Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I Ordered Prescription Glasses On-Line!

This is a sponsored post for which I have received an item to write about. However, what I have written here is an honest expression of my opinions. 



When I was in fifth grade, it became apparent that my twin sister and I were both having difficulty seeing the blackboard.  A visit to the eye doctor confirmed that my sister and I were quite nearsighted, and needed glasses with nearly identical prescriptions! My first pair of glasses did not make me feel pretty, and I dreaded the attention they would draw the first time I wore them. I was quite shy, and the attention I always seemed to receive as an identical twin was more than enough as it was!

Me -wearing my first pair of glasses!


My new glasses had blue frames and I clearly remember the first day I wore them.  I had decided I would quietly slip them on in math class, when I needed them. A good plan, except that a split-second after I did so, my teacher (not realizing my angst) called me to the board to solve a problem. My new accessory was immediately noticed by my classmates; my memory is that they were kind, but there was definitely a reaction! 

I was overjoyed to switch to contact lenses in tenth grade, and I've never really liked any of my subsequent back-up pairs of glasses ... until my most recent purchase!

In the past, I have rated picking out a new pair of glasses just slightly better than shopping for a bathing suit or the right fit of jeans. Selecting my latest pair of frames was actually fun, however - and painless! I accomplished the whole process on-line, from a company called Firmoo!

The glasses come with a hard and a soft case, a mini screwdriver, and a cleaning cloth.
Firmoo has quite a large selection of frames to choose from, and the customer assistance I received via emails was excellent. I took advantage of the option to upload a photo of myself, and see how each frame would look if I was wearing it. This was a wonderful feature. It worked so well, a person must look closely at the photos to know they were photo-shopped!  I got a really good idea of just how each frame would look!

The photo I uploaded to Firmoo (with the glasses I purchased photo-shopped onto my face) is on the left below, and the photo taken with me actually wearing the glasses is on the right. You can see that the pattern of colors on the frames I received is slightly different than the pair I tried on “virtually.” However, I am very happy with them!



Photo of me with the glasses added to it. / Photo of me actually wearing the glasses.

I found the directions for providing my prescription and correct size information easy to follow. It helped that I was able to look at the writing on my last pair of glasses for size measurements.

The only glitch was that it took 21 days from the time I placed my order (January 14) until I received my glasses on February 4th. The company was very apologetic for the delay. 

Apparently they were having a problem with their standard shipping courier company, and have been trying to solve it. In recognition of this inconvenience and until they can get it fixed, I was told they would be offering discounted express shipping for all US customers.

Here is a screen shot of the discount:




I am amazed that these glasses are so reasonably priced. This was a sponsored post but, had I paid full price, my total cost for these prescription glasses would have only been $36 plus $6.95 for shipping. Most frames without the lenses cost more than that!

My new glasses are very comfortable, seem sturdy, and have a spring hinge. My college-aged daughter really likes how they look on me - and even encouraged me to wear them instead of my contact lenses when I recently spent a day with her! 


I have been thinking about getting a pair of computer glasses for when I am wearing my contact lenses and working on the computer. Once I visit my eye doctor and obtain a prescription of this type, I will be ordering them from Firmoo


Here's a few pictures (front view, left and right angles) of me wearing my new glasses. My husband took the photos - he patiently kept shooting until I finally relaxed! (Modeling would not be a career for me!) The fact that I am comfortable sharing these photos says a lot about how much I like these frames - I've always been self-conscious wearing my glasses around anyone that wasn't immediate family!







Next time you need glasses, I feel comfortable suggesting that you shop on-line at Firmoo as well. I am very happy with my new glasses!





Have you ever ordered glasses online? Would you?


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Note: In the spirit of full disclosure, I received a product in exchange for writing this post and it contains affiliate links, for which I may receive compensation if any purchases are made. All opinions expressed, however, are entirely my own.





21 comments :

  1. Your new glasses are GORGEOUS on you!!!! I think we both chose a very similar shape in a different color. Your husband did a great job with the photos!!!

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    1. Thanks Lana - I can't wait to see yours on you! I hope you are feeling better!!!

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  2. They look very nice on you indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Delores! They are really comfortable too!

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  3. I love them! You look very business-like. Great photography, Keith. I will definitely check this out. My last pair of glasses cost almost $500.00. Ridiculous, huh?

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    1. Thanks Lynn - and I will pass the compliment on to Keith. I really can't understand how the company can price these so low - but I am glad they do!

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  4. This is a service I could use, for sure. I love your new specs on you.

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    1. I will definitely order from them again Carol - and thanks for the compliment!

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  5. Great post . . . I've often wondered about this. Thing is, I prefer lightweight frames and ordering online wouldn't give me the opportunity to weight-test first.

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    1. I'm not sure if this would help, Jackie, but on the webpage, included in the specifications for each frame, the weight is listed. Of course, lenses would add to that, but you could at least compare the different frames.

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  6. I really like them! I think I will give them a try. I recently just started wearing glasses for the first time. I went to pick out a pair and like you said it was awful. I had no idea what I was doing I had never worn glasses before AND I had momma, with me and I was also getting her a new pair so it was not going as well as planned. Needless to say, I don't like what I have and want to get new ones. I wonder if they take insurance. I will definitely be checking them out immediately!

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    1. I didn't see anything about insurance on the website Rena, but it wouldn't hurt to ask!

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  7. They look great I need to renew my prescription as well - I was thinking that I would do the same order the glasses on line to try to save money too last trip to my eye doctor cost me more than 500.00 and that was for the lenses using the frame I have and second pair for reading only. I refuse to pay that much it's so unnecessary - your glasses are so pretty and you are too. don't be ashamed, you look great. Thank you I will check it out -

    Q did they get in touch you or did you contact them for the write up - just curious.

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    1. Hi Marisa. Firmoo contacted me with a request to write a post, but I think you could probably contact them through their website to see if they would like you to write a post.

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  8. Susan, glasses look fantastic. I am considering going this route as well and now that this is second positive post I read on this Co think I found what I was looking for. Thanks for share!

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    1. If you order from them Mari, I hope you like them as much as I like mine!

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