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Should You Purchase Your Next Pair of Eyeglasses on the Web?

In today's world, where more and more consumers are accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are a product that you should consider buying in person. Why? Even though you may find reduced prices on the Web, the advantages of choosing an optician far outweigh the ''deals'' you might get on the Web.

One of the most important reasons for buying your eyeglasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to guide you through the process. Our opticians can assist you with the many variables you need to consider in purchasing the right eyeglasses. If you shop through the Internet, you forgo the personalized input of an eye care expert.

As every person possesses a unique head shape, it is hard to get the proper fit for glasses without testing them on your face. An optometrist will consider your measurements and select eyeglasses that fit you appropriately and won't hinder your comfort. Glasses that are too narrow can pinch the sides of your head, while those that are too big can fall off the bridge of your nose. Online optical boutiques may give tips, still it is difficult to try and fit yourself.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, proper eyesight requires accurate PD calculation. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the best vision, making it crucial to properly determine the space between your pupils, or PD. It can be complicated to assess your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be positioned correctly in the frames.

Yes, Web-based shopping can be perfect for other commodities, but with eyeglasses you're best off staying with your nearby vision practice where you are able to get eye glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.