Webcams and Virtual Mirrors Add Convenience to Buyers of Eyeglasses Online, CEO Says

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GlobalEyeglasses.com has employed a virtual mirror to work with buyers' webcams to be able to create a hassle-free, stress-free, and a more efficient way to help buyers "try on" as many eyeglasses and assist in helping them find their "Perfect Pair."

Prescription Eyewear at GlobalEyeglasses.com

Prescription Eyeglasses at GlobalEyeglasses.com

Now, not only does this online storefront offer a great selection of inexpensive eyeglasses on the Internet; shoppers can also use their webcam and a virtual mirror to “try before they buy” today.

The use of webcams, virtual mirrors and the latest internet tools have provided consumers with a hassle-free and stress-free way to choose and purchase their prescription eyeglasses online, says Arjun Sagar, founder and CEO of GlobalEyeglasses.com, during a conference yesterday held at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta.

GlobalEyeglasses.com is one of the world’s leading online eyeglasses retailers today, and one of the very first to start selling prescription eyeglasses over the Internet.

"Even the most Internet-savvy consumer used to struggle with the concept of buying eyeglasses online, mainly because the average person tries on a lot of frames before they find the 'perfect pair'."

With the use of the latest in web development, GlobalEyeglasses.com has employed a virtual mirror which works hand in hand with the prospective buyer’s webcam. Sagar said this technology was able to solve the problems and issues that cynical buyers used to have.

The online store has already started offering inexpensive prescription glasses, with prices starting at $6.95, while those that are branded and styled to perfection can cost only up to $50. The use of high technology is expected to gain even more interest from buyers around the U.S. and in other parts of the world.

“Now, not only does this online storefront offer a great selection of inexpensive eyeglasses on the Internet; shoppers can also use their webcam and a virtual mirror to “try before they buy” today," Sagar continues, adding that GlobalEyeglasses.com also offers a satisfaction guarantee of 90 days on every pair of prescription eyeglasses they sell.

Ever since a more automated process of making prescription eyeglasses made it possible for retail opticians to deliver prescription lenses quickly, the concept of buying prescription eyeglasses online was not far behind. For companies like GlobalEyeglasses.com, the only obstacle in competing with the top optical shops was gaining the public’s trust by proving they could deliver a quality product.

Eyeglass users are increasingly buying eyeglasses online, from just 1% consumer buying eyeglasses online in 2009 to 3% eyeglasses user purchasing there eyeglasses and contact lenses online in 2010. To help buyers with their purchasing decisions, GlobalEyeglasses.com has an online Information Center includes a guide for buying eyeglasses, selecting the right frame, understanding their prescription and finding the correct size.

About GlobalEyeglasses.com

With sales growth of over 100 percent in the past 12 months, Global Eyeglasses has seen a marked shift in consumer behavior as customers begin to look for better prices on prescription eyeglasses. With huge selection of quality eyeglasses and excellent customer service, this Atlanta-based online retailer continues to attract a broader customer base.

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