I've needed new glasses for well over two years now, ever since I broke two pairs of clip on sunglasses when Jessie was in Kindergarten. Yeah. That was a long time ago. Well, I finally got a new pair last year from Firmoo.com. It was totally weird, because I'd been looking at Costco for awhile, but they didn't carry any frames that came with clip-on or magnetic sunglasses. And I *have* to have those, because I hate switching back and forth from prescription glasses. I always feel slightly woozy and end up getting dizzy or headachy. And in So Cal, you really need your sunglasses almost every day. I was getting major frown lines from constantly squinting in the sun. Makes it tough to drive.
When Firmoo sent me an email asking whether or not I'd like to try a completely free pair of glasses in exchange for an honest blog post, I jumped at the chance. The whole experience was simple and trouble-free. I even asked a question online and got a response within 24 hours. Pretty cool. Ordering was easy, you just plug in the information from your doctor's prescription, and sit back and wait. You can even upload a photo of yourself so you can "try on" any of the frame styles they have (though I was too lazy to do that, of course). I thought the order took a while to arrive, I think it took about two weeks. Which, actually, when I think about it, really isn't very long at all, is it? I don't know why it seemed like a long time to me, maybe I was too excited to get them.
Anyway, the glasses arrived in perfect condition, and the prescription is just right. I only had to get used to the initial wooziness from wearing new glasses, but unfortunately, that just can't be helped.
I love that my new glasses came in a nice hard case, with a soft lens cloth and this wonderful mini screwdriver on a keychain. They also included a pair of extra nose thingys and four additional screws. Because those little guys are totally impossible to find if you lose one.
Okay, hope you didn't mind the mini commercial broadcast, I just thought the whole experience was very nice, and free is always good in my book! Even if I did have to pay for shipping (which I didn't), it would have been so much better than the $100+ I was going to have to pay for a new pair of glasses, let alone a pair that included clip-ons.
The next post will be crafty, I swear. I've made some small things and just need to take photos. Funny, I'm writing about needing sunglasses when it's actually supposed to be grey and rainy all weekend long!