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Why it Might Not Be Smart to Buy Glasses Online

Though many people have become accustomed to shopping for anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are an item that you should consider buying in person. Here's why. Even though you may encounter reduced prices on e-commerce sites, the benefits of going to an optical store far exceed the ''deals'' you might find through the Internet.

A convincing argument for purchasing 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 advise you in the many decisions you'll make in choosing a eyeglasses. If you order through the Internet, you forgo the personalized input of an optician.

Because each of us has a unique shape and structure, it is rare to identify properly fitted glasses without first testing them on your face. An optometrist will take your measurements and select eyeglasses that fit you just right and won't cause discomfort. Glasses that are too small tend to cause pressure and headaches, while glasses that are too wide can fall off your nose. Online eye wear stores may offer tips, still it is challenging to try and fit yourself.

Beyond the fit and feel of your glasses, good vision requires correct PD measurement. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the best vision, so it's important to properly determine the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to assess your PD by yourself, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned correctly within the frames.

Yes, Internet shopping is often perfect for other types of products, but in the case of eyeglasses your best bet is staying with your regular optometric center where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.