Unfortunately for both Big Sister E and Little Sister B, poor eyesight is almost definitely in their future. With both my husband and I dependent on glasses or contact lenses, I feel like only time will tell how long it is before we hear from a teacher or notice the telltale squinting ourselves.
However, with the huge array of styles, colors and overall coolness of glasses these days, they really aren't a source of unhappiness or teasing (does the term "four eyes" still exist on the playground anymore?) but rather are a hip, trendy, fashionable accessory for all ages.
The only problem? The price tag. The eyeglasses in the stores aren't cheap, so the thought of buying more than one or possibly two frames isn't something that's as often considered as, say, purchasing a new scarf.
Which is why finding glasses online makes so much more sense... selection, style, delivery right to your door and, best of all, huge savings! And it's all there at EyeBuyDirect.com.
By selling prescription eyeglasses (starting at $7.95!) right from the comfort of your computer, EyeBuyDirect.com has truly changed the way that we shop for eyewear. Whether you're looking for a new pair of glasses to complement your wardrobe or replace older ones that are broken, not your current prescription or just out-of-date, EyeBuyDirect makes the process fast, fun and easy.
As I began to browse through the extremely large selection offered, I immediately noticed that EyeBuyDirect gives multiple options for narrowing down the choices. You can limit the frames shown by gender, color, frame material, shape and more, but the one that jumped out at me was width.
By easily seeing only the size frames that are right for your face (based on the current frames you are wearing), you can happily browse the options that you know will look and fit best. EyeBuyDirect even gives you the option of trying their frames on online... which sounds impossible at first, but their Virtual EyeTry feature makes it quite simple. Just upload a photograph of yourself and start "trying on" whichever frames you like - how convenient!
After finally deciding (whew!), I was pleased with how easy it was to order my glasses. EyeBuyDirect clearly showed what the different numbers in my prescription were and where to enter them, as well as giving many options for my lenses or add-ons like tint or Party Glasses crystals (bling for your glasses).
Now to just sit back and wait for the fun and funky glasses that I had chosen to arrive.
These actually aren't them, but they're similar. The style I picked is no longer on EyeBuyDirect, so clearly I wasn't the only one who thought they were great!
Unfortunately, I didn't sit back for long as I received a very professional email from EyeBuyDirect the next day telling me that, due to my strong prescription, this frame wouldn't work with my lenses. Well, darn. I appreciated that the email gave a suggestion of a different pair that would work, however, they just weren't my style.
Sending back two more options that I liked, I crossed my fingers and hoped that one of them would work out for me.
The Dubendorf in Black, one of my two replacement choices. Very smart-looking, right?
Alas, no, neither of my choices would work either. My problem seemed to be that I needed to choose a rim that was round and not flat but I wasn't able to tell which rims were round from the pictures. Too bad my eyes are so bad! However, EyeBuyDirect was very nice about my issue and was able to list more options that would be available... and soon the BE-8047 were selected, ordered and on their way to me within days.
These semi-rimless frames arrived and I was impressed right from opening the box. Not only did they come with a durable plastic case and a handy cleaning cloth, but the glasses themselves are high quality and look just as nice as those in the store that are priced five times as high as their $34.95 price tag on EyeBuyDirect.com.
As I had been able to see all of the dimensions for these frames right online, I wasn't surprised when I placed them on and had them fit perfectly. The lenses were crisp and clear and it didn't take long for my eyes to adjust so that I could wear the BE-8047 around without problem. As I've never had any sort of rimless glasses before (due to that strong prescription of mine), it's been great having the opportunity to add something new to my wardrobe!
With the addition of online prescription eyeglass retailers, the days of having to spend a fortune on glasses are a thing of the past. EyeBuyDirect offers their customers a full pair of prescription lenses and frames at low prices, specialists who are optical experts to answer questions and inspect every pair of glasses, the convenience of shopping whenever and wherever is convenient and a 7-day full refund policy. They really have it all!
Plus, thanks to the generosity of EyeBuyDirect.com, one person will be able to see the world clearly and stylishly, because...
One lucky person will win a pair of prescription eyeglasses (frame + lenses) from EyeBuyDirect.com*!
*Please note that this excludes designer eyewear and sunglasses.
To enter to win: Visit EyeBuyDirect.com and tell me which stylish frames you would choose if you won.
Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow EyeBuyDirect.com on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: Stylish and affordable glasses - a great combination! I just entered to win a free pair of prescription eyeglasses from EyeBuyDirect.com at Thanks, Mail Carrier! http://bit.ly/fZKt7R
1 Extra Entry (per method - both of these require an account on EyeBuyDirect) if you post an EyeTry photo to the Wall of Frame and leave me the link and/or help another visitor decide on their frames by leaving a comment on the Wall of Frame and then leaving me the link to that person's profile.
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Giveaway will end on January 28th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
A big thank you to EyeBuyDirect.com for providing a pair of prescription glasses for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.