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Purchasing Glasses: Why the Internet May Not Be Your Best Bet

Though many people are used to buying more and more products on the Web, glasses are an item that you should consider purchasing in person. Here's why. Even though web-based e-commerce sites often offer reduced prices, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optician far overshadow the ''deals'' you might get online.

One of the most important reasons for purchasing your glasses at an eye wear store is that you have a qualified optician to help you make your decision. Our staff can advise you in the countless considerations you will account for in purchasing the right eyeglasses. In instances where you shop through the Internet, you forgo the personalized input of a professional eye care expert.

Since each of us possesses a unique shape and structure, it is difficult to find the right fit for eyeglasses without testing them on your face. An optician will note your measurements and select glasses that fit you just right and won't cause discomfort. Frames that are too narrow can pinch the sides of your head, while glasses that are too big can quickly slip off the bridge of your nose. Online eye wear boutiques may give suggestions, but it is challenging to try and fit yourself.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, great eyesight demands accurate Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical center of your lenses provides you the best vision, so it's crucial to properly determine the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to assess your PD by on your own, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be positioned correctly within the frames.

Yes, online buying is often perfect for other types of products, but with eyeglasses you're better off staying with your regular optometry practice where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.