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

Though most people are accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one product that should be carefully reviewed before you click that purchase button. Why? Even though you may find reduced prices on the Internet, the advantages of choosing an optician far overshadow the ''deals'' you might get on the Web.

One of the most important reasons for buying your glasses at an eye wear store is that you have an experienced optician to help you make your decision. Our staff can assist you with the many decisions you'll make in choosing the right pair of glasses. When you order via the Web, you miss out on the personalized advice of an optician.

Above and beyond the assistance you will find at a physical eyeglass boutique, you will also be able to try on the eyeglasses before you purchase. Glasses that don't sit properly can cause pain and frustration and may also reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Plus, you don't get to see how they really look or feel until you try them on. To a greater extent than your clothing, glasses require correct fit and comfort to do their job successfully.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your glasses, good vision requires correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the best vision, making it essential to accurately calculate the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to assess your PD by yourself, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be placed correctly within the frames.

Yes, Web-based buying can be good for other products, but in the case of glasses your best bet is sticking to your regular vision practice where you can get eye glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.


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