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Should You Buy Glasses Online?

Eye Care Services Fargo NDWhen it comes to having less than perfect vision, we have a few options to correct the issue. Whether you’re looking into LASIK or don’t mind wearing something that corrects your vision, glasses are a must to have. Even if you wear contacts every day, glasses give your eyes a break and let them breathe better. Wearing glasses at night can also help give your contacts enough time to disinfect in their solution.

Thankfully, there are a lot of options when it comes to stylish glasses these days. And more and more retailers are surfacing online, but is it a good idea to buy glasses online? There are a few things to consider.


Buying glasses online might seem convenient if you have to travel far to see your eye doctor for new frames. Also, certain retailers will send you multiple frames so you can try them on at home and keep the ones you like best. If you have a simple prescription, these might work for you. Consider every part of buying glasses before you jump to online shops, though. Some online stores may make returns difficult or lengthy, and some glasses might not fit how you imagined when you finally get them.


Online retailers can sometimes offer lower prices by cutting out service. They count on you to pick the best frames for your face, so you might make some mistakes while you’re shopping. Online stores might not also offer all of the high quality options like thinner lenses and non-scratch coatings that make your glasses look better and last longer. Where the prescription is focused on the lens is important, too. Online stores can’t predict exactly where glasses will sit in relation to your eyes, so you may find that the best vision comes from tilting your head a little bit (which is inconvenient to say the least).


When you shop online, the selection will vary depending on what store you are looking at. Be careful of quality issues and do your research before you spend your money on products online. After all, we’ve all ordered something online and found that it was smaller than we imagined when saw it on the screen.

Finding a pair of glasses that look good on you and are comfortable to wear is very important. We can help you find the best glasses, and can also talk to you about cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye issues. Give us a call today at (701) 235-5200 to schedule a consultation!

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