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    Best Price Guarantee* – Find a Lower Online Price and We'll Match It!

    Largest Range, Best Service, Amazing Prices! Since 2006! SmartBuyGlasses offers the world's largest range of designer eyewear products at the best possible prices. For items marked “Best Price Guarantee”, if you find any eyeglasses or sunglasses cheaper* somewhere else, let us know within 14 days of placing your order, and we'll credit the difference back to your account.

    How do I take advantage of the Best Price Guarantee?

    Simply send an email to our customer service: customerservice@smartbuyglasses.co.nz and provide us the website address of the lower-priced item. We'll verify it according to our guidelines and if it's the exact same model number and color, we'll match the price!

    We gladly match the price with the following guidelines:

    *The Best Price Guarantee is valid on:

    The Best Price Guarantee applies to eyeglasses frames and sunglasses only and does not apply to prescription or contact lenses. Any exact, identical brand name glasses model sold online by an Authorized New Zealand dealer as designated by the official distributor/manufacturer. Colors and sizes must be identical. Any item currently in stock and available for purchase on another website that is also available in the same size, style, and color on www.smartbuyglasses.co.nz The item is available on other websites for shipping to your address. Selected eyeglass frames or sunglasses. Prescription lenses and contact lenses are excluded. We include all applicable shipping and other costs of the other website to make a proper cost comparison The Best Price Guarantee is limited to 14 days after you placed your order on www.smartbuyglasses.co.nz.

    When does the Best Price Guarantee not apply?

    We are unable to offer the Best Price Guarantee under the following circumstances (including, but not limited to):

    The offer cannot be combined with a promotion code. Special promotions such as coupon codes, rebates, gift certificates and "buy one, get one free" are not eligible for the Best Price Guarantee. The difference amount is minimum 1 NZD We do not honor other retailers' misprinted or falsely advertised prices for the Best Price Guarantee. Purchases for resale or commercial purposes are not eligible for the Best Price Guarantee. This offer does not apply to items advertised below our cost. We will not price match prescription lenses or contact lenses. The price match guarantee applies to eyeglass frames and sunglasses only. Items on websites that are auction sites, unauthorized dealer sites and/or discount sites. Items that are out of stock, open-box, clearance, outlet center products and/or refurbished items. Items that are not in stock, ready for shipping on other websites

    What happens after I submit my request?

    Within 14 days of your purchase date, SmartBuyGlasses will verify and match the lower price and credit your credit card for the price difference assuming the above requirements apply and are met. The item must be currently available on www.smartbuyglasses.co.nz in the same size, style, and color.

    If you have not made your purchase at the time of applying for the Best Price Guarantee, we can place the order for you at the matched price upon approval.

    Price difference applies to the full cost of the item including tax and shipping (subtracting any promotions). There's a limit of one guarantee claim per item, per order. The difference amount is minimum 1 NZD.

    We reserve the right to verify another online company's product availability, authorized dealer status, and price before issuing a price match credit.

    • We offer free basic 1.5 index lenses on all prescription eyeglasses. We provide opportunities to upgrade and add features during checkout. We make shopping online for your glasses simple, efficient and safe.
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Parts of Eyeglasses- The Anatomy of Eyeglasses Explained 

Vision is an aspect of our life that we often take for granted. For many of us, it’s not until we are told that we require vision correction that we realize how much vision improves our quality of life every day. Seeing that they are such fragile objects, we need to know the parts of eyeglasses so that if ever the need be, we are empowered to explain our requirements to an optician or we can look for replacement parts by ourselves at a store.

Essentially, any pair of eyeglasses has three parts; each having its own subparts depending on the design and materials used- the front of the frame and the two arms, also known as temples.

Let’s look at the essential parts of spectacles:

  1. Frame front:

This is what holds the lenses in place and defines the overall aesthetic of the pair. This can be constructed of cellulose acetate, plastic, metals such as titanium, or carbon fiber. Occasionally, it’s also referred to as the rims, which can be of 3 types:​

Full rim eyeglass frame SmartBuyGlasses

Semi rimless eyeglass frame SmartBuyGlasses









  • Rimless- lenses are held together by a metal bridge. Each lens is connected to the temple with a screw through the outer edge. The frames shown here are the Swarovski SK5042 012.

Rimless Eyeglass Frame SmartBuyGlasses

  1. Lenses:

They’re the most crucial part of your glasses. They’re chosen according to the prescription from your optometrist, for correcting your vision. Learn more about the types of materials used in lenses here. Now, you can also avoid digital strain by choosing blue light glasses. You can add the coating to any frames during the checkout process by adding zFORT™ blue block.

  1. Bridge:

It bridges the two lenses over your nose and holds most of the weight of your glasses. It’s a determining factor for how well the glasses will fit your face. For full-rim frames, the bridge forms part of the frame front. For half-rim or rimless frames, an extra piece is required. Bridges vary by style to suit different face shapes.

  1. Temples:

They refer to the “arms” of your frames and are located on the sides of your head. Their core function is to keep your glasses secure as you go through the day wearing them. The length of the temple mentions the three dimensions of any frame, i.e., lens diameter, bridge width, and temple length. Temples can be of the following types:

  1. Paddle or blade or straight temple- It’s a temple without a bend to it and is therefore completely straight.

  2. Curl sides- Also known as cable temples and typically found in wire or metal frames, the part of the temple close to the ear curls at the ends for a comfortable fit.

  3. Drop or hockey end or swan neck- The most common design found in modern eyeglass frames. These frames bend downward to create a secure fit behind your ears. 

  4. Hinges:

They are the metal joints that allow you to fold and unfold the temples of your glasses. They’re also called joints. There’s a variety of hinges available which are secured in different ways.

  1. Screws:

These are what joins two halves of a hinge together. These can be tightened to adjust the opening and closing mechanism of the temples. Any optician will be able to replace it for you if you lose a screw.

  1. Nose pads:

These refer to the oval or circular pads that rest on your nose. These can be set up in either of these two ways:

  1. Full rim nose pads- In this case, the nose pads are sculpted as part of the frame front. They’re polished so as to not be rough on your nose.

  2. Push-in nose pads- This is a separate component attached to the end of the frame that rests on the nose. The bigger the pad, the more visible it is, and the lesser it is likely to “dig” into the skin. 


Now that you’re comfortable with the anatomy of eyeglasses, check out our full range of designer eyeglasses here.

If you have a new frame that isn’t fitting you right, check out how you can adjust your glasses. If you’re new to wearing glasses, you might also find it helpful to read up on cleaning your glasses.

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