I didn’t get glasses until I was in high school. I didn’t even know I needed them until I was sitting in the back of the room one day and was having trouble seeing the board. I thought it was completely normal until I jokingly put on my friends glasses and it was like a whole new world opened up in front of my eyes. I was seriously shocked. I had my mom take me to the eye doctor the very next day. On the way home with my new glasses I was reading all the billboards and street signs! I never knew everyone else could see so well!
Even though I loved being able to see better (my prescription has gotten worse over the years but it was always pretty strong. I have no idea how I didn’t walk in to any walls before) I was really self conscious about wearing them. They didn’t used to be so trendy. I would wear them in class and take them off for the breaks in between because I somehow thought it was less embarrassing. All I did was give myself headaches.
The next year I gave in and bought a pair of black plastic frames and was sold. I was a glasses girl through and through. I do have contacts but since my eyes get really dry, I don’t wear them much. I thought about getting LASIK before, but I really genuinely love wearing my glasses. The problem with glasses though, is how expensive they can be! I bought a pair of black Ray Bans last year and they cost me around $400. I’ve been wanting another pair but wasn’t willing to spend the money. So when Firmoo approached me about working together I was beyond excited.
The ordering process couldn’t be easier. They even have a virtual try on feature to help you choose just the right frames. I “tried on” a few different ones and immediately sent pictures (along with one of me in my current glasses, bottom right, to compare) to Corey, my mom, and my friend Ashley for their opinions. They all picked the bottom left pair:
All their glasses come with standard 1.5 lenses, and anti-scratch and shatter resistant coatings. But you do have the option to upgrade. Mine came with a thinner 1.57 lens, anti scratch, non glare and a UV coating.
It took about two weeks for my glasses to arrive, but felt like much longer since I was checking the tracking like a mad woman. When they finally got here I was immediately impressed with the quality of the frame. They felt just like the Ray Bans I had and weren’t at all flimsy. The glasses came with both a hard and soft case, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and something else I thought was really great – a keychain screwdriver! Anyone who consistently wears glasses can tell you just how handy this is. I’ve probably bought 10 glasses repair kits in my lifetime and still can never find that little screwdriver when I need it. Now, I’ll never loose it (unless I loose my keys, but let’s not jinx it)!
If you’re in the market for new glasses (they have sunglasses too!), Firmoo not only has great affordable pricing (the ones I chose were only $39) and high quality products, they also have a “First Pair Free” program where they only thing you pay for are the lenses and shipping. It’s a great way to take a risk and try a pair you wouldn’t normally be drawn towards. I’m already thinking about ordering a few more pairs, and I’d love some prescription sunglasses. I’ve been eyeing these:
What do you think?
disclosure | this post was sponsored by FIRMOO. all opinions are my own.