I got my first pair of glasses when I was in 6th grade with the instructions to wear them in class to see the board better. I was not a fan of my glasses and did not wear them as much as I should have.
Throughout the years, I got better about wearing my glasses to take notes in class because I was thankfully more serious about my grades than my style. Last year, the news hit. I needed to have full-time vision correction so Brad and I went shopping for glasses and I quickly set an appointment for a contact fitting.
Even though I consider myself a contact wearer, I still wear my glasses at least once a week and often more. I don’t want to have a “glasses day” and regret needing to go out in public, so I need to like my glasses. I found out that part of liking my own glasses is just getting used to them by wearing them. I also learned that trying to get glasses the hide on my face was not the best style for me. So I went for a bold frame and can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received on them or overall (think “You look nice today”) when I’ve been wearing them.
I hate the process of shopping for glasses in a store. It’s pretty gross if you think about it… those sample frames have been on how many other faces? Ewww. Of course the price tags on most frames are less than attractive. Buying eyeglasses online would be convenient and germ free.
When GlassesUSA.com contacted me about writing this sponsored post, I did my research and was impressed! The first thing I noticed were the prices, followed by how easy it was to narrow down exactly which eyeglasses you want. Affordable and easy are good things in my book.
It seems a little scary to buy glasses online because you can’t grasp exactly how they’ll look on you, but the Virtual Mirror on the Glasses USA site is a great tool to play with different frames on your own face. I like to do online research before purchasing anything online or in person so being able to try things on is pretty cool. Honestly though, shopping for glasses is way worse for someone with really bad uncorrected vision (like Brad who can squint as mush as he wants and still only sees blurs in the mirror) because they can’t really grasp what they look like in the frames so a tool like this is really helpful.
I played with the virtual mirror a little and tried on some frames… here’s what I would look like in Brad’s glasses.
Try the virtual mirror for yourself!
GlassesUSA.com is also offering a couple of discount codes:
- Take 15% off + get free shipping on your entire order (orders over $50). Code: FS15
- Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10
If you wear glasses, what’s the best or worst part about shopping for a new pair?
NOTE: This is a sponsored blog post and I am being compensated for writing it. As is my policy, I will not agree to write a sponsored post, or post a product review, if I disagree with the company, product or service. As always, opinions in the post are all mine.