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Why You Should Shop Online for Designer Eyeglasses

Sep 16, 2008
The internet has changed the way in which we shop for the things that we need and eyeglasses certainly are not an exception. There is hardly anything we can't shop for on the internet. People are buying groceries, medicines, and so much more on a daily basis so that they do not have to leave their homes. This saves them time and saves them money on fuel costs, so internet shopping is an incredible convenience.

In terms of eyeglasses, shopping for them online is very easy. It is just a matter of knowing what style looks good on you, finding a pair that you like, and choosing them. As far as your lenses go, you have many choices of anti-glare coatings, tinted lenses, and lenses that are thinned out to better fit your frame without compromising your prescription.

The advantages of buying online

There are several advantages to buying online. First of all, the cost is considerably less. There are online merchants that are able to sell designer eyeglasses at prices that are a fraction of what you would pay at an eyeglass dispensary. This is because they are able to achieve special deals with the manufacturers and pass those special deals onto you.

The wait time probably won't take as long either. When purchasing your glasses from your eye doctor's dispensary, you still have to wait approximately 7 to 10 days to receive your glasses. When purchasing them online, you may have them in your hand before you would if you chose the alternative.

As for your lenses, it depends on who you purchase your designer eyeglasses from online. You may be able to purchase just the glasses and have your lenses placed in them by your eye doctor's dispensary. Then again, the store in which you purchase your designer eyeglasses may be able to take care of that for you. They simply call your optometrist and they obtain your prescription so that they can insert the lenses of your choice in your prescription. Then again, you may wish for your optometrist to do that for you and there is a reason why, which leads to the disadvantage of buying online.

The disadvantage

There is only one disadvantage to buying your eyeglasses online. That disadvantage is the fact that they cannot be adjusted before arriving to you. Everyone needs a little bit of adjustment when it comes to their eyeglasses because the height of their ears differs, as does the bone structure behind their ears. If not adjusted, this could result in a poor fit. A poor fit means there may be some rubbing behind the ears, which can be quite painful.

When not purchasing the eyeglasses from your optometrist, they may not provide the adjustment service on frames they did not sell. This is because, if they break the frames, they would have to replace them. If they did not provide you the frames and broke the frames during the adjustment, they would be at a loss.

Now some optometry dispensaries will make a deal with individuals who buy their eyeglasses online by telling them that they will take care of adjustments, etc. if the lenses are provided by the dispensary. So you can save money on the frames by buying them online and then be able to maintain all of the services your dispensary has to offer by letting them provide the lenses. It is entirely up to you how you want to go about that. Nevertheless, buying your designer eyeglasses online is going to only cost you a fraction of what it would at the dispensary, allowing you to focus on and pay for what features you would like your lenses to have.
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