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In today's world, where more and more consumers are used to buying more and more products on the Web, glasses are an item that you are better off purchasing in person. Here's why. Although Internet e-commerce sites often offer cheap rates, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optician far overshadow the ''deals'' you might find through the Internet.

One of the best reasons for buying your eyeglasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to guide you through the process. Our staff can assist you with the countless decisions you'll make in choosing the right pair of glasses. In instances where you order via the Web, you forgo the experienced advice of a professional optician.

In addition to the guidance you will find at a physical optical boutique, you will also be able to try on the eyeglasses before you purchase. Glasses that don't fit right can result in pain and frustration and may even affect your vision. Also, you don't get to see how they really look or feel until you have them in your hands to put on. Even more than your clothing, glasses require proper fit and comfort to do their job successfully.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your glasses, proper eyesight demands accurate Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the best vision, making it essential to correctly measure the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to measure your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be placed properly within the frames.

True, Internet shopping may be perfect for other purchases, but when it comes to eyeglasses your best bet is staying with your local vision practice where you are able to get glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.