Reading Glasses 101 – Pros and Cons of Buying Them Online

Readers Readers everywhere…but I wonder is there any best price out there?

Your immediate answer or response to the above question would be ‘shop online’. It is undoubtedly true that shopping online is becoming popular day by day for many reasons; one being that you have leisure of shopping at your own home sitting on your favorite couch. Moreover, it gives you the best deals you are looking for. Reading glasses are one such consumer product that people buy online for the same reasons. However, it is not always wise to do so. In this article, I attempt to point to out a few positives and negatives of doing so.

There are a number of websites that sell reading glasses online. However, just like any other online purchase, it has its own pros and cons. First, let’s talk about the pros of purchasing readers online. Variety and better deals! One can find so many different kind of reading glasses available in metal and plastic frames with their desired powers online. Variety and deals that you cannot find in stores. Also, some websites have free shipping policies, hassle free returns and discount coupons to make the shopping easier for us and our pockets. Not only that, there are websites that sell matching accessories along with the fashion reading glasses. However, it may be important to check if they include a protective case or a pouch free with the purchase or they sell it separately.

So much for the pros of buying reading glasses online. Now comes the downside of it- the cons! Or, I can put it this way – ‘things consumer should keep in mind before buying the readers online’. Agreed, that you find a variety of fashion reading glasses online as compared to the stores and also save money in the process. However, purchasing them online cannot be justified when somebody has different diopters for each eye. All online readymade glasses feature same diopter or power for both eyes. Hence, for those who have different diopters, it may be a good idea not to buy them online. Next, one should be careful buying expensive designer reading glasses online because of the fact that some websites may not accept returns once the glasses appear worn or the tags are broken. Buying them at the stores would be a better idea as you may have your option of return or exchange valid as opposed to online buying.