Getting Glasses

February 18, 2015
When I was in third grade, I had some trouble seeing the board so my teacher called my mom and recommended that she take me an optometrist. Sure enough, I inherited my dad's bad vision and I had to wear glasses, but only when stuff was too far away for me to see. I remember being excited about my first pair of glasses and was happy to have found some that were similar to Becca's on Life Goes On. Too bad I don't have a fabulous picture handy to show you just how stylin' I looked in my early 90's glasses. At any rate, a lot of my friends had glasses, and I felt kind of cool to have a new accessory.  As my eyes progressively got worse and I developed astigmatism, I began to loathe feeling forced to wear glasses at all times.  I didn't like the marks they left on my nose, I hated those early morning moments fumbling around for my glasses, and I very rarely went swimming since I couldn't wear my glasses in the pool and could not see without them.  As soon as my parents finally let me get contacts in 9th grade, I would only wear my glasses when my eyes became irritated.  In 2004, I decided to take the plunge and get Lasik.  When my eyes started to heal after the surgery and I could see clearly for the first time since I was a child, I was ecstatic and the first thing I did was to get rid of my glasses.  Then,  years later, a funny thing happened... While I was still in Korea, non-prescription glasses were being sold left and right.  My friends and I stopped at a booth where they were for sale and decided to try them on just for fun, and lo and behold, I actually found a pair I fell in love with! 

Here they are pictured below:



When Firmoo contacted me about reviewing a pair of their glasses, I jumped at the chance hoping to find another great pair of non-prescription glasses that I could wear from time to time.

Firmoo's site is easy to navigate, and the toughest problem I encountered was trying to choose between several of their frames! You are able to search by shape of the frame, material that it's made from, or by size.  While I was trying to pick out a pair, I was worried that the glasses I picked might not be right for the shape of my face, but you are able to upload a photograph of yourself and virtually "try on" the glasses.  The way that I finally chose my frames was that I looked pictures of actual customers wearing the glasses I was thinking about getting.  Since the style I was considering getting looked great on a variety face shapes, I went with these glasses (Style F1018 in black.)




The glasses arrived quickly and as an added bonus, they came with a hard case and cleaning cloth. The cloth has already been useful, and I even used it to clean my sunglasses. 

The only drawback is that the glasses did tend to slide down when I looked down.  I don't know if it's just because I'm not used to wearing glasses or what, but it isn't a big deal because I found a quick fix for it thanks to this YouTube video.  All you have to do is put a hair tie on the part that goes behind your ear and they will stay in place.



I noticed that I'm once again having trouble seeing things that are far away, so if I do have to get glasses again, I would consider purchasing them from Firmoo due to my pleasant experience this time around.



Would you ever wear non-prescription glasses?  Do you own any glasses from Firmoo?


**Firmoo provided me with a free pair of glasses in exchange for an honest review.
14 comments on "Getting Glasses"
  1. I won't wear non-prescription glasses, since I wore prescription for so long. Those look nice on you.

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  2. True story: When I was a kid I was actually sad that I didn't need glasses. (I didn't get that not seeing stuff was like... inconvenient.) I thought glasses looked super-cool so my sister got me a pair of non-prescription glasses from the accessories store she worked at and I thought I was SO COOL when I was wearing them, haha. Anyway, I like the frames you chose! They're cute. I have some sunglasses in that style and they slide down too though.

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  3. Bummer thy slide down, I hate when that happens! They look super cute on you though!

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  4. You chose a cute pair even though they slide down they look really great on you. I reeeeaaaalllly wanted glasses as a kid. I blogged about that before. Crazy right?

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  5. Lisa you look so cute in these glasses!!! :) As someone who has been wearing glasses since 2nd grade, I totally appreciate cute glasses when I see them. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Good to know of a site that sells cute non-prescription glasses! I will check it out for sure! Funny that even though I look like Pop, I did not get his eyes!

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  7. You're the only lucky one to have escaped that!

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  8. Aw, thanks! I'm pretty happy with them. I need to wear them to school and see what my students say, hahaha.

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  9. Yes, I had the same trouble with my contacts. They dried out my eyes and if I ever fell asleep with them in by accident, it felt like they were glued to my eyeballs.

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  10. No, not too crazy! I never had braces and really wanted those as a kid. It's because my friends all had rainbow braces, and I wanted rainbow teeth too, hahaha.

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  11. Thanks! They are way different than any pair of glasses that I have ever owned, but that's what is fun about them!

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  12. Yeah, there is no way I'll be wearing these daily because I'm sure the days when I need glasses again are coming! Every once in awhile is okay for me, though.

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  13. Huh, that's weird that your sunglasses slide down, too. Maybe it has something to do with that style? At least I know of the hair tie trick as a quick fix. :)

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