WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BUY PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR ONLINE

Your vision is a precious gift, which should be preserved with care.

The majority of us live in a highly visual world and our eyesight is essential to our interpretation of that world.  Imagine what life would be like without our vision.  It is truly a special gift and should be preserved with care, not sacrificed for the sake of saving money.

How will you choose?

One of the most daunting aspects of acquiring new eyewear is the process of choosing frames.  There are many factors to consider; the technical aspects of the fit, the fashion component and what frames will work best for your prescription.  Can you really judge how a frame will fit your face and style without actually trying it on in person?

Our experienced opticians can help you sort through the many variables and talk you through making the right choice for your needs.  For instance, if you have a heavy prescription or are in need of amultifocal lens, there are certain frame shapes that will better accommodate those lens types.

Glasses are a medical device.

Frames aside, the lens is truly the most important component of the eyewear choice.  Lenses are a medical device and as such, should be chosen under the direct supervision of an optometric medical professional.  An optician can help you determine the best lens options for your combination of prescription and lifestyle.  For instance, if you are on a computer for several hours a day, there are specific lens styles and coatings that an optician can guide you towards, to help with that specific lifestyle need.  It is also important to mention that there are newer technologies that are not availablefrom online retailers, i.e. digitally surfaced lenses.

Do you want to trust your eyesight to someone you don’t know?

A study published by the Journal of the American Optometric Association showed that over half of prescription eyeglasses purchased online either failed safety standards or fell below prescription specifications.  Vision safety, comfort and accurateness can not be confirmed when buying glasses online.

Unhappy with the eyeglasses, who will help?

If you are unhappy with the finished product, who can you turn to?  So many things can go wrong, and you will be forced to spend countless hours on the phone or emailing the vendor, and the vendor’s capability to troubleshoot your issues will be limited.  Not to mention, the costs associated with shipping and the value of your time. 

More expense over the long haul.

Ultimately, the glasses that are available online are typically mass produced out of the poorest quality of materials.  Glasses of that nature typically don’t hold their adjustments, and require more frequent repairs.  In addition, the life span can be as limited as 6 months to a year and will result in the need to purchase glasses more often.

Urban Optiks Optometry cares and can help address all your concerns.

We know that picking out glasses can be a challenging process and we are here to help.  We truly care about the satisfaction of our patients, how else would we be able to be so highly regarded on Yelp!?  We also know that some of our patients are concerned about the expense of new glasses.  While we can’t match online prices we do have a wide range of prices available for most budgets.  In addition, any frame you get from us will come with our guarantee of satisfaction and quality.