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Yup! I use glasses, and it shouldn’t be a surprise considering that more and more people need them due to the great effort our eyes have to make every day, as we spend a great amount of time in front of a computer or reading.
It’s hard to trust our eyes to different hands than ours; you try to visit the best specialist you can find, who also does not make you feel in a medieval torture with his tools close to your eyes. If it’s the case you need glasses to solve a sight problem, what you wish for is that the prescription is accurate and these don’t make you suffer the next 365 days you use them.
Even in times like these when e-commerce rules, the last thing you’d probably think is to buy your prescription eyeglasses online; it’s a bit scary not to get them right, especially if the shipping comes from a different country than yours, you hesitate if the prescription reading is the same as in your country, or what if they come with a defect?
A few weeks ago I was offered to fight my paradigms and trust my new eyeglasses, the precious crutches of my eyes, to an online optical store. I though on only getting the frames and send them to a local optician to prescribe them, but then I gave it a thought and concluded that if I was going to do the experiment, I was supposed to do it complete.
So, I visited a online eyeglasses store called Firmoo; please know that the shopping experience was really good and at some point fun. What did I do?
- Create a user account, in which you save a picture of you that serves as a “model” to try on the different glasses in stock (this was fun), I could anticipate how would I look with any frame, even if I was not trying them on physically.
- Call my Ophthalmologist to get my prescription information, and submit in on my profile.
- Select the glasses I liked the most, which was pretty easy because each model has a description and size info, and I could compare with my old glasses in use.
I waited two weeks to get the shipping in my hometown in Mexico, and of course before writing this post, try them during two weeks in a row.
My new eyeglasses were perfect for me and totally matched my prescription: I don’t have a blurry vision, nor have headaches or eye pain. This shopping experience indeed was different to all my previous, and it was not necessary to do it physically, or spend a fortune even if I bought them already with my prescription specifications.
So, if you need a pair of glasses, and you want to find in a single store many trendy or classical options that fit you well, and at a very reasonable price, I suggest you go to Firmoo online and buy your eyeglasses, they deliver to many countries worldwide.
Do you like the oversized glasses I picked?
Photography by Viviana Cruz.