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Browse Online and Shop with the Experts

Mindy McCormick
Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Mindy McCormick

Life can be crazy with work, school activities and errands; that is why online shopping can really be helpful. It’s one thing to buy clothes or theater tickets online, but when it comes to your eyewear, it’s better to browse online and then shop with an expert. 

In a recent study, researchers discovered that nearly half of all glasses (44.8%) ordered online either contained an inaccurate prescription or didn’t meet the safety standards designed to protect the eyes.

When you purchase eyewear from EyeCare Specialties, your glasses are fitted to your face and to your lifestyle. Our optometrists and opticians work together to make sure that your lens prescription is accurately portrayed in your frames.

EyeCare Specialties Frame Experts (Opticians) will help you select frames that not only flatter your features, but will work best with the types of lenses your optometrist recommends. They will also help situate the position of the frames and lenses on your face so that you are realizing your ideal vision, measuring optimal pupil distance and making sure your frames are comfortable.

Finally, ordering your frames online can be risky if the retailer has a substandard return policy. Other questions that you should consider are: Do they offer any warranties? Are there additional costs for shipping or “extras”? Do they accept your insurance? Will they help you with routine maintenance and fittings?

But of course, it is fun to browse online. 

We'd like to introduce you to the perfect pair.That’s why we are introducing our Online Frame Browsing feature. We want to encourage our patients to browse online before their appointments. This will save you precious time after your eye exam as your Frame Expert will be ready with the frames you want to try on. 

Our online frame browsing feature allows you to search by women’s, men’s, and kid’s frames. You can also filter your search by color, rim type, price and more. Simply login and choose your favorites. Then our Frame Experts will have them ready for you to try on at your appointment. 

Our hope is that we can combine the convenience of browsing online and pair it with the expertise of our Frame Experts. This way, you know you will be completely taken care of. 

As with all EyeCare Specialties purchases, we offer our Warranty Plus plan. We also accept many forms of insurance and make sure that you know exactly what is included with your purchase. Our Frame Experts will even be available after your purchase for routine maintenance and can help tighten screws, replace nose pads and fix any minor problems.

We hope you like what you see as you browse our large selection of frames and sunglasses online. Simply email us your order and we will connect with you to make sure you get the perfect frames and fit. 



Source: “A Closer Look at Ordering Eyeglasses Online” from the American Optometric Association.

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