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Should you purchase your eye glasses on line ?

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In today’s world, where more and more consumers are used to shopping for more and more products online, glasses are one item that should be cautiously reviewed before you click that purchase button. Here’s why. Even though online e-commerce sites often advertise cheap prices, the benefits of choosing an optical store far outweigh the ”deals” you might encounter through the Internet.

A persuasive reason for purchasing your glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to guide you through the process. Our opticians can walk you through the numerous decisions you’ll make in purchasing a eyeglasses. In instances where you order through the Internet, you forgo the specialized input of an eye care expert.

Above and beyond the assistance you will find at a real optical boutique, another benefit you have is that you get to try on the eyeglasses prior to buying. Eyeglasses that don’t sit right can cause annoyance and discomfort and may even reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Plus, you don’t get to see how they really look or feel until you have them in your hands to try on. Even more than your clothing, eyeglasses require proper fit and comfort to work effectively.

Even more than the fit and feel of your glasses, proper eyesight requires correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, making it essential to correctly 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 within the frames.

Yes, Web-based buying is often good for other purchases, but when it comes to glasses your best bet is staying with your nearby optometry center where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.
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