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Purchasing Eyeglasses: Online vs. Optical Store

In today's world, where more and more consumers are used to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one product that needs to be carefully considered before you click that buy button. Why? Even though you may encounter cheaper prices on e-commerce sites, the advantages of choosing an optical store far overshadow the ''deals'' you might find on the Web.

A convincing reason for purchasing your eyeglasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to guide you through the process. Our staff can assist you with the numerous decisions you'll make in purchasing a glasses. In instances where you purchase online, you miss out on the personalized input of a professional eye care expert.

Above and beyond the guidance a professional can provide at a real optical store, an additional benefit you have is that you get to try out the eye wear before you buy. Glasses that don't sit right can result in annoyance and discomfort and may even reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Plus, you aren't able to see how they really look or feel until you have them in your hands to try on. To a greater extent than your clothing, glasses require proper fit and comfort to do their job successfully.

Even more than the fit and feel of your glasses, proper vision requires correct Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, making it essential to properly determine the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to determine your PD by yourself, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned correctly in the frames.

Yes, online shopping can be perfect for other types of products, but when it comes to glasses your best bet is sticking to your regular vision center where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.