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Should You Buy Your Eyeglasses on the Web?

Though most people are accustomed to shopping for more and more products on the Web, eyeglasses are a product that you should consider purchasing in person. Here's why. Even though Internet stores often offer cheap prices, the advantages of going to an optician far exceed the ''deals'' you might encounter through the Internet.

One of the most important reasons for purchasing eyeglasses at an eye wear store is that you have a qualified optician to guide you in your selection. Our opticians can walk you through the countless variables you need to consider in choosing a eyeglasses. If you order via the Web, you don't have the specialized advice of a professional eye care expert.

In addition to the help a professional can provide at a real optical boutique, the other benefit you have is that you get to try on the eye wear prior to buying. Frames that don't sit correctly can cause pain and frustration and can even affect your vision. Also, you aren't able to see what they really look like or how they feel until you put them on. Even more than your wardrobe, glasses require proper fit and comfort to work effectively.

Beyond the fit and feel of your glasses, proper eyesight demands correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical center of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, making it important to accurately determine the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to measure your own PD, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be aligned correctly within the frames.

True, online buying may be great for other products, but with eyeglasses your best bet is sticking to your local optometric office where you can find eye glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.