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Eyeconic is an eyewear retailer for prescription and non-prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. They operate online and offer several name brands of glasses frames and contacts.

This article discusses the Eyeconic brand, their reputation, the services and products they offer, and alternatives. We also consider the relationship between eyewear and vision health.

Eyeconic is an online retailer that sells various glasses and contacts. According to their site, they put each pair of glasses through a 25-point inspection.

Eyeconic lists customer reviews directly under the products and has a 4.2 out of 5 star rating from Google customers,

According to Google customers, over 75% of reviews are positive. They also have around 68% 5-star reviews, 9% 4-star reviews, 5% of both 3- and 2-star reviews, and 13% 1-star reviews out of over 4,000 reviews.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) do not accredit Eyeconic but state that the company have been in business for 10 years. The customer reviews that appear on the BBB site are only 1-star reviews. Complaints frequently reference customer service issues.

Eyeconic offers a variety of products and services. They offer several brands of prescription frames for eyeglasses and sunglasses, such as

  • Ray-Ban
  • Nike
  • bebe
  • Gucci

The frames are available with prescription or non-prescription lenses. Various add-ons are also available at an additional cost, including scratch resistance or color-changing lenses.

Read a guide on buying glasses online here.

Eyeconic also offers several brands of contacts, including:

  • Air Optix
  • Dailies
  • Acuvue
  • Biofinity

Read a guide on buying contacts online here.

Eyeconic also offer the ability to try on the glasses virtually. They also offer a service to help a person determine their face shape. Both services are free to use.

Eyeconic can process insurance company claims from certain providers during the purchase process.

Customers may be able to submit a claim to their insurance if it is not one Eyconic works with directly, but they should talk to their insurance before purchasing glasses or contacts.

Learn whether Medicare covers the cost of glasses here.

A person with a health savings account can also apply their funds to their new glasses or contact lenses purchase.

People can use vision insurance if they have it. Eyeconic currently accept VSP, MetLife, and Cigna.

All Eyeconic purchases include free shipping and returns.

Eyeconic may not offer the exact frames a person is looking for. Many online retailers sell either brand name or custom frames.

The following are a few competitors of Eyeconic:

Doctors can recommend brands and places to buy glasses and contacts if a person is unsure.

Eyecare is an important part of a person’s overall health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 11 million people over the age of 12 in the United States need corrective lenses from either glasses or contacts.

Corrective lenses can help improve a person’s quality of life. According to an older study, researchers found that providing appropriate eyewear to Native Americans and Alaskans significantly improved their quality of life.

The CDC add that a person can take steps to help prevent vision loss. Some steps include:

  • when using devices for an extended period, follow the 20-20-20 rule
  • get regular eye exams
  • share family eye history with the doctor
  • wear sunglasses when outdoors
  • maintain a healthy blood sugar level
  • wear eye protection when working or engaged in an activity that could damage the eye
  • eat a healthy diet
  • clean hands before putting in or removing contacts
  • clean contacts properly and replace them as directed
  • maintain a moderate weight
  • quit or do not start smoking

A person can select a lens upgrade at Eyeconic, offering blue light protection.

However, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) state that blue light from computers or other digital screens does not adversely affect a person’s eye health. They state the blue light coming from phones, computers, or TVs is so low it will not:

  • cause eye strain
  • cause or put a person at risk for eye damage or disease
  • cause issues with sleep

Instead, the AAO state that digital eye strain occurs because people do not blink as frequently when they are using a phone, TV, or computer. To prevent strain and other complications, they recommend:

  • use artificial tears
  • follow the 20-20-20 rule
  • sit at arm’s length from the screen
  • reduce glare from the screen
  • wear eyeglasses instead of contacts when working on a computer

Eyeconic offers brand name glasses, contacts, and sunglasses for purchase online. They can process some insurance claims, and customers can use health saving account dollars to purchase prescription lenses.

Eyeconic has a positive rating overall with Google reviewers, but there are negative reviews on the BBB site, mainly due to customer service complaints.