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Want Frames that Fit Right? Don’t Buy Eyeglasses Online!

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Benefits of buying glasses from an optical store near you

We get it, online shopping has become a staple in our lives. Even if you’re still lounging in your pj’s, you can browse items on the screen, make a selection and choose to pay now. All that’s left to do is wait for your delivery to arrive. However, this process doesn’t work smoothly for all purchases! Eyeglasses in particular are one item that’s better to buy from an optical store near you.

Before you raise your eyebrows in skepticism over this fact, let’s review the risks involved in buying designer frames from a website – instead of from a helpful, qualified optician.

All glasses don’t fit all people

When you choose frames from an online vendor, you’re probably given the option of uploading an image of yourself for “trying on” the glasses. But this process has limitations – namely, you’ll be able to see how the glasses look on your face, but you won’t be able to feel how they fit. Do they rest snugly on your nose, or do they slip down? Are the temples comfortable behind your ears, or do they pinch?

The only way to assess the fit of your glasses is to put them on your face. At our eye care center, our friendly optician will check if the glasses rest properly on your face and provide clear vision. Remember, ill-fitting glasses can do more than hurt your head, they can also blur your eyesight!

Quality you can depend on

As your trusted neighborhood optical store, we invest time and energy into stocking only quality frames that you can rely upon. Our glasses are handpicked from the designer brands you know and love, featuring top construction, trending style, and long-lasting use. When you shop online, you’ll never find this attention to detail and quality. Also, we use premium optics and precise engineering to ensure that your lenses fit your frames perfectly, giving the sharpest vision possible. What good are glasses that don’t hold up to daily wear, or worse, don’t provide crisp sight?

Eye exams are an essential part of buying glasses

When choosing the shape of your frames, your vision prescription must be considered. If you need bifocals or multifocal lenses, a minimum size is typically needed to make sure the lenses line up correctly with your PD (pupil distance). If your PD is wrong, the optics won’t work. The only way to confirm that your eyeglasses provide clear vision is by having our optician perform a thorough vision test.

Your optician will explain your lens options

Even after you’ve chosen the designer frames of your dreams, do you know which lens options you need? Your daily activities, occupation, and hobbies are important factors. Depending on what you do each day, our optical staff will recommend various lens treatments and coatings. For example, computer users can benefit from blue light protection, photochromic lenses can be ideal for people who move between indoors and outdoors constantly, and impact-resistant plastics are a good match if you’re physically active. When you order lenses from an optical center near you, you eliminate the guesswork of figuring out which features to add.

We care about you! Online vendors care about making sales

When you enter a website to buy cheap knock-offs or costly designer frames, there’s no personalized hands-on assistance. In contrast, our friendly optician will help you from the moment you enter our optical store! If any problems arise, we stand by our products. We’re available to help or make adjustments to your frames, as needed.

At Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 888-389-5511 or book an appointment online to see one of our Port Elgin eye doctors.

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At the directive of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, as of March 17 we will be providing urgent care only and all routine eye care appointments will be cancelled until at least March 29. If you had a routine appointment scheduled, we have attempted to reach you to let you know about this update.

If you’re having an ocular emergency, please call our temporary on-call number – 519 832 8525. This line will only be answered between 9-5 and is only for the purposes of triaging ocular emergencies. If needed, we will arrange for you to be seen by an optometrist from either Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care or Huron Shores Optometry. The following are considered ocular emergencies and require an urgent visit within 24-48 hours.

If you would like to do any of the following while we’re closed, please email us at info@ssfeyecare.com:

This email will only be checked once a day so please be patient with us. All products must be paid in full before pickup. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone – we will not be taking any payments at the time of pickup.

Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to slow the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19.