I've been playing it incognito the last three days in my new disguise. No, that's not some sexy librarian you see... it's me!!
I've been searching for a pair of purr-fectly shaped cat-eyed glasses for about four years... seriously. I've tried on hundreds of pairs in various stores throughout Edmonton with no luck. Not only am I incredibly picky when it comes to glasses, but I refuse to pay $500 for them. So, I was ecstatic when ClearlyContacts.ca contacted me to do a review!
I've been ordering contact lenses from Vancouver-based company, Clearly Contacts, since 2009 because it's incredibly convenient for someone as busy as me. I simply enter my prescription online, click a button and usually within 3-4 days my contacts are sitting at my doorstep.
However, I've been hesitant to order glasses from Clearly Contacts because - and you're all thinking this - you can't try them on. Seeing glasses on screen and seeing them actually sitting on your face are two completely different things. The key to ordering glasses online is understanding your face shape. I've tried on so many pairs of glasses in the past, I know what is going to flatter and what is going to make my head look like a giant pumpkin that won the blue ribbon at the state fair. If you're still unsure, Clearly Contacts provides two online tools to help you find the right pair of glasses including a Virtual Mirror and Find Your Perfect Fit. And they provide info on reading your prescription.
I ordered these Love glasses in Blonde Tortoiseshell and they were delivered in four days. They came with a cleansing cloth, hard and soft case and a tiny screwdriver for any tightening the glasses may need in the future (thank you!). My order also came with Care Instructions for washing, adjusting, etc. I've been wearing them for three days and am convinced they are my true love. They fit my face well, don't move around at all and the prescription is spot on. And I couldn't be happier with the style. This is exactly what I've been looking for! My only complaint is I'm a little sore behind the ears. I'm not sure if this is because I'm not used to wearing glasses or the frames sit too heavy.
On Clearly Contacts these glasses would cost: $38 for the frames + $10 for lenses + $20 for three protective coatings (optional) + $10 in shipping = $78.00. In a retail shop they would cost over $250.
Let's just say I already have another pair sitting in my shopping cart.