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.|
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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