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Online Eye Glasses
Dr. Michael Lange, Optometrist, discusses buying
prescription glasses online.
In today's economy everyone is looking to save money. Online
eye glasses are becoming more prevalent on the Internet these days. Is it a
good idea to buy eye glasses online? Dr. Michael Lange, optometrist with Lange
Eye Care in Ocala, Florida, says no!
Dr Michael Lange, optometrist
Dr. Lange founded Lange Eye Care and Associates 20 years ago
and has ten locations in Florida. Dr. Lange states, "You get what you pay for.
If it sounds too good to be true it usually is." He says it's a big mistake
for people to shop for their prescription glasses online. People should purchase
discount glasses or cheap eye wear from a local optical and get them made correctly
the first time.
Online eye glasses - why not buy cheap prescription
The process of making cheap prescription glasses is the same
as making expensive prescription glasses and if fabricated by a local optical
will be done correctly the first time. The customer needs to be present so the
optician can take some specific measurements with the frame on the customer's
face for it to be accurate. The frame must also be pre-adjusted on the customers
face so that the measurements are accurate. There are at least five different
measurements and adjustments that need to be made by the optician while the
customer is present. If you buy glasses online then a statistical average will
be used, or the customer will have to supply some of the measurements at the
online eye glasses site. Some of the more sophisticated sites will have a computer
program that will simulate the glasses on the customer's face and take the measurements
via the Internet. This technology is still very new and has a lot of kinks to
be worked out.
Buying cheap eye glasses online - beware!
you are thinking about buying cheap eye glasses online you should think again.
It is very difficult for the online eye glasses to be made to the exact specifications
necessary for the customer to be happy. Customer service is therefore very poor
with online eye glass companies. If purchasing eye glasses online the customer
must make sure that the online eye glass company has a good warranty and return
policy. Who is responsible if the customer cannot wear the glasses? What if
the doctor made a little mistake on the prescription? Will the online eye glass
company remake the lenses at no charge? If you are having a progressive lens
made is it a name brand progressive lens or is it an imitation knock-off from
China? What if the anti reflection coating you got from the online eye glass
company starts to flake off after two months? Who is responsible? What if the
frame breaks two weeks after purchasing them from an online eye glass company?
Dr. Michael P. Lange, optometrist on buying prescription
If you purchase your prescription eye wear from the optometrist
you had the eye exam with, then that optometrist will make every effort to make
sure your glasses are made correctly and that you are satisfied the first time.
However if there are any problems in the glasses you purchased from your local
optometrist or optician they will make sure the problem is corrected at no charge
to you. Dr. Michael Lange, Optometrist with Lange Eye Care states that he has
had hundreds of patients that have had terrible problems by trying to save a
few dollars and buying prescription glasses online. That it really isn't worth
the hassle is what most people finally realize and they chalk it up to a lesson
Dr. Lange recommends a local optician for trouble-free,
cheap eye glasses
If you think you may want to buy cheap eye glasses online think
again. Go to a local optometrist and optician and see if they are willing to
work with you on special pricing or give you some sort of discount or added
value. Dr. Lange says, "Support your locally owned and operated eye care centers
and you won't regret it."
If you are looking for a great group of eye doctors in
Florida go to www.LangeEyeCare.com.
For more, read this article about Dr.
Michael Lange, Ocala optometrist, or visit his blog.
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