I had mostly worn contacts in the past, so it never really bothered me that I had just one pair of prescription glasses. Yet now, after having the twins, contacts aren’t very comfortable anymore. So these days, I rely on my glasses more than ever. Just like if I wore the same shirt everyday, I get bored with the look of wearing only one pair of glasses. Yet, they are too expensive to have many pairs!EyeBuyDirect is an online store that sells brand-name frames at a discount price. How frugal? Well, they have 79 frames under $30!! And there’s hundreds of frames to choose from on the site. Even the prestigious Forbes magazine praised EyeBuyDirect as “an efficient and easy-to-use prescription eyeglasses site, that provides fashionable, quality eyeglass frames and prescription lenses starting at only $7.95; significantly lower than the leading eyeglass chains”.To find your fabulous pair of frames, you can search by gender, style, price, color and more. The EyeBuyDirect site is very easy to use, it includes measurements on all frames and has helpful tips such as how to choose a frame and how to read your prescription. Buying glasses online may seem daunting, you need to try them on!! Well, they have a tool that is not only a saviour, but so much fun as well. Its called ‘Eye try before you buy’. Just upload a picture of yourself and try on the frames to see how they look. You can make your picture public to the Wall of Frame, and receive comments on how stylin’ you look. Bifocals and progressive lenses are also an option with EyeBuyDirect, so no fear if you need a custom pair. And for those of you who don’t wear prescription glasses, you can get a pair of ‘Fashion Frames’ That come with blank lenses.
For a Review of their glasses (Thanks Family Review Network!), I chose the ‘Miami’ frame with upgrade options such as scratch resistant and anti-glare lenses. I used the ‘Eye try before you buy’ tool and sampled many glasses before deciding on this one. Here is a screenshot of me wearing the Miami using the ‘Eye try before you buy’. The Miami has a rectangular rim and is made of a metal alloy. It comes in gold and also a purple color, which is the one I picked. My glasses came with a case and cleaning cloth too, which is a great touch. The only thing I had to do was adjust the nose pieces a little bit to fit the shape of my nose – which was no problem at all. It’s a sturdy pair of glasses, not at all cheap like the prices. I do love these glasses! And with these prices, having more than one pair, is now completely possible.