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.
Thanks for affordable glasses!