Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Eyeglasses

Author: Arora Optical & Eye Care Centre | | Categories: Eye Care Centre , Eye Care Services , Eyeglasses

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If you’ve spent many hours in front of a computer screen, watch too much TV, or are glued to your mobile, or if you have been prescribed eye glasses or contact lenses, then it may be a good idea to have your eyes tested by visiting an Optometrist.

Consequently, visiting an Optometrist will give you an accurate assessment of the condition of your eyes. However, if you put off making an appointment with an Optometrist, then your eyesight could worsen, which could be fatal in the long term.

Once you are prescribed eye glasses or contact lenses, visiting an Optician will help ensure you have the right frame and lenses to suit your needs and style.

So, to help you avoid some basic errors that could prove costly, Arora Optical & Eye Care Centre has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when buying eyeglasses.

1. Purchasing online
If you decided to shop online, you wouldn’t be physically measured and fitted by a licensed optician, which is essential especially if your power is high, astigmatism is present, or you need to obtain progressive glasses.

A self-assessment of the parameters is not appropriate and could have adverse effects on your vision. Therefore, it’s essential to make time to have your community Optician examine your eyes and order the right glasses for your prescription.

2. Pick an ill-fitting frame
The spectacles may look amazing on you, and it may be your favorite color, but it will trouble you if it doesn’t fit well. Pick a frame that’s comfortable with the help of an optical professional. They will be the best judge of how it sits on your face and if it’s suitable for you.

3. Compromise on lens quality
A cheap lens will not only affect the quality of your vision, but it may not last long. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for, so invest in quality lenses and enjoy your glasses for many years to come.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Arora Optical & Eye Care Centre. We are a licensed optical store located in the Barrhaven suburb of Ottawa that offers a wide selection of frames and lenses. Our eye doctors use only the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology as our mission is to render the best eye care service in town.

Our services include eye exams, eyeglasses, designer eyewear, sunglasses, and safety glasses. We also provide a wide range of contact lenses to suit the personal needs of each client.

We serve clients across Barrhaven, Nepean, Kanata, Ottawa, and Gatineau, Quebec. For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about optometry, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.