Online shopping has taken a lot of hassle out of our daily lives. Perhaps the thought of buying your next pair of prescription eyeglasses online might even sound appealing.
You wouldn’t have to deal with a crowded shopping area or long lines when you got to the optician’s office. So let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of ordering prescription eyeglasses via the internet.
Although eyeglasses frames come in a vast variety of colours, styles and sizes, purchasing a pair of prescription eyeglasses should be much more than a fashion statement. You certainly want to find a pair of frames that look good on you, so going into the optician and trying the frames on is a wise idea.
You also need to find out if the frames work well with the lenses you’ve chosen. A small frame could make you look very interesting, but your prescription might not fit into such small lenses. You’ll get a warped, fish-eye view if the frames you choose are curved or wrap-around and your prescription has to be made into a curved lens. There are limits. It would also be a good idea to think about getting anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings for your lenses, but you may need to talk to an optician to know which options are best.
Buying prescription eyeglasses is a serious investment. For instance, if you try to measure the pupil distance yourself, a small mistake could end up causing eye strain and headaches. An optician can tell you if the frames and lenses are a good fit for each other and you.
Not only will an optician make the initial measurements, but will also adjust your eyeglasses once they arrive. When there is a need, you can take your prescription eyeglasses in for an adjustment. You can’t do that over the internet!
For excellent, professional service from a well-trained local optician, contact Eye World today to set up an appointment. We invite you to give us a call at 902-465-4979 or submit the sidebar form on this page to get priority booking. We look forward to discussing your eyeglasses needs with you.