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Buying glasses online may be cheap, but not necessarily safe, doctors warn

Purchasing eyewear is increasingly moving from optometrist and optician offices to the Internet, as a growing number of online retailers offer prescription glasses for a fraction of in-store prices. But Canadian optometrists are raising concerns about a lack of oversight linked to online glasses, and warn that eyewear that is manufactured or fitted improperly could lead to eyestrain, double vision, or headaches. In less than a decade, the prevalence of buying prescription eyeglasses...