Yes, I Bought Eyeglasses Online! Do I Look Smarter?

I have been doing the rimless frame thing with my glasses for a while, and I have loved being able to see my face more, especially on stage.  I have tried contacts, but since I have astigmatism, the weighted thing just doesn’t work for me.

When I went to Type A Mom Conference in September, I tried on someone’s really cool full-rimmed glasses, and felt really good in them! From that point on, I really wanted some “fashion-y” glasses to wear with certain outfits, or when I wanted to “funkify” my look a little!

That’s why I was thrilled when the folks at www.JustEyewear.com contacted me to see if I’d like to review their product. Honestly, I would have NEVER thought to order eyeglasses online. But since I had been wanting some fashion frames, I decided to give it a try!

I kind of knew the style I wanted to look at, since I had tried some one in passing at another store (Sometimes I just go to the eyeglass store in the mall and try a bunch on just for kicks.  I know, I’m weird)  But really, who can afford two pairs of glasses from an eye doctor?  Once every three years is stretching it for me!

Just EyeWear has Prescription Eyeglasses frames starting at $29! That was the first thing that caught my eye. (Haha, I’m so “punny”) Of course ,you can upgrade with features like non-reflective coating and super thin lenses – which I need to avoid looking like Coke Bottles.

I started out by reading the Guide to Buying Glasses Online. It was reassuring to me how much information they give you, and the precision with which your can measure for your new glasses.  Then, I read “How to Choose a Frame,” which takes into account face shape, coloring, and desired effects.

The most unfamiliar aspect of ordering glasses online, for me, was measuring the Pupilary Distance (the distance in millimeters between your pupils).  You can ask your eye doctor for this measurement, but I measured mine myself, using this guide.  I had my husband hold up a ruler, looking straight at my face and read the distance.

Then, I measured my existing glasses, so I could tell the approximate size I needed for my face. (Hint: write down the sizes next time you go on an impromptu glasses-trying spree in the expensive store)

So, what do you think about my new glasses?  Do I look smarter?

I absolutely love them!  And even with the extra features I got, they were still HALF of the price of my old glasses!! Have you ever ordered eyeglasses online?

Here are some great features of JustEyewear.com:

  • All eyeglasses are made right here in the United States by U.S. trained technicians. Every pair is made to ANSI Z80.1 Standards and is inspected 5 times before being sent to you.
  • They offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. You can return your glasses for any reason within 7 days of receiving them. Check Shipping and Return Page for details
  • Free Anti-Scratch coating to reduce scratches and UV Protection to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
  • For Customer Service, you can chat live, or call a toll free number.

JUST FOR REAL LIFE READERS!

Just Eyewear has created a special page just for our community of readers, with helpful links and a 5% discount on your order! I don’t know about you, but I’m going to finally get those prescription sunglasses I’ve been wanting soon!

Click here to visit the page and get your discount, and definitely check them out before spending a fortune on your next pair of Glasses!

Disclosure: This pair of eyeglasses were provided to me free of charge from www.JustEyewear.com so that I could review my experience and pass it on to you.  Everything in this post is my honest opinion and true experience, and I received no other compensation for this post.

This post is included at Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family

About Sarah Pinnix

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Comments

  1. LOVE them!!!
    .-= Miranda Johnson´s last blog ..bctripletmom: @RealLifeSarah Wow. LOVE them! Thanks for sharing! =-.

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  2. Libby Dowell says:

    Great info Sarah. I’ve been thinking about using one of the discount online eyewear places. I’m going to start with measuring the cute glasses I try on and then go to this site….thanks!! And yes, you do look smart.

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    That’s awesome Libby! I will probably never buy retail again!

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    Marc Reply:

    Hi Libby,

    This is Marc from Just Eyewear. Just wanted to let you know, if you look on the inside of the temple of a frame, you’ll see three little numbers, like 50-18-140. This is the eye size, bridge, and temple, respectively. Once you have those three numbers, you know what size frame you wear.

    It doesn’t need to be exact either: for eye size, you could go up or down 2mm, for bridge you could go 1mm each way (more if you’re getting a metal frame with adjustable nose pads and not plastic), and 5mm either way for the temple.

    Just wanted to let you know before you go busting out your tape measure at LensCrafters! =)

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  3. After spending over 400.00 on my glasses (almost 10 years ago)((before we had kids)). I have needed a pair of glasses but could not spend that kind of money again on glasses. Although they did last 10 years, with a family now I just could not do it. I found out that you can order them online. I spent days looking at frames and deciding what I wanted. I too had to have the PD distance, I wanted to make sure that I had the correct distance so I just went to my eyecare provider and signed a paper to release them if anything should happen and the lens not be made correctly. Placed my order! I got the anti scratch coating, the UV coating, the thinnest lens possible, and a pair of sun glasses that clip on the glasses, plus the frame ( I chose the titanium, bendable one with the memory frame) and paid only 68.00. I would definatly do it again.

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
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    That’s great Shana! I really need to look into getting some titanium rimless frames. My metal frames from the eye doctor split in half for the second time a few weeks ago. Ugh, I’m dreading going back in there! Next time- titanium frames online!

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  4. Thanks for the great review Sarah!

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  5. I am sending this to my mom! She has been so unhappy with her $500 glasses, but unable to get new ones. Maybe she can get some here. And you look too cute 🙂
    .-= Angela @ Homegrown Mom´s last blog ..Routines, Rituals, and Traditions =-.

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  6. Maria @ SavingQueen
    Twitter: thesavingqueen
    says:

    I love your new glasses! They are very stylish.
    .-= Maria @ SavingQueen´s last blog ..Panda Express – FREE Firecracker Chicken when you buy Entree Plate =-.

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  7. I recently bought glasses online for the first time. I used a different company but I am quite satisfied. Glad to know there is another option too for online glasses. Thanks!
    .-= Kati´s last blog ..I Wanna Dance-I Heart Faces =-.

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  8. I have been buying eyeglasses online for a few years, always from the same place: http://www.EyeBuyDirect.com and was never disappointed. You can actually get a pair of complete glasses for less $30.

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  9. I am an optician in Mass. You do run a risk buying online but should be ok if your RX is simple. The issue is that you are using the info you recieved from an optician or optometrist and then taking that info to buy elsewhere. This is the same as going to the local hardware store and asking the knowledgeable clerk about Weed killer and then going to Walmart to purchase it. This is wrong on so many levels. If you go to your optician and tell him (or her) that you don’t want to spend alot they will have options for you. So many people have problems with online purchased eyewear. I see it all the time.

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
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    I have to disagree. Your logic is flawed, because I’ve already paid my optometrist hundreds usually to diagnose my eyesight. Just like I take my doctor’s prescription and go to whichever pharmacy I choose. The hardware clerk gave me the info for free, hoping I would buy supplies there.

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