Gkboptical is a e-commerce website that deals exclusively in eyewear. Currently they have 5000+ products and ship to around 3000 locations in the country. The service is the exclusive retailer for over 50 international brands. The prices for their products range from Rs. 480 to Rs. 35,000.
They have recently announced the availability of their special range of prescription sunglasses on the service. Currently, they have somewhere around 200 prescription sunglasses on offer. Popular styles include Aviators and Wayfarers and users can choose from brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley, D&G and more. The starting price for the range is Rs. 1200. All of these products come with 100% UV protection.
When ordering these prescription sunglasses, you have to go to their prescription sunglasses section and select the lens of your choice. There is an advanced filter available where you can input the various parameters like color, brand type, sunglasses type etc. Once that is done, you can check out the results. When you select a particular product, you get an option to add your prescription details along with additional information on which ‘type’ of faces this particular product is suitable for. You can send in the prescription data by email. If you are not sure about this, then you can call their customer service and get some guidance. You also have an option to try the product online by uploading your picture and checking it out (see image below). You also get free shipping and 1 year warranty, which is now a staple of any e-commerce website in India. The service also has a free eye testing scheme for their online users which is available at 65 of their stores.
I checked out the service and it does feel very full featured. It has multiple options for the consumer and has eyewear in all price ranges. This has the potential give Lenskart, its closest competitor, a tough time in this niche e-commerce space.
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Prescription Sunglasses | Gkboptical
All images have been sourced from Gkboptical’s website