GlassesUSA Review

Thursday, October 7, 2010
I was in desperate need of new prescription eyeglasses. Sadly, the last time I purchased a pair was in the Spring of 2001. Yes. Nine. Years. Ago. Every year when I visit my optometrist for my annual contact lens exam, I browse the eyeglasses. I write down the names of a few of the frames that I like, but I never return to order them.

Prescription eyeglasses are expensive...even with vision insurance. If the frames are reasonably priced, the lenses break the bank. Once I choose a frame, it seems that within six months, there is a more popular style. I feel as if I've wasted a few hundred dollars. Hardly worth the hassle.

I recently had the opportunity to order a pair of glasses from GlassesUSA. I have to admit, I was skeptical at first. Glasses online? Hmmmm. I had to think about it for a moment. I wouldn't be able to physically try them on. I wouldn't be "fitted" for them. And who knows what the quality would be. So, I decided to take a look at GlassesUSA's Web site. I loved the selection, and there is a tool for "trying" them on. You can either upload a picture or use a Web cam to take a shot of yourself. You can select the frame of your choice and place them on the picture. Voila! It's like a mirror.

When my brand spanking new prescription eyeglasses arrived in the mail, I couldn't wait to try them on. I took them out of the box, and they were exactly the way they were represented in the online picture. The glasses are high quality and very reasonably priced, and there is a large selection of designer frames including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, and Guess. My expectations were definitely exceeded.

In addition to their excellent prices, high-quality eyeglasses, and unbeatable selection, GlassesUSA is also "doing good". Rather than re-stocking returned eyeglasses, GlassesUSA donates returned glasses to various organizations which sanitize and redistribute them to those who cannot afford vision care. Seeing properly shouldn't be a luxury. It should be a necessity.

GlassesUSA is generously offering all Pieces of a Mom readers a 10% discount on all orders. The promotional code is Blog10 and never expires. Enter the code during your final checkout to receive the discount.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary pair of prescription eyeglasses for the purpose of facilitating this review. All opinions expressed herein are strictly mine. Other than a complimentary pair of eyeglasses, I received no other compensation for this review. For more information on my Disclosure Policy, click here.

1 comment

Pootsie said...

How about a picture?