Wednesday, October 2, 2013

My love affair with eyeglasses

My love affair with eyeglasses began as some love affairs do, with a rocky start.  It was discovered, when I was in elementary school, that I needed eyeglasses.  After I kept getting up from my desk to read the blackboard, it was apparent I had a vision impairment.  Mom and I trotted off to the optometrist where I was fitted with my first pair of eyeglasses.  I was thrilled I could see but not thrilled that I had to wear glasses.

By the time I hit my early teens, I was ready for contacts.  Glasses and I broke up.  I wore scratchy hard gas permeable contact lenses until my eyes couldn't bear it anymore.  As I aged, I did not produce enough tears to continue to wear them.

I figured my foray into sponsored posts should be with a company that I have a keen interest in, which is eyeglasses.  I love to wear them now.  Glasses are a fashion accessory!  And what better company than

The site offers a NEW Virtual Mirror feature and under the Virtual Optician, you can search frames by "personality."  

I particularly like their feature of being able to download your own image.  When you go to "view as" you choose the green icon and upload your image, take a picture from your webcam or use your Facebook avatar.  You use red crosshairs to center over your eyes and wahlah!  I did have to resize my picture to web-small (448 x 336 px) for the frames to image properly.  What a perfect way to buy glasses.

Here are two images of me with chosen frames from

These are Independence Black
Lupo 5568 white black

Had I know about this e-tailer, I would have bought my most recent pair through them.  I know where I am buying my next pair of eyeglasses!  

I was sponsored for this post, but don't let that dissuade you.  I am very impressed with this company and enjoyed being able to view the images of eyeglasses frames without having to leave the comfort of my home. 

Not only do they offer high quality frames and lenses, they offer a 110% lowest price guarantee and a 100% satisfaction guarantee along with a generous refer-a-friend program. Additionally, you can stay up-to-date on all GlassesUSA happenings through their Facebook page ( and their Twitter feed (@GlassesUSA). 


Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10

Also, feel free to check out their Sales & Coupons page for current site-wide deals :)

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