April 14, 2006, Newsletter Issue #11: Eyeglasses Online?

Tip of the Week

You can’t buy eye glasses online just by eyeballing them. A few tips:

* Make sure you know the distance between your pupils, or PD, which you can find out from your optometrist.
* Know your eye, bridge and temple length—those are the three numbers found on the inside of all eyeglass frames.
* Decide which lens is best for your glasses: polycarbonate, high-index, or regular plastic lenses.
* Decide which hinges are best for your eye glasses: regular screw hinges or spring hinges.
* Select eyeglasses in a size close to your current glasses, and get an identical magnification.
* Don’t buy bifocal eyeglasses online unless you know the specs of your specs.
* Make sure the return policy is right. Eyesave.com has a 30-day money-back guarantee and offers the convenience of a pre-printed UPS label you can affix to your rejected specs.

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