Today I’ve got a post for all you spectacle-wearers! A few weeks ago I was contacted by Firmoo.com to participate in reviewing a pair of their eye glasses. I was super excited for this opportunity because I desperately needed a new pair of glasses but didn’t have the budget to spend hundreds at my local stores. After perusing the website for a while, I found myself wishing I’d heard about Firmoo earlier — I could have saved a lot of money! They have a huge selection of frames to choose from at very good prices, and the packages available are cheaper than anything I could find in my local area. They have prescription and non-prescription lenses available, as well as sunglasses, and there is no charge added to the price of the frames for a standard prescription with anti-scratch coating. The website was easy to use and there’s a handy built-in feature to virtually “try-on” the frames before you buy to see how they will fit your face. This was extremely helpful for me because the hardest part of shopping for glasses is finding frames that suit the shape and features of your face. Also available for each frame are the measurements of the lens, bridge and length to compare against your current/previous frames; yet another feature to help you make the right decision.
I ended up choosing these frames; square-shaped in Tortoiseshell. The entire package included my chosen frames + my prescription + Anti-glare, Anti-Scratch and Anti-UV coatings, a case (super sturdy), a sleeve, a microfibre cloth and also a repair tool. The full price of these glasses had I purchased them would have been $29, which is an incredible price!
The frames available range in price from around $10–40, so to be totally honest I was expecting them to feel cheap and flimsy. But while the frames are light-weight, they feel sturdy and well constructed. I’ve heard that some people had trouble with their glasses, finding them to be cheaply made and easily broken, but for me that was definitely not the case. I have worn these glasses every day since I received them and they have definitely stood up to the test! The prescription is spot on (obviously important!) and the anti-glare, anti-scratch and anti-UV coating have been a blessing.
One recommendation I have for you if you want to purchase your glasses online: Get your PD (Pupillary Distance) measured by an optometrist rather than trying to do it at home with a ruler. I got my housemate to measure mine at home but it’s definitely not a reliable method and I was worrying the whole time that I had gotten it wrong! Being a millimetre or two off might not seem like a big difference, but the last thing you want is to get your glasses and not be able to see out of them properly.
Overall, I’m very happy with my glasses. They’re excellent quality, especially for the advertised price. Only time can tell how durable they will be, but they’re comfortable and stable and have not scratched easily. I’ll definitely be buying my glasses from Firmoo from now on! In fact, I’m due for some new reading glasses…
So visit Firmoo.com and have a look at their collection if you’re looking for new prescription glasses, sunglasses, or just some non-prescription glasses to style up. I hope this helps you next time you need to buy glasses!