I’ve seen online glasses places pop up all over the place lately, but felt like it must be one of those “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is” kind of things. I mean, we JUST bought Travis a new pair of glasses from the mall for somewhere around $400… so how could they possibly offer something just as great for less than a quarter of the price?!
When Firmoo reached out to me and offered a pair of glasses for me to review, I thought it would be a great opportunity to see if it really was all that and a bag of chips.
Since I wear contacts most of the time, I usually only break out my glasses before bed, early in the morning and during allergy season. I have a designer pair I like from a few years ago, so I thought that it would be fun to get some more “trendy” frames to play around with. I’ve wanted a pair of cat eye frames for ages, so I decided to finally try them out.
I was totally unsure of how they would look on my face though, so I uploaded a couple pictures of myself and played around with the frames. First I tried a couple options with the #F033 frames:
Um. Yuck. They look terrible. I mean, I want a bit of a pointy corner, but these look really bad on me.
So then, I tried the same pictures with the #F038 frames:
Better. I mean, it’s still kind of weird to just plop a picture of a frame on top of my face… but these look kind of cute.
I called up my eye doctor and had them give me my last eye glasses prescription over the phone and went ahead and ordered the #F038 glasses. I figured if I hated them, I had three days to return them. Also, I was getting them for free… so I really wasn’t losing anything but my time.
Imputing all the information onto the glasses order was super easy and my glasses arrived in my mailbox about 2 ½ weeks later.
I gave my dresser a good ol’ windex job and took a few pictures for you:
I think it’s fair to say that I’m pretty darn impressed. The lenses are exactly my prescription and the frames are substantial without being irritatingly heavy on my face. I love the fun designs on the sides of the frames too. They fit great and Firmoo even included a little tool to tighten the screws if I ever need to.
Here’s my best “trying on glasses” pose:
Just kidding. I took a ton of pictures and this one was so dorky that it made me laugh… so of course, I had to share it.
Here’s a normal picture… I mean, as normal as you’re going to get with me:
Kinda cute, right? The best part is that if I would have paid for them they would have only cost me $45.95! That is SO insanely cheap for glasses and next time Travis needs a pair we are definitely going to go with Firmoo.
I don’t know if they are going to hold up for years and years the way my designer pairs do, but for less than $50 I can get EIGHT different pairs of glasses for the price we paid for just one pair a couple months ago. Now instead of worrying over a glasses purchase because I’ll have to live with them forever, I can actually try something trendy without having a huge money commitment!
Have you ever ordered glasses online? When choosing glasses do you usually get something classic or go totally funky?
Disclaimer: Firmoo provided me with a free pair of glasses for review purposes; however all thoughts and opinions are my own. There are Firmoo referral links in this post and if you use my link I will receive a very small reward (even though the price will totally stay the same for you).