Hey here’s a fashionesque question, and/or possible post.
I need new glasses!
Where’s some good places to look?
I’d like a plastic black frame that doesn’t break in 2 months. Also I have an abnormally wide face. (read: big head)
Also I’d like to stay away from online ordering and actually go to a store, due to my pickyness.
Awesome! Questions! If there’s one thing I’m good at – It’s telling other people what to do!
My job involves staring at a computer screen for 7.5 hours a day. My eyes get fatigued easily and wearing glasses actually helps! Last fall it came to my attention that (a) I needed a new pair of glasses and (b) my health plan at work didn’t cover the exam or purchase.
In comes: zennioptical.com
I bought these (in burgundy) for $8.00
and these (clear) for $9.99
My entire order came to $25, taxes and shipping included.
They arrived at my door within a month and were perfect. The clear ones make me feel a little like I was wearing safety glasses, but the red ones are my regulars at work. Adorable. Sturdy. Lovely.
OK, so I didn’t really touch on the “but what if I want to try them on” question…
In comes: clearlycontacts.ca
Clearly Contacts carries contact lenses, glasses and sunglasses as VERY affordable prices. There’s an ad on their front page advertising $38 glasses, and YES that includes lenses!
- Because they carry “brand names”, you could go to your neighbourhood Lenscrafters or Pearle Vision or Vogue Optical and actually try them on (and some degree of quality… Adam mentioned that)
- You can upload your headshot to the site and virtually try on the glasses. It sounds kind of lame – but at the same time totally cool. Linky-Poo
- $38 is an awesome price for a pair of glasses.
- They have a fair return policy (i.e. if your prescription is wrong they’ll replace the lens)
- You’re not dealing with an actual optician. No one is putting them on your face or suggesting pairs that are similar.
- If you don’t like them, too bad – you’re stuck with them.
Here are some suggestions for the mystery man who asked the glasses question:
Clearly Contacts - Calvin Klein 699 ($148)
Zenni Optical 3368 Acetate Full-Rim Frame ($19.00)
Alain Mikli Kanye West Shutter Shades ($1500.00)
(Just a note, if you are insistent on visiting a store– which I can totally understand– Pearle Vision & Sears Optical and some others are owned by the same parent. Sears Optical is considerably cheaper than Pearle and carries a lot of the same product. -ed.)