Hi Loves! First a little story. I’ve worn glasses since Jr High. I have an astigmatism in my eyes and a few years ago while in grad school I started getting terrible headaches. I mean they were migraine status but I could never completely kick them. They kept coming back. I was looking at what I was eating, cleaning with, candles I was burning. I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what was triggering them. I can’t explain them other than to say they were in my eyes, I was nauseous, and they were just “different” feeling.
Long story short – I went in to the eye doctor and it turns out you shouldn’t spend 16+ hours a day in front of a computer! Who knew?! I explained that computers are part of my job, I use them at home for business, I blog. I can’t just avoid them. He tweaked my prescription and I have been headache free since. I got new frames and tricked out lenses to help with anti-glare, and were anti-reflective. It was around $300. The headaches were bad enough that to me it was worth the substantial investment.
Fast forward 3 years and my frames are getting tired and worn. I went in for my check up and asked if they can reorder the frames I have. Yes – they’d cost $180. What?! Seriously?! I’m much cheaper now than I was 3 years ago. I will deal with these – but I also asked for my prescription.
The same equally frugal friend who suggested Dollar Shave club – was having similar headaches to mine so I told him to go to the eye doctor and check it out. He had the same issue – eye strain. He told me he was ordering crazy cheap glasses online. I thought he was nuts. They are under $20 – how on earth can they even be legit?
Tempted to get new frames that were fun, cute, and cheap – I tried the sites he suggested and one of my own. Since I like details and I’m a bit obsessive, I’m going to break this down into parts.
I ordered from the following sites. Come back next week to see how my orders turned out!
Part 2 of 3 will be about the glasses I picked and the ordering process.
Part 3 of 3 will be my parting thoughts on this entire experience.
Have you ordered glasses online? How was the experience for you?