Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Glasses

I have another confession to make.

I should wear either glasses or contacts.  I've needed them since I was in 4th grade.  I started out with glasses and then in 8th grade made the upgrade to contacts.  Unfortunately, the eye doctor suggested hard lenses verses soft ones and those can be a bit uncomfortable.  So during my senior year, I stopped wearing my contacts.  And didn't bother wearing my eyeglasses either.

Now, before you all get all freaked out, I can see.  I see relatively well, actually.  Don't ask me to read anything far away but I'm definitely not blind as a bat.  However, I feel like I need to be a responsible adult and start wearing SOMETHING.  And frankly, the idea of sticking contacts in my eyes just doesn't appeal.  And I certainly can't afford Lasik anytime soon.  Oh, and my current specs?  Certainly not cute.


The cool thing is that the website GlassesUSA.com exists.  Because I tell you all what, I don't have insurance and I can't afford expensive eyewear; I need discount glasses.  With this website you can save up to 70% off, how insane is that?  And while you could say you're getting cheap glasses, they definitely don't look cheap.


GlassesUSA.com offers a wide range of multifocal glasses, cheap designer glasses, bifocal glasses, cheap prescription sunglasses and more.


Right now you can all save 10% on your next order of glasses by using coupon code Mommy10.

Glasses USA is also offering some awesome February specials. 
   -Take $10 off any order of $100 or more with code: 10FS
   -Take $15 off any order of $100 or more with code: 15FS


Tell me everyone, do you wear the correct eye wear when you should?

46 wonderful thoughts:

Emily Jane

Not all the time. I've needed them for about 10 years now and I was always terrible for not wearing my glasses because I really don't have a "glasses face" - but I made the move to contacts a couple of years ago. Trust me, if I can sit through the "intro to contacts" appointment after getting it stuck halfway up my eyelid on my first attempt and STILL try again, you'll be fine!! :)

The Blonde Duck

I need to wear my glasses more. I'm blind without them.

Grace Marie

just found your lovely blog!!

love it.

I should wear one or the other but get lazy and don't....no bueno!!

sarah - dodeline design

Great topic that hits VERY close to home. I started being unable to see in 8th grade, but I kept quiet about it all the way through to needing to take the driver's license test {because I couldn't stand the thought of being a freshman AND wearing glasses}, when I literally could not see any of the letters at all. Looked like a blank screen. So then I got glasses, and when I realized how BAD my vision was, I had to wear them.

Once I got to college I got confident enough to rock some really fun glasses. I love my glasses now, they're copper and patterned and cool. I go through periods where I wear the contacts more than glasses, just depends on whether I want to mess with it or not.

You'll figure it out :-)

Krystal

i like wearing my cute little brown glasses! They are only to prevent migraines though, not sure it works!

Cafe Fashionista

I actually have a pair of glasses from GlassesUSA, and I love them; though I typically wear my contacts. I reserve my glasses for indoor-wear (i.e. at home). :)

JMJE

I wear glasses for far away stuff (like driving, and when I'm grocery shopping) but not for close up stuff like my computer or reading. My biggest problem is losing my glasses. I would love a good back up pair.

Connie

I remember going to the eyedoctor thinking I needed reading glasses, but he told me I had to wear them all the time! My last pair of glasses I got for free, we had a smaller accident at work and something fell on my face and broke my glasses, so the works insurance covered my new pair, yeah! And yeah for cheap glasses!

Kattrina

I have worn glasses since I was 12 years old! I had glasses first but didn't last more than a few months, I HATED them. I don't mind glasses too much now but they just annoy me (ie. hard to run in glasses, they fog up during the winter, they slip down my nose during the summer, etc.). I lost my last pair of $400 glasses and haven't bought a new pair yet - eye wear is just SO expensive!

BlessedMama

Unfortunately I do :( I would love love lasik, but of course it's not in my absolutely need budget so I wear contacts/glasses. I prefer contacts!
Thanks for posting this website it is awesome! Have a great day!

Diana Mieczan

I wear my glasses daily and by now I think I would feel uncomfortable without them:) Happy Tuesday, darling

ilene @ muchloveilly

i dont wear glasses but ive always wanted to - hehe, so i have a couple fake pairs. i always would love to wear contacts 'cause then i would change my eye color for fun. i know, i'm weird. oh, well. :)

happy tuesday!!!

Erika Grover

I've seen some super cute frames I hope you find a great pair!

Jessie Szmanda

I don't wear anything, but I am beginning to wonder if I need too! Eek!

Jessie Szmanda

I don't wear anything, but I am beginning to wonder if I need too! Eek!

daisychain

Apparently I should wear glasses or contacts! Haa. The only time I ever feel the need for them though is at work,
otherwise I'm just used to squinting!

Rebekah

I don't have a choice. I've worn glasses since I was 8 and contact since I was 15. I can't see anything without them. Contacts work best because glasses tend to get in the way.

Kaylee

I've been wearing glasses forever, and 6 months ago my dog ate mine :( I have been looking into getting new ones but I don't have insurance either. thanks girl!

Amylou

I've been wear contacts. I wonder if a different doctor might suggest soft contacts for you now. Contacts have come a long way in the last few years. To bad I can't teach you to put them in. I used to work in the eyeglass doctor's office. I got so good at teaching others to do it!

Holly

Thanks for sharing this website! I wear contacts & glasses. Let me tell you, it isn't cheap! I have insurance, but my insurance doesn't cover vision :( It nice to know that there is a website out there to help you out with the cost!

And I used to HATE the thought of wearing contacts... but I got used to them & now they're the easiest thing in the world! I also have a cute pair of glasses that I keep as a back-up.

Cait

i love this post girl- i tend to wear my contacts and my glasses but this website is great! i should wear my glasses more since my contacts have been bothering me for a while :(

Teenage Bride

this just reminded me that I have no idea where my glasses are haha

la petite coquine

I can't imagine not wearing anything-I can hardly read the time on the stove without my contacts or glasses! I might just have to peruse this site though...a girl always needs new glasses!

(Florida) Girl

I despised my contacts so much I saved up for the lasik a few years back. Worth every penny.

Deidre

I wear contacts, I have to I am truly unable to see without them!

Juultje

don´t need any yet (however the majority of my family has them). I do think people can look intelligent and sophisticated if they wear the right glasses..

Amber Blue Bird

i am going to check this place out, I wear glasses everyday and occasionally wear contacts if I am trying to be fancy but my glasses are not looking so hot...a new pair is getting to be necessary

Stephany

I just wrote the longest comment in the history of the world and hit send, only to realize my Internet cut off. So I kind of want to cry, but I won't.

ANYWAY. You know I have glasses and just recently got contacts to use when I'm running/exercising. I much, much prefer my glasses but contacts makes it all easier. Although, I hate having to put them in. It seriously takes me 5-10 minutes to make sure they feel comfortable.

I just had an eye exam, contacts exam w/ trial contacts, and new glasses/frames and it was under $300. Luckily, my store was doing this great half-off sale and I got cheap frames & said no to the anti-glare. I was expecting it to be a LOT more. And since I don't have insurance either, it makes it harder.

Hannah

I'm just like you, a -1 and I hardly ever wear contacts and never wear glasses!

What angers me is that you can buy + glasses at any dollar store or pharmacy but to get a -1.00 set of glasses it'll cost me at least $40!!

ARG.

And so I go through the world blind.

Cole

I used to be really bad about wearing my glasses but my doctor said if he was driving & I was driving he'd hope that I was wearing my glasses. I've worn contacts ever since but I've already decided that my next pair of glasses will be Warby Parkers.

Alli

I am nominating you for the Stylish Blogger Award! Your blog is beautiful and always inspires me!

Audrey Allure

I wish I could afford Lasik. I wear glasses when I'm at home or with close friends; other than that I wear my contacts.

Nikki

I wear glasses, but only when I drive or watch tv. And sometimes I forget. We're human.

sami

I love glasses!! I always thought they have been very fashionable... and I've always wished I could wear them. ;) Matt recently took the jump from contacts to glasses and he has grown to love it. (Also, he's toooootally blind without either, heehee...)

Sarah

This is so good to know about! Thank you! I am seriously exactly like you! I have pretty bad eyesight (can't read things from a distance and definitely can't make out faces). But my glasses are ugly and the thought of poking out my eye every day with contacts seems a little crazy!

Joelle

Glasses are wayyyyyy too expensive in my opinion...

Have you heard of Warby Parker?

http://www.warbyparker.com/

You can order up to three pairs of glasses to try out, and whichever ones you choose are only $95 to keep. They are so cute too!

xoxo,
Joelle

shealennon

This looks like a great site! I have reading glasses, which makes me feel about 75 years old. But I get really bad headaches if I don't wear them.

Smart Ass Sara

Dude- I need glasses. And I found a pair at Lens Crafters that are AMAZING. They are also $300. For the frames. Yeah. That's like a van payment. Holy mothers.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

Wow, that site sounds awesome! I wish I had known about it before, ha! My friends often times make fun of my sight, but I pretty much only where my glasses when I'm watching something or am traveling (and would most likely miss some really amazing sights if I didn't wear my glasses!) I'm so not a fan of them, though... I think I should get better frames that I'd actually love - that would probably help (I hope!!).

Jen

I'm not very good at hitting the optometrist every year, but I do wear my contacts every day... probably should give my eyes more of a break from them though!

Thanks for passing along the site info!

giaghani

thanks for the tip!! :)

Josie

I have TERRIBLE eyesight -- I'm rarely found in my glasses; I wear my contacts all the time. But I sometimes rock my Coach glasses around my dorm.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

great deals! i really need to update my glasses that i wear at night...i scratched both lenses and they are an old prescription!

Charlotte

Yes, I have been wearing glasses since the second grade and am now a contact lens wearer. I couldn't even dream of leaving the house without them because I am blind as a bat. If I were to tell you my RX you'd fall off your chair, LOL!!

Great promo!

Lauren @The Little Things We Do....

i'm jealous that you get to wear glasses!

you should check out warby parker too. and eye buy direct. cute cute!

and i'd totally choose glasses over contacts if i had the choice. do it!

vanessa

hmm. i've been lucky enough not to need glasses or contacts, but greg is blind as a bat without his. he likes to wear contacts, and he usually wears them longer than he's supposed to, which always freaks me out.

get yourself some cute ones from that website and take care of those eyes, girl!