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Depending on your reasoning for wearing eyeglasses and/or sunglasses, there are a variety of lens and frame options with specific purposes to choose from. It’s important to select your eyewear after having an annual eye exam and considering the following factors: your comfort level, lifestyle and vision correction needs. You can then decide, with your eye care provider, what lenses and frames are right for you.
Ordering Eyeglasses Online:
Online shopping certainly offers convenience from the comfort of your home. It also allows you to research what you want while finding the right price to match your budget. That holds true even for eyeglasses. Armed with a prescription from your optometrist, there is no shortage of websites that now cater to the vision crowd. But be wary, ordering a pair of glasses online is not as easy as purchasing a pair of blue jeans or theater tickets. Every pair of eyeglasses must be custom-fitted to not just comfortably suit your face but also to meet your particular prescriptive needs. In short, you, your optometrist and your optician must work together in order to ensure a proper fit. There’s also a lingering question about the quality and safety of prescription eyewear ordered online. In a recent study, researchers discovered that nearly half of all glasses (44.8 percent) ordered online either contained an inaccurate prescription or didn’t meet safety standards designed to protect the eyes.
What’s an online diehard to do when it comes to buying eyeglasses on the Internet? You need to take several steps to ensure proper fit and look closely at each online seller’s ability to help you before and after your purchase.
American Optometric Association, A Closer Look at OrderingEyeglasses Online, Retrieved from: https://www.aoa.org/documents/public/A_Closer_Look_at_Ordering_Eyeglasses_Online.pdf