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Should You Purchase Your Eyeglasses Online?

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become accustomed to shopping for anything and everything on the Web, eyeglasses are one product that should be carefully reviewed before you click that purchase button. Why? Although you may encounter cheaper rates on e-commerce sites, the advantages of choosing an optician far overshadow the ''deals'' you might get through the Internet.

One of the most important reasons for purchasing glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to guide you in your selection. Our opticians can assist you with the numerous variables you need to consider in purchasing a eyeglasses. In instances where you order online, you don't have the personalized input of an optician.

In addition to the assistance you will find at a physical eye wear store, you will also be able to try on the glasses prior to buying. Glasses that don't fit properly can result in pain and frustration and can even affect your ability to see well. Plus, you don't get to see what they really look like or how they feel until you have them in your hands to try on. To a greater extent than your wardrobe, glasses require proper fit and comfort to do their job effectively.

Beyond the fit and feel of your glasses, good eyesight demands correct PD calculation. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the truest vision, so it's important to correctly measure the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your own PD, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be aligned properly within the frames.

Yes, Internet buying is often great for other types of commodities, but with eyeglasses your best bet is sticking to your nearby optometric office where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.


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