Hooray hooray, my glasses arrived.
What is wrong with my current glasses you might well ask.
Well, I let you decide for yourself.
So with much trepidation I ordered glasses online, after first getting my prescription from Special Eyes back in Canberra, Australia. I love those guys. Maria has spoiled me for any other optometrist.
Neil Stephenson's Snowcrash featured 499324, or as I like to call them, Grasshopper
Randa Abdel-Fattah's Does my head look big in this? featured 499421, I shall call them my Fabulous Darlings
Chris Roberson and Michael Alred's iZombie featured 452916, I call them Boggle. Based on the website I had high hopes these would look a bit scruffy and freaky, but they look dull with an awkward lens shape and for some reason make my eyes feel tired. They were the only $8 pair I bought (iZombie on the other hand is full of charm and the best Zombie Girl Detective story out there)
Gail Simone and Terry Dodson's Wonder Woman featured 210418, but to me they are Catherines.
Last time my glasses broke in the act of folishly cleaning them with a soft cloth(
Oh no melon, my glasses broke) I just couldn’t wait for new glasses and shelled out $50 for an emergency weld.
The weld has stayed good throughout the recent trials and this time I fell asleep on them and crushed them under my hip. I managed to limp along, repairing my glasses a couple of times a day for a week and a half. And as my reward fours pairs of glasses from
Zenni Optical for $85. Now that ain’t too shabby at all.
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Yay! I love Zenni. My $20 pair of glasses are still kicking after four years :)
I fear they might be addictive, already I’m thinking… blue, I need blue glasses, and purple and some crazier shapes…
Those look great, Liz. I’m going to check out this site . . . . although my prescription is so complex I doubt the cost will be so cheap.
Well, the cost was cheap, but they had only three ugly and out-of-style frames for me to choose from. :-(
Damn! A friend of mine has had good success with Goggles4U http://www.goggles4u.com/US/ and there are one or two others. Goggles4U will also add lenses to existing frames if you find something cute second hand.
Cuuute! I confess that, because I like glass lenses (say what you want, there is no plastic lens with the same clarity as real glass) I always have to go to the optometrist for mine. Those are darn adorable, though, and now you have me musing.
Goggles4U do mineral glass, though that’s an extra $60… or yeah playtime glasses that are cheaper than a nice necklace :-)