One thing I’ve always wanted but couldn’t justirfy purchasing is perscription sunglasses. I have such a minor perscription that my eye doctor has told me I don’t need to wear my glasses at all if I don’t want to, but I generally do when watching movies or driving for a long period of time as it makes everything clearer – and I can read road signs before I’m right on top of them!
Because it’s never been a necessity that I wear them, spending the money on perscription sunglasses always seemed super frivolous, so I long ago decided that it simply wans’t something I was likely to get anytime soon.
Even when the online retailers started popping up, it always seemed like the cost was more than it was worth for me, that is until I learned about GlassesShop.com.
You may recall last year I got new perscription glasses from GlassesShop.com, and even though I have a few other pairs these quickly became my favourite (and still are). Chances are, if you see me in eyeglasses – they are these ones.
These are both lighter and more comfortable than my other glasses frames, including the expensive ones from my eye doctor’s office (shhhh, don’t tell them I said that!). So when the opportunity came to get another pair of eyeglasses from GlassesShop.com I was really excited to (finally) get a pair of perscription sunglasses!
Buying eyeglasses online can be stressful. It’s hard to know how something you see online is going to look on you, so I highly recommend using their “try them on” tool. You’d be surprised how quickly you can dismiss the ones that don’t look quite right on your face using just a picture!
After trying on a number of pairs, I settled on the Herbert Rectangle in black. My regular sunglasses are aviators, so I wanted to try out a different style.
I submitted my order, complete with my perscription details and sat back and waited.
Because they come from overseas, it takes a while for your order to arrive. I ordered these on May 18th, and they were in my mailbox on June 30th. So just a little over a month for them to arrive, but they were absolutely worth the wait!
I. Am. Obsessed.
They are so comfortable, super lightweight and fit wonderfully! Because the bridge of my nose is so narrow buying sunglasses off the rack is often an issue. That’s why I tend to do for Aviators, because they have the nose pieces and I can squeeze them a bit to make them fit my nose a bit better. Another awesome thing about buying from an online eyeglasses shop is that on their site you can see all the measurements to ensure you are getting a good fit. Of course, you need to have an idea of what your measurements are to do that. Anytime I’ve ordered online, I’ve looked up the details of my prescription frames and used those as a basis for fit, and that has worked out well for me. If you don’t have that information, I suppose you could measure yourself, though it might be a bit harder to get the most accurate info.
As if the prices weren’t already awesome enough, GlassesShop.com is offering my readers a 50% off coupon code! Use coupon code: GSHOT50 for 50% off all eyeglasses and perscription sunglasses with free lenses online (excludes sale frames).
If you’ve been wanting to get new eyeglasses or perscription sunglasses and it just hasn’t been in your budget – now is your chance! Get that order in today, and before you know it you’ll be rocking those new frames!
Disclosure: I was provided a pair of perscription sunglasses free of charge in exchange for this post. I truly do love them, and would tell you if I didn’t. My opinions are, as always, entirely my own.