Sponsored Post: Fun, Affordable and Fashionable – I Love My New Firmoo Eyewear

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Every once in a while I find a way around one of the shockingly expensive costs of living in New Zealand. Today is one of the those days.  A few weeks ago I had my annual eye exam, and like many people over the age of 30 (well over in my case), my prescription changed. I ordered my new glasses and nearly had to take out a loan to pay for them.

Fast forward by only one day, and I get an email from Firmoo.com asking me to review a pair of glasses, of my choice. Almost perfect timing, and I can always use an extra pair of reading glasses. Here’s my pick:

Firmoo Glasses

Picking out new frames with the Firmoo Virtual Try-On System is so easy.  I simply upload my photo, use their tool to identify my eyes, and instantly I can see myself in 196 pairs of Firmoo eyewear.  There are filters on size, shape and color, but then I would miss the giggles from the shapes and colors that simply don’t work on my face, like these:

Firmoo Virtual Try on

Selection is that simple, as is ordering. It’s fun!

Next surprise was how quickly they arrived.  Quicker than my expensive ones (which had to be sent back, but that’s a story for another day).  The construction seems solid, the prescription is perfect (as in I can see very clearly), they arrived with a hard and soft case and a little tool to tighten the screws should they come undone later. They are relatively light weight, exactly what I would have hoped for, and even better than I expected. I’ve only had them a week, so time will tell.

As it turns out, everyone can have their first pair of glasses for free,  which includes the frames and single prescription. Even if they didn’t give away the first pair, they are really affordable (almost cheap, but I don’t like to use that word for fear it reflects on quality) and they deliver worldwide for reasonable shipping costs. The add-ons, like thinner glass, UV coating, gradient tint, and more, cost a bit extra, but the good news is they have offered a voucher code “LAUGHBLOGS4” which will save $30 off any Classic Series eyewear. I am a bit disappointed that they only offered it for the first five people who use it and that the voucher code expires on 18 February 2014.

What do you think of my new Firmoo eyewear?  Have you purchased glasses on-line?  Are you heading off to “try on” virtual glasses?

Disclosure: I was given a free pair of glasses to review, and asked to give my “opinions regardless of merits or faults on our product and service.” The opinions here are strictly my own.  No other compensation was given.

About Rhonda Albom

When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.

Comments

  1. I’ve never purchased glasses online. I just go to the eye doctor and they do everything. It’s expensive too.

    I love your new glasses, except for the small round ones. Just not you.

    I’ll do the virtual glasses to see what’s up.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

  2. You get to try on different frames without leaving the house!
    I went to contacts ten years ago although when I’m feeling lazy I’ll pull out my glasses.

    • I know, it’s just so much fun! While these were the silly ones with my face shape, there were about six that I really liked. It was the blue on the sides of these that sold them too me.

  3. I’m another who has to consider taking out a loan for new glasses. Sadly, I’m due for a prescription update and can’t order any just now but I know where I’ll be going in future. Thanks, Rhonda

  4. Those glasses really suit you. An over 40-er, my prescrip seems to change for the worse every year (or month). I just got new glasses, and it cost a bundle. I’m relieved for you that you got those for free, and in the comfort of your own home. That’s awesome. I didn’t know you could order glasses on-line.

    Be well, Rhonda.
    xoRobyn

  5. Lisa Ross says:

    I think you chose the best ones.

  6. Last time I renewed my glasses it took me ages to choose. The trend was very big glasses and I like them to be medium. I need to check my eyes again as I realized I cannot see clearly while driving at night, another side effect of the pregnancy!

  7. Looking good, Rhonda. Strange. Neither one of us wore glasses in college.

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  8. The virtual try on system is genius. I am blind as a bat without my glasses and it’s a nightmare trying to pick out a pair of frames with my nose practically touching the mirror. Your new glasses are great! Very flattering. Now I want to try firmoo out.

  9. It’s such a big deal picking out frames. That’s the first thing people will see when they look and judge you. I personally like the very first pic on top. Looking Good!

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