The age old proverb that spills into most commercial transactions has never been more true a statement when talking about optics.
If you buy cheap spectacles, or contact lenses, you will usually get an inferior product. The quality of optical aids sold by big-buying chain suppliers is appalling. We see it every day when refugees from these optical outlets come through our doors, dragging their feet, completely disheartened and frustrated with the ‘budget’ experience they were dealt. Often these consumers might not be able to put their finger on what the problem is, it’s just a feeling of something ‘not quite right’. When the glasses are assessed we usually find they have optical distortions or discrepancies with the finer details in the prescription. It can take something as small as a 1mm miscalculation and the wearer will struggle.
Buying budget glasses and contact lenses online can introduce a whole new host of potentially dangerous problems. Many online products fail to meet basic medical standards. Complex measurements that are included in an in-store purchase are often ‘approximated’ or completely missing from these online optical supplies. Can you really put a price on your eyes?
Most independent optometrist's have options for those looking for a more economical alternative when purchasing glasses and or contact lenses. These alternatives will not compromise the quality of your vision though. Regardless of the frame design or lens design, you will receive a pair of distortion free and optically correct glasses. We will not gamble your vision for the sake of a few dollars!
Glasses are truly complicated pieces of technology that require careful dispensing, these budget alternatives are reducing this medical aid to nothing more than a modest retail item. Let’s not devalue eye sight. After-all our vision is a precious commodity and living a life in the light is far more appealing than living a life in the dark.