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

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers are used to shopping for anything and everything online, glasses are a product that you should consider buying in person. Why? Although you may encounter cheaper prices online, the benefits of choosing an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might score online.

A convincing reason for purchasing eyeglasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our opticians can advise you in the countless decisions you'll make in choosing a pair of glasses. When you shop through the Internet, you miss out on the experienced input of an eye care expert.

Because your head shape and eye shape are unique, it is difficult to find properly fitted eyeglasses without testing them on your face. An optician will consider your measurements and suggest eyeglasses that are a good match and won't cause discomfort. Frames that are too narrow can cause pressure and headaches, while glasses that are too large can quickly fall off the bridge of your nose. Online eye wear sites may give advice, still this doesn't compare to a professional consultation.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, proper eyesight requires correct PD calculation. The optical center of your lenses provides you the best vision, making it important to accurately measure the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to determine your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be placed correctly within the frames.

Yes, online buying can be good for other purchases, but in the case of eyeglasses you're best off staying with your local vision center where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.