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Home » What's New » Why it Might Not Be Wise to Purchase Eyeglasses Online

Why it Might Not Be Wise to Purchase Eyeglasses Online

Why it might not be a wise decision to purchase Eyeglasses Online

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one item that needs to be carefully considered prior to clicking that purchase button. Here's why. Even though Internet stores often promote reduced prices, the advantages of choosing an optical store far overshadow the "deals" you might get through the Internet.

One of the most important reasons for buying glasses at an optical boutique is that you have an experienced optician to guide you in your selection. Our staff can assist you with the numerous variables you need to consider in selecting glasses. If you order online, you forgo the specialized input of an eye care expert.

Above and beyond the assistance a professional can offer at a real eye wear store, an additional advantage you have is that you get to try out the glasses prior to purchasing. Eyeglasses that don't sit right can cause pain and frustration and may also reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Plus, you don't get to see how they really look or how they feel until you have them in your hands to try on. To a greater extent than your clothing, glasses require accurate fit and comfort to work effectively.

Even more than the fit and feel of your glasses, proper eyesight demands correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical center of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, so it's crucial to accurately determine the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to assess your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be placed correctly within the frames.

Yes, Web-based buying is often great for other products, but in the cas of glasses your best bet is sticking to your local optometry office where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.