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Should You Buy Your Glasses on the Internet?

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become used to buying more and more products on the Web, glasses are a product that you are better off buying in person. Here's why. Although you may find cheaper prices on the Internet, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optical store far exceed the ''deals'' you might score on the Web.

One of the best reasons for buying your glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our opticians can assist you with the numerous decisions you'll make in selecting the right pair of glasses. When you purchase online, you don't have the personalized advice of an eye care expert.

Above and beyond the assistance an optician can offer at a real eyeglass store, an additional benefit you have is that you get to try out the glasses prior to buying. Glasses that don't sit correctly can result in pain and frustration and may even reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Also, you aren't able to see what they really look like or how they feel until you have them in your hands to try on. Even more than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require proper fit and comfort to work successfully.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your glasses, proper vision requires correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical center of your lenses provides you the truest vision, making it essential to properly determine the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your own PD, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be aligned properly in the frames.

Yes, Internet shopping may be good for other types of commodities, but when it comes to eyeglasses your best bet is staying with your regular optometry practice where you are able to get glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.

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