Those low-priced glasses you found online or at the mall may not be such a bargain after all. Cheap glasses may be damaging your eyes or providing substandard vision correction, and you may not even be aware of it. In this post, Los Angeles LASIK surgeon Dr. Linda Vu from Linda Vision discusses several reasons you should avoid cheap glasses.
Lack of Customization
Many online eyeglass retailers boast about their lower prices. However, you have to give something up in order to pay less for eyeglasses. Often you end up missing out on the personal advice and expertise of an optician.
Think about it: How much do you know about choosing the right frames and lenses? Opticians help people make these decisions every day, and their experience can be valuable.
Eyeless technology is complicated, and new advances are being made all the time. When an online retailer claims that their products are high quality, the average buyer won’t have enough information to know whether they’re telling the truth.
You won’t know how that cheap pair of glasses performs or how comfortable it is until you try it on. Another important consideration is durability. Low-priced glasses won’t end up being a good deal if they break so often you end up buying several extra pairs.
Possible Harm to Your Eyes
Cheap sunglasses may not be protecting your eyes from all of the sun’s harmful rays. It’s difficult to tell how much protection your eyes are getting, even while you’re wearing the sunglasses. You could be exposed to damaging rays without even realizing it.
Budget reading glasses can also harm your eyes. Reading glasses of poor optical quality can end up causing eyestrain when you’re reading or looking at a computer screen.
LASIK is Affordable
LASIK is an affordable vision correction procedure that is proven safe and effective. You can reduce the need for glasses for your everyday activities.
If you’re tired of wearing and shopping for eyeglasses, consider making the investment in laser vision correction.
Leave Your Eyeglasses Behind with LASIK
LASIK allows you to perform your favorite activities without the hassle of contacts or eyeglasses. Schedule a pre-LASIK consultation with Dr. Vu at Linda Vision by contacting the Monterey Park location at (626) 382-2020 today.