Safety of eyeglasses ordered online is questionedMorphius909 wrote: ↑There are a lot of people on here that have insider scoops and talk about ACTUAL FACTS.
Unfortunately you do not. Fact is Optical wear is marked up big time...no different then a lot of consumer products to be fair.
You defending it does not help your cause, nor will anyone take you seriously.
Reality is consumers can get equal quality lens/frames/lens if they are smart. CC is one option of many.
RFD is meant to inform consumers, with tips, tricks, deals and info. You bashing CC without any real logic is a FAIL.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
In the United States, a joint study conducted by the American Optometric Association, the Optical Laboratories Association, and The Vision Council questions the safety of prescription eyeglasses ordered online.
The study looked at 200 pairs of glasses for adults and for children ordered over a two-month period in 2010, from 10 of America’s most visited online optical vendors. The researchers received and analyzed a total of 154 pairs of glasses.
Upon arrival, 44.8% of the eyewear had incorrect prescriptions or did not meet physical parameters, including lenses that were not impact resistant. In 29% of cases, at least one lens did not meet the parameters of the prescription. Nearly a quarter of lenses failed impact testing, based on centre thickness and lens treatment. Of the children’s glasses, 29% failed impact testing.
According to the authors, the study shows that consumers lured by the low prices advertised on these sites risk receiving products that are unsatisfactory in terms of quality, value or safety.
Source: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth ... 004064.pdf