Friday, July 23, 2010

Hey, Four Eyes!

I have needed glasses or contacts since I was in seventh grade. It’s a pain some days, but I just haven’t saved up the money to get laser eye surgery done so I deal with it. When I hit eighth grade, I decided it was uncool to have glasses so I converted to contacts and wear them daily. I have had glasses, but usually only for backups when pollen counts are high and my allergies kick into overdrive. I visited my eye doctor in April and was shocked to hear that my “free” glasses would end up costing me almost $100! I have a really high prescription, so if I didn’t want to have Coke-bottle lenses it would cost me quite a bit to upgrade to the light weight ones.

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My mom and sisters have used an online glasses provider a time or two so I decided to give it a chance. On one site, the frames started out at only $8! Visit Zenni Optical if you have a lightweight script—they were happy with theirs.Going back to the thick lenses, though, and I was going to end up paying about $50 a pair. While this was an improvement, I still thought I could find the right ones for me a little cheaper. Enter 39dollarglasses.com.

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I found not only one, but TWO pairs of glasses that I just adored! What I really love is that you can print the frames to scale and “try” them on your face to ensure the proper size. I sure would hate to get a pair of glasses in the mail and them end up being too big or the wrong shape for my face.

I found a coupon code online and got two pairs for less than the eye doctor wanted to sell one pair of “meh” glasses for!

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Both pairs came with a case, a microfiber pouch, lens cleaning cloths and a tiny little screwdriver.

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I have my sparkly tortoise shell frames on today and I love it! I have a little bit of nerdiness going on because I have to push them up every few minutes. I haven’t tightened them up, but I have heard that the Wal**Mart Vision Centers will do that for free! I’m also slightly more awkward than I usually am (trust me-I’m pretty awkward to begin with!) because I am so used to having total clear and complete clear peripheral vision. The steps at work were a challenge so I had to stare at my feet when I was walking up. Overall, I am pretty pleased with my results!

**I’m not being paid or endorsed to tell you this. I just wanted to share my experience.

2 comments:

Stacey said...

I definitely need to check this out! I am blind as a bat, contacts are a pain, and I can't stand my current glasses!

Love your new glasses, especially the 2nd pair!

Barefoot in the Park said...

they are so cute! thanks for the tip, ill have to try that site out. ive had cokebottles or contacts since 2nd grade... oh the life of being blind!