Hi, My Names LaaLaa & I wear glasses...
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The laughs, I remember the laughs. For years when I had to put my glasses on the laughter would haunt me. I wouldn't wear them, my first pair of glasses were a round gold frame..when the optician put those on my face, I wanted to cry.
Oh but best believe the came in handy when I thought I was a big woman and tried to 'shape' my eyebrows for picture day which had landed on my 11th birthday and I had no clue what I was doing, I shaved them into a crazy shape. My mum had to be called over to sort out my eyebrows, I looked a real HAM (hot ass mess) ...the glasses partially saved the day being so big and round they managed to cover parts of my eyebrows.
I didn't wear glasses again until I was 18. I was watching Big Brother in the Summer of '06 and saw Nikki Graham wearing a rectangle black pair that looked sexy in my opinion. Off to Vision Express I went and got my first pair since I was 11 years old.
So yeah I wear glasses for all that general stuff, reading, on the laptop, watching television, driving & so forth. I'm not blind but if you saw my recent eye test, took over an hour for my eye examination.
Online prescription glasses?
I was contacted by Firmoo* & asked if I would like to review their glasses. I thought 'Hey, why not?' browsing through their collection and as of late I've been fixated on Tamar Braxton's Chrome Hearts glasses. I wanted that kind of style, so I decided to go for their Wayfarer range & more specifically these.
Once I went for another eye test to get my prescription correct, I sent off my form. I chose to get prescription instead of fashion eyewear because to me it made no sense in getting fashion eyewear as I could pick those up anywhere. I wanted to compare how these are to my ones from an in-store opticians.
If you've got a recent eye prescription it's ever so easy to order online with Firmoo, if like me you need to go and be told your eyes have changed ( & not for the better ) it is of course that one extra step.
I sent mine off to Firmoo on the 30th July and got a response 3rd August saying my glasses had been shipped, on the 9th August they had arrived.
With my order I got my glasses, a hard case, a drawstring bag case, tightening screwdriver and two spare screws.
The lenses don't seem to be the same strength as my current glasses, they seem slightly weaker than the ones and the only issue I have got with these is that the nose pads leave marks pretty quickly & with previous glasses I've never had that before.
With them being a lot cheaper than going to the opticians and having to purchase a pair - the pair from Firmoo are $24.95. It's a good alternative but I suppose you do miss out on that lengthy eye examination and getting that personal 1 on 1 care.
It's handy to have more than one pair of glasses for me, one at home & one in my bag so I'm never without.
fashion glasses, so it's not all about the prescription ones. Plus if you want to try them, first time customers get their glasses free. Sign up here
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