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Is it Advised to Buy Glasses on the Web?

While many Internet users have become accustomed to shopping for more and more products on the Web, glasses are a product that you are better off purchasing in person. Here's why. Although you may encounter reduced rates online, the benefits of choosing an optical store far exceed the ''deals'' you might score on the Web.

One of the best reasons for buying your glasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to guide you in your selection. Our opticians can walk you through the numerous decisions you'll make in purchasing a pair of glasses. In instances where you shop via the Web, you don't have the specialized input of an optician.

In addition to the guidance you will find at a physical optical store, you will also be able to try out the eye wear before you buy. Eyeglasses that don't fit correctly can cause pain and frustration and can even inhibit your ability to see properly. Also, you don't get 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 do their job effectively.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your glasses, great eyesight demands accurate Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical center of your lenses gives you the best vision, so it's crucial to accurately calculate the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to determine your PD by on your own, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be positioned properly within the frames.

Yes, Web-based shopping is often good for other purchases, but in the case of eyeglasses your best bet is staying with your nearby optometric practice where you are able to find eye glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.