The mister wears his glasses full-time. I probably should also wear prescription glasses full time but I am horribly vain and also in denial about the fact that my precious peepers have turned on me, making it so I can't even watch Star Trek without having to grope for my glasses. (THANKS A LOT, EYEBALLS.) Conclusion: We have, as a family, spent a TON of money on glasses over the past decade.
So, yeah, when Firmoo wrote to offer me a freebie pair of glasses to review, I said yes, gimme gimme gimme. I felt really special, too, until I realized that Firmoo gives EVERYONE free glasses through their newly launched First Pair Free Program. Doesn't matter if I'm not special. Free glasses! Pretty cool ones, too, running the gamut from modern to sexy to vintage and super geeky like I like.
Fun geeky, not MIT geeky or personal finance sexygeeky (though they have that sort of thing, too). I picked yellow glasses (these ones). YELLOW GLASSES! How fun are these? Paired with my ridiculously oversize phone, I end up looking like an aging hipster, ha. Love it!
I knew colored frames existed but prior to know I felt like all the really bright, fun, saucy colored frames were out of my price range. Free is definitely in my price range, but even if I'd paid full price I could have swung it since full price is $39 including lenses, zow. I think I literally paid something like ten times that for my last pair of glasses. I figured glasses are just expensive and that's how things are so shaddup and drink your dang Kool-Aid.
Nope. So much nope. Firmoo is making getting new glasses so budget-friendly that I am not afraid to let my almost-4-year-old wear them around the house for fun. You will never see me shelling out for $300 glasses again, ever ever ever.
Plus, I can't speak for Firmoo's other frames, but dang, these are substantial. They feel hefty, like maybe I could accidentally sit on them and it wouldn't mean having to buy a replacement pair. But if I did, it'd be cheap, even if I 'optioned up' for stuff like specialty coatings or ultra-thin lenses. I guess I should mention that the ordering process is super easy if you have your scrip handy and you have plenty of chances to review your selections for oopsies before you confirm your order. The virtual try on thingie was fun, too - you totally geek out trying on a jillion pairs of glasses before picking your faves.
The only thing I didn't like was that searching for, oh, yellow glasses in the search box took you to a page with resource articles rather than a list of all the glasses with yellow frames.
And look! My new glasses even came with some extra %$#@ tiny screws! Just in case.
Final verdict: Next time I or the mister needs glasses, we'll definitely be ordering from Firmoo because the price is right, the glasses are sharp, shipping was quick, and I'm happy with the quality. Glasses actually start at $8, and even in that price range there are plenty of neat frames. What are you waiting for? Sweet scrip glasses or sunglasses are waiting for you. Go grab that first free pair!