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14 June, 2014


I don’t think it is any secret that I wear glasses.  Pretty much every picture of me found on this site has me with my glasses on.  I have been wearing glasses for about 7 years now, since November 2007 to be exact.  I’ll even let you in on a little secret.  The pair that you see me wear in most of the old photos on the blog are the same pair from 2007.  Before you tell me just how wrong that is, I have had my eyes checked every year since then and my prescription has never changed.  Plus, I find shopping for glasses so expensive, even with insurance coverage, and a pain in the butt.  Well I did, until now that is.

Back in May, I was approached by the wonderful people at and asked if I would be interested in receiving a pair of eyeglasses of my choice in exchange for a review.  I figured what the hell, I’ve been using the same pair of glasses for almost 7 years now so it’s time for a change.  Let me tell you, doing this was the BEST.DECISION.EVER!

First, let me tell you about the process!

Now provides a very large selection of eyeglasses to choose from.  Once you create an account with them, you upload your photo to the website and you can virtually try on different pairs of glasses.  Just like you would in store.  I think when it was all said and done, I narrowed my choices down to 13.  Yeah, that wasn’t really narrowing it down, but what can I say, this was a big decision.  So I sent the pictures of my choices over to my mother, my colleagues, and my fellow CBB ladies for some help in narrowing it down even further.  Once I had managed to narrow it down to one selection to get to test out, I dug out my prescription and proceeded to enter in all the requested information.  I thought that this part would be much harder than it was, but everything was explained in such detail that it took a total of two minutes to enter in all the information and double check that I entered it correctly.

The base frames that I chose were $39.00!  Now anyone who wears glasses will tell you that where you end up spending the money is on the lenses themselves, and they are right.  But with, even that was affordable.  I only ended up getting the lenses scratch resistant, which was included in my base price of $39.00 and then shipping was a grand total of $12.95.  This brought the total up to a whopping $51.95 CAD.  Just sit on that for a minute.  My glasses were only $51.95 CAD in total!  My last pair of glasses were like $400.00 and that didn’t even include the eye exam.

Once my glasses were ordered, I began the wait for them and I really didn’t have to wait long at all. updates your account through every step of your glasses being created and dispatched to you and you can see that below.  Don’t let the fact that I only confirmed the order received today fool you.  Once these were dispatched on May 23, I had the in my hands by May 26th and I’ve been wearing them since.  Seriously, my glasses were shipped from China where they made their way to Alaska, and then down through Kentucky, up through Mississauga, and finally on to my office in Downtown Toronto.  They were shipped through UPS and almost as well travelled as I am!  The glasses themselves come in a hard case, with a clot for cleaning, a screwdriver to tighten your glasses when needed, and they also come with a soft cloth case as well.

I picked model F03 and I couldn’t be happier with the glasses or the service I received from  I will be purchasing further pairs in different styles so I can change up my look on a whim.  Plus, it never hurts to have a back up pair of glasses in case something happens to the pair you are wearing.  It’s a bonus that doesn’t just offer glasses, but also has a wide range of sunglasses as well because I am desperately in need of a few pairs of prescription sunglasses.  And don’t be fooled, even if you don’t need prescription glasses or sunglasses but just want a pair to change up your look, you can simply by the glasses as is without a prescription.  Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me!

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So that is me in my new glasses courtesy of  I am loving them and haven’t taken them off since I got them.  What about you?  Are you in the market for a new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses?  Make it easy on yourself and try out


Until next time,





Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent from the company or their PR team for editorial consideration. 

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  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    see herman koch there. read ‘the dinner’. it was not the ‘european Gone Girl” as advertised on the cover. :( hows this one going for you?

    • Nicole About Town

      This one is Summer House with Swimming Pool. It’s okay so far, but nothing mindblowing!

  • beauty ∞ infinitum

    Love the glasses! It took only three days to travel from China to TO? Wow!

    • Nicole About Town

      Thank you. Yeah, I was pretty surprised on just how fast everything was done. All in all, I had these glasses much quicker than when I went through the traditional route in 2007!

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  • Carlita Kai Ilano

    Hi, I just want to ask if you paid custom charges to UPS on top of the shipping charges?