Researching and Buying Eyewear Online

The Vision Council’s Internet Influence Report estimates the total number of eyeglasses sold online

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How many pairs of eyeglasses are sold online is an elusive figure, with varying estimates from a variety of sources. In the following charts, The Vision Council’s Internet Influence Report estimates that 1.2 million pairs of eyewear units were sold online in 2012.

In addition to making eyewear purchases online, consumers also used the internet for research as well. See the following charts for statistics regarding how consumers used the internet when purchasing eyewear.