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

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become accustomed to shopping for anything and everything through the Internet, glasses are one product that needs to be carefully reviewed before you click that buy button. Why? Although you may encounter cheaper prices on e-commerce sites, the advantages of choosing an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might score on the Web.

One of the most important reasons for buying your glasses at an eye wear store is that you have an experienced optician to advise you in your selection. Our opticians can walk you through the numerous variables you need to consider in purchasing the right eyeglasses. In instances where you order via the Web, you don't have the specialized advice of an optician.

Above and beyond the assistance an optician can offer at a real eyeglass store, the other advantage you have is that you get to try out the eyeglasses prior to buying. Frames that don't sit right can result in annoyance and discomfort and can also reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Plus, you don't get to see how they really look or how they feel until you have them in your hands to try on. To a greater extent than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require correct fit and comfort to work effectively.

Even more than the fit and feel of your eyeglasses, great vision requires accurate PD measurement. The optical center of your lenses gives you the best vision, making it essential to properly determine the distance between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to determine your PD by on your own, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be positioned properly in the frames.

Yes, Internet buying is often perfect for other types of purchases, but in the case of glasses you're better off staying with your nearby vision office where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.