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Is it Wise to Buy Glasses Online?

Though many people have become accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one product that needs to be cautiously reviewed prior to clicking that purchase button. Why? Even though you may find reduced prices on the Web, the advantages of going to an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might encounter on the Web.

One of the most important reasons for buying your glasses at an optical boutique is that you have an experienced optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our opticians can walk you through the countless considerations you will account for in selecting the right eyeglasses. When you order via the Web, you forgo the personalized input of an optician.

Since each of us possesses a unique head shape, it is rare to find properly fitted eyeglasses without first testing them on your face. An optician will consider your measurements and assist you in choosing a pair of glasses that fit you just right and won't cause discomfort. Glasses that are too small can pinch the sides of your head, while glasses that are too big can fall off your nose. Online eye wear sites may give advice, however this doesn't compare to a professional opinion.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your glasses, good eyesight requires accurate PD measurement. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the best vision, making it essential to accurately determine the distance between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to measure your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned correctly in the frames.

True, Web-based shopping can be perfect for other products, but when it comes to glasses your best bet is staying with your regular optometry office where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.