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Is it Smart to Buy Eyeglasses Online?

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers are used to buying anything and everything through the Internet, glasses are one item that needs to be cautiously reviewed before you click that purchase button. Here's why. Even though Internet e-commerce sites often advertise reduced rates, the advantages of going to an optician far outweigh the ''deals'' you might get on the Web.

One of the most important reasons for purchasing glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you make your decision. Our staff can advise you in the many considerations you will account for in choosing a pair of glasses. When you shop through the Internet, you don't have the experienced input of an optician.

Above and beyond the assistance you will find at a physical optical store, you will also be able to try on the eye wear prior to buying. Glasses that don't fit properly can result in pain and frustration and can also reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Plus, you aren't able to see how they really look or feel until you have them in your hands to put on. To a greater extent than your clothing, glasses require proper fit and comfort to work successfully.

Even more than the fit and feel of your eyeglasses, proper eyesight requires correct PD measurement. The optical center of your lenses gives you the clearest vision, making it crucial to accurately measure the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your PD by yourself, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be aligned correctly in the frames.

Yes, online shopping may be good for other types of products, but in the case of glasses you're best off sticking to your regular vision office where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.