Disclosure: I received a promo code for a free pair of glasses in order to complete the ordering process for the review. All opinions are 100% my own.
So I went to the eye doctor today to update my prescription, it was 2 years old so it was due. Luckily, for me I am at the same prescription I was previously, so I technically don't have to change my glasses just yet. But, I did find out since I am either reading, on the computer or trying to see something up close about 99% of my waking hours it is recommended I wear my glasses 100% of the time. Since the whole reason I go without wearing them in the first place is that I can never seem to remember where I put them, I think I have to get a spare pair. While checking out the selection in the Doctors office I got quite a bit of sticker shock. Can you believe that many people pay upwards of two hundred bucks for a pair of glasses?!! Ahhh!! Two hundred bucks that is crazy, especially for something that chances are your going to break.
There is an alternative, thank goodness! Eyebuydirect.com just relaunched with a new and improved website, that also happens to have glasses starting as low at 6.00!!! Six bucks, yeah that is the kind of price that I am a fan of, with it that low I can grab 4 or 5 pairs so that when one dies and untimely death or is lost in the abyss which is my purse I can grab a spare and still be able to see for that day! They have all the styles that I saw at the optometrist earlier only the price is significantly lower. Here are a few examples:
So one thing I noticed being in office is that the styles I love really don't look good on me, so I thought well how does EyeBuyDirect.com handle that issue. Well they actually have a try it on feature, you can upload a picture of yourself and line up a few dots then tada you can try on the individual glasses. This tool isn't perfect, but you can instantly tell if you are going to look super gooberish in them. See my pic above, they also allow you to compare several glasses styles against each other to help you decide.