I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that for a good while now I've been overdue in purchasing an updated pair of glasses. The ones I've been wearing for about three years finally snapped (and weren't holding well with pieces of electrical tape wrapped around the frame), so I knew it was time to go for an eye exam and pick out some new specs. Recently I was contacted by the online eye glass company Firmoo to try out their basic single vision, 1.50 index lenses with any frame of my choice. I went with the full frame acetate F038 model in the unique blue, brown shade which has a clear calico type of pattern. I loved the subtle cat eye shape to them and thought the angles would flatter my rather round face without overwhelming it. I also like how the frame color is muted yet eye-catching and compliments my brown eyes and the red tint in my hair. I find the larger lenses made me feel like a bit of a nerd from an 80's movie at first, but after some time passed I realized that they were great to wear while working and put a lot less strain on my eyes since I wasn't having to adjust them as often compared to my old pair which were much more narrow.
As for the quality of the glasses, I can say I am genuinely impressed and my expectations were surpassed in terms of what I expected from a $36 pair of glasses. The frames are lightweight yet sturdy, and have kept their shape and a tight fit to my head so far. My only true complaint about them is that the lenses tend to show smudges and dust easily, and it's hard to completely wipe off film without the official Firmoo cleaning cloth. Since the company ships from China it can take up to three weeks to receive your package, however with express shipping mine arrived in less than a week's time. Ordering online is easy as the site offers a lot of guidance and only requires your prescription and pupillary distance which is information that can be obtained from your optometrist's office.
Overall I am very happy with my new glasses and will definitely be buying spare pairs. I love the quirky pattern of the F038 model that makes a statement and the fact that the lenses are so clear and wide, improving my vision in style. From experience I know that an eye wear package of prescription lenses and frames can be very expensive, especially when you may need certain corrections and additions or are limited in selection. You can save money by using Firmoo's The First Pair Free Program as well as checking out their selection of generous sales that continue all year long.
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