Be wary of purchasing glasses online

Posted by L. Werner on February 27, 2015

Be a savvy shopper. Purchasing eyeglasses online may seem like a consumer convenience, but the American Optometric Association warns that the consequences of making an incorrect or uninformed purchase could cost patients more time and money in the long run. A study by AOA published in 2011 with the Optical Laboratories Association and The Vision Council found nearly half of all glasses ordered online had either prescription errors or failed to meet minimum safety standards. (reprinted from the AOA website)