Designer Computer Eyeglasses | Dr. Alan Schlussel
Wearing blue light glasses has become more and more of a trend, and there's a very good reason for it! Blue light contributes to eye strain and can disrupt sleep patterns. Although more research is needed, some studies have even suggested a link between blue light exposure and diabetes and heart disease
As a result, people are turning to an online retailer to order these glasses. While it's logical that people would opt for the convenience of purchasing blue glasses online, it's important to be wary of the hassle and inaccuracy that can result when you don’t order through an optician.
Check out these 5 reasons you should we wary of buying blue light glasses online:
1. Not getting what you asked for
According to a study recently conducted by The American Optometric Association (AOA) that had researched the 10 most popular online retailers, 29% of eyeglasses ordered online had at least one lens that didn't meet the required prescription. Wearing the wrong prescription can cause eye strain and headaches. The advantage of buying these glasses at an optical practice is that you can be sure you'll get the right fit and correct prescription for your needs, ensuring optimal comfort and clear vision.
2. You can't verify the quality
The problem with ordering online is that you can't assess the quality and check for a loose hinge. Dr. Alan Schlussel only stocks quality frames and our optometric staff is trained to ensure you wear the proper fit and enjoy quality eyewear.
3. Cheaper frames can cause skin irritation — or worse
Along the same line, low-quality frames can end up costing you more in the long run. When browsing online, certain frames may look more expensive but could be made of low-grade materials that can cause skin irritation over time. Not only can they irritate your skin, but they can also get bleached by UV rays and the finish can worsen after a few months of wear.
4. Online virtual try-on’s can’t ensure satisfaction
If you’re buying glasses online, you'll often have access to some sort of virtual try-on feature. This requires you to upload a forward-facing, close-up photo of yourself and you can then superimpose images of different frames on your face to see how they look.
While a virtual try-on can give you a rough idea of how you’ll look wearing different frames, it can’t tell you how the frames will feel.
5. Know what’s being cut to offer lower prices
Online retailers cut costs by using cheap materials and cut corners on customer service and safety standards. Over 20% do not meet ANSI safety standards and you don't get the personalized attention and fitting expertise of a qualified optician. That’s a huge part of the value equation!
Eliminate the guesswork that comes with ordering online and get your blue light glasses at Dr. Alan Schlussel in West Orange. We'll ensure that you get the perfect fit, quality and comfort thanks to our highly trained optometric team.