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Buying Glasses: Online vs. Optical Store

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become used to shopping for more and more products on the Web, eyeglasses are one product that needs to be cautiously reviewed prior to clicking that purchase button. Why? Although you may encounter cheaper prices on e-commerce sites, the advantages of choosing an optical store far overshadow the ''deals'' you might find on the Web.

One of the best reasons for buying glasses at an eye wear store is that you have an experienced optician to help you make your decision. Our opticians can walk you through the numerous variables you need to consider in choosing a pair of glasses. When you purchase online, you miss out on the personalized input of a professional optician.

Because every person has a unique shape and structure, it is hard to get the right fit for eyeglasses without first testing them on your face. An eye doctor will take your measurements and assist you in choosing a pair of eyeglasses that fit you appropriately and won't hinder your comfort. Glasses that are too narrow tend to cause pressure and headaches, while glasses that are too wide can slip off the bridge of your nose. Online eye wear stores may offer tips, however it is challenging to try and fit yourself.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your glasses, proper eyesight demands correct PD measurement. The optical focus of your lenses gives you the best vision, making it crucial to accurately 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 properly in the frames.

Yes, Internet shopping may be good for other types of products, but with glasses you're best off staying with your local optometric center where you are able to benefit from the staff expertise and advice.


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Dear Patient!

It has been great serving you at our Richmond Mall location inside LensCrafters for the past 35 years.

Due to Richmond Mall closing, our office location has been closed.

To schedule with Dr. Gellis at our other location in Elyria please call (440) 324-4557.

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We thank you for being a loyal patient and we will do everything we can to keep serving your eye care needs, further information will be passed along as we find a place to relocate.

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Thank you,

Dr. Richard Hults, Dr. Ben Gellis, and Dr. Emily Voytilla.