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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30 thoughts on “Where I Buy My Chic Prescription Eyeglasses”
These look fabulous on you! I have recently made purchases from Firmoo and Zenni. I’ve been thrilled with my glasses from Firmoo, and I’m still awaiting my Zenni order. I am unable to wear contacts or qualify for laser surgery so I’m stuck in glasses. Might as well have fun!
Yes have fun in glasses, quick way to accessorize
Those glasses look great on you!
I need to do something like this! My insurance only pays for 1 and that is all I get. I feel so stuck with accessorizing.
Same here. Yep, time to accessorize the eyes
Those glasses look really fantastic on you, Kath!
I love all of those on you! I’m in the market for new frames, so I’ll check it out!
These are all great frames that really add to your outfit! The pink ones are my fave!
I love the pink one too
I was myopic with -4.25 and -4.50, and underwent LASIK a few years ago. Now, I wish I’d managed to try some of these very cute frames, instead of the awful pairs I’d worn back then.
I know right? The styles before are hideous. How’s your vision now? Tell me LASIK really helped
The frames you chose all look so nice on you. I’ve worn corrective lenses since I was twelve. That’s a long time…
Thanks much! I didn’t know you wore glasses
I love your new glasses. I recently purchased 2 new pairs of frames. It’s fun to have different ones for different moods.
I certainly agree. Thanks Stacie
I love Warby Parker’s but might give this site a try! Since I started teaching early, I’ve switched to mostly glasses!
I feel like the pink glasses are so perfect for spring to summer
I need some new glasses, I’ll check this out!
I love that you have found a more affordable option for glasses. I had to get new glasses a year ago when my vision changed, and now that I’m due for another exam, I already know my sight has changed more. I’ll definitely have to keep this company in mind!
I got my first pair of glasses at 13. I can’t see without them but I can’t comfortably wear contacts. I like variety in glasses so these seem like a great deal. It’s the pink that looks so pretty to me.
Ok glasses just look super cute on you!
Thanks so much
I love the pale pink pair, they look so fun! I wear glasses too, I have since middle school and I’m much more nearsighted than you (-4). Sometimes I can’t go for certain frame styles as they can’t accommodate the thicker lenses I need. I can get thinned lenses but it brings the cost up quite a bit.
Thank you. Have you considered LASIK?
These are super cute and good information to have since I’m afraid I’ll be needing glasses soon!
Thanks much. My pleasure to share information
These are super cute, really loving the second pair! Totally going to check them out for some prescription sunglasses!