I love to read! With that love of reading, and the amount of it I do, I tend to have strained eyes. They get tired, become blurry, and occasionally I get a headache. Hey, what's wrong with reading a good book until 2am? Lets not judge, ok? tee hee hee
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I received a wonderful opportunity from Haley at Reading Glasses Shopper to review a pair of their glasses. Gee, being able to focus on the page in front of me? Go figure. I really hadn't stopped to think about getting reading glasses before Haley contacted me! With the stack of books looming before me to read for February, I was happy to hop on board.
My first dilemma came in choosing the glasses. I had no idea what style to choose from. There were sooo many that I loved. I'm no fashionista, but there are some nice looking glasses on their site.
My second dilemma came in choosing whether I wanted sun glasses or regular glasses. (the sun glasses I want are below) I tend to do A LOT of reading outside spring-summer. But, being the middle of winter here in MN wasn't very conducive to me reading outside! So, I went for the regular glasses.
My third dilemma was not knowing what "strength" to get. Would that be called a "power"? I used common sense and went with the lowest number of +1.00. I finally narrowed down my choices and decided on Brooke in red (photo at top of page). I was happy to hear they were in stock!
The day my Brooke reading glasses came, they were a big hit in the house. I put them on thinking I would just be able to see everything around me. hahahaha Not so much. My eyes kind of bugged out because they weren't used to glasses. Of course, my boys thought that was awesome and wanted to try them on. They loved it. Ah, my strange, strange boys.
I contacted Haley to make sure I'd gotten the right strength and she was very helpful. She suggested I ease myself into them and only use them for 10 min at a time and build up from there so I didn't get headaches. That did the trick.
When I sat down to read my first book, I could NOT believe what a difference these glasses made. I am NOT blowing smoke. Personally, I think I'm seeing everything perfectly, no problem and then I put these glasses on and I'm astonished. I didn't think I was having an issues with seeing the pages of the book, but with my Brooke's on, it was so different. So much better. The words even seemed bigger. =)
I have loved using these glasses. You never know what you're truly going to get when you order something online and these pass the mustard! They are a strong frame and very solid. I thought that the metal on the sides would be thin and cheap. Not even close! I was more than pleasantly surprised how sturdy they are. Really, you can't compare these to those glasses you get at a drug store or grocery store.
They recently launched a couple of pages on their site:
Reading Glasses Glossary
Eye Health Glossary
Through Valentines Day they are giving 15% off all glasses! They also have free shipping on orders over $30!! How reasonable is that?
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*I would like to thank Haley from Reading Glasses Shopper for sending me my review pair of glasses. The giveaway comes directly from them as well. The opinions expressed here are soley my own and I was not paid for this review.