Should You Purchase Your Next Pair of Glasses on the Internet?

While many people are accustomed to buying more and more products through the Internet, glasses are one product that needs to be carefully reviewed before you click that purchase button. Why? Even though online optical dealers often promote reduced rates, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optician far outweigh the ''deals'' you might find on the Web.

One of the most important reasons for purchasing your eyeglasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to help you make your decision. Our opticians can advise you in the many considerations you will account for in choosing a glasses. In instances where you order online, you miss out on the personalized advice of an optician.

Because the shape of your head and eyes is unique, it is difficult to select properly fitted glasses without first trying them on. An optician will note your measurements and suggest eyeglasses that are a good fit and won't hinder your comfort. Glasses that are too small can cause pressure and headaches, while frames that are too big can quickly slip off the bridge of your nose. Online eye wear stores may provide tips, still this doesn't compare to a professional opinion.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, good eyesight demands correct PD calculation. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the clearest vision, so it's important to accurately measure the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your PD by on your own, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be aligned correctly within the frames.

Yes, Web-based shopping can be great for other purchases, but with glasses you're better off sticking to your regular optometric center where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.

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