In elementary school, before I discovered my love for fashion, art, and sports, I was a complete bookworm. I would read my Baby-sitters Club novels during the day, and hide under my covers to read the R.L. Stine Goosebumps series after my bedtime. Of course these habits led to the demise of my perfect vision. Since my first pair of glasses in the second grade, I've only had four different frames: a Harry Potteresque version, a slightly cooler one, and two basic black frames. Why? Designer and even relatively stylish frames are outrageously expensive, even before the additional cost of lens prescriptions.
At the age of 23, I finally discovered the solution: Firmoo. Firmoo.com is the world's most popular global online optical store and they aim to provide "Vision and Fashion the Frugal Way." Keep reading for my outfit and all the details on this revolutionary company.
(Glasses, courtesy of Firmoo - available here; Uniqlo turtleneck; Zara skirt and shoes; Fendi bracelet)
Founded in 2009, Firmoo.com has quickly solidified its position as the leading online optical store in the world. By eliminating the expenses of brick and mortar stores, Firmoo.com is able to offer glasses and sunglasses styles that range from $8 to $68. However, the low prices never compromise the quality of eyewear. Firmoo.com offers resin lenses with anti-scratch hard coating from factories that produce 60% of the world's optical lenses. In addition, the optical professionals at Firmoo inspect the quality of the frame and accuracy of its lens prescription through all stages of the fitting. What I love about Firmoo.com is its awareness of the aesthetic functionality of eyeglasses. With trendy styles at affordable prices, Firmoo truly allows fashion-conscious consumers' dreams of creating an eyewear wardrobe a reality.
Virtual Try-On System
Firmoo.com combats the uncertainty of purchasing eyewear online with its Virtual Try-On System, which allows users to snap a photo or upload one of themselves and virtually experience the frames. Research indicates that 98% of Firmoo customers discovered their perfect match glasses in this way.
First Free Pair
For new customers, Firmoo.com offers a First Free Pair on eligible eyewear. All frames are complete with 1.50 single vision lenses, complimentary cases, cleaning cloth and other accessories. Use the code FIRMOOFREE to redeem at checkout.
As a girl who once wore Harry Potter glasses, I love my new Firmoo frames. The retro style and marble grey pattern make it a beautiful combination of vintage and modern aesthetics. Black metal alloy arms and plastic covered tips also made it a comfortable fit. Other than the quality and style, the most important facts to know are the checkout process. Once you choose your frame, the page will prompt you to select how you will use your glasses (distance, reading, etc.). Next, it asks you to input your prescription starting with your PD, or Pupillary Distance. PD is the distance between your pupils in millimeters, which is very important for accurately fitting your lenses to achieve vision acuity. Lastly you enter your sphere (strength of prescription, such as -3.75 or -4.25) and cylinder, if you have astigmatism.
Overall, I was thrilled with the style, quality and speed with which I received my glasses. With all the color and style options, Firmoo makes it accessible for me to incorporate glasses into my wardrobe without investing too much money. What do you think about the way I styled my glasses, and are you tempted to experiment with Firmoo? Thank you for reading and I hope this was a helpful review!