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Why You Should Think Twice About Buying Glasses Online

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become used to shopping for more and more products online, glasses are one product that needs to be carefully considered before you click that buy button. Here's why. Although you may encounter reduced rates on e-commerce sites, the advantages of going to an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might encounter through the Internet.

A persuasive reason for purchasing glasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to advise you in your selection. Our staff can advise you in the countless variables you need to consider in choosing the right eyeglasses. When you shop through the Internet, you don't have the personalized advice of a professional eye care expert.

Above and beyond the guidance you will find at a physical optical boutique, an additional benefit you have is that you get to try on the glasses prior to purchasing. Glasses that don't sit properly can cause pain and frustration and may even affect your ability to see properly. Plus, you don't get to see what they really look like or how they feel until you put them on. Even more than your clothing, glasses require accurate fit and comfort to do their job effectively.

Even more than the fit and feel of your eyeglasses, good eyesight demands accurate Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the truest vision, making it important to properly determine the distance between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to measure your PD by on your own, but without it, your lenses won't be placed properly in the frames.

Yes, online shopping may be great for other products, but with glasses you're best off sticking to your local optometric practice where you are able to find eye glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.