If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen the pic on me rocking my new glasses (never trust your husband with your phone).
But what most people don’t know is that these eyeglasses were a replacement. My first pair of glasses met an untimely end about three years ago when Chloe was teething.
Unlucky for me, the warranty ended the previous month and I had no job or eye insurance. Thankfully I only needed them when reading or when on the computer so I roughed it. After months of roughing it, I convinced myself that I didn’t need them at all.
So fast forward three years, I’m at the eye doctor (finally got eye insurance) and he tells me that my eyesight has slightly declined, probably due to eyestrain. And after minutes of better one or two, two or three, one or three, I’m ushered to the frame display section of the store with my eyeglasses prescription. Of course being the person that I am, I picked up a pair of glasses without looking at the price tag. And of course, the frame alone just happened to be $250. What?
So with my tail between my legs, I asked the sales rep to show me frames within my insurance allowance of $130. I was left with about three choices: the frames I settled for, some really ugly frames that were on clearance, or to pay the difference out of pocket. I went with option #1. But long story short…I still ended up paying an extra $100 for the lens. There went this month’s shoe fund. ☹
If only I knew then what I know now, I would have purchased my glasses online. There is a company called GlassesUSA.com that could have made this process much easier and cheaper. They even have a virtual mirror tool that allows you to try on your glasses.
Now for the really fabulous news: GlassesUSA.com is providing Becoming Fabulous readers with 30% off prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses and free shipping. Just use the code: Summer2012
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