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Shopping for Glasses Online…A Good Idea? Not Necessarily

Though many Internet users have become used to buying more and more products on the Web, glasses are one item that needs to be carefully considered prior to clicking that buy button. Here's why. Even though you may encounter reduced prices on e-commerce sites, the benefits of going to an optician far overshadow the ''deals'' you might get on the Web.

One of the best reasons for buying your eyeglasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to advise you in your selection. Our staff can walk you through the countless variables you need to consider in selecting the right eyeglasses. When you shop via the Web, you miss out on the specialized advice of a professional eye care expert.

Since each of us possesses a unique shape and structure, it is difficult to identify properly fitted glasses without trying them on. An optician will note your measurements and select glasses that are a good match and won't hinder your comfort. Eyeglasses that are not wide enough will pinch the sides of your head, while frames that are too big can quickly slip off the bridge of your nose. Online eye wear sites may give suggestions, still this can't replace a professional opinion.

Even more than the fit and feel of your eyeglasses, good vision requires correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical center of your lenses gives you the truest vision, making it essential to accurately measure the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be complicated to determine your PD by yourself, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned properly in the frames.

True, Internet buying may be perfect for other types of purchases, but in the case of eyeglasses your best bet is sticking to your regular optometric center where you are able to find glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.

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