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Purchasing Glasses: Online vs. Optical Store

In today's world, where more and more consumers are accustomed to shopping for more and more products on the Web, glasses are an item that you should consider purchasing in person. Why? Although you may find reduced rates on the Internet, the benefits of going to an optical store far exceed the ''deals'' you might encounter on the Web.

One of the best reasons for buying glasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to advise you through the process. Our opticians can advise you in the countless considerations you will account for in purchasing a glasses. When you order online, you forgo the experienced input of an optician.

In addition to the guidance a professional can provide at a real eyeglass boutique, you will also be able to try on the eyeglasses before you purchase. Glasses that don't fit properly can cause annoyance and discomfort and may also reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Also, you aren't able to see what they really look like or how they feel until you try them on. To a greater extent than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require correct fit and comfort to do their job effectively.

Beyond the fit and feel of your glasses, great eyesight demands correct PD measurement. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the best vision, so it's crucial to accurately measure the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to determine your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be positioned properly within the frames.

True, Web-based buying may be good for other types of products, but when it comes to eyeglasses your best bet is staying with your nearby vision office where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.