Last Updated — 
July 17, 2018

Coastal Glasses vs. Classic Specs

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Benefits

Coastal.com produce an extensive range of own-label and designer eyeglasses with a virtual try-on feature. Their base contact lenses are impact-resistant and have a number of different coating options.

Classic Specs produce stylish frames for men and women, starting at $49. As well as their standard collections, they collaborate with artists to create one-of-a-kind limited editions. They have two physical retail locations in the US, in addition to their online store, and offer a “Home Try On” service.

Drawbacks

It can take up to 16 days for your new frames to be delivered to you according to Coastal’s shipping policy. It can take even longer for your new contact lenses to arrive as they also have to go through an initial verification process.

The company does ship internationally, but it’s going to cost you $30. Also, the returns policy is not straightforward. If you make a purchase and decide it’s not right, you’re encouraged to visit your optometrist and Classic Specs will cover the cost of fixing the issues.

Our Verdict

Coastal offer a variety of options for your next pair of eyeglasses or lenses. Each pair of frames is available in different colours and sizes, which creates an abundance of choice, and the virtual try-on feature is super handy. Stylish and affordable, you can’t go wrong with Coastal eyewear - you just have to be prepared to endure their long processing and shipping times.

Classic Specs feature fashion-forward glasses with different lens options. Their online collections might be focused, but they’re affordable and distinguishable. The artist collaborations are also super individualistic. The company have some great resources on their site, in addition to their “Home Try On” service, which helps you to find the perfect frames for you. However, the company loses kudos for its complex returns policy and steep international shipping costs.

Frame Selection

✔ Adult Frames
✔ Kids Frames
✔ Half-Rim Frames
✔ Rimless Frames
✔ Sunglasses
✔ Adult Frames
✔ Kids Frames
✔ Half-Rim Frames
✔ Rimless Frames
✔ Sunglasses

Frame Styles

200+ Brands
✔ Retro/Vintage
✔ Classic
✔ Sporty
✔ Aviator
1 Brand
✔ Retro/Vintage
✔ Classic
✔ Sporty
✔ Aviator

Lens Options

✔ Reading Glasses
✔ Bifocals
✔ Trifocals
✔ High Index
✔ Lens Tints
✔ Special Coatings
✔ Reading Glasses
✔ Bifocals
✔ Trifocals
✔ High Index
✔ Lens Tints
✔ Special Coatings

Perks

✔ Free Shipping
✔ Virtual Try-On
✔ Home Try-On
✔ Free Shipping
✔ Virtual Try-On
✔ Home Try-On

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