I wear eyeglasses, have always worn prescription glasses. At some point I thought it was cool, other times just a plain drag…but mostly it has always cost me a pretty penny.
I remember going to my first eye doctor at about age 12, after having convinced my mom that I cannot see AT all and need eyeglasses pronto! (it seemed like a cool idea wearing glasses, very grown-up anyways)
I think I faked it a bit (well if I’m honest I know I did)…and seemed to manage to convince the doctor that I needed eyeglasses pronto!
It set my mum back quite a bit…it ended up on the head most of the time. The same way my dad wore his. Back then in the 80’s I got a pair of golden aviator glasses that were the hottest glasses to wear. And as a “hip teen” I had it goin’ on! They wear clear, huge and looked awesome!
Time soon proved that it was indeed within my genetic make up to wear eyeglasses. And all the time and not just as a head band in case I really needed it.
Playing tennis it was a drag, especially since I sweat on my nose! Seemed like they were always falling off! They were not the right size –but they were cool.
I also recall going to parties and soon realized that some boys thought I was too bookish?? Huh, I guess that was all they could see.
Anyhow, times have changed, or I’ve adjusted to a life of wearing eyeglasses. I guess I’m lucky that I can see a bit without them; helps when you go swimming or in the spa.
Talking about the spa….I actually went to a body wash spa, where they wash your body with milk, avocado and other lovely decadents…
I had my contacts on because I’ve already been in trouble for not reading the signs posted (I’ll tell you that story another time)!
So I told the “wash lady” ..that I had my contacts on…she proceeded to yell it to all the other “wash ladies” in Korean and they all laughed…she then told me in broken English that I shouldn’t have done that. She was right all the oils from my face soon made it into my eyes and I could see no more!!
No doubt you have many similar stories..but the bottom line is that…
Eyeglasses cost a lot of money, especially if you want something that is not plastic and slightly modern.
So when my friend approached me about this web-store he’s opened for selling prescription eyeglasses I was on board immediately. With my design and merchandizing background this could work out quite well.
A no brainer really…at least it is for me and I hope you will soon agree.
People who wear eyeglasses should not be penalized in any way and the prices out there (my last pair bought at the traditional store cost me $1000, yes they were very cool and the latest material but still, they broke very soon as eyeglasses tend to do, then what?? I had to pay another $500 to get the lenses fixed –they couldn’t fix one they had to do both! Yikes now I’m up to $1500)
With the prices that we are now able to offer you by buying direct from the lab …jeez you can buy a pair of prescription eyeglasses (oh and you can also get prescription sunglasses cheaply too–I never had a pair as I never wanted to spring for another $1000 or whatever for a second pair) for any occasion.
I, for one, can have multiple looks..nerdy (yeah, if I want :))), retro, classy, fun and so on …what about prescription sunglasses…great for the beach or even skiing; if you’ve never had those either now it’s a very cost-effective possibility! Any of our pairs can be made into sunglasses so pick and customize to your hearts desire.
And this in a nutshell is why we sell glasses!