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Why it Might Not Be Wise to Purchase Eyeglasses On the Internet

In today's world, where more and more consumers are used to buying more and more products on the Web, glasses are an item that you are better off purchasing in person. Here's why. Although Internet e-commerce sites often advertise cheap rates, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optician far exceed the ''deals'' you might score online.

A convincing argument for purchasing glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to guide you in your selection. Our opticians can assist you with the many considerations you will account for in selecting a pair of eyeglasses. If you order through the Internet, you don't have the personalized advice of a professional eye care expert.

In addition to the guidance you will find at a real eye wear store, you will also be able to try on the glasses before you buy. Frames that don't sit right can result in pain and frustration and may also inhibit your vision. Plus, you aren't able to see what they really look like or how they feel until you have them in your hands to put on. Even more than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require correct fit and comfort to work successfully.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your glasses, good vision demands correct PD measurement. The optical center of your lenses gives you the clearest vision, making it essential to correctly determine the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to measure your PD by yourself, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be positioned properly within the frames.

True, online shopping can be perfect for other types of products, but in the case of eyeglasses your best bet is staying with your regular optometric office where you can get eye glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.