My New Glasses

I got some cute new frames! You won’t even believe how inexpensive they were!

I have been wearing glasses since about 3rd grade. I remember that I was doing the wrong math problems for homework because I wrote them down incorrectly in my planner. After getting a poor grade in math that year (I’m still mad about that) my mom though that I should probably get my eyes checked. Ever since then I’ve had glasses and contacts. Can’t see a darn thing without them!

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing Optically glasses

OUTFIT DETAILS:

DRESS c/o | OPTICALLY WALDEN FRAMES | SANDALS, option | BAG | LIPS: YSL Glossy Stain in Encre Nude

 Photography by Dave Mentzer

 Traditionally, prescription frames are super expensive. I had one pair growing up (until my prescription changed, of course) because the expense was prohibitive. I remember when my mom used to take me to Lenscrafters and we would blow $200 plus on a pair of glasses. Those days are over!

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing Optically glasses Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing Optically glasses
Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing Optically glasses Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing Optically glasses

My new glasses are the Walden frame in ebony from Optically (also available at Optically in Canada, my friends!) AND they only cost $37 for the frame! You can upgrade the frames so they are glare and scratch resistant, but it isn’t that much more expensive. My frames are sturdy and almost look like wood, but with a gorgeous mahogany look. I chose them because I thought the color was unique and I like the way the square frames look on my face shape.

Optically has over 3000 frames to choose from, which was a little overwhelming at first. I admit that I was on their website searching for awhile. They have budget frames starting at $9, fancier designer frames, and prescription sunglasses, too. I love that you can get a pair of frames at a reasonable cost. I have more than one pair of glasses, because with such a low cost it is worth it. To me it is like changing your earrings or handbag. Accessories are my jam so why not categorize your glasses as an accessory too?

 

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing Optically glasses Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing Optically glasses

OUTFIT DETAILS:

DRESS c/o | OPTICALLY WALDEN FRAMES | SANDALS, option | BAG | LIPS: YSL Glossy Stain in Encre Nude

The whole process on Optically.com is SO EASY. You pick your frames online, which Optically makes fun and easy with a “try on” feature. This feature allows you to upload a photo of yourself and the website places the glasses on your face so you can see whether the frame would fit. Once you have decided on the frame (that’s always the hardest part for me) you choose the type of lenses, and a tint if you’re interested. I typically upgrade the lenses so they are glare and scratch free, and I kept them un-tinted.

Finally you enter your prescription or you can upload a photo of it.  Your glasses will come in the mail! I uploaded my prescription and a representative contacted me to send a clearer version, because they wanted to make sure that they had it correctly. I always appreciate good customer service, especially when it comes to my ability to SEE!

With a reading and computer-intensive job, I’ve been wearing my glasses more and more. When I wear my contacts too much, my eyes become strained and they turn all red and we all know that’s not pretty! I figured that with so many cute frames out there, I might as well pick a pair that is trendy and that I really love wearing! Wearing glasses is fun and can add a totally different vibe to your outfit. My husband has two pairs depending on his mood, and I also have multiple pairs!

–Roxanne

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 Thank you Optically for sponsoring this post. As usual, all opinions are my own!

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21 Responses to My New Glasses

  1. Jill says:

    Such a timesaver to order your eyeglasses online. Those frames look fabulous on you and such a good price point! I’m also loving your maxi dress!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

  2. Those glasses are so cute Roxanne! I have the same problem you describe, working with computers all day and my eyes feeling tired when I wear contacts. I wear my glasses 99% of the time, except for when I want to wear sunnies 😉 Not 100% sold on the online purchase of glasses, but I do appreciate the convenience and if the customer service is good, you have access to much more variety. Thanks for sharing, dear, and hope you are having a great weekend!

    Saida | She talks Glam

  3. Angela says:

    Cute glasses. And that’s so cool that you can upload a picture and see what the glasses look like on.

  4. michelle says:

    These glasses are so cute! I love the shape on your face

    michellespaige.com

  5. Jessica says:

    The glasses look amazing on you, Roxanne! Love that dress too 🙂

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  6. auna says:

    Such cute glasses! Love your pretty summer dress as well! You look great!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

  7. Emma Peach says:

    I love your new glasses, they really suit you! I got some glasses online too and they were so much cheaper than buying from an opticians. My eyesight is so bad, I can’t do without glasses or lenses.

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  8. Brooke says:

    Your new glasses are so cute! I love that there are affordable options out there now, makes it easier to own multiple pairs. I started to need glasses a couple of years ago, mostly for working on the computer and driving, but I would love to be able to mix it up, instead of just wearing the same pair all of the time!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

  9. Kristen says:

    Love those glasses. They look so good on you and what an amazing price!

    xo Kristen
    http://www.lovelyasamother.com

  10. Len Parent says:

    Love the entire look! Thanks for sharing! So pretty!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

  11. Ruth says:

    I’ll have to check them out. I wear contacts and glasses and have since I was 7. My eyes are terrible. The glasses are always expensive.

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Roxanne says:

      Wow you’ve been wearing them longer than I have! Glasses are always so expensive, especially when your prescription is high. Definitely see what options are out there in terms of ordering online!

  12. jodie says:

    How funny, Roxanne because I just bought some new glasses from a different online store!! I love being able to get my glasses this way!!
    BTW–yours look fabulous!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com