The lure of throwaway prices, wide selection choice and utter comfort and convenience is attracting a majority of customers to purchase their prescription glasses online. However, few options are not much sold to the idea and warn against it. Few of their arguments are –
- Online purchase is not suitable for all especially those requiring significant optical correction. Predominantly, people suffering from astigmatism or farsightedness, or extreme nearsightedness or even those requiring bifocals, may not get the correct piece for vision correction. This can lead them to have eyestrain, double vision or even headaches.
- Doctors especially advise against purchasing the first prescription glasses online for children as any wrong choice can leave a long-lasting harm on their eye-sight. Thus, it should not be sacrificed to just cost alone.
- Optometrist claims that many online vendors do not have the same checks and balances that a licensed professional would follow in the store. Thus the chance of getting a wrong pair is certainly high.
All in all, doctors are of the opinion that your first pair of prescription glasses should never be purchased online. Even if expensive, they should be taken under the guidance of an expert in a store. The subsequent piece can be purchased online.
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