3 Reason NOT to Buy Prescription Glasses Online | Why can’t I buy Dolabany Eyewear online?

Online shopping has many conveniences, right? You don’t have to leave your home, and you can easily find what you need in just a few clicks. Not to mention some of the great deals you can find online. However, the internet should not be the go-to solution for purchasing prescription glasses. Online shopping might seem like a brilliant idea, but it has many disadvantages.

It is incredibly difficult to get a pair of prescription glasses to fit your unique face shape and size in a store. Can you imagine what would happen if you’re ordering online? Eyeglasses that don’t fit just right are not only an annoyance, but they can also impact the accuracy of your vision as well.

We want to share with you three reason to NOT buy your prescription glasses online to save you from the hassles of returning the eyewear that you purchased online.

Choosing The Correct Lens Options Is Important

When buying eyeglasses, the frame you choose is essential to both your appearance and your comfort when wearing glasses. Without the lenses, your eyewear would be pointless. There are numerous lens decisions you will have to make before you complete your order. But the eyeglass lenses you choose influence four factors: appearance, comfort, vision, and safety.

When it comes to your lenses, there are even more factors that you will need to consider. What kind of material (polycarbonate, high-index, or plastic) is better suited for you. What level of UV protection do you require? And whether or not to add an anti-reflective coating. If you are unsure about the benefits of each and which ones are better suited for your vision, you could end up purchasing lenses that hinder your eyesight.

A common mistake people often make when buying eyeglasses online and in the store is not spending enough time considering their choices of eyeglass lens materials, designs and coatings. To help you make this decision, you should go to an independent optician and eye care provider.

Great Vision Requires Accurate PD Measurement

The optical center of your eyeglass lenses is the part that gives you the most accurate vision, and it should be directly in front of your pupils. To determine how to place the lenses in the frames the optician needs to know the exact distance between your pupils or PD. Trying to measure the distance between your own pupils can be tricky.

If you require bifocal or progressive lenses, you really need to be seen by a professional. Trying to buy bifocals or progressive lenses takes a lot of precision measuring and explaining. If you are trying to purchase bifocals or progressive lenses online, you may end up with a pair of glasses not suited for your vision.

Getting Comfortable Eyewear

When you buy eyewear online, you are not able to “try them on for size.” How do you know how they will look on you? Are they comfortable on your face?

Many times, an experienced optician is a good judge of whether the frames you love will work for you, or not. They can also determine whether they will cause you problems once the lenses are inserted. If you require a stronger prescription, a knowledgeable optician will also be able to explain why thinner, lighter lenses will make your glasses more attractive and more comfortable.

Why can’t I buy Dolabany Eyewear online?

At Dolabany Eyewear, we believe that it is imperative for you to be prescribed eyeglasses and fitted for eyewear by an eye care professional. Therefore, we don’t sell our eyewear in the “big-box” chains, and we do not allow our collections to be sold through online retailers. We believe that eyewear should be fitted and sold in a professional and personalized environment by eye care providers

Purchasing a new pair of prescription glasses doesn’t have to be a stressful event, and we want to help you make sure you are getting the right eyewear. To find an eye care provider near you, visit our website’s Store Locator. If for any reason your local eye care provider does not carry the brand you want, that is Dolabany Eyewear and Plume Paris let us know, and we’d be more than happy to contact them for you.

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Should Your Customer Have a Spare Pair of Glasses? | How to Sell the Second Pair of Frames

Many consumers think that having a second pair of glasses is just silly. But when it comes down to it, accidents happen, things get lost or broken, and they get forgotten. These are all good reason for customers to have a spare pair of glasses.

Here we are going to share with you four reasons your customer should have at least one spare pair of prescription glasses.

Why Have a Second Pair Of Frames

Make the Second Pair Prescription Sunglasses

Those customers that need to wear their prescription glasses at all times and don’t have prescription sunglasses are harming their eyes when they outside. The sun’s UV rays are very hard on our eyes. According to MedicineNet, UV damage that has been linked to macular degeneration, cataracts, cancer and pterygium (a growth on the white part of the eye). It is imperative that we share this information with our consumers.

Why Your Customers May Need Eyewear Dedicated to the Computer/Office


If your customer has progressive glasses, it might be a good idea for them to have a dedicated pair of glasses for computer work. This eyewear dedicated to the computer will be single vision glasses that they can leave at their desk, and can even have computer glare protection. Having a single vision pair of glasses for the computer allows your customer to have the crispest vision while working on their computer.



Different Looks for Different Occasions

Would your customer wear jeans and a t-shirt to a board meeting, to eat at a fancy restaurant, or to a wedding? Hopefully not. We all have different outfits for different occasions, so why shouldn’t everyone have different frames for separate occasions? Perhaps they get the crystal or clear frames to wear to the office, and the bright red frames for going out on the weekends.

Accidents Happen


Not everyone wants to talk about the accidents that can happen to their glasses, but they do happen. For instance, your customer left their prescription glasses laying on the coffee table, and the new puppy decided they would make a great chew toy, or has taken them out back and buried them in the dirt. Many things can happen to prescription glasses, so it is always ideal to have a back-up or second pair, for “just in case.”



How to Sell the Second Pair of Frames


The number one secret to selling the second pair of frames to your customer is not to sell. Educate them!
As a professional eye care specialist, it is imperative that we are educating our customers as to why they should have more than one pair of eyeglass frames. We are doing them a disservice if we aren’t.

We need to be sure we are educating them and not trying to sell them. They may still walk out with just the one pair, but at least you have done your part by educating them.

How do They Know if We Don’t Tell Them

Many customers don’t realize that they can have that extra pair of frames for their computer work, or get prescription sunglasses in their favorite frame and don’t have to wear those big, bulky over the frame sunglasses.

Seal the Deal

The optometrist needs to “seal the deal.” When getting ready to close out with the patient, they say, “Here is the script for your glasses and I’m also going to give you a script for a pair of glasses that are meant specifically for the computer. You said that your eyes were tired after working on the computer for 7-10 hours a day and these lenses will provide protection against the harmful blue light from your computer and help with your eye fatigue and headaches.”

No matter what you do, the key is to remember that it’s your job to educate each patient on what is best for their eye health, care, and vision. You’re helping the patient by providing them with the best and safest eyewear for everything they do. And if you don’t tell them, how will they know?


We are committed to helping and educating all of the independent eyewear professionals out there. Here at Dolabany Eyewear, we are also committed to not selling our products on the internet. Selling frames online takes away from the personal and professional fitting of the frames.

Every face is different, and it takes a professional, licensed optician to make sure your customers are getting the right frame to fit their face. When people purchase from the big box stores, they are not getting the professional, high-quality, handmade frames that you would get from an independent eye care professional.

We would like to see you as a Dolabany representative, so please reach out to us here so that we can talk and get our frames on your shelves.

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