Why Buy Eyeglasses Online?

I guess the next question you could ask is, Why buy glasses online anyway?

Most people would likely say, ‘Because I can save a lot of money doing it that way and I am tired of paying hundreds of dollars in optical stores, and that may be true, but first let’s look at some of the reasons why they cost so much more in the stores.

cat asking question why do glasses cost so much

First, of course, is the rent for the brick & mortar, and then staffing (paying opticians) and supplying the store with all the necessary tools. Last but not least, there is the inventory itself.

Online optical definitely have an advantage because of the sheer volume of products available thus ensuring better prices on frames and lenses from the manufacturers. But also remember that most brick & mortar stores carry a far more varied line of products than online spectacles companies, especially if you are looking for something unique in either frames or lenses.

Buying cheap eyeglasses online may be enticing, but believe me in the long run you may end up spending more money than you anticipated, Remember that it is your vision you are dealing with and how you see your world. Everybody likes quality so why scrimp on such an important thing as your eyesight? Now I am not saying you should go out and buy the most expensive frames and lenses, but these days there are a lot of premium products out there that you don’t have to break the bank to buy

With single vision lenses, especially if you have a higher power even though they are just single vision you will definitely see better with higher index premium lenses. When it comes to progressive and bifocal lenses, the quality of the lenses become even more important. Progressive lenses are measured by how much distortion you get in your side vision the better the lenses the less distortion you get.

Progressive Lens Design

The most common problems people encounter with bifocal or progressive lenses are poor fitting heights and frames that do not fit the person well. This problem, of course, can be magnified by buying  eyeglasses  online as you don’t get a chance to actually try them on. If you have worn progressives before then you have an advantage, because you have an idea of what has worked for you in the past. But if you haven’t worn them before, how can you know what a good fit is and what is a bad fitting pair of spectacles? One way you can get over this hurdle is by going to your local optical store and getting information from the optician by trying on frames in the store itself.

Some questions you can ask is if you want to buy eyeglasses online are:

1) How exactly do you measure bifocals and progressive lenses?
2) Do you have a returns Policy?
3) What if the doctor changes my prescription in the first sixty days (most optical stores will replace lenses at no charge)?
4) Do you supply cases and microfiber cloths?
5) What range of lenses do you carry, and what kinds of tints and coating do you have?
6) What happens if I break my frames? Do you provide a warranty to cover this?

By asking just a few simple questions like these you should at least get an idea of the kind of customer service you will get as most of the leading opticals should have people who have a knowledge of actual product info.

As always if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment :)

Bob the optician Guy
reblogged from: http://eyeglasshelp.org/

 

 

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