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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.


Our office will be opening on Monday, May 18th. We will be following all CDC guidelines as well as those recommended by our National and State Organizations including the KOA and AOA as well as the Governor of Kentucky. We will be adding to our protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Due to the recommendations, we are following, all patients will need to call from the parking lot when they arrive. We will ask you if you are running a fever, or have symptoms of COVID-19. We may even take your temperature to keep for our records. We will ask that you remain in your car until we notify you to come to our office.

All patients entering the building must wear a mask or face covering.

We ask for your patience over the next few months as we work to get our patients rescheduled that had to be canceled during the closure. We will not be working at full capacity for some time and realize this will most likely cause delays in getting people rescheduled. We will also not be taking walk-in patients and ask that you please call if you need to be seen to set up an appointment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to take care of our patients during these difficult times.

You now can order contacts from the convenience of your home on our website by clicking here.
If you do not know your current prescription, please email us at or call us at 859-271-6194.
If you have insurance you would like to use, you will need to call us and we will be happy to place the order for you and submit it to your insurance.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon,

Dr. Jason Glenn and Staff