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Reasons You Should Think Twice Before Purchasing Eyeglasses on the Internet

Though many people have become accustomed to shopping for more and more products on the Web, eyeglasses are an item that you are better off buying in person. Why? Even though web-based optical dealers often promote cheap prices, the advantages of choosing an optical store far overshadow the ''deals'' you might find on the Web.

One of the best reasons for purchasing your eyeglasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our opticians can walk you through the many considerations you will account for in choosing a eyeglasses. In instances where you order via the Web, you forgo the experienced advice of a professional eye care expert.

In addition to the assistance you will find at a physical eye wear boutique, the other advantage you have is that you get to try out the eye wear before you purchase. Eyeglasses that don't sit correctly can result in pain and frustration and may also inhibit your ability to see well. Plus, you aren't able to see how they really look or feel until you have them in your hands to try on. To a greater extent than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require proper fit and comfort to work successfully.

Beyond the fit and feel of your glasses, good eyesight requires accurate Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical center of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, so it's essential to properly determine the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to assess your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be positioned properly within the frames.

Yes, Web-based buying is often perfect for other types of purchases, but when it comes to glasses you're best off staying with your regular optometric center where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.