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Is it Advised to Purchase Glasses on the Internet?

While most Internet users are used to buying more and more products through the Internet, glasses are an item that you should consider buying in person. Why? Although you may find cheaper prices on the Web, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optician far outweigh the ''deals'' you might encounter on the Web.

A persuasive argument for buying eyeglasses at an eye wear store is that you have a qualified optician to help you make your decision. Our staff can walk you through the numerous variables you need to consider in selecting the right pair of glasses. When you order via the Web, you miss out on the experienced input of an optician.

Because every person possesses a unique shape and structure, it is hard to select properly fitted eyeglasses without trying them on. An optician will consider your measurements and select a pair of eyeglasses that are a good fit and won't cause discomfort. Eyeglasses that are too narrow can cause pressure and headaches, while glasses that are too wide can slip off your nose. Online optical boutiques may provide tips, however this doesn't compare to expert opinion.

Even more than the fit and feel of your glasses, proper vision demands correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, so it's important to accurately measure 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 aligned correctly within the frames.

True, Web-based buying may be great for other types of products, but when it comes to eyeglasses you're best off staying with your nearby optometric center where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.