Why the specs of your specs matter

I see your interested in this post. I bet it helps if you have the right eye glasses to read it.

Sadly, much of my time spent staring at a screen has caused my vision to deteriorate. But every fashionista knows how to turn a terrible crutch into a styling opportunity! I have to admit I’ve always loved glasses and always wanted a pair growing up. So this is essentially a self-fulfilled prophecy!

A few weeks ago, I was approached by SelectSpecs, an online eyewear company based in UK, to test out their product. As an avid online shopper, I was happy to test out their services and experience what it’s like to purchase prescription glasses online. This was a great opportunity! Coincidentally,  I was also looking to get a second pair of glasses, one that I can leave at home. And let’s face it, I wanted to be able to change my look!

The entire process was quite seamless. The only suggestion I have is to get a copy of your prescription from your optometrist ahead of time and get them to tell you the measurement of the distance between your pupils. I actually didn’t have that measurement, so I selected the standard size. You can also measure it using a ruler. I found this cool download that can help. In the end my glasses feel fine. Obviously, the more precise your measurements are, the more accurate the prescription will be. Entering your prescription while you purchase your glasses online is very easy and seamless. They guide you through the entire process.

Because I recently purchased a pair of glasses, I knew that I needed a larger frame, approximately 53 mm. This also helps you find a frame that will fit and suit your face shape. Generally speaking, I have a larger head and a wider more round face. If you do as well, you know that glasses with a wider lens, thinner  frame and a more cat eye shape is more flattering. I also have a prominent nose which is best suited for lighter colours and thinner frames.

Based on previous experience, I selected these Savannah 2439 glasses which in the end, work perfectly!

All in all, I was very happy with my experience. Their customer service was extremely friendly and helpful. Although I was limited to a specific category of glasses, their website offers a wide range of styles and price points. The glasses were shipped about two weeks after I order them, so know this ahead of time if you are in a rush.

I will definitely consider ordering glasses online from now on, especially I’m on the hunt for something trendy at a good price. Prescription glasses can be a great investment, and need to last you a long time. If you have many options to choose from, your rotation will certainly extend the wear. There’s obviously a convenience factor here as well. I can leave a pair in my car, at work, in my purse, and at home!

If you have been contemplating purchasing prescription glasses online, I’m happy to help and answer any questions! Just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you soon!

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