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Why it Might Not Be a Good Idea to Buy Glasses Online

Though many people have become used to shopping for anything and everything online, eyeglasses are an item that you should consider purchasing in person. Why? Even though Internet optical dealers often advertise cheap rates, the benefits of choosing an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might find on the Web.

A persuasive reason for buying your glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to help you make your decision. Our staff can advise you in the numerous variables you need to consider in purchasing the right pair of glasses. In instances where you shop online, you don't have the experienced input of a professional optician.

Since every person has a unique head shape, it is difficult to find properly fitted eyeglasses without trying them on. An optometrist will consider your measurements and select glasses that are a good fit and won't hinder your comfort. Eyeglasses that are too small tend to cause pressure and headaches, while frames that are too wide can fall off the bridge of your nose. Online optical stores may offer tips, however this can't replace expert opinion.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, great vision demands accurate Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical center of your lenses gives you the clearest vision, so it's crucial to properly calculate the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to measure your PD by on your own, but without it, your lenses won't be placed correctly in the frames.

True, online shopping is often perfect for other types of purchases, but when it comes to eyeglasses you're better off staying with your nearby optometric practice where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.