You won’t believe this but in my last annual eye appointment, my vision has improved again. For reference, I have been wearing glasses and contacts since my early 20s to help with my myopia (nearsightedness) and slight astigmatism. So for two years in a row, coming from baseline -1.75 for both eyes to -1.5 both eyes in 2017 and then to -1.0 (left) and -1.25 (right) recently. Even my eye doctor was actually surprised with this improvement. I was squealing deep inside because I was doing nothing extraordinary except for this healthy lifestyle I lovingly advocate. Another feather in the cap perhaps, alongside other health issues I have reversed since embracing this lifestyle in 2007 (read my vegan journey). So let’s talk about my vision insurance. It can only cover either contacts or prescription glasses up to a specified amount. I chose contacts because those are more expensive and since my vision has been improving anyways, I decided that I will just buy cheapo glasses in anticipation of new prescription again next year. Talk about practicality! Note, I wear contacts most of the time and opt for glasses in the interim or whenever I feel like it.
One thing that prevented me from buying cheap prescription eyeglasses online in the past is the very limited style range. Or maybe, I wasn’t just browsing enough. But one fine evening, I found this website Eyebuy Direct which seems too good to be true because their eyeglasses are so affordable but I found some styles (frames and colors) that spoke to me like a temptress *come and get me* kinda thing, haha! So I initially bought 2 pairs to try (photo above and red one, stay tuned next time) for only $80 including shipping with 5% cash rebate via Ebates (don’t you just love shopping online?). Note: you can go fancier (hence pricier) depending on the add-ons as you check out. So my order arrived in less than a week (coming from Texas to Hawai’i) intact and housed in a sturdy carton box and given that they have virtual try-on, I was still quite surprised that the fit was pretty good! Hmm, I can add two more pairs, said this new convert. Perfect timing, they were running BOGO 50% at the time of my purchase so that left me with only $56 to pay, say what again? Photo below shows another style from my reorder. I own 4 now, just because!
Since these are recent acquisitions, I can’t tell you yet if these glasses are made to last. But I am not out for longevity because of my changing vision situation. And in case one pair breaks, it’s replaceable. If it gets lost, it’s replaceable. If I accidentally sat on it, it’s replaceable. But for now, let me enjoy my newfound eye candies!
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Pink tote bag from Angela Roi
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