Purchasing glasses online.. What you need to know: Hero

Purchasing glasses online.. What you need to know:

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A common question we get asked in the exam room is: “Can I order my glasses online?”

In addition to helping you select fashionable glasses, your optometrist and optician are trained to ensure that your glasses are accurate, comfortable and are an appropriate fit for your face. 

Eyeglasses that aren’t properly fit can cause headaches, eye strain and additional vision problems.

A recent study showed that over 50% of glasses ordered online had inaccurate prescriptions or safety issues.  

29% of glasses had at least one lens that failed to meet the required prescription.

Click here to read the full article from the American Association of Optometrists.


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  • Written by Wes McCann

    Dr. McCann started his path towards optometry by completing two Bachelor of Science degrees at Western University in London, Ontario. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Vision Science, accelerated MBA, and Doctor of Optometry from the Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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