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Reasons You Should Stop and Think About Purchasing Glasses on the Internet

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers are accustomed to shopping for more and more products online, glasses are one item that should be carefully considered prior to clicking that purchase button. Why? Although you may find reduced rates on the Web, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optical store far overshadow the ''deals'' you might find through the Internet.

A convincing reason for purchasing eyeglasses at an optical boutique is that you have a qualified optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our opticians can walk you through the countless decisions you'll make in selecting a pair of eyeglasses. If you shop online, you miss out on the specialized advice of an eye care expert.

In addition to the guidance you will find at a physical eyeglass boutique, you will also be able to try on the glasses prior to purchasing. Glasses that don't sit properly can cause pain and frustration and may even affect your vision. Also, you don't get to see how they really look or feel until you have them in your hands to put on. To a greater extent than your clothing, glasses require proper fit and comfort to work successfully.

Even more than the fit and feel of your glasses, proper eyesight requires correct PD calculation. The optical center of your lenses gives you the best vision, so it's crucial to properly calculate the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to determine your PD by yourself, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned properly in the frames.

True, Web-based buying can be perfect for other products, but in the case of eyeglasses your best bet is sticking to your local optometry office where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.

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Our offices are now reopened!

The Doctors & staff of both offices have been working hard to put in place safeguards that will keep our patients and staff, healthy and safe. Not only will we be adhering to strict disinfection protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are a few other temporary protocols that we would like to make you aware of:

The safety of our patients and staff is by far the most important thing on our minds as we reopen, and we apologize in advance for any and all inconveniences that this COVID-19 Pandemic period may have caused you and your family.

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We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

The Doctors & Staff of Peoria Eye Professionals