7 Reasons To Buy Glasses Online

7 Reasons To Buy Glasses Online

Glasses seem to be everywhere these days. They’ve gone from being an object of ridicule for their owners (remember those ridiculous “four eyes” jokes?) to a prejudicial sign of intelligence (thanks to Steve Jobs and co) and a pretty strong fashion statement (take almost every major celebrity today as an example). There are two categories of people who wear glasses; those who wear them due to medical prescriptions or optical deformities, others just put them on because they look cool and are in vogue. Whatever reason you wear them, you definitely can be given a pass. However, a main problem arises when you need to purchase them. This problem is mostly faced by those who use glasses as a fashion statement. You have to find the glasses that fit perfectly, have the right color and probably aren’t too common. The other category of people who wear glasses might also face this problem, if they’re fashion savvy and not the usual everyday nerds you see around.

When purchasing the perfect pair of glasses, you have two options; you can either look for them at local stores and malls or you could simply get them online. The latter choice has come under heavy scrutiny as the credibility and reliability of online shopping has been questioned recently.


I use glasses myself, although I only use them as a part of my outfit. Personally, I’d still prefer to shop for my glasses online. Below are a few reasons why you should, too;

There’s a wider range to choose from

Shopping complexes and buildings have limited space to showcase their stock, thus limiting the amount of things they can put on display per time. They also rotate stuff from time to time, meaning that the pair of glasses you would have loved could actually be in the store, but not on display-if only you could have come a week later or a week before (get my point?). Online shopping clients don’t have this problem and in my opinion, this is the biggest advantages online shopping has over shopping malls and establishments. You get to see a wider range of items to choose from and your possibilities are extended. It also gets easier as most online shopping sites and apps enable you to search for the specific type of glasses you want, if you have a specific pair in mind. You can search type, name, brand, color, etc., if you have something in mind, the items you see in a store are limited. However, with online shopping, your selection range is extended.


It saves stress a whole lot

This is another strong advantage of online shopping. With shopping in a store, you have to leave home, take a bus (i.e., spend some money and time), get to the store and begin looking for what you want specifically. This whole process can be annoying at times and the worst part is that you might not even find what you’re looking for and in a bid not to repeat this process, you settle for something less (wasting EVEN MORE money). With online shopping, however, you can save yourself all this stress and get the job done from the comfort of your bed or couch. Just log on to your shopping site (or app), search for your desired pair and that’s it. Granted, you might have to wait a few days for the delivery but this is more advantageous, don’t you think?

Free online fitting

One point where online shopping was losing was the fact that you couldn’t try your glasses on. Now, that’s a thing on the past. Major online shopping clients are now equipped with a virtual mirror that can give you an idea of what you’ll look like if you decide to purchase a particular pair of glasses.


Same quality, less price

Due to the possibility of legal action, online retailers are compelled to provide products that are of good quality. This means that whatever you buy at a store, you can get the exact same thing only; no differences. Shopping online also costs less. Online retailers don’t ask for commission, so you don’t need to pay for that. Buying glasses in stores can also be expensive due to other services that come along. With online shopping, these expenses are cut off meaning you get the same service for a far cheaper price.

Shopping online is safe and fast

Online shopping retailers have a safe checkout process that secures your financial details, so you don’t need to worry about any third party having access to your vital information. Y our delivery also comes within days of ordering, so you don’t have to wait that long to get your glasses.


An awesome customer service is available

Online shopping sites have customer services that are available 24/7. You can call or chat with them if you have any issues with your order and rest assured you will be attended to and get the appropriate solutions to your complaints.

If you have a problem, you can also return a pair of glasses easily

Most stores might not accept a return of glasses due to the damages you may (or may not) have caused. Online retailers accept returns and exchange within an agreed time period. A few of them could even give you a refund if you choose not to purchase another pair.

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Last Updated on October 16, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

It’s well past midnight and you’ve got to get up in less than six hours. You toss and turn all night. Before you know it, another hour passes by and you start panicking.

If I don’t get to sleep in the next 30 minutes, I’m going to be exhausted tomorrow!”

One thing is for sure, you’re not alone. Over 70M+ Americans have stated that they don’t get the proper sleep they need at night.[1] So what could possibly be causing this insomnia epidemic?

Throughout my entrepreneurial journey of building my language learning company, I have experimented and researched dozens of best sleep practices. Some have flopped but a few have dramatically improved the quality of my life and work.

In this article, I’ll look into the reason why you’re sleep deprived and how to sleep through the night tonight.

Why you can’t sleep through the night

The first step to improving anything is getting to the bottom of the root problem. Different studies have shown the reasons why most people cannot sleep well at night.[2] Here are the main ones that the average person faces:



If you’ve ever stayed up at night worrying about something, know that it’s a major sleep inhibitor. When you’re feeling stress, your mind and body becomes more activated, making it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even when you do manage to sleep, it won’t be deep enough to help you feel rested the next day.

Exposure to blue light before sleep time

We’re exposed to harmful blue light on a daily basis through the use of our digital screens. If you’ve never heard of blue light, it’s part of the visible light spectrum that suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormones. Other harmful effects include digital eye strains and macular cellular damage.

While daytime exposure to blue light is not very harmful, night time exposure tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime. By keeping your brain alert and suppressing melatonin, your mind is unable to shut down and relax before bedtime.

Eating close to bedtime

Eating too late can actually be an issue for many people, especially those who are older than 40. The reason is, eating before laying down increases the chances of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus.

Another reason not to eat too late is sleep quality. Even if you manage to sleep right after eating, it’s likely that you’ll wake up tired. Instead of letting your body rest during sleep, it has to digest the food that was entered before bedtime.

Rule of thumb: eat 3-4 hours before bedtime.


Medical conditions

In some cases, it could be medical conditions that cause your sleep problems. If you can’t relate yourself to the above reasons or any of these common sleep problem causes, you should visit the doctor.

The vicious sleep cycle

The biggest danger to repeating the bad habits mentioned above is the negative cycle that it can take you through. A bad night’s sleep can affect not only your energy but your willpower and decision making skills.

Here’s an example of a bad sleep pattern:

You get a bad night’s sleep
–> You feel tired and stressful throughout the day.
–> You compensate it with unhealthy habits (for example junk food, skipping exercises, watching Netflix etc.)
–> You can’t sleep well (again) the next night.

    You can imagine what could happen if this cycle repeats over a longer period of time.


    How to sleep better (throughout the night)

    To help you break the vicious cycle and stop waking up in the middle of the night, I’ll explain to you a list of actionable steps to solve your trouble staying asleep.

    1. Take control over the last 90 minutes of your night

    What you do (or don’t do) before bedtime have significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Many times, it can be the difference between staying up until 4am and sleeping like a baby.

    Here are a few suggestions:

    • Go from light to dark – Darkness stimulates production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Turn off unused light around the house, and think about investing into warm light that you can use in the bedroom before bedtime.
    • Avoid screens (or wear blue light blocking glasses) – Keep the bedroom a technology-free zone as the light from electronic devices can disturb your sleep. If you need to work, wear blue light blocking glasses (also known as computer glasses) throughout or before you sleep to prevent sleep disruption.
    • Find an activity that helps you to wind down  This could be anything that calms you down, and reduces thinking (especially unnecessary stress). Fir example, listening to soothing/good feel music, taking a hot bath, reading or meditating.
    • Keep any electronics you have on the other side of the room or outside the room – One of the most harmful things that can disrupt your sleep is the notifications you get from your smartphones. The simplest way to avoid this is to keep it away from you.
    • Create a bedtime routine – A night routine is a couple of things you do prior to going to bed. By doing these things every night, you’ll have a more restful and high-quality sleep. Learn how to pick up a night routine here: The Ultimate Night Routine Guide to Sleep Better and Wake Up Productive

    2. Eat the right nutrients (and avoid the wrong ones)

    What you eat (not just when we eat) plays a critical role in your sleep quality. If you’re ever in doubt of what to eat to improve your sleep, take the following into consideration:

    • Kiwi – This green fruit may be the ultimate pre-bed snack. When volunteers ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the hay, they slept almost a full extra hour. Kiwis are full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate—all of which may help you snooze.
    • Soy foods – Foods made with soy such as tofu, miso and edamame, are rich in isoflavones. These compounds increase the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
    • Fiber-rich foods – Eating more fiber could be key for better sleep. Eating fiber was associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—the more you eat, the better you sleep—per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Fiber prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melatonin. Get a fiber boost from beans, artichokes, bran cereal and quinoa.
    • Salmon – Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna boost vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin— a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

    3. Adjust your sleep temperature

    Once you’ve gone through the first 2 recommendations, the last step to experiment with is temperature. According to, the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 Farenheit. This may be cooler than what most people are used to, but keep in mind that our body temperature changes once we fall asleep.

    Rule of thumb: sleeping in cooler temperature is better for sleep quality than warmer temperature.


    Find out how to maintain the optimal temperature to sleep better here: How to Sleep Faster with the Best Temperature

    Sleep better form now on

    Congrats on making it to the end of this guide on sleep. If you’re serious about taking the necessary steps in improving your sleep, remember to take it one step at a time.

    I recommend trying just one of the steps mentioned such as taking a hot bath, blocking out blue light at night, or sleeping in cooler temperature. From there, see how it impacts your sleep quality and you can keep doing what works, and throw away what doesn’t.

    As long as you follow these steps cautiously and diligently, I know you’ll see improved results in your sleep!

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