Thursday, March 7, 2013

Glasses & Firmoo

Glasses.
I've been wearing them for many, many, many, many, many years now! In fact, if I remember correctly - I learned I had to wear glasses the same year I started wearing braces.  Good times.

It was the 80's, and the fashionable look was big round glasses. 



Yup - I sported this look for many, many, many years. Until about a year ago actually!  When a lovely young sales associate, wrinkled her nose and shook her head "no," when I picked out a yet another pair of  big round glasses....   I am in her debt for introducing me to a new look!



For the first time in years (like 20years), I started wearing my glasses instead of my contacts during the day!

Now enter Firmoo!  One of the perks of blogging regularly, is that sometimes you get an opportunity to try out something new and write about it.  Recently I ordered a pair of glasses from Firmoo.  There is a huge selection of stylish frames.  I selected a pair from the semi-rimless frames.  They have a very cool function on the site that allows you to upload a photo of yourself and then see how the glasses look on you - the Virtual Try-on Upload!



Ordering was very easy with my current prescription, and my glasses arrived very promptly (might I add, with a nice case, cleaning cloth and repair kit!)


It's been either snowing or raininig here for about the last three weeks - so I couldn't get a well-lit photo - but I think you can see from these pics, that I got a really great pair of frames that I am proud to wear regularly!

Firmoo
also offers a free pair of glasses (you only pay shipping) for new customers ("complemented with 1.50 index single vision lenses").  So you can get a pair of glasses even if you don't need them and just want the look!  Being a person who has needed corrected vision for the last 30+ years, I have a hard time understanding this desire - but I do know people who like to wear glasses anyway and if you are one of those people, this offer is definitely for you!

But even after the free offer, if you are a person who needs glasses, the pricing is very reasonable! 
 My son was just in need of a new pair of glasses!  Bless his heart - he was sitting at the kitchen table the other day and said, "I think you need to take me to the eye doctor - I can't see the clock on the microwave."  So he just got his prescription filled earlier this week and a new pair of glasses.  Here he is loving the 'roll up' sunglasses the doctor provided because his eyes would be sensitive from the drops:


Hahah - he loves these things!  He keeps putting them on when we go outside even in the snow and rain!

We have insurance for a new pair of glasses every year, but I am definitely going to get him a back-up pair on Firmoo. 

Disclaimer: Firmoo sent me this glasses to review.  I was not compensated to write this post, these opinions are my own. 

4 comments:

  1. Well, I've just discovered there's one more thing we have in common - I also need glasses from when I was 6!!! I usually wear contact lenses, but like quite much the last pair of glasses I have for about two years.

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  2. This is great to know about, Amy. I don't wear glasses anymore, except for reading because I had Lasic about 13 years ago. But, I wore glasses since I was 9 before that. Btw, great pictures of you and Jackson! Have fun with the snow. We dodged a bullet yesterday with the snow storm that wasn't!!

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  3. I too sported the huge cover my face round glasses from the 80's. I really really hate shopping for glasses! I finally found a pair I like and even ordered the same style twice but it has been years and I don't think they sell them anymore.

    I checked out the link and I like that you can upload a photo. I appreciate you posting the link and your review.

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  4. Thank you for this information, Amy. I need new glasses and hate the price of the ones in the optometrist's office. Let me ask you about fit. Did your come already to wear? I always have to have adjustments when I get new glasses. I swear one ear is higher than the other! Honestly it's crazy. Also I have no bridge on my nose so they always need to be fixed so they don't fall down. I am a freak of nature, I swear! Anyway, how do you do that with mail order glasses? Your son is adorable and I'm glad you're loving the new place that you landed in.
    P.S. Are you liking the Game of Thrones?

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