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Why You Should Stop and Think Before Purchasing Glasses Online

While most of us have become accustomed to buying more and more products on the Web, glasses are a product that you are better off buying in person. Here's why. Even though you may encounter reduced rates on the Web, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optician far exceed the ''deals'' you might encounter through the Internet.

A convincing argument for purchasing your eyeglasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to guide you in your selection. Our opticians can walk you through the many decisions you'll make in choosing a glasses. If you shop online, you don't have the personalized advice of a professional eye care expert.

In addition to the guidance you will find at a real optical boutique, you will also be able to try on the eye wear before you purchase. Eyeglasses that don't sit correctly can result in pain and frustration and may even affect your vision. Also, you don't get to see how they really look or how they feel until you have them in your hands to try on. To a greater extent than your wardrobe, eyeglasses require proper fit and comfort to work effectively.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, proper eyesight requires correct Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the best vision, so it's essential to properly calculate the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to assess your own PD, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be placed correctly within the frames.

Yes, online shopping is often perfect for other purchases, but when it comes to eyeglasses your best bet is sticking to your nearby vision practice where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.

As required under Michigan Executive Order 2020-21, our office will be closed through April 13, 2020.  If you have ordered contact lenses or eyeglasses, we will make arrangements with you to have your order sent directly to your residence.  If you have less than a two-month supply of contact lenses, please contact us and we will be happy to place an order for you. 

If you have any questions about an order, or are experiencing an eye care emergency, please call our office or text message us at 734-414-1892 or email us at reception@progressivefamilyeyecare.com.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a date after April 14, 2020, please contact us and leave a message and we will reply to schedule the appointment.  Together we will weather this storm.  Thank you for your continued support and stay safe, https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html