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Why You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Glasses on the Internet

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become used to buying more and more products through the Internet, glasses are an item that you are better off purchasing in person. Why? Although online optical dealers often promote cheap prices, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optical store far exceed the ''deals'' you might find through the Internet.

One of the most important reasons for buying glasses at an eye wear store is that you have an experienced optician to guide you through the process. Our staff can advise you in the countless variables you need to consider in purchasing a eyeglasses. When you shop via the Web, you miss out on the experienced input of a professional optician.

Since each of us has a unique shape and structure, it is difficult to identify properly fitted eyeglasses without first trying them on. An optometrist will take your measurements and assist you in choosing glasses that fit you appropriately and won't hinder your comfort. Glasses that are too narrow tend to cause pressure and headaches, while glasses that are too big can slip off the bridge of your nose. Online optical boutiques may offer advice, but it is challenging to try and fit yourself.

Beyond the fit and feel of your eyeglasses, good vision demands accurate PD measurement. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the truest vision, making it crucial to correctly determine the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to determine your own PD, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be placed properly within the frames.

Yes, Web-based shopping is often good for other types of purchases, but when it comes to glasses your best bet is sticking to your regular vision practice where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.