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Should You Buy Your Next Pair of Glasses on the Internet?

While many Internet users are used to shopping for anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are a product that you are better off purchasing in person. Why? Even though you may encounter reduced rates on the Web, the benefits of going to an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might score online.

One of the most important reasons for purchasing glasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you make your decision. Our opticians can advise you in the countless decisions you'll make in purchasing the right pair of eyeglasses. When you purchase through the Internet, you miss out on the specialized input of a professional eye care expert.

Since your head shape and eye shape are unique, it is rare to get the proper fit for eyeglasses without first trying them on. An eye doctor will consider your measurements and assist you in choosing a pair of eyeglasses that fit you appropriately and won't hinder your comfort. Frames that are not wide enough tend to cause pressure and headaches, while frames that are too large can quickly slip off the bridge of your nose. Online optical sites may give advice, however this can't replace expert consultation.

Beyond the fit and feel of your glasses, great vision requires accurate Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical center of your lenses gives you the best vision, so it's essential to properly measure the distance between your pupils, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your PD by on your own, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned properly within the frames.

True, Internet shopping may be great for other types of commodities, but when it comes to eyeglasses you're better off staying with your regular optometry center where you are able to get eye glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.