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Why it Might Not Be Wise to Purchase Glasses on the Internet

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers are used to buying anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are an item that you should consider purchasing in person. Why? Even though web-based stores often offer cheap prices, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might get online.

One of the best reasons for buying glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our opticians can assist you with the numerous considerations you will account for in choosing the right eyeglasses. In instances where you order via the Web, you forgo the personalized advice of an optician.

As every person has a unique shape and structure, it is rare to select properly fitted eyeglasses without testing them on your face. An eye doctor will take your measurements and select eyeglasses that are a good fit and won't hinder your comfort. Eyeglasses that are not wide enough can pinch the sides of your head, while glasses that are too wide can quickly fall off your nose. Online eye wear stores may offer suggestions, however this doesn't compare to expert opinion.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your glasses, proper vision requires accurate PD calculation. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the truest vision, making it important to accurately calculate the distance between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to assess your PD by yourself, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be positioned correctly within the frames.

True, Web-based shopping is often perfect for other purchases, but in the case of glasses your best bet is sticking to your local optometric practice where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.