November 10, 2012

Firmoo and some free glasses

In case you guys haven't noticed, I'm a huge fan of glasses. So much that even if I wasn't blind (not legally, but close), I would probably still fake it. 

Here's a timeline of glasses since I started being a parent. I went through a lot of frames due to the toddler stage of grab (anything you can) and smash. 

Back in 2003 when my daughter was born.
With my BFF right after I found out I was pregnant (but didn't know they were twins yet). Pretty sure I barfed right after this. 
Yes, we did hold hands like that to create unity in this picture. Totally worked.

So when Firmoo, an online optical store, offered to send me some free glasses, I most definitely opted in on that plan.

Somehow this is my first time ordering glasses online, ever. I feel so 1999 admitting that. For a while I was getting frames from my sister who worked at distribution center for all types of frames for super classy ladies (that was so me). Those were some of the best years of my glasses life, and when that well dried up, I had the rare treat of vision insurance. The problem with that is that somehow with insurance I ended up paying more for glasses than I ever have without insurance. Weird how this "insurance" works.

For these glasses from Firmoo, I called the eye doctor who wrote my current prescription, and their office emailed the prescription to me. Easiest thing I did that day. I love how much gas a phone call can save you because I definitely thought I would have to drive over there to pick up the slip of paper. This again proves how 1999 I am.

With prescription in inbox, I started browsing the Firmoo site. I picked out some funky ones because, heck, why not. And funky glasses can deflect attention away from unbrushed hair. Or bring more attention to it. Not sure which one it is yet.


I almost ordered the ones below until I figured out that they are almost identical to what I already wear. I definitely have a type when it comes to eyewear. And candy. Well, hello there, Mr. Kit Kat. 


If you're picking out frames, you can upload a picture of yourself to the site to see how the frames look with your face shape. My mom says I have a pear-shaped face, which kind of hurts my feelings because pears are pretty much the most awkward-shaped fruit to which you can compare someone's face. Other than the banana. My mom is never one to give you false hope or self confidence.

Even though my mom would have probably disapproved, I'm glad I picked the funkier frames because some days you need that. Like the days you sit in an armchair. Definitely glad I had these glasses for that.


Also I'm pretty sure that babies make glasses look cooler. Even blurred babies. 


The even cooler part (wrong, I know, nothing is cooler than cute babies) is that all new Firmoo customers can get a free pair too. You only have to pay shipping, which starts at $6.95 and goes up if you want them faster.

Step 1: Go visit Firmoo and pick out some frames. 

Step 2: Use the code FIRMOOFREE at checkout. 

Step 3: Bam, you're awesome. 

Are you a glasses, contacts, Lasik, or naturally-amazing-eyesight person? 

Do you ever wear them while running? I always wear my glasses except for during long runs and races. 

Firmoo sent me these glasses for free, which doesn't really make me special because they will do the same thing for anyone. But, as always, the thoughts, opinions, and awkward close-ups are all my own.

19 comments:

  1. I particularly love the 'unity' shot with all the children. Because no-one's marriage is unified after just having had a baby.

    Or was that just ours?

    Nice glasses. I have had the same pair for about 10 years, I only use them to drive in so can't justify any others. But the new ones look nice!

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    1. You can tell my husband was really into it too.:) And we were definitely too exhausted to even remember that we were supposed to be unified.

      My husband used to wear his for only driving and then somehow merged to wearing them all the time. I guess his vision got worse???

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  2. Love the funky frames :) I used to be a glasses person for 17 years before I splurged on lasik (was also applying to fed agencies at the time). Sometimes I miss glasses, especially when I'm mistaken for an 18-22 year old by my day job clients!

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    1. But do you mostly love lasik? When we visited Thailand seven years ago, I considered looking into it because it was really cheap to do there. But then I thought, do I really want discount lasik? With my luck, I would come out worse than when I started, or with a third eye.

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  3. Love the funky frames :) I used to be a glasses person for 17 years before I splurged on lasik (was also applying to fed agencies at the time). Sometimes I miss glasses, especially when I'm mistaken for an 18-22 year old by my day job clients!

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  4. Babies do make everything look cooler. I guess I am one of those lucky naturally great eyesight people but I used to wear glasses with no prescription because I like glasses too!

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    1. Once in high school I found some vintage frames that I liked and wore them around with no lenses (wearing contacts). It really freaked people out when they got close to my face and saw there were no lenses.

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  5. I like the funky glasses - good choice. I wear glasses and sometimes contacts but mostly glasses now. I'll def check out that site. I could use a new pair of glasses.

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  6. Love them! The red on the side is awesome! I get to go to the eye doctor next weekend (first time in awhile) and am pretty sure I am even more blind.....so you know what that means! New glasses. I will have to check out this site once I have a new prescription to flaunt around.

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    1. That's what I do with my prescription too. My husband is soooo tired of it.:)

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  7. You are so cute! I love those glasses.

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  8. First off, you are too cute for color tv, you know that?
    And luuuuuurve the new glasses! I'm a fan of fuky glasses myself - I have two pair that I alternate between. But those cute specs and great price, well I just might need a third! You know. For armchair sitting.

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  9. Is that museum from the Dali museum in St. Petersburg, FL??
    Tappan and I went down there a few weeks ago, the new museum is AMAZING. I'm going to do a post about it one day!

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    1. Yes, it is! My daughter was born in Florida (right before we moved to Virginia), and then we ended up back in Florida later. I loved that museum! Oh, and I super miss Florida (and Virginia too).

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  10. Funky glasses look great on you! Will definitely check out that site; I need a new pair of glasses since I stepped on mine (no, grace is not my middle name), totally screwing up the frame, but I'm too cheap to buy a new pair! :-/

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  11. Glasses is a very beautiful jewelry.The work you done is really appericiable! Thanks for this great post !
    Sunglasses Online

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  12. I guess it’s a talent to be capable of running races with your specs on and intact after the marathon. Hahaha! It’s nice to know that you fared well, despite that little disadvantage. Anyway, those funky glasses look cool on you. Thanks for sharing that! I wish you the best of luck with regard to your running endeavors!

    Doris Gibbs @ Moody Eyes

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