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How to Differentiate Cheap Eyeglasses From Good Quality Ones?


Eyeglasses can be expensive, but if you need them, they’re necessary to see properly. It may be tempting to buy a cheap pair of glasses online or in some super store, but there are several different reasons why this may not be a good idea. Let’s take a look at why buying your eyeglasses from a professional at an optical store in Kitchener or a town near you is a better option than ordering them from a discount store or website.

Custom Fit

An optometrist is trained in fitting, measuring and manufacturing eyeglasses, so you’re sure to get a perfect fit. When you order discount glasses online, you are choosing between a general size of frames and measuring the distance between your pupils yourself. This can lead to many problems since your pupil measurement is crucial for deciding on many different factors in your new glasses. Such as:

  • The size of the frame
  • The shape of the frame
  • The curvature of the lenses
  • The material of the lenses
  • The coating on the lenses
  • The height of the optical center of the lens
  • The adjustments of the frame to your face

When you order glasses online, you’re essentially gambling on the fit.

Made For Your Lifestyle

When you order glasses online, no optometrist is asking you questions about your lifestyle. For example, if you have a job that requires you to be outside the majority of the day, you may need special lenses that reflect the sunlight. Or if you are very active and frequently participate in sports, or work with hazardous materials or equipment you may need a particular frame that is made to withstand a lot of physical activity and abuse.

Proper Vision

Having glasses that don’t fit properly don’t just look awkward, they can cause you to see awkwardly as well. Glasses that don’t fit right or don’t have the proper lenses for your vision needs can cause you to get headaches, eye fatigue, nausea or pain, even leaving unwanted pressure marks around your nose.

Quality Eyeglasses

The phrase “You get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to cheap eyeglasses. When you purchase glasses fitted by an optometrist in an optical store in Kitchener, you know you will be getting high-quality frames and lenses that are specifically formulated for your eyes and face. Eyeglasses should be considered an investment. You are investing in your eyesight, one of your most valuable and sensitive senses you have and you don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize the health of your eyes.

To ensure you purchase the right eyeglasses, visit our optical store in Kitchener and browse the hundreds of frames and choices to fit your needs. Feel free to call or click here to book an appointment for a no-obligation consultation.  Ask about our 2 for 1 eyeglass special as well!

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