Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Blogger Collection

Since I've been on a  bit of a running hiatus I have time to do the things that I always put off, like going to the eye dr. Last month I finally went. I wanted to order new contact lenses but apparently my prescription expired so I had to get a complete eye examine!   When I was done with my examine I ordered my contacts (same prescription I've had for years). I knew before I left that I was ONLY going to get the contacts, no glasses.  I know my glasses are a bit old, but I enjoy them and only wear them at night to watch tv.  Well, the optician sales lady was very convincing and roped me into a new pair of glasses (with an update prescription).  O great, more $$$ I didn't want to spend.  But I thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a spare pair of glasses. That seems to be the thing I forget most when I pack for a vacation (that and my pajamas. Just ask my sister).

After a few weeks my glasses came in.  I am easy to please and because I don't wear them for every day use, I said they were fine. After wearing them for a few nights, I didn't like the way I looked in them. I kept reverting back to my old glasses. My old glasses have more of an oval shape and my new glasses are more rectangular. The sales lady convinced me I needed the rectangular frames because my face was too round for anything else. I don't like them. I asked about exchanging them, but according to their policy I would half to pay half the amount of the price of the glasses just to exchange them. No thank you.

Anyway, as luck would have it Firmoo contacted me about testing out their blogger glasses.  I had no idea how ordering a pair of glasses would work online without trying them on, but I knew people who did it all the time and after a little research to make sure they were legit, I said sure.

I did have to get my exact prescription from my eye dr which was not a problem.

I had to choose from their Blogger Collection which wasn't a very large collection which is both a positive and a negative. A positive because I hate making decisions when I have a lot of choices and a negative because there weren't really any frames that I absolutely LOVED. But then again, I've never loved any of my glasses. Perhaps that's just an item you use out of necessity and does not require "Love"!


The Firmoo website does make it very user friendly to choose your glasses. One of the best features they have on the site is the ability to "try on" the frames. You simply upload a picture of you and then you can virtually try on all the glasses. I found this to be extremely helpful. Some of the frames I liked on the site, but then when I tried them on my photo I could tell that the frames were too large for my face.

Another great feature they have on the site that makes it easy to order is that they give complete measurements of each pair of glasses. I already knew my current pair of glasses were a good fit so I just measured those and then tried to find a pair on the site that were similar in size. I have to say that before I decided to commit to trying these glasses from Firmoo, I DID do my research and found several reviews from other bloggers. I wonder if these other bloggers even took the time to measure the glasses that they ordered because many of them were wearing frames that were entirely too big for their face. Perhaps that is the "In" look now? I don't know.

The one thing that made ordering a challenge is that everything was measured in millimeters. I understand this but I am not that familiar with that unit of measurement so when I measured my old glasses (and the distance between my pupils) I had to have Google convert my "inches" to millimeters".

I have to say that their customer service rep Tina has been SO helpful too. I was up ordering at 11 pm and when I would send an email, she would respond immediately. She even checked in on me to let me know that the frames I ordered were small ones. I told her I ordered the small ones on purpose, but I loved her attention to detail and willingness to let me know!

I wanted to order something different than what I would normally wear. I thought a pair of black frames might be stylish and truth be told this was one of the "smaller" pairs that Firmoo offered.  I didn't exactly love the red and white stripes on them and hoped they wouldn't be all that noticeable when I wore them. I was right, they aren't extremely noticeable.

 
I have to say that I was extremely pleased. I was a bit worried about the prescription and the fit since I could not try them on ahead of time, but I guess I did a pretty good job with my measuring. Another concern of mine was about the quality. The glasses at Firmoo are super affordable compared to what I bought at my eye doctor's office. I was worried that the quality might reflect the price. I don't think there was one pair of glasses over $50. Most were $39.99 or less.  The quality ended up being great. The frames are just as sturdy and well made as anything I've ever order from my doctor. No concern there at all. 

Have you ever ordered frames online?  If so was it easy? Are large frames in?  ~M

*I was sent a complimentary pair of prescription glasses but I received no other compensation to write this post.

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  2. I got some Firmoo sun glasses through the other week and I love them. I also really love the case they came in as well.

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  3. I have the craziest prescription, and I would be leery about ordering glasses online. Glad you had a good experience! Your glasses look good on you!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! Actually you would be surprised with all the options for prescriptions they have. Mine was a little weird too and I wondered how I was going to submit it!

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  4. Awesome! I've heard of this company as well but haven't tried them out. Great review! :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! I'm glad I got to work with them.

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  5. You look great! I love the frames ;)
    Last time my son and I needed glasses it was a little over $500 at the Dr. office - ouch. SO when his broke last year, I ordered for my son online and I am amazed at how well they fit. His favorite pair was $65 and he's had them a year and he wears them everyday all day.

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    1. Thanks Karen! Glasses at the eye dr are SO expensive! Now that I know about this site I won't have to order from my eye dr anymore!

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  6. I keep hearing about them.
    Those glasses look GREAT on you!
    I just spend $250 on large frames... only to find out AFTER I picked them up that they aren't good for 'reading' glasses. The tech told me that when I picked them up. Ummm... that would have been nice to know before I paid for them. Now I don't even wear them.... sigh....

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    1. Oh that stinks to have paid all that $ and you can't even wear them. You could buy an inexpensive pair from firmoo!

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  7. This sounds like a great website. I haven friends that order glasses online but I was always to worried to do so because I wanted to be able to try them out in person. But those prices are making me reconsider!

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    1. That's how I felt too but the "try it on" feature really helped. If you order online definitely upload your picture to the site so you can see how they will look on you!

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  8. Yay for new, cute glasses! I just got my pair in the mail and think I must have entered my prescription incorrectly because they are for someone wayyyy more blind than me.

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    1. Oh no! I didn't even check to see what their return policy was. I hope you can exchange then for ones that work for you!

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  9. I don't do well with too many choices, either! The fact you can virtually try on the glasses is wonderful. I like the ones you picked. You look good in them.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the "try it on" was a great feature. I did try on a few I thought I would like but then after seeing them on my face I knew they weren't right for me!

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  10. I was trying stand up paddleboarding for the first time over the weekend and lost my ridiculously overpriced prescription sunglasses somewhere on the bottom of the lake. I wasn't going to replace them, but at less than $50, maybe I will. Thanks for the great review :)

    Jen@Jpabstfitness.com

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  11. I've never ordered glasses online and the first I've heard of this company. The glasses look great! My mom would prob love this site as well.

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  12. The new glasses look great on you. Great choice!

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  13. I've tried a few times to order online through Zenni, but I'm disappointed each time. It's very hard to order just by measurements. I want a good pair of prescription sunglasses, but they're so expensive, I keep putting it off.

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  14. I've ordered glasses online before. It's risky, but if they're cheap, I think it's worth the risk! Like you, I usually just wear mine at home and use contacts most of the time.

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  15. I've ordered glasses online before. It's risky, but if they're cheap, I think it's worth the risk! Like you, I usually just wear mine at home and use contacts most of the time.

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  16. I think your glasses look cute!
    I went to buy a pair of sunglasses once at an eye glass store. I don't need glasses, but my work vision insurance gave a pair of glasses free each year, so I figured why not go get a free pair of nice sunglasses. I made the stupid mistake of lisening to some young girl tell me that I looked fabulous in a pair, of which I took. They were awful, think 1960's.... I should have never trusted her. I wore them once and never again, the only good thing was I didn't really have to pay for them! I swear I never trust sales people anymore!
    Lucky, you had the chance to try these new frames!!!

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  17. I also got some glasses from them a few months back and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to order and upload my info. The service is great. They look cute on you!

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  18. I have read a few positive reviews about this service, if I needed to get glasses I would try it! They look super cute on you!

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