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Why it Might Not Be a Good Idea to Purchase Eyeglasses On the Internet

While most Internet users have become accustomed to buying more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are a product that you are better off purchasing in person. Here's why. Even though online stores often advertise reduced prices, the advantages of choosing an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might find online.

One of the best reasons for purchasing your glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to guide you in your selection. Our opticians can advise you in the countless variables you need to consider in selecting a pair of glasses. In instances where you order via the Web, you forgo the personalized advice of an eye care expert.

Above and beyond the guidance a professional can offer at a real eyeglass store, you will also be able to try out the eye wear before you buy. Glasses that don't sit right can cause annoyance and discomfort and may even inhibit your ability to see properly. Plus, you aren't able to see what they really look like or how they feel until you try them on. Even more than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require accurate fit and comfort to work successfully.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, good vision demands correct Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the best vision, making it essential to accurately measure the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to assess your PD by on your own, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned correctly in the frames.

True, Internet shopping is often perfect for other purchases, but in the case of glasses your best bet is sticking to your regular optometric office where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.