Monday, October 2, 2017

How to Find Super Cute Prescription Glasses

I got a pair of sunglasses from to write this post, but the opinions are 100% my own.

Since it's back to school time, that means a lot of people are looking to buy new glasses for their children, for themselves, or you could be like me and just want to get some really cute prescription sunglasses in preparation for a cruise to Mexico in December.

I was first directed to buying glasses online by Lauren who'd had some experience with it. Before that, I'd always just picked up glasses at the kiosk inside my eye doctor's office, but I have to tell you, the number styles always left something to be desired. On top of that, I have a wide face, so finding glasses frames that didn't squeeze my temples was next to impossible and I was left with frames that not only were uncomfortable, but they just weren't the style I was looking for. 

I will say, when it comes to prescription glasses and sunglasses, my tastes are basically as retro as you can get, and I want funky frames that make me stand out a bit. I've been like this since I got my first pair of glasses in eighth grade (sadly, I couldn't find pictures of me wearing them, but I was going for a Lisa Loeb look. Hello, 1999.). I like to think I was part of the movement that brought funky frames to the forefront of American style (please don't crush my dreams). That's why is a great place to shop. They actually have styles for every taste. For people like me who like to express themselves with their glasses, to people who just wear glasses and don't use it as a style statement. 

One of the things I loved about it is that you can search for your glasses by size. No more trying on a hundred pairs just to find something that fits. You can input your current glasses measurements (mine are 150 55-17-145, which measures the bow, the lens width, height, and the total frame), and they'll list all of the glasses with the same measurements. If you don't know your exact measurements, you can select small, medium, and large and it'll help you get an idea of what you want. 

Also, as you can see from the screenshot above, their prices are extremely reasonable. I get vision insurance through my employer, but even with insurance, I always had to pay a little something extra, which was quite a strain on the finances. I'd rather use my Flexible Spending Account on something a little less extravagant (I was taught from an early age about shopping for the best deals, and it's stuck with me throughout life). If I can get more for my money I'm there 100%. Getting two pairs for the price of one at a normal eyeglass shop is right up my alley. 

I got this snazzy pair of sunglasses from and I am in love. They're HUGE, they're lightweight, and they came in a nice case with a glasses cloth to clean them as needed. I was originally drawn to them because they reminded me of the glasses I got for my last vacation (which were NOT prescription but fit over my regular glasses). Now I can get the same look without doubling up on glasses (and risking scratching both pairs).

In order to get prescription glasses, you will need to know your prescription from your eye doctor, including Pupillary Distance (PD), but they should be able to give you that at your appointment, which you should get done once a year (Speaking of which, I'm a bit due for mine). 

Discount Time!

If you're in the market for new glasses (or you just want some variety with what you currently have), then I have a treat. has given me a discount code for you to save 50% on frames with FREE LENSES! What a great deal, right? Just add GSHOT50 to the promo box at checkout and you're in. That's a fantastic deal if you ask me. I'm due for new glasses in a few months, and I know I'll be going through I'm very impressed with everything they have to offer.

You can check them out on Facebook or Instagram and see what other people are buying and how they're styling themselves. 

Your Turn!

  • How do you like saving money on glasses?
  • Which frames are your favorite?


  1. This is awesome! I've been wearing glasses since I was 5 so I love to have new pairs, but I'm so blind and I pay extra to thin out my lenses so I hate paying a lot for the frames. I will definitely check this out next time that I am in need of glasses!

    1. Isn't it ridiculous what some people charge for frames? I'd buy lots of different styles if they weren't so expensive. With this, I might need to start doing that. :-D

  2. 50% off?! That's amazing! I need to take advantage of this!!

    1. Me too. I'm going to be in the market for new glasses soon. :-)

  3. Those are adorable! I have to try my glasses on because I feel like my head is a funny shape LOL. Those are adorable on you.

    1. Thank you! I'm with you on the funny head shape thing. Except I can't wear hats that aren't knit, and I sometimes feel like on of the kids on "Hey Arnold!"

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