Cheap Glasses Ordered Online May Put Eyesight at Risk

Cheap Glasses Ordered Online May Put Eyesight at Risk

Consumer watchdog in UK finds some glasses unusable.Some glasses sold online are not up to spec and could be putting customers’ eyesight at risk, the Mirror reports.

An investigation by Which? found nine firms in the UK selling frames with shoddy lenses and bad measurements, with 27% of glasses ordered from nine online stores failing quality tests.

Measurements were found to be incorrect, and some lenses were loose and could fall out or be easily rotated.

Experts said some glasses were unsafe, since they could distort vision leading to a fall or dangerous driving.

Natalie Hitchins, of Which?, said: “Ordering online might seem like a convenient and cheaper way to buy glasses, but we’re warning ­shoppers to be wary.”

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