When it comes to our health, there are a few things we prefer not to cut corners on. We pay a little bit more for produce grown locally, and we set aside time to get a good workout in so our heart is taken care of. When it comes to glasses, though, you may think they’re all the same. After all, as long as your glasses are the right prescription, they’ll do what they need to, right? It may not be that simple.
Keep reading to learn about shopping online for glasses frames, and some of the risks you might be taking when you buy frames or even full glasses online.
Buying anything online means having to believe what someone tells you in a description. And information you may find useful could be left out. Frames may be much different than you expected, through no fault of who you bought them from. Maybe those frames you loved online are more narrow than they looked online, or the material is too heavy to be comfortable across your nose as you type away at your computer all day. We’ve all been underwhelmed by an online purchase, but glasses can be expensive and difficult to return if they’re not up to your specifications.
You want your glasses to look good and balanced with your face shape, but also to be comfortable enough for long-term wear. If your glasses are a poor size for your face, or they have an uncomfortable shape or nose bridge that bothers you, online stores may not have a lot of return options to help you get what you want.
In short, you could be stuck with a poor purchase and a lesson learned. Of course, online stores can try to help you see how glasses will fit through virtual fittings, but the technology isn’t perfect yet. You might be stuck with glasses that are actually too wide for your face or sit uncomfortably on your ears.
Trying on glasses in person makes it easier to find a pair that looks good and feels good.
Come try on some frames today, or give us a call us at 818.907.1038 for our Encino office or 818.346.811 for our West Hills location.