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eyebuddy Savings, General
How to invite the best eyebuddies
By Peter - 11 May 2011
To make the most of our buddy system and attain as much discount as possible, you need to register with us and send invitations to your friends. If your friends make purchases with us, your discounts and savings will increase. Further more, your future purchases will also affect your friend’s discounts and savings. For more information about how our buddy system works, please read here. eyebuddy have devised an interesting system where you have control of your discounts and savings when buying glasses online from us.
The big question is how do you invite the best eyebuddies? Not everyone you invite will register with us. Not everyone you invite will buy from us. Let’s be honest, most of the people who see the email invitation you sent will assume it is spam mail and delete without even reading it. Therefore we have come up with a couple of tips on how to invite the best eyebuddies to eyebuddy.
Tip #1 – Seek out potential buddies
Begin by drawing up a list of friends and family who wear glasses. They are people who are quite likely to purchase a new pair of prescription glasses in the future. Build on your list by adding friends or family who you have been on holiday with recently. Do you remember any of them wearing sunglasses or snow goggles? eyebuddy have a fantastic range of designer sunglasses that may appeal to them. Lastly, add any names of any contact lens wearers that you may know of. If you know someone who used to wear specs regularly but now no longer does, they may have changed to contacts. They may have had laser eye surgery or alternatives, but you can always ask to be sure.
Tip #2 – Talk to them
Now that you have a list of possible eyebuddies, you want to learn more about where they purchased their eyewear. Ask them where they bought their designer glasses, designer sunglasses or contact lenses. Find out what model their eyewear is (so you can search for it on the web). You can even ask if they remember or know how much they cost. If you have any friends or family going on holiday soon, you can tell them about eyebuddy’s range of sunglasses. If they’re interested, you can invite them and tell them to register through the email!
Tip #3 – Homework
Now you have the model, brand, and price and where they bought it from, you can compare the price they paid with our prices. Our default discount upon registering is just 15%, but with a little help from buddies you can reach 40%. For example, if you find a pair of frames that costs £100 without discount at eyebuddy, by registering you now pay £85. If all your buddies help you, you now pay £60. Does your homework show eyebuddy’s price to be cheaper? If yes, you can help us by spreading the word to your friends and family! Word of mouth can work wonders.
Tip #4 – Word of Mouth
If eyebuddy’s prices are indeed cheaper than its competitors, why not spread the word to your list of names? If your father tells you he got his wonderful glasses from his local opticians for £200 and you find the exact same frame could be bought from eyebuddy for £85, tell him! Everyone loves a bargain; everyone wants savings and plenty of it! Once they’re aware they could save a lot of money by buying glasses direct from eyebuddy, tell them you will send them an invitation by email and tell them to register through it.
Tagged with: Buddy Revolution, Cheap glasses, Cheapest glasses, Contact lenses, Customers, Dad, Designer glasses, Designer sunglasses, eyebuddy, Family, Frames, Friends, Glasses, Glasses Direct, Glasses Online, Snow goggles, Specs, Sunglasses, Word of Mouth
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eyebuddy Savings, General , Glasses
Pupillary Distance measurement online free, a genuine world first!
By Peter - 29 December 2010
Many people are aware that the biggest barrier with buying spectacles online is perhaps the absence of the Pupillary Distance (PD) being included within the eye-test prescription. Your PD is simply the physical distance between your pupils which is very important for positioning lenses when making up spectacles/glasses. An accurate PD is very important to ensure clear vision and without it, your eye-sight may well be blurred, including for single vision glasses. The vertical PD is required for Varifocals and Bifocals and for this you need a vertical PD which should include measurements individual to someone’s face and the actual glasses they are buying.
Written prescriptions are compulsory with an eye test, but this does not apply with PD measurement, much to the dismay of customers who find out they are charged extra for this information. The full aim of an optician, to put it bluntly, is an eyetest followed by the sale of their products. When you have an eye test and buy glasses from the opticians, you are in fact paying for 4 services. Firstly you are paying for a prescription from the optician, secondly you are paying for the PD measurement of your eyes, thirdly you are paying for the frame you selected, and lastly the prescription lens you want inserted into your glasses. If the customer decides they want to purchase glasses externally, this means the full aim of services from the optician will not be fulfilled. This results in a loss of possible sales.
When you are buying spectacles from the opticians who just gave you your prescription, they usually don’t charge for the second service, PD measurement. However, when you choose to buy spectacles externally, opticians will try to recover the loss of possible sales from dispensing glasses to you, they simply include a charge for recording PD measurement. This isn’t against the law and despite pressure from the public, will not be changed by the General Optical Council (GOC).
Most opticians charge between £40 and £70 for your PD measurement, but have been known to charge up to and over £100. Do you really want to pay that much for a measurement you can do yourself? All you need to do is measure the distance between your pupils. For the standard distance PD you should look into the distance (as your pupils will be slightly wider apart this way). The reading PD is usually about 4mm closer than this. If your optician will not provide the measurement and you don’t have a digital camera alternatively you can state “smaller than average PD” or “larger than average PD” on your order so that we can make an educated allowance to optimise your glasses to your needs.
With a patent pending, www.eyebuddy.co.uk the world’s first for measuring your PD online. By uploading a picture of yourself with a ruler, you can easily measure your own PD. eyebuddy believes this simple idea can save you up to £100 from your local opticians charging you extra. Also, by combining your picture with eyebuddy’s virtual try-on system, it is possible to virtually try on different products. We use a picture of your face and then superimpose the different glasses, taking care to measure PD size and orientation correctly.
eyebuddy offer the full range of glasses lenses that includes Zeiss, Seiko, Essilor, Kodak and Hoya at the lowest prices online.
Tagged with: Customers, Essilor, Glasses, Glasses lenses, Glasses online, Hoya, Kodak, Optician, PD, Prescription, Pupillary Distance, Rodenstock, Seiko, Virtual Try-on, Zeiss