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Purchasing Glasses: Why Online May Not Be Your Best Bet

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become used to buying more and more products online, glasses are an item that you are better off purchasing in person. Why? Although you may encounter reduced prices on the Web, the benefits of going to an optician far overshadow the ''deals'' you might find on the Web.

A convincing argument for purchasing glasses at an eye wear store is that you have a qualified optician to advise you in your selection. Our opticians can advise you in the numerous decisions you'll make in selecting the right glasses. If you order via the Web, you miss out on the specialized advice of a professional optician.

Since every person possesses a unique shape and structure, it is rare to find properly fitted glasses without first testing them on your face. An optometrist will note your measurements and suggest a pair of glasses that fit you appropriately and won't hinder your comfort. Eyeglasses that are too narrow will pinch the sides of your head, while frames that are too big can quickly slip off your nose. Online eye wear boutiques may give advice, however it is difficult to try and fit yourself.

Beyond the fit and feel of your glasses, great vision requires accurate Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical center of your lenses provides you the best vision, so it's essential to properly determine the distance 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 positioned properly in the frames.

Yes, online shopping may be great for other types of commodities, but in the case of glasses you're better off sticking to your local optometry office where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.