Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Firmoo Glasses Review

I was recently contacted and offered a free pair of glasses in exchange for a review of the glasses from firmoo.com.  Having recently "graduated" from dollar store reading glasses part-time to wearing progressive lens full-time, I thought, "Why not?" 
Well, though it wasn't clear from the introductory e-mail, progressive lens were not covered in their offer.  However, the frames were free, and their charge for progressive lens was as low as I've seen, so I decided to go ahead and order a pair.  

I could choose a pair of frames from their "blogger collection." I took quite a bit of time using their "Try On" feature; I could upload a photo of my face and then could see what various frames would look like on me.  Unfortunately, one of the frames I wanted to try on didn't work with the "Try On" feature.  Instead of showing my face, the frames appeared with white background--like if I had put a sticker over my face.  I ended up choosing another frame instead.  
I noticed that if I had been ordering frames generally, rather than from the blogger collection, I could have used a great filtering tool. I wish that had been in place for the blogger collection, so I could have limited my choices to frames that would work for progressive lens and that would fit my face.  As it was, I just had to click on each frame I was interested in, then see if it worked for progressive lenses and was in the size I needed. 

To order from virmoo.com, you will need your prescription, including pupillary distance (the distance between your pupils).  I had my prescription from my eye doctor, and the pupillary distance from my receipt from Costco, where I had ordered glasses before. Armed with that information, I could easily place an order with virmoo.com. 

About a week after placing my order, I received my glasses in the mail.  The prescription was just right.  The frames were noticeably lighter in weight than my other glasses.  On the one hand, I really like that; on the other, I wonder about how durable they are.  So far, so good, though--and I find myself wearing them more frequently than the other pair.  

Overall, I'm happy with my experience with virmoo.com, and would order from them again.  



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8 comments:

  1. That sounds like an interesting site. You'll have to let me know how you like them after you've worn them a bit. I really like progressive lenses but some people don't care for them.

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    1. Both of my pairs of glasses are progressive lens. It took a little while to get used to them, but not long. I really do like the lightness of these frame; time will tell if they hold up to daily use.

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  2. The frame you chose looks good on you. I always struggle finding a frame that works with my trifocals.

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    1. Thank you. I don't know if firmoo's frames work with trifocals, but I would imagine that some of the frames that work with progressives might.

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  3. I have wondered how those online glasses sites works. I, too,, need to order a new pair of progressives. Thanks for the info.

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    1. You're welcome. Firmoo is having a Buy 1, Get 1 free sale currently.

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  4. Your glasses look great!! Just curious... At the beginning you refer to firmoo, but later as virmoo. Same company?

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  5. Your glasses look great!! Just curious... At the beginning you refer to firmoo, but later as virmoo. Same company?

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