Hubby’s New Glasses

Friends, how many of you have less-than-perfect vision?  Hubby and I both fall into that category, although to varying degrees.  
His eyesight is much better than mine; 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in the other, but for some reason, his isn’t totally correctable.  Glasses do help him some, and he’s required to wear them when driving, but he’ll never see 20/20.  
Me, on the other hand?  Without corrective lenses, I’d be legally blind.  I can only see clearly about 3″ from the end of my nose, so without correction, I couldn’t drive…and I’d probably bump into just about everything.
On an average day, you’ll most likely find both of us wearing our glasses everywhere.  Hubby wears them because he doesn’t have contacts; I wear them because I’m too lazy to put my contacts in.  Sad, but true.  I do like them, but when I have to get up before 7 AM with Little Crafter, I just don’t feel like sticking my finger in my eye.  My eyes also tend to dry out quickly, so when I wear my contacts, by the end of the day I’m so ready to take them out!
Recently, hubby had an eye exam and found out that he now needs progressive lenses.  Oh, what fun it was to tease him about that.  He’s three years older than I am, and I love any reason I can find to joke with him about how “old” he’s getting…heehee.  He decided to try something different this time and order his new eyeglasses from  The prices, even for progressive prescription eyeglasses, were much lower than what he was going to have to pay in a store.  In fact, they have a 110% price guarantee; if you find a lower price, they’ll match it plus give you an additional 10% off.  

The ordering process was easy.  He chose his frames {ironically enough, he picked the ones called “Daniel”}, and we entered in his prescription exactly as it appeared on the printout from his eye doctor. The next day, we received a phone call to verify his prescription since the numbers for one eye were negative while the ones for the other eye were positive.  {I have no idea what any of the numbers mean, but apparently for most people, either both numbers are negative or both numbers are positive}.  Since it wasn’t the norm, they wanted to make sure everything was correct.  Hubby confirmed the prescription, and the glasses went to production.
Nine business days later, the glasses arrived.  Unfortunately, we did have a problem.  On the original order, as well as on the phone, Dan had specified that he did not want the anti-reflective coating that typically comes as a standard feature.  Neither of us care for this particular feature, but I know many people do.  As soon as we saw the glasses, we could tell that the coating was indeed on the glasses.  Glasses USA has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so I immediately contacted a representative of the company to alert them of the problem and see how we should proceed.  Customer service contacted me via email as well as my cell phone to discuss the situation and resolve it.  They apologized for the oversight and noted that we had indeed done everything just the way we should have.  They told hubby to keep the original pair of glasses and they made a second pair for him without the anti-reflective coating.  The new pair arrived 7 business days after the original pair and was just as hubby had ordered them.  
Doesn’t he look good?  He says that he’s had no problem adjusting to the progressive lenses and that he has a much easier time reading and seeing things up close now.  He’s very happy with his new glasses…and as for me?  Well, I’m jealous.  
You see, while he was browsing the site for his frames, I was too.  And they have this really neat feature, the Virtual Mirror, that lets you simulate trying them on so that you can see how they look on your face.  It’s a great idea, because otherwise it could be a little scary to buy glasses online without any idea how they’d look on you.  {It also helps with the age old problem of trying to decide on frames when you can’t see and you have to stand three inches from the mirror…lol}.  Well, I couldn’t help playing with the feature myself.  You upload your photo, size, and rotate it however you want.

Then, you click on the frames you want to try, and they show up right on your face!  How cool is that?!  You can sort the frames by material {metal, plastic, wood}, size, shape, color, designer, and several other features as well.  
I was interested in looking at women’s plastic frames, preferably black.  My current frames are about five years old, so I feel like I want something new and fresh.  I like the current shape and color of mine, but I feel like the brown kind of blends in with my hair and I want something a little bolder…a little more “statement-y.” Yeah.  Not a word.  I know.  Anyway, it was totally fun, and I ended up finding five styles I really liked {plus a cool red pair I’d never actually order because they’d clash with too much of my wardrobe, but were really cute}.  What do you think?
Want to try it out for yourself?  If you decide to buy, be sure to check out the current sales and coupons to get the best deal.  There’s also a Refer-a-Friend program that gives both you and a friend $30 off an order when your friend makes a purchase.  And, followers of One Artsy Mama can use the code Blog10 for a 10% discount.  
Hugs & Glitter,

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3 comments on Hubby’s New Glasses

  1. Grandma
    March 2, 2013 at 10:52 PM (3 years ago)

    Very nice…What a great idea…I love that you can see what they would look like.

  2. Teresa
    March 20, 2013 at 4:44 PM (3 years ago)

    Wow, I had no idea this existed! I love that it eliminates the frustration of trying on every last pair of glasses at the optometrist. :)


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