In today’s world, where more and more consumers are used to buying anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are a product that you are better off buying in person. Why? Even though you may find cheaper prices on the Internet, the benefits of going to an optician far outweigh the ”deals” you might encounter online.

A convincing reason for buying your glasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our opticians can advise you in the numerous variables you need to consider in choosing a glasses. When you order online, you forgo the specialized advice of an optician.

In addition to the assistance an optician can provide at a real optical store, another benefit you have is that you get to try out the eye wear prior to purchasing. Glasses that don’t fit right can result in pain and frustration and can also inhibit your vision. Plus, you aren’t able to see how they really look or how they feel until you have them in your hands to try on. To a greater extent than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require correct fit and comfort to work effectively.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, good eyesight demands correct Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the truest vision, making it important to accurately calculate the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to determine your PD by on your own, but without it, your lenses won’t be aligned properly in the frames.

Yes, Web-based buying is often good for other types of purchases, but in the case of eyeglasses you’re best off sticking to your nearby vision practice where you are able to get glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.