Graded by Grace —FirmOO glasses review
Welcome to a new month and the new and hopefully improved ColorAndGrace.com! I’m always working hard to make my blog better. A big part of that is being more and more useful to you, my wonderful readers! After all, if it weren’t for you, I would just be talking to myself. And who needs even more people thinking you’re weird? 😉 Anyway, I’m going to try a Daily Special menu.
Monday will have fresh home grown “Fashion 101″ posts. This is where I share my unique expertise to pass along color and fashion wit and wisdom. Tuesday will feature “Fashion Chinese Take-Out“. Join me as I let you know what’s going on half way around the world. Most of your clothes come from there, how about your next look? Next is “Graded by Grace” on Wednesday. You’ll see how products I use did on their report card and also some shopping suggestions that will earn you extra credit! ”Throwback Thursday” will relive and re-laugh some of my adventures and travels. The workweek wraps up on Friday with “They Got It Right!” Here I’ll share a few photos of other bloggers who “got it” with the trend topic of the week! Then to jumpstart your weekend I highlight the week that was in “Fashion Gossip” on Saturday. Hey! What about Sunday you ask? Oh knock it off! The weather is getting better and I deserve at least one day off a week! I’m looking for your input, so don’t be shy!
Well the end of the school year is getting close and I’m sure you all are wondering about your grades! You’re in luck because this is the first Graded by Grace post. If you’ve been paying attention you may know that I am a teacher in my day job so am pretty familiar with handing out grades. Of course to do my job it always helps if I can see clearly. Now with that incredibly clever segue I’m going to be talking about FirmOO.com, which is an online seller of prescription eyewear. I got my first pair of prescription eyeglasses when I was living in Shanghai, China. I simply went into the nearest eyewear store, got my eyes checked and ordered some pretty trendy glasses and came back in a few days to pick them up. The total was somewhere in the $75-$100 range when converted to dollars. So you can probably imagine my shock when I moved to America a couple years later and needed an updated pair. Even with my husband’s insurance we had to pay almost $400 for my next pair of glasses! It was enough to make me see cross-eyed! At my new job I don’t even have vision insurance so wasn’t looking forward much to getting my next pair. That was until I heard of FirmOO.com.
My prescription was still pretty good but my glasses and frames were getting a bit old. When I saw that I could get a new pair of cool looking eyewear at a bargain price I had a couple thoughts. I always am a bit wary of internet deals. Who hasn’t had a bad online experience at some point? So my first stop was to check them out. I use a website called ScamAdvisor.com to look into sites that I’m not familiar with. They had good things to say. Although I hadn’t heard of FirmOO it seems they’ve been around for several years. Good enough to give them a try. I went online and found some cute frames I liked. In fact it was hard to narrow it down to one. They have a super useful feature on their site where you can see your choice on people of different hair colors and skin tones. This is a great way to get an idea of how they will look on you; and a very clever way to overcome the one big problem of online shopping; not being able to try things on.
Once I created my account on the website it was easy peasy to enter my prescription info, choose my frame and lens options and place my order. Now was when FirmOO really shines. The other part of a lot of online experiences that has people not seeing clearly is letting you know what’s going on. I got an email immediately telling me the order was received. The next day I got another email telling me they were processing my new glasses. They let me know when they were shipped and when I could expect them. Then they actually showed up before the promised date. Next was a follow up email to make sure everything was good and to let them know if I had any problems. After several customer service nightmares, dealing with FirmOO was a great experience! Oh, and yes, I got back under the $100 mark which brought my bottom line right back in focus! So how about the glasses? Take a look at the pictures in this post. I’m loving the look, from both sides of the lenses! I can see great, and I think look great. If that’s not a win-win, I don’t know what is!
SHOP MY LOOK:
Fedora Hat @Meijer
Black leather jacket @Forever 21
Black fringe backpack @TJ Maxx
Brown pullover @JC Penney
Ripped jeans @JustFab
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