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Reasons You Should Stop and Think About Buying Eyeglasses on the Web

Though many of us have become used to buying more and more products online, eyeglasses are an item that you are better off buying in person. Why? Although you may encounter reduced prices online, the advantages of going to an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might find on the Web.

A convincing argument for purchasing glasses at an eye wear store is that you have an experienced optician to advise you through the process. Our staff can assist you with the countless decisions you'll make in choosing a pair of glasses. In instances where you order through the Internet, you forgo the experienced input of a professional eye care expert.

Because every person possesses a unique head shape, it is rare to get the proper fit for glasses without first testing them on your face. An eye doctor will note your measurements and select a pair of glasses that are a good match and won't cause discomfort. Glasses that are too small will cause pressure and headaches, while frames that are too wide can slip off the bridge of your nose. Online optical sites may offer tips, however this doesn't compare to a professional consultation.

Even more than the fit and feel of your glasses, good vision requires correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical center of your lenses provides you the best vision, so it's crucial to accurately calculate the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your PD by on your own, but without it, your lenses won't be placed correctly within the frames.

True, Web-based shopping can be great for other types of products, but with eyeglasses your best bet is sticking to your regular vision practice where you are able to get glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.


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