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Poor quality...very slow
Frames broke within one week. During a phone call, I was told I could not purchase frame only, had to purchase frame with lens. How long does it take to collect stock frame, with stock lens? Try three weeks, and still waiting for delivery.
Misleading, slow shipping
I ordered with them before and usually get my glasses in a week but, this time i decided to pay 20$ Extra Because it had in big orange letters that I will get them by Friday if i ordered Wednesday with 2 day shipping. I have prescription glasses and migraines, i needed my glasses asap. They lied, the glasses were in “final touches” for 3 busses days and the weekend. (Thurs,Fri,Sat,Mon). I contact them Sat, they say my glasses will ship Monday, i contact them Sunday , they say they will ship Wednesday, i contact them Monday (today for me) they ...say i will get them NEXT WEEK. I have classes, and i am in pain, i only paid 2 day shipping because i figured they’d hurry up, they told me its only after they finished the glasses will the glasses ship, if i knew it would take a week and a half to make my glasses I wouldn’t have paid extra. Very misleading and nonchalant, especially to a customer who has spent alot of money there. I am not only missing class, having migraines and cant see, i am disappointed, and considering taking my money elsewhere. If they actually expedite this issue i will update my review. I used to enjoy buying their glass. But i need my glasses like yesterday.
Delivery Service is extremely terrible
I order my glasses on the January 20th and they said on February 3rd it’ll be shipped by then I’ve waiting 20 days and it still hasn’t came and I have astigmatism for 6 years and my eye sight is incredibly terrible and I really need it never buying they’re glasses after this.
Horrible service. Don’t bother.
On week six of what was supposed to be 1 week turn around on my glasses. Terrible call centre team. No help. Same vague answer every time. I’m told “1-3 days” and “we’ve escalated your order” every 3 days since it’s been delayed. Still nothing. Promised a follow up email call after every phone call and nothing. I’m gonna wait 2 more days and cancel my order and lodge a dispute with PayPal as I assume they’ll be just as difficult to deal with for a refund.
Has CRACKED within days :(
Had to edit the original post due to the immediate development after product use:
To begin with the experience was good and timely but within days of wearing ( I wear different pairs for different times of day or mood and this one has cracked within 5-6th wearing!
That’s not even a cumulative 24 HRS if I have to really do the math..
(and here I was literally searching styles to order another couple this morning)
The nose pad has a crack and right lens is moving/wobbly now.
REALLY DISAPPOINTED . I mean kids toy glasses last longer than this. I have frames that I wear around the house and they are going great even after 7-12 years hence in utter disbelief....
Lowest Price With "Fast Delivery" . I highly doubt so.
I placed my order with EBD with the promise of 'Fast shipping', even was charged for 'express postage'. The order is in warehouse where 'The final touches are being added' to my order for last 2 weeks.
Was told that it would arrive before 10th October, and yet here I am looking at the status where it still hasn't been shipped.
If you need glasses in 2023, order NOW
First order. Supposed to be shipped by Sep 06.
Called and mailed.
Noone called back though got a 10 page survey form to FILL OUT to 'review' the help of the guy that never called.
Called again and they started a NEW order
Supposed to come by 22-Sep and still nothing so far though I keep getting emails that order is progressing but it has been at the same stage since Day ONE
Will try to ask for a refund by 22-Sep and will post review on whether the glasses arrived or even if they denied the refund by Sep 30
Delay and poor updating
I purchased two pairs of glasses on the 2nd of August and I was advised it will arrive in the next 10 days. On the order update page, it said that the expected arrival date was 14th of August, and I am writing this on the 17th as I do not see any further update. I chatted with customer representative twice and the result was only disappointment and insult.
Used to be good before Luxottica ruined it
Eyebuydirect makes very affordable glasses for the masses. The glasses are cheap, frames look good and delivery was fast. It’s founder [Name Removed] created a good company and I bought a few glasses from this company and even got discounts too. The lens manufacturer Essilor (they make the famous transisions lenses) bought a major stake of this company. When Luxottica merged with Essilor, Eyebuydirect turned into crap. The frames are poor quality, the lenses scratch easy, the AR coatings are crap and you don’t get a free repair tool with every glasses anymore. My advice when you buy glasses is stay away from any company that is controlled by Luxottica.
Horrible Service - GO ELSEWHERE!
Ordered on 6th APR 2021, nil updates on website. Emailed them asking what is happining and was greeted with the generic "we have escalated your concern..."
Looking at other reviews, EyeBuyDirect blames delays on Pandemic which in all honesty is a complete load.
Last email stated I will have them on or before the 26th APR 2021, if I have not received them I will be requesting a refund via the ACCC.
DON’T IGNORE THE POOR REVIEWS
I unwittingly made an order for a pair of glasses on the 6th of February as I’m (still!) in desperate need of new glasses and thought I’d give EyeBuyDirect a chance having never ordered from there before. I was sucked in by the claims of the order fulfilment being 14 days at most.
After ordering I came to this site and read a lot of unfavourable reviews. I thought I’d be the lucky one but I’m definitely not.
It’s the 20th of March and the last communication I received was on the 12th of February saying my order is aLmoSt rEady....
Just go ...to a real optometrist, don’t try to scrimp and save, don’t believe their claims of a quick turnaround. It’s simply not true, and if like me your current pair of glasses are broken and you desperately need a new pair, don’t risk it with this place :)
Glasses was damaged so had to order a pair urgently. Friend recommended Eyebuydirect with 7-14 days delivery.
Placed order on the 15.
It's now 4 March.
I got no glasses.
All emails requesting update been ignored but funny enough, I get daily 'get these frames for free' spam from them.
First and last time I'm ordering from them.
Keep stuffing up my orders...
I ordered two pairs of glasses and specifically asked them to use the same script and details of my previous order but that didn't match.
I can read with but can't work on a computer with as the focusing distance is too short.
The previous order was fine (although they sent me the wrong size first) and I don't know why they couldn't match the details this time despite the fact I mentioned it not once but twice while orderinh.
Also it took ages for me to get the glasses and they're obviously cut them in china.
Not happy and although they are cheap and look great I'd rather pay more, buy local and have glasses I can use and wish I gave the money to charity instead
Do NOT waste your money you will be told different reasons to as why your glasses haven't arrived yet. Then you will be told it's at the "lab" then told it's on it's way then told oh sorry we didn't get your payment when thank GOD I had proof and top of that try to add a few more dollars for you to pay. For God's sake people are struggling enough and these idiots just scam people. You will not get it in 7 days it's been over a month and still nothing just excuses. Go to your local optometrist guys. Will be taking this further because this has to stop and preying on innocent people is disgusting and karma will come knocking. Disgusting scamming company. If I could give no stars I would.
Crap website. Money made in USA, products from CHINA
Useless website. Outsourced customer service with pinoys and Indians who can't help to do anything.
Website says 7-14 business days for shipping, 2 months now and still not received my order.
Questions & Answers
can u buy just the frames?
Greetings from EyeBuyDirect....We are delighted to know that you've found the style that you like in EyeBuyDirect. Yes, we offer frames with prescription lenses and you may also order just the frames. Please accept this code VIP30 discount code for your new purchase. Just enter the code upon check out to knock down 30% on your whole order. * Applicable only to frames $15 or more and cannot be on sale. * Offer subject to adjustment due to modifications, returns, cancellations, and exchanges. * Maximum 6 frames per order. * Offer cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. * Offer may not be used on Ray-Ban and Oakley frames. * Offer can only be used once a year. Thank you and have a great day! Alice, EyeBuyDirect Customer Care
I have noticed a lot of people saying they have had longer than advertised waits for their order. I was considering making an order, but would like to know how long the actual wait times have been.
How long did they tell you it would take for your order to arrive? Did it arrive? What was the actual length of time it took?
2-3 weeks normally and I order them yearly. But with covid, around a month. It's more due to Auspost delays though as I can see my current package just sitting there for 2 weeks now.
Hi Maam / Sir,
Greetings from EyeBuyDirect. ...We are delighted to know that you've found the style that you like in EyeBuyDirect. First, we make sure that the glasses will pass the highest quality standard since your satisfaction is our top priority. It normally takes the order to be delivered within 7-14 business days including the processing of lenses. We encounter no delays recently, even if there is any delay, we make sure to inform our customers ahead of time. Second, please be informed that we offer an online tracking system for our customers to track the package. On top of that, we are available 24/7 to support you. And yes, that includes the holidays. As a courtesy, please accept this code VIP30 discount code for your new purchase. Just enter the code upon check out to knock down 30% on your whole order. * Applicable only to frames $15 or more and cannot be on sale. * Offer subject to adjustment due to modifications, returns, cancellations, and exchanges. * Maximum 6 frames per order. * Offer cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. * Offer may not be used on Ray-Ban and Oakley frames. * Offer can only be used once a year. Thank you and have a great day! Alice EyeBuyDirect Customer Care
I ordered Aug 30th 2021 and was told it would arrive by the 9th of September, they came on September 21st. The reason they came so late was because they were not cleared for shipping for over 2 weeks,...the delivery company delivered it within 2 days of receiving it so it wasn't a fault with the delivery company it was with them.
This is my tracking number AU49031083 which was ordered on 22 /12/2020. Just want to know where is the parcel even with the Covid 19 delays.
Greetings from EyeBuyDirect. ...In regards to your order, it has been shipped via AU POST EXPRESS POST EPARCEL on 2021-01-04 12:00:00 Your tracking number is NRL2038939010825 Upon checking, it was delivered to your on file address on January 5th. Feel free to let us know if you have any question. Thank you. BR, EyeBuyDirect Customer Care Team
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