Why Shouldn’t I Buy Glasses Online?

You’re essentially spoiled for choice when it comes to all of the options for glasses frames. There are so many frames out there that you can find a good shape for your face in a material that you like without spending too much time. Some patients are curious about shopping for glasses frames online, but you should be aware of the risks before you go down that route.


Shopping for glasses online might appeal to you if you like to shop online already for other things. Buying from the comfort of your couch definitely has its perks. You can browse at midnight in your sweats with your favorite show on. But, did you know that every online store is different, especially when it comes to quality? We’ve all been disappointed by an online purchase at some point, but glasses can be an expensive and difficult mistake to make online.


Your glasses should look good and harmonize with your face shape, but they should also be comfortable enough to wear every day. If your glasses are the wrong size for your face, or have an uncomfortable feature that bothers you, your return options may give you a bigger headache! Getting stuck with glasses you won’t wear is not a fun option.

Online stores can try to help you see how glasses will fit through virtual fittings, but the technology isn’t spot-on. You might find glasses that are actually too narrow or sit too low on your nose. Trying on glasses in person makes it much easier to find a pair that look good and feel good.


Some online shops find customers by offering extra-low prices that seem too good to be true. The price they offer is often just for the basics. For example, if you want to upgrade to scratch-resistant lenses, cut down on glare, you’ll probably have to spend more. Repairs and returns will also likely be costly and time-consuming.

Come find your ideal glasses frames with us today, or give us a call at (781) 245-5200 to schedule a consultation.

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