I received a pair of eyeglasses from Firmoo to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago, I was approached by Firmoo to try out a pair of their glasses and give my thoughts on them. I have newer glasses, so I decided to try them out on my mom or husband (both of whom needed them.) My mom’s prescription was just slightly out of date, so the glasses defaulted to my husband.
We searched Firmoo.com for a while one night, trying to decide on a pair of frames. I even took a quick cell phone photo of him and uploaded it, so we could “see” the glasses on his face. (This kind of worked okay for us. They were asking for some measurements that we weren’t quick to take or didn’t know right off. So we guesstimated that this was how the frames would look on him. )
I called my husband’s eye doctor and asked that his prescription be faxed to me – I had it in about 10 minutes. They were super nice about it, but warned that with his intense prescription, that if we were to order glasses, they may not be strong – or he just may not see properly with them. I went forward with the order.
I was impressed with the variety of frames – and the cost! There were some frames that were about $10 or $15. (Many of the frames average $39.) If you’re getting just regular single vision lenses, the lenses are free. You can also order sunglasses.
The site helps you read your prescription, so you’re entering things in correctly. (I also did a search on the difference between OS and OD – and I’m glad I did. I almost reversed my husband’s prescription.)
We had the glasses in less than two weeks. They came in a great protective case (great for the mail – and great for when a toddler gets hold of the case.) And I thought the glasses looked great! My husband thinks the frame is just a little too big for his face. I wish we’d spent a little more time playing with the photo we uploaded to see if the frames would have truly been too big.
He says that the prescription is great (this was what I worried about most.) And overall I’m really pleased with the process and the glasses themselves.
The downside for me was that the glasses were not made in the USA. That’s one of the reasons it took a little while to ship, I think. I also think that’s how the cost is kept lower. That said, you can order from so many locations and they will ship to you. That’s not the case for a lot of companies. (Those of us in the US can get free shipping on orders over $39. For other countries, it’s free shipping on orders over $55.)
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When was the last time you had an eye exam? (I go every year, without fail. I think my husband goes every two years – or when his glasses break.)