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Monday, November 3, 2014

Saving by combining online eye appointments with prescription free frames

By Melissa Craft

There are very few people who do not require the services of a vision care professional at some point in their lives. If you’ve ever worn prescription glasses and taken an eye test, then you have probably dealt with a wide variety of different eye doctors. But, how do you know which vision care professionals will treat you right and which ones are going to leave you high and dry? When you book an online eye appointment with a new vision care professional, you’re often going into it blind (so to speak). There’s a lot of guesswork when it comes to finding the right doctor to treat your eye issue, and some online frame retailers can help you take some of the guesswork out of it.

Partnership with vision source

A partnership with a company named Vision Source gives you access to over 3,000 vision care professionals throughout the United States. Vision Source is one of the most respected databases of high-quality vision care professionals in the nation and it can certainly help you make the right decision when scheduling your appointment.

With Vision Source, you can rest assured that any appointment you make is going to run smoothly and efficiently. Every vision care professional listed on Vision Source has been accredited and vetted to meet certain standards. If you have had negative experiences at other eye clinics in the past, then it will certainly be in your best interest to find one that gets the job done right.

When you choose an optometrist on the site, you can also select frames that partner with that doctor in order to have frames shipped directly to the doctor to try on during your appointment.

The benefits of good vision care

While the benefits of high-quality vision care may seem apparent to most, you may not be convinced that it’s wholly necessary. After all, a brief eye test is typically the most contact you’ll have with an eye care professional. How bad could it be?

Contrary to popular belief, it can actually be quite bad. From unprofessional office behavior to poor instrumentation, a bad eye clinic can leave a sour taste in your mouth. You may also end up with an inferior product.

Your glasses may not be the right prescription and you may end up spending hundreds for a small trip to the eye doctor. Before booking an online eye appointment, make sure that you know what to look for in your eye care provider.  

Anyone with vision problems needs to see a vision care professional to get their problem worked out. But, dealing with professionals who exhibit appropriate behavior and run an efficient office should be your most important concern.

Features with vision source

On Vision Source, you can browse a wide selection of qualified vision care professionals in your area. You can also make an online eye appointment straight from the website. After you have gotten your prescription, you can use the partnership between Vision Source and online retailers to get a set of frames that work perfectly for you. You may also have the opportunity to try on glasses online using virtual try-on technology. You get quality vision care and you also don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on frames. It’s truly the best of both worlds. If you have to see an eye care professional, you might as well work with someone who is actually qualified and professional.

About the author: Melissa Craft is an optometrist from South Bend, Indiana. In her 23 years of experience, she has been able to adapt to the online marketplace while many optometrists have failed.

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