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Purchasing Eyeglasses: Online vs. Optical Store

While many Internet users are used to shopping for more and more products on the Web, eyeglasses are one product that should be cautiously reviewed prior to clicking that buy button. Here's why. Although web-based optical dealers often advertise reduced prices, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optician far outweigh the ''deals'' you might encounter through the Internet.

A persuasive argument for buying glasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you make your decision. Our staff can assist you with the countless considerations you will account for in choosing a glasses. If you order through the Internet, you miss out on the specialized input of a professional optician.

Since every person possesses a unique head shape, it is rare to find properly fitted glasses without first testing them on your face. An optician will take your measurements and choose a pair of eyeglasses that fit you appropriately and won't hinder your comfort. Frames that are not wide enough can pinch the sides of your head, while frames that are too big can fall off your nose. Online optical stores may offer suggestions, but this doesn't compare to expert opinion.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your glasses, good eyesight demands accurate PD calculation. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, making it important to accurately measure the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your PD by on your own, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned correctly in the frames.

Yes, online buying can be perfect for other commodities, but in the case of eyeglasses you're better off staying with your local optometric office where you can get eye glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.

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