A few weeks ago, I was approached by GlassesShop.com and asked if I would do a review of their prescription glasses in exchange for a free pair of eyewear. They’re a shop that sells glasses online and wanted to reach a larger audience — and so they thought of me: since I’m a writer who wears glasses!
I told them that I would accept only if I was allowed to give an HONEST review of the product. They agreed. Their only condition was that I bold their name, and link to their site when I used the terms “glasses” and “glasses online” (which I did in the first paragraph).
I’ve never done a review like this before, so bear with me. I want to be as thorough as possible. And, although I did receive a free pair of prescription eyeglasses, that was the only thing I got from the company in question — no other payments exchanged hands, and this blog post contains no affiliate links.
So, without further ado, here’s my review. I’ve divided it into Pictures of Me, the Pros and Cons of the Product, and the GlassesShop.com buying process (if you’re interested in getting a pair of your own). The company also gave me a coupon code for my readers for 50% off — so keep an eye out for that at the end!
Pictures of Me in My New Glasses
As you can see in the picture above of the glasses on their own, they came with a lovely hard case and a glasses cloth. Which was a very nice surprise. I was only expecting the glasses, so getting those little “extras” was a treat.
Here are seven pictures of how they look on my face. I took five in normal “room” lighting and two with the flash on to show off the colors a little better.
The Pros and Cons of My New Glasses
The prescription is perfect. I slipped my glasses on and my eyes immediately adjusted to them! I’m seriously considering getting a pair of prescription sunglasses from the company. I’m very satisfied with how well I can see out of these babies.
They’re very comfortable. I’ve had so many glasses over the years that either pinched my nose or did funny things around my ears, but these are extremely comfy. I don’t even notice I’m wearing them.
The packaging they were shipped in was great. They came in a nice sturdy box and were sealed up in their hard case. Which is good because the mailman threw the package like a football over our fence into the middle of the driveway (I think he was pissed off because we sent in a complaint about him the other day…).
They came with extras. Like I said, I wasn’t expecting the hard case or the glasses cloth. What a nice surprise!
The price was right. Okay, this is a little bit of a “haha, Lauren” moment because I got mine for free, but I actually checked out how much they would have cost and the price was VERY reasonable. So much so that I actually recommended the company to my dad (because he was looking for a cheaper place to buy glasses).
My female friends all said I look “amazing.” That felt really good.
The glasses were the wrong color. When I ordered the glasses, they said they’d be red — they are CLEARLY hot pink. I picked out the red frames because I thought they’d look super chic with my favorite red dress. Luckily for me, hot pink is one of my two favorite colors and much of my wardrobe reflects that; however, this could be a major problem for some people who were expecting one color and end up with another.
My male friends said they’re very close to being “problem glasses” and were a bit concerned. For those of you who don’t know, “problem glasses” are a type of glasses frames preferred by angry neo-feminists and social justice warriors. I think they’re just small enough to not fall into this category, but I’ll have to remember to be extra nice when I wear them so people don’t assume I’m one of the irate ladies from the internet.
The GlassesShop.com Buying Process
Since I was going to be reviewing their product, I decided to create an account and go through the entire buying process so I could get a feel for exactly what a legitimate customer would experience if they were to shop on GlassesShop.com.
First, you select what pair of glasses you’d like, and in what color. Here’s what my glasses looked like on the site:
Next, you click on “Select Lens” and choose what type of lenses you’re looking for:
Next, you enter in your prescription. So, yes, you need to have your prescription in order to get a pair of glasses from here. (I recommend Target for eye exams — only $50!).
Then you choose the type of lenses you want in the frames:
Last, you choose the type of coatings and whatnot you want on your lenses:
And then you click “Add to Cart” and buy your glasses. That’s it! Five steps and you’re done. 🙂
As you can see, my freebie glasses would have only set me back $55.80! That’s a really good deal. (The glasses I got from Target were $140 and I got the cheapest ones they had!).
Overall, I’m very pleased with the quality of the product I got from GlassesShop.com and would definitely recommend them to friends and family who are looking for a cheaper source to get eyewear.
And I was totally looking for things to complain about. haha. When you receive something for free, you automatically get a little biased toward the product at hand — and I didn’t want that to be me. I went in trying to find the worst things about the product in order to give a totally HONEST review… But I came away legitimately happy. Other than the color being off, I have zero complaints!
If you’re interested in getting a pair of glasses from them, use the code GSHOT50 in order to get 50% off your order. (That was the gift from the company to my readers!).
So what do you think? How do I look? :3
Until next time,