange policy along with a 1 -year manufacturer warranty.
Cons To Consider
While Lenksart’s home try-on services work fantastically for people who are new to glasses or know their eye issues well in advance, individuals with major eye problems may have to visit their trusted eye doctors for a thorough examination before they get their eyewear updated.
The Bottom Line
If you value stress-free shopping, convenience, and dependable value, Lenskart is a great place to shop for eyewear. The brand offers prescription glasses, sunglasses, blue light blocking glasses, and also a wide range of contact lens options. Even if you’re comfortable with buying your eyewear online, you’ll always have the option of visiting a Lenskart store when you need adjustments or any other assistance.