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:
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:
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.