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Shopping for Eyeglasses Online…A Good Idea? Maybe Not

While many of us are used to buying anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are an item that you are better off purchasing in person. Why? Although Internet optical dealers often promote cheap rates, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optical store far overshadow the ''deals'' you might encounter on the Web.

A persuasive reason for buying eyeglasses at an optical boutique is that you have a qualified optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our staff can assist you with the numerous variables you need to consider in choosing the right pair of glasses. If you order online, you don't have the experienced advice of an eye care expert.

In addition to the guidance a professional can provide at a physical eyeglass store, an additional benefit you have is that you get to try on the eye wear before you buy. Eyeglasses that don't fit properly can result in pain and frustration and may also inhibit your ability to see well. Also, you don't get to see what they really look like or how they feel until you have them in your hands to put on. To a greater extent than your wardrobe, glasses require proper fit and comfort to work successfully.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your glasses, good eyesight demands correct Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, making it important to correctly determine the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your PD by yourself, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be placed correctly within the frames.

True, Web-based shopping can be good for other products, but with eyeglasses you're better off sticking to your nearby vision practice where you can find glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.