I feel so hip in my glasses.
I've worn glasses since I was 12, although until a year or two ago I only wore them at night after I took out my contacts, and on days when I was sick or didn't leave the house. So I definitely have a negative connotation about them! Pretty much whenever I wore glasses, I felt less cute.
Another reason I was really wishing for cool glasses. You know the kind--definitely kind of hipster, thick, plastic frames? I'm sure you see more in some places than others--and, as they say on Portlandia, this is Portland, where all the hot girls wear glasses...
So just recently, I decided it was really time to buy myself some cool ones. With these stylish ladies for inspiration...
|New Girl--of course we like the outfits ;)|
Anyways, I was definitely a little wary about buying glasses online, but there are SO many online cheap eyeglasses retailers now... I began to do my research but was actually kind of overwhelmed by a lot of the shops.
I ended up buying the iSee 25 in Tortoise eyeglasses from GlassesUSA.com. The price was unbeatable, and the service was good--I called ahead of time to make sure about their policies if the glasses didn't work out, shipping was fast, and the glasses are great! I ordered the thin lenses because I have such a strong prescription and the frames are pretty large already--worried about weight. Plus, I got to do the cool thing where you upload a photo of yourself and play around with "trying on" all the glasses--the Virtual Mirror. Definitely helpful.
And they're great! I love that I can wear them without feeling nerdy or like I'm stuck at home on the couch watching Beauty and the Beast and drinking Kava tea (how I spent my sick days in high school!). Also, I took them into my eye clinic and they adjusted the frames a little for me, bending the earpiece to fit my head a little. So yeah, sometimes they actually make me look cuter, I think.
Anyway, coincidentally, not long after I ordered these GlassesUSA.com contacted me offering to sponsor this post and provide my readers a special discount code!
On top of their already reasonable prices, they are offering two options to you all:
- 50% off any pair of eyeglasses on orders over $80. Code: SPECIAL50
- Or, 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: BLOG10
Um, 50% off?!? That's amazing! Best of luck glasses-shopping. =)