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Should You Purchase Your Next Pair of Eyeglasses on the Internet?

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become used to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one product that needs to be cautiously reviewed before you click that buy button. Here's why. Even though you may find reduced rates on e-commerce sites, the benefits of going to an optician far outweigh the ''deals'' you might score on the Web.

One of the best reasons for buying your eyeglasses at an eye wear store is that you have an experienced optician to guide you in your selection. Our staff can advise you in the many variables you need to consider in selecting a glasses. When you purchase online, you forgo the specialized input of a professional optician.

Above and beyond the guidance you will find at a physical eyeglass store, you will also be able to try on the glasses before you purchase. Glasses that don't sit right can result in pain and frustration and can even affect your vision. Also, you don't get to see what they really look like or how they feel until you try them on. To a greater extent than your clothing, glasses require proper fit and comfort to work effectively.

Beyond the fit and feel of your eyeglasses, great eyesight demands correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical center of your lenses gives you the truest vision, so it's important to properly determine the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to assess your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be positioned properly in the frames.

Yes, online shopping may be good for other products, but with eyeglasses you're better off sticking to your nearby optometry office where you can get eye glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.