Did you know?...”According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction. About 64% of them wear eyeglasses...” That's quite a large percentage of the population! If you happen to be part of that 64%, you know how pricey eyeglasses can be! That's why I'm super excited to share with you about GlassesShop.com today!
GlassesShop.com offers complete eyeglasses, glasses frames, and even prescription sunglasses. They have tons of frames and colors to choose from (as well as sizes), sales, a great package that comes automatically with each set of eyeglasses (I'll get to more on that in a minute), and even feature a “try on” button where you can upload a photo of yourself and virtually try on glasses! Best of all? Their eyeglasses are actually affordable! Skeptical? Read on!
GlassesShop.com graciously offered me a free pair of eyeglasses for review in return for an honest opinion of their glasses and services. Here are some of my thoughts, in no particular order:
*As I mentioned, they have a great package that comes standard with all glasses, regardless of which of their three packages you choose from. Automatically included for free are single vision, anti-scratch, anti-reflective coating, and UV coating. (It also comes with a case and microfiber cleaning cloth, as pictured.) I believe the last pair I got through the eye doctor included anti-scratch for free, but everything else I had to pay extra!
*They truly are extremely affordable. For fun (and because I don't like promoting products to you guys that are outrageously expensive!), I figured up how much the pair I received would have been had I bought them. I do have prescription lenses and altogether my pair of glasses would have only been $40! Yes, frames and lenses included!
*Add-ons, such as transition lenses, are available as well.
*I'm pretty unobservant most of the time and actually didn't notice the “try on” mode until after I received my eyeglasses. Although everything worked out fine, I wish I would have seen it sooner because one of my biggest concerns was that I would not like the way the glasses looked: In person and on myself. I'm pretty picky about the style of my glasses and have very specific preferences.
*I'm actually pleased with the way the frames look and like them on me!
*Also, because I'm insanely pessimistic sometimes and was thinking this whole thing was too good to be true with the inexpensive frames and free package listed above, I was worried the prescription would be messed up. It would just be my luck that I would really like the frames only to find the prescription wasn't right. But, that wasn't the case and they are perfect!
*I like that the website lists the exact measurements for each pair of glasses so you can take measurements or compare them to an old pair of glasses that fit well so you can find a pair that will fit you perfectly! This was something else I was a little concerned about as a lot of pairs at the eye doctor seemed too small for my head. So, I just compared the dimensions of the ones I received to an old pair I like to make sure they were close.
*Speaking of which, the fit of my GlassesShop.com pair seems to be ok even though they are a bit smaller width-wise than my old ones. (They don't seem to slide down my nose as much, which is an added perk!)
*Totally honest here, I can actually see better out of these than my old ones I ordered through the eye doctor because of the anti-reflective coating. I didn't feel like paying the extra, so decided to forgo it this last time. Let me tell you, it DOES make a big difference! (But if that lady from the eye doctor who tried to convince me of this and kept trying to push it on me ever asks, I'll never admit it. ;) )
*Since GlassesShop.com eyeglasses are so cheap (in a good way), I like that I can afford to have a back-up pair, whether it be one of theirs or the ones from the eye doctor. Kids are rough and we live on a farm, so I feel like my glasses are constantly in jeopardy and getting dirty. Now I'm not so worried if anything ever happens to my main pair!
These are the ones I chose. They look blue or black depending on the lighting!
*Also, and I know I'm totally ragging on eye doctors here, but my glasses arrived a LOT faster from GlassesShop.com. It only took, like, 1/3 of the time it did to get my last pair I ordered through the doctor's.
If all that isn't enough to convince you guys to give them a try, maybe this is! Use coupon code GSHOT50 to receive 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses. (Sale frames excluded.) Now would be the perfect time to order prescription sunglasses!
GlassesShop.com has all kinds of deals, so be sure to check them out and peruse through their wide variety of frames, packages, and add-ons. (Did I mention you can get just the frames too?) You're sure to find something that will fit both your style and budget! You can stay up-to-date with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Mixed Bag Mama was not compensated for this post. I received an item in return for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.