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Rockin’ New Specs

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored but does include an affiliate link. I received the First Pair Free for New Customers discount offered by Firmoo but was not otherwise compensated. I am on a budget, fighting disability, and blind as a bat so I wanted to share my experience!

I have awful eyesight. Absolutely awful. I have pretty bad farsightedness and astigmatism which makes for a nasty combination. When I renewed my drivers license, the DMV worker told me that I was restricted to wearing corrective lenses when driving and I just laughed. I wouldn’t be able to find my car without my corrective lenses and I only wish that I was joking. I would absolutely LOVE to know what it felt like to be able to see first thing in the morning without reaching for my glasses. I have researched corrective vision surgery, such as LASIK, but it is just not at a stage in development yet where it would be beneficial in my case. I could either have LASIK done and still be required to wear contacts (they would be the cheaper contacts versus what I have to wear now) or I would have to have two different procedures which would basically require a permanent contact being put in my eye. I’m just not at a place where I am comfortable with that yet (nor is it affordable at this point) so I will have to continue rocking my contacts or glasses.

Since starting the disability process, our budget has obviously required an overhaul. I was able to get in to see my eye doctor before the change in benefits and as usual, my eyesight has shifted requiring a new prescription. My previous vision insurance would pay for either contacts or glasses and since my astigmatism and farsightedness requires a more of a speciality contact, I always use my coverage on contacts. I can usually get away with not updating my lenses in my glasses every year since typically it is just a slight vision change and my glasses are primarily used as a backup but since it had been about two years since updating my glasses and I have been wearing them more since I am home, I started shopping for glasses options.

I had heard about Firmoo.com and their first pair free for new customers program so I had to check it out. I was really surprised by the variety of options that were available! I have been wanting to try out a “nerdy chic” pair of frames but didn’t want to have a lot of money tied up in them so this program was perfect. Because I am blind as a bat, I had to pay to upgrade to thinner lenses and had to pay an “extra strong RX” fee but my overall cost was substantially less than what I paid for my last pair of glasses so I was very excited to place my order.

How do I look?

Firmoo First Pair Free Experience

Overall, I have been very pleased with my experience! Its a little sad that even though I upgrade to the “Super Thin” lenses that they are still pretty thick but I didn’t upgrade to the absolute thinnest lens possible and well, you can only do so much when you have vision like mine! If you happen to be in the market for new glasses (they also do sunglasses) and are looking for budget-friendly options, I definitely recommend checking out Firmoo!

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored but does include an affiliate link. I received the First Pair Free for New Customers discount offered by Firmoo but was not otherwise compensated. I am on a budget, fighting disability, and blind as a bat so I wanted to share my experience!

6 comments on “Rockin’ New Specs

  1. Cheryl says:

    It’s funny how much we have in common. I’ve similarly laughed at the DMV. And a friend who went on one day about forgetting her glasses! As if! On a recent visit, my eye doc was having me move to her 2nd room for the “puff” test….I already had my contacts out and she said she said to try to follow the bright red spot (i.e. her shirt).

    I went downhill so fast, right at puberty. I needed “blackboard” glasses for a year, then “all the time” contacts, and within two to three years I went from normal to not seeing the biggest letter on the eye chart!

    You look great! They are the type that take a special person to wear and you’ve totally got the stuff (both outer appearance and inner personality…I think the latter is key in stand-out frames) to pull it off and look awesome!

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  2. Emilie says:

    Those are great frames, and I’ll keep those guys in mind next time I need glasses! I’m about as nearsighted as you are farsighted, also with astigmatism. Got my first pair of glasses the summer before kindergarten, my first contacts the summer before ninth grade. My most recent silly moment with corrective lenses was bringing home my new glasses in January (my first new pair of lenses in five years, my first new frames in almost ten). LOVE the frames–purple with rhinestones, TOTALLY me. Hubs liked them too…then said I should have gotten the reduced lenses so they’d be more comfy if I end up wearing them all the time. Like you, I had, they just didn’t look like it:) He spent a few minutes in the dog house for that one!

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  3. Diane says:

    My eyesight (minus having a cyst in the left eye) is the One thing I’ve got going for me. You can rock those glasses!

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  4. Joy in AL says:

    Forget the specs….let’s talk about your hair! Is is violet? LOVE!!

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