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What Are The Risks Of Buying Glasses Online?

Eye Care, Santa Rosa, CA Do you have a plan in case of an emergency or disaster? Making a plan with meeting places is important to feeling in control if something were to happen. And we recommend having a pair of glasses as a backup in case of an emergency. This is because you might not have time to put in your contacts in the middle of the night. Glasses are quick and easy.
And there are so many options to choose from! You can find a shape that suits your face in a material that you like with just a little searching. Before you jump on a pair of glasses online, you should be aware of the risks before you do so. Keep reading to learn about shopping online for frames, and some things you should consider before you buy glasses online.


You want your glasses to look good on your face, but also to be comfortable. If your glasses are the wrong size for your face or have an uncomfortable shape that irritates the skin on your nose, online shops might not have a lot of options for you. Some online stores try to help you see how glasses will fit by offering virtual fittings, but the technology isn’t perfect and you might end up with glasses that are ] too wide or hurt your nose.
Trying on glasses in person makes finding a pair that looks good and feels good so much easier.


Shopping online for glasses might sound fine to you if you’re already an online shopper. And, buying from the comfort of your own home can definitely be nice. You can shop at midnight in your sweatpants while you binge your favorite show. But, did you know that every online shop may offer a different quality of glasses frames?
Buying online means having to trust what someone tells you: as a result, frames might turn out differently than you expected. Maybe those frames you loved online are actually smaller in person, or the material used is too light to sit correctly on your face.


Many online shops lure in customers with super low prices that seem like a great deal. They may be too good to be true. For instance, if you want to upgrade your lenses, you will probably have to hand over more money. Repairs and returns will also be costly and time-consuming.

We suggest making a visit to our Optical shop for the best results.

Come try on some frames today, or give us a call at (707) 546-9800 to schedule a consultation.

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