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See what glasses look like on you before you go shopping

See what glasses look like on you before you go shopping
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Shopping online is a convenient way to get the things you need, but there are certain things that are more difficult to purchase online than in person. Or at least it feels that way.

When it comes to clothing and shoes, there's always a risk that the fit won't be right. When it comes to furniture and home accessories, there's the chance that the color of the upholstery won't look the same as it did in the image, or that the item just won't work in the space.

Glasses are another thing that most people don't want to buy online. Frames and lenses can be expensive, which makes it scary to take a risk and place your order without first seeing how they look on your face.

But remember, this is 2016. Technology is getting better and more convenient every day. The next time you're looking for a new pair of glasses, try one of these three websites that let you try on each pair to see what it looks like.

1. Frames Direct Virtual Eye Wear Try-On

Frames Direct has a feature called Virtual Eyewear Try-On that lets you upload a photo and test out glasses and sunglasses.

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See something you like? Just click Try in the upper right-hand corner of the item. The Virtual Try-On tool will pop up and show you the frames on one of their models. Click "Use Your Own Photo" to upload a personal image and see how the frames look on you personally.

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Just make sure that the image you use is one where you're facing the camera head on. (Click here to try Frames Direct's Virtual Eye Wear Try-On tool now.)

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