Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Making a Spectacle of myself!

One thing many bloggers might not know about me is that I am short-sighted and I wear glasses. I also wear contact lenses if I can be really bothered in a morning, I am a daily
lenses kind of girl if you're asking, but on the whole it is glasses for me, they are much less faffing. As I am that short sighted and don't really mind wearing glasses, I have never considered laser treatment. The only time I do need to wear my glasses is if I am reading, writing, on the computer or if I drove a car, which I don't.
Making a Spectacle of myself!
Vision Direct is Europe’s largest online retailer of contact lenses stocking over 1 million lenses from world leading brands, including Focus Dailies, Air Optix and Acuvue Moist. Vision Direct is dedicated to making the purchase of contact lenses easy, quick and affordable. It offers free, fast delivery and seven days a week customer support, as well savings of up to 42% against high street opticians. 

I really should purchase a new pair of glasses, I can't even remember how long I have had these ones modelled above by my office pet Fraser the Dog. I bought them because they are made by Silhouette and they have bendy arms on them. As I often forget my glasses are on my head, hooked into my top or on my desk, I wanted something that wouldn't bend or break and true to form, in the years I have had these glasses, they haven't bend or broken once. They are now just well worn.

Looking online to purchase glasses is actually quite a straightforward task. Vision Direct comes with a whole host of hints and guides to help you purchase your next pair of glasses such as "When you're buying women's glasses online, it's important to choose frames that are comfortable as well as stylish. Shopping for frames that suit your face shape is the best way to ensure your glasses will fit well, so you can save money and time by buying online and get the perfect glasses".  It is at this point you can choose your glasses by face shape, frame shape and of course the colour.

Having had a look at which glasses Vision Direct had on offer for me and my face shape, I was able to narrow it down to a choice of four - Alice, Gerry, Jenna and Jamie:
Having had rimless glasses for many years now, I thought it is about time I embraced my spectacles and went for something a little more bold!  All four pairs - Alice, Gerry, Jamie and Jenna are similar in that they are bold and black rimmed but different in their appearance and design.  Now I have found some new glasses I like, I need to get myself into gear and order them before I change my mind.

Are you a glasses wearer and would you purchase your next pair online?


*this post is a collaboration but all words are my own.

36 comments:

  1. I am a glasses wearer too (I could never get my mind around the idea of sticking my fingers in my eyeballs every day to wear contacts!) and I desperately need a new pair. Would definitely consider buying online! Loving those styles you've shown - I'm off to check them out!

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  2. I wear glasses and love a thick frame. I've purchased glasses online before a few years ago but I definitely prefer going in store now xo

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  3. Love the styles you've chosen. I also like wearing slightly bolder glasses. It just adds a different look to your face. I'm not sure I would buy frames online though as I prefer to try them on in a store as much as I hate going into stores lol!

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  4. I don't wear them, but all my family do funnily enough, guess I always ate more carrots than the rest of them!

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  5. I'm a glasses wearer and have used Vision Direct many times (in fact I'm wearing the Jenna frames now!) They're so affordable and that means I can have several pairs for different looks and mood.

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  6. I had laser surgery back in 2000, but did not achieve perfect vision afterwards -which I was informed of and took in stride-. I do use sunglasses and glasses which yellow lenses that make driving after sunset more comfortable, as without them headlights from other cars would hurt my eyes.

    I wouldn't consider buying glasses online, as I have to feel them, see if they hurt anywhere, etc.

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  7. I am considering buying glasses online at the moment. There is such a wide range of options available.

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  8. I love the fact you can get such a choice of frames online at great prices these days! I sadly can't get them online myself as I need such strong lens, I wish I could though!

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  9. I like the Jamie shape! I actually have a similar shape with a leopard print, so not my usual style but I just love them, I have really bad eyesight and neglect to wear my glasses enough so I might treat myself to a new pair, great post :) xx

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  10. I'm desperate for a new pair of glasses - I actually thought I'd left mine in a hotel last month and had a mega panic as I have no spares - but wearing contact lenses every day means I've been a bit lazy about going to choose a pair. Doing it online would be perfect!
    Alana x

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  11. I wear glasses and I really need to get a new pair and get my eyes tested. I always go in to the store to get it done though.

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  12. I love the shapes of these ones, so fashionable! I don't wear glasses myself but sometimes wish I did as a fun accessory!

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  13. I do wear glasses I would be scared to buy online because I wear them everyday, however I love these choices, in fact Gerry looks like my current pair.

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  14. I don't suit glasses much so for me personally I have to try them on in store but you can get some good deals online xx

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  15. I used to wear glasses and I really should be wearing glasses now.

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  16. I have to wear glasses all the time, and am in need of a new pair! I would definitely consider buying online!

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  17. I don't wear glasses but my parents have just had to get pairs because their eye sight has gone downhill. Only time will tell if I'll be the same!

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  18. I'm quite lucky and have never had issues with my sight but I would totally buy glasses online as there is so much more choice x

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  19. I'm short sighted too. Since having a baby I wear contact lenses as she pulls the glassed off my face. I don't know about buying glasses online as I need to try them on and see if they suit me. I've just started ordering contact lenses online though and that's a great way to save money.

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  20. I love the Jamie frames, they actually look like the pair I am wearing right now! I've never bought glasses online although I am open to it as I know what styles I like and what suit me, I just normally pick out my pairs when I'm at the opticians and stick to them as I don't wear my glasses all the time xx

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  21. I dont wear glasses myself, I'd have to try them on in real life though as I struggle to find sunglasses that suit me!

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  22. I am not but Hubby is and I couldn't believe how much cheaper glasses were online and they are as good quality as the shops

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  23. I have quite a tricky prescription so I don't know if I would buy online as I may get the wrong thickness. I do like to embrace my specs though!

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  24. I am profoundly short sighted and wear contact lenses that you can sleep in solidly for 30 days. I do have some great glasses, but I hardly wear them as I don't like having the bluriness in my peripheral vision. The last 2 pairs of glasses I got were online and were amazing x

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  25. I wear glasses and buy mine from vision direct, but never thought about buying then online

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  26. I usually wear contact lenses, but wear glasses sometimes!

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  27. I don't wear glasses, I think if I did I would buy them online x

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  28. I don't actually wear glasses myself, but I think if I did I would definitely consider buying online. :)

    Ashton x

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  29. I don't wear glasses, aside from sunnies, but if I did I'd be quite happy to buy online! xxx

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  30. I don't actually wear glasses. I had laser eye surgery years ago and haven't needed them since.

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  31. I wear glasses for work and would happily buy my next pair online x

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  32. I wear glasses and I do always order them online on x

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  33. I love the Jenna style, they are all quite similar but you can notice subtle differences! I wear reading glasses and suppose to wear them for a few other things although I don't!

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  34. This is just what I need, I'm wearing my old glasses with my old lenses because I've bust my others in half! Eeek!

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  35. Aww that is just precious, lovely post!
    L x

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