I was recently sent a pair of glasses to review from GlassesShop.
Now, you may already know that I wear glasses – you can see in my pic to the right that I do! I think I have an odd shaped face, so not many styles of glasses suit me. In a shop full of glasses at Specsavers, I’ll usually only find one or two that I want to buy… that is, until a time when I don’t need glasses then the whole shop seems full of them.
Ironic isn’t it. But that seems to be my life.
Anyway, they contacted me and wanted to send me a pair of glasses to see what I thought of them. I’ll confess that I’ve never used an online shop to buy eyewear before.
As I’m VERY picky with my glasses, I find the idea of using an online shop off putting as I like to try them on. But I went for it to give it a go… it wasn’t going to hurt at the very least so it was the perfect excuse.
So, I searched for a pair of eyeglasses online and found a pair that looked spookily similar to the pair I already own… which is a good thing for me as I’m fussy and know what I like.
I ‘tried’ on the glasses using their free facility to use an image of myself (taken via my laptop camera) to transpose the glasses ontop.
I amended the size to what I thought was right and they looked alright – I tried on quite a few pairs like that with most being too pointy for my face and discarded.
Once I’d decided on a pair, I popped in my prescription details and awaited delivery.
Delivery took about 2 weeks and was shipped from China. I was quite surprised by that as it didn’t say on the website that they were made in China.. at least nowhere I could see. The box was plain, but inside was a branded plastic case with my glasses safely inside.
I’ll let you watch the video below to see me trying them on for the first time:
So, as you can see… I wasn’t really sure about them. What do you think?
- The prescription was accurate
- The frames were of good quality (not enough to justify the £100 difference between my standard frames that’s for sure)
- They arrived safely
- Low cost (These frames were ~£30)
- Delivery took 2 weeks
- Frames weren’t well fitted
- Slightly bigger than I anticipated
If I were ordering again, I would check the size properly by measuring my current glasses as a comparison – I think this would have given me a more accurate representation of what they’d look like.
I’d also order them as prescription sunglasses instead of standard glasses, as I feel the bigger frame would lend themselves well to being a big pair of glasses – and where the fit doesn’t matter too much as you don’t wear them all day.
Now that I’ve had them for a week, I have to admit that they’re growing on me. I won’t say that they’re perfect because they’re not. But for their cost, I don’t think I could get a better pair.
If you’d like to check them out, then you can use the code GSHOT50 to claim 50% off eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (doesn’t include sale frames).