[Ed. Note: This is #4 in the "Glasses Stories" series. Melissa is wearing, holding and supporting her eight pair of glasses from various online retailers.]
Months ago, my husband said "Hey! I saw a thing on boingboing today that might interest you." $25 and 3 weeks later, I had a great new pair of glasses from Goggles4U. I ordered another pair from 39 Dollar Glasses, and was just as happy. And for a while, that was enough. But the lure of perfect frames was strong. I now have 8 pairs of regular glasses and 2 pairs of sunglasses. Every time someone compliments me on my frames (and it happens often) I say "I bought them online." The person is usually interested and skeptical, so I explain, mention the low cost, and tell them about Ira's blog.
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- At November 13, 2007 at 8:25 AM Kathy Howe said...
I am completely and totally envious of Melissa's collection of glasses!!! I own three pair, all purchased at retail outlets. (boo, hiss) When I first found this site I promptly got a copy of my prescription, took all my eyeball measurements and attempted to purchase glasses online. Each time I was met with some message that my prescription wouldn't work with the frames. Feh. So disappointing. I love wearing glasses and like having a selection of fun frames to choose from each morning. I would be OH! SO! HAPPY! purchasing online if I could just figure out why my attempts to make online purchases aren't working.
- At November 13, 2007 at 9:36 AM Ira said...
Head over to the GlassyEyes forums and post your prescription information. I'm thinking you're possibly getting hung up on your optometrist's shorthand.
- At November 13, 2007 at 11:58 AM Kathy Howe said...
Will do! Thanks for the suggestion!!