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5 Reasons To Avoid Buying Cheap Glasses in Portland, OR

Over the last few years, a number of options to buy cheap, online glasses has arisen. For many, this has made the process of buying glasses a lot more affordable. This seems like a great deal, no? What could be wrong? Actually, quite a few things. Our opticians have seen a number of patients who have stopped buying them online for the following reasons. Young Man Using Laptop 1280×853

What are the issues with buying cheap, online glasses?

  1. Getting the prescription correct is not always a given. This is especially true when there is astigmatism or a high prescription. When buying in our offices, however, we'll fix any mistakes and make sure the prescription is spot on.
  2. What about repairs? If the glasses break, most online stores say, too bad. We are always happy to fix the glasses.
  3. What about the coating? With cheap, anti-glare coatings and the like, they typically rub off within a few weeks, leaving the glasses easier to get scratches.
  4. Will they include a warranty? Most designer frames include at least a year warranty, whereas online stores don't have at all.
  5. It's important to support the local businesses in your neighborhood :)

While buying your glasses online can often be a cheaper, easier solution. Breaks and fixes can end up costing a lot as well. That is why it's always a good idea to shop locally.