(eye) can see clearly now

I swear to God, the majority of my time writing blog posts is just me sitting in front of my computer wondering what are the lamest titles I can give them.

Note: there is no way my blog is getting enough traction for EBD to want to pay me to blog about them, I just really really love this site.

When your vision is as bad as mine you have no choice but to either wear glasses or contacts. I gave contacts a shot two years ago and struggled for a solid 4 hours to put them in and take them out. I know it’s because I’m not used to putting little pieces of plastic (??) directly onto my eyeballs, but the real reason I never gave them a second chance is because I didn’t like how my face looked without glasses. I know – what a strange thought to have, right?

Anyways, I’d always had dark frames until first year of university when I had the thought that maybe white frames would be fun.

Note: I just spent half an hour going through old pictures on Facebook finding examples of the pairs I used to wear and oh my god why was I such an embarrassing human? It’s taking me forever to complete this task because I have to keep resisting the urge to throw my laptop across the room and set it on fire. 

If nothing else, my white frames helped me stand out from the thousands of Asian girls on Waterloo campus so that people could find me during crowded house parties. I’m just kidding…I don’t go to house parties Mom. Somehow I had developed my brand as “the Asian girl with white glasses” and everything was good until I started getting messages from friends telling me that they were seeing Asian girls on campus with white glasses that weren’t me?? Rude. I’m kidding, it’s not like I invented the colour white and was the first to slap them on glasses but I felt like it was time for a change.

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Glasses typically are $250 for a new pair, especially with my prescription so it’s not like I get them more often than once every 1 or 2 years. Until I found EyeBuyDirect which had super cute and cheap (!) glasses and my entire life as I knew it was forever changed. I’m being overly-dramatic, but I also own half a dozen pairs from them now so you know I’m obsessed. For the first time in my life I could actually use my glasses as an accessory and not just for the function of letting me not walk into traffic.

Norah in Matte Black/Purple – $13 frames

Muse in Red – $22 frames

Jasmine in Frosted Clear – out of stock

Yuke in Grey – $73 frames (which were definitely cheaper when I bought them) and Bright Side in Frosted Clear – $13 frames

Buying Online

Some tips for when you’re browsing this site:

  • You can upload a picture of your face to see how some of the frames will look on you, but it’s not super accurate so I prefer to go off of the measurements they give and comparing to shapes I’ve tried on in other glasses stores.
  • After you save your prescription to your account, the site will let you know which frames don’t take those prescriptions.
  • They offer flat rate shipping in Canada for $9.95.

I’ve ordered from them 3 times now and each time it took about a week for the order to be put together and then another couple of days for the shipment. They send you emails as your glasses go through each stage of the process so you’re updated on how much longer it’ll be.

Okay that’s basically the end of me raving about this site. If you feel like you want to try out some glasses let me know how it works out and also if you feel so inclined, use my referral link and code at checkout (IFGZR5I88L) for 15% off your order and also so that you can keep enabling my glasses buying addiction.

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