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Why You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Glasses on the Internet

Though most people have become accustomed to buying more and more products online, glasses are one product that needs to be carefully considered before you click that purchase button. Why? Even though you may find reduced prices on the Internet, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optical store far exceed the ''deals'' you might get through the Internet.

One of the best reasons for buying your eyeglasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to advise you through the process. Our opticians can walk you through the numerous variables you need to consider in choosing a pair of eyeglasses. When you shop online, you forgo the personalized input of a professional eye care expert.

Above and beyond the help you will find at a real eye wear boutique, you will also be able to try on the eyeglasses before you purchase. Eyeglasses that don't sit properly can result in annoyance and discomfort and can even reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Plus, you aren't able to see what they really look like or how they feel until you put them on. Even more than your clothing, glasses require accurate fit and comfort to do their job effectively.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, great vision demands accurate PD calculation. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the best vision, making it crucial to correctly determine the distance between your pupils, or PD. It can be tricky to measure your own PD, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be aligned correctly within the frames.

True, online shopping is often good for other products, but in the case of glasses your best bet is sticking to your local optometric practice where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.