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Is it Wise to Buy Eyeglasses Online?

While most people have become used to buying anything and everything through the Internet, glasses are one item that should be carefully considered before you click that purchase button. Here's why. Even though you may encounter cheaper prices online, the advantages of choosing an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might get online.

One of the best reasons for buying your eyeglasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our staff can assist you with the numerous decisions you'll make in selecting the right pair of glasses. In instances where you purchase online, you forgo the personalized input of a professional optician.

Above and beyond the guidance an optician can offer at a physical eyeglass store, you will also be able to try on the glasses prior to purchasing. Eyeglasses that don't sit correctly can result in annoyance and discomfort and may even inhibit your vision. Also, you don't get to see what they really look like or how they feel until you try them on. Even more than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require correct fit and comfort to do their job successfully.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, good eyesight requires accurate Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the truest vision, so it's crucial to correctly measure the distance between your pupils, or PD. It can be complicated to determine your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be positioned correctly within the frames.

Yes, Internet buying may be perfect for other commodities, but with glasses your best bet is sticking to your nearby optometric practice where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.