See Clearly with Personalized Care

Nov 21, 2023

The Suburban Opticians difference revolves around a superior level of eye care, uncompromising service, tremendous selection of distinctive eyewear, and exceptional professional expertise – all centered on our patients’ care, comfort, and style.  We love what we do, and we want you to look your best, while being able to SEE your best.  Our consultations…

See Cleary - Suburban Opticians

The Suburban Opticians difference revolves around a superior level of eye care, uncompromising service, tremendous selection of distinctive eyewear, and exceptional professional expertise – all centered on our patients’ care, comfort, and style.  We love what we do, and we want you to look your best, while being able to SEE your best.  Our consultations extend beyond just looking to make a sale; we want you to be valued, heard, and catered to.  What makes Suburban Opticians the better choice in this marketplace of eyewear and eye care?  We’ll tell you! 

Today we have more options available than ever before pertaining to eyewear.  Many online companies allow at-home try on which could seem like a dream come true for busy adults with more tasks to complete than time.  But is shopping online the best option when it comes to eyewear?  Here are some points to consider.  

The quality of glasses purchased online may be an issue. You can’t tell how sturdy they are until they come in the mail. Often, the low price may be the result of poor materials, and therefore these glasses may not last as long as glasses purchased in-store.

Prescription accuracy, durability of the lenses, and fit can all be potential issues of buying your glasses online. Glasses ordered online will often need to be adjusted by an optical professional once you receive them. They may charge you to handle this, and it ultimately means a trip to the eyeglass store after all.

If you are unsure about fit and frames and not clear on how to measure your face and eyes yourself, have a professional fit you in person. Ordering glasses online allows you to comparison shop quickly to find cheap options that you like. But, if you buy your glasses online, your eye doctor or optical store may be willing to negotiate on price differences.  If you have specialized prescription needs, such as a need for progressive lenses, you may not be able to order glasses online. 

You will always need your pupillary distance (PD) measured in order to buy glasses that fit from any source. This is the distance between the centers of both of your two pupils, and it is specific and unique to your eyes and face. Your eye doctor may include this on your prescription. If they do not, you can usually ask them to so you can buy glasses online. Online retailers do provide information on how to measure this distance yourself, but it is most accurate when measured by a trained professional.  

Insurance companies may not cover glasses sold from an online retailer. In order to use your insurance coverage, you may need to see an eye doctor and buy from a specified provider.

Glasses that are bought online may not last as long as those purchased in person. If you only need glasses sometimes, that may be acceptable. If you wear glasses all the time, you may want to splurge for ones that fit nicely and will stand the test of time, and are backed up with quality customer service.

At Suburban Opticians, we don’t just want your business.  We want to help you look your best, so you can be your best.  Eyecare is healthcare.  Don’t trust just anyone with something as important as your vision. 

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