When the lovely Tina from Firmoo (Global Online Optical Store) contacted me and asked if I would like to try out their service, I jumped at the chance.
I have been a spectacle wearer since I was a teenager, of course, I refused to wear them most of the time at that age because I was under the impression it would ruin what little street cred I had, what it did ruin was my eyesight even more, so now I literally have to wear my glasses 24/7 or I can’t see more than a few inches in front of me.
I have only ever been to Specsavers before and one of the things I have never purchased are prescription sunglasses, it’s either one or the other and glasses are more important, meaning during the summer months, I am either blinded by the sun shining through my normal glasses, or blind because I’m wearing standard, non prescription sunglasses.
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That is why I decided to go for these sunglasses with my prescription, and of course, why not go the full hog, I went for purple tints just to try something a little different from my norm.
As long as you know your prescription, Firmoo’s website is really easy to use, they even have this handy little photo bit on the left hand side so you can check if the glasses are likely to fit you.
As you can see, there are a few different faces already there in different shapes, sizes and genders, but you can also upload your own photo just to be doubly sure.
After you have chosen your glasses and are sure they will look great, you choose if you want Prescription, No Prescription or Frame Only. If you have used Firmoo before, it is even easier, as you can log in and just select a pre-saved prescription making the process even quicker, otherwise, you will just need to enter your prescription.
You then come to the optional extras screen, Tint is free on sunglasses (£6.90 on eyeglasses) and you can chose from Dark, Moderate or Light in Brown, Green, Grey, Purple and Blue. You can also chose to add Photochromatic (£13.80), Polarised 1.50 index (£20.70) and Polarise 1.60 index (£34.50), I chose not to go for any of these options.
And that’s it, once you’ve done those options, it is just a case of checking out, it literally takes a few minutes if you know what you want/need, but if you do get stuck or confused with all the letters and numbers about, look out for these little blue question marks:
|Picture through the glasses lense.|