Review: Ottica (Online Retailer for Prescription Eyewear)

Have you ever ordered a pair of glasses online? If yes, how was your experience? Would you do it again? If no, would you dare to try? If you ask me, yes I have. It was actually just about 10 days ago when I received an email from Ottica. At first, I was a bit hesitant because of 2 main reasons:

  1. I already have sunglasses and eyeglasses.
  2. I didn’t think that purchasing them online would be convenient.

As a blogger who’s up to trying new things and sharing my experiences with others be it completely for free or not, I accepted the offer with excitement. Let’s get it on! As always, I’ll make it as brief as possible.

About the shop (in the words of Ottica)

  • We have created a unique “house of brands” for prescription glasses, designed to give our customers access to the top designers across the globe.
  • Selling glasses online allows us to select our frames from the most trusted brands – offering you quality at online prices.
  • We believe there’s a fine line between quality and cost, between fairness and value. That’s why we choose to sell our glasses online.
  • We operate a global network of specialty optical labs that cater to specific requirements and feature the newest innovations in optics.
  • Unlike many online stores that take advantage of their endless space to create a clutter, we handpick our frames and present a carefully curated selection.

How I placed my order…

  1. I created an account on the site.
  2. Clicked on Sunglasses for Women.
  3. Because I was bit confused which one to choose (all of them were lovely), I filtered it through the size that would fit my face.
  4. Clicked on the pair I liked. Didn’t have to customize the lenses.
  5. Proceeded to the payment.
  6. Order placed.

The unboxing…

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No scratches / damage!

I opted for a frame that would suit my face. I chose Coach at $175.

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♥ I like their concept of “less is more”. It shows how dedicated they are to handpick the frames.

♥ Their selections are trendy.

♥ They have frames that will suit different shapes of faces.

♥ Using the site wasn’t hard at all. I was guided accordingly.

♥ My glasses came with a sturdy case and soft cloth. Unlike my first pair from a shop at a mall here in Japan that only came with a pouch and cloth despite its high price.

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♥ I was able to check if the frame would fit me through this function using my own photo.

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♥ Finding a pair was faster than I thought. Unlike when I was at a shop where it took me about an hour to find one. There were too many displays which added more confusion. 😀 I’m a type of shopper who always compares things.

♥ No interaction needed with anyone in person. I sometimes don’t like to talk to a staff while checking / looking for something.

♥ They operate a 24/7 in-house customer service. A live chat is also available.

♥ Updates on my order were sent to my email until it was delivered right to the door.

♥ My order arrived earlier than the expected date. Actual delivery was 10-14 business days. It arrived after 8 business days.

♥ 100% money back guarantee

♥ Free shipping in the US and Canada

♥ Free returns

♥ 365 Day Warranty

♥ For prescription glasses, it isn’t difficult to get your pair. Just follow the simple steps on the site.

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⊗ Free shipping doesn’t apply when you’re in Asia. This isn’t new, though. So there was a charge for $24.95. Luckily the cost of my glasses was under the full amount of the coupon code, so shipping was covered too.

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Love the design!

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Coach sunglasses from Ottica

My overall experience with Ottica was great! No hassle at all. If I have the need to purchase a new pair in the future, I won’t hesitate getting one from Ottica. No need to step out of my door. 🙂 I don’t mind paying for the import duty, consumption tax, and all.

NOTE: I paid for a total amount of ¥2,380 upon receiving the delivery for the following charges. So this review isn’t for the coupon code at all. 🙂

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Import Duty + Consumption Tax + Payment Deferment

Here’s me trying to look cool. 😀

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More brands are available! Check out the site!

Try the site and experience for yourself and don’t hesitate to tell me about it or add things I may have missed here. Here’s the site: https://www.ottica.com/ 

DISCLOSURE: I was given a coupon code for a $200 credit to the site in exchange of a review. These are completely my own thoughts based on my experience.

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