Though most of us are used to shopping for more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are one product that should be cautiously considered before you click that buy button. Why? Although Internet stores often offer reduced rates, the advantages of choosing an optician far exceed the ''deals'' you might encounter online.
One of the most important reasons for buying your eyeglasses 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 choosing the right pair of glasses. When you order online, you don't have the specialized advice of a professional eye care expert.
As each of us has a unique head shape, it is rare to find the proper fit for glasses without first trying them on. An optometrist will take your measurements and choose a pair of glasses that fit you appropriately and won't cause discomfort. Eyeglasses that are too narrow can cause pressure and headaches, while those that are too large can quickly fall off your nose. Online optical boutiques may offer advice, but it is difficult to try and fit yourself.
Even more than the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, good eyesight demands accurate PD calculation. The optical center of your lenses gives you the clearest vision, making it crucial to correctly determine the distance between your pupils, or PD. It can be complicated to determine your PD by on your own, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be positioned correctly in the frames.
True, Internet shopping can be good for other types of purchases, but in the case of glasses your best bet is sticking to your nearby optometric center where you can find glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.