I ordered eleven---ELEVEN---pairs of glasses from ZenniOptical.com. One reason I ordered so many is that they were $8 per pair and I figured if I ordered eleven pairs without trying them on I might get two or three good ones, and if I DID get three good ones they'd be less expensive per pair than the Walmart $38 special. I figured I could donate the extra pairs to one of those organizations that collects glasses and STILL be ahead.
But I like ALL of them. ALL. I like them in different ways, but I like all of them. LET ME SHOW THEM TO YOU. (Incidentally, I gradually discovered that head-on photos of glasses look a little odd, and slightly-turned-head pictures come out better. Perhaps you will notice this in the frequency of photos with that head angle.)
And in case you would like to know what the HELL is the story with my lips, I PICK them okay? Nasty habit, but I've had it for about 25 years so it's not likely to change now. It's not that I apply lipstick unevenly or whatevs.
1. I am wearing these RIGHT NOW. Green glasses with black earpieces.
2. Purple metal tops, rimless bottoms, rectangular.
3. Pretty much the same as #2, but with the purple metal all the way around.
4. Yellow-green, WITH RHINESTONES.
5. Green and pink. Prep-PAY.
6. Gold metal on top, rimless on the bottom. Very similar in shape to my old glasses, as you can see from my relaxed, non-surprised expression.
7. Um? I am not sure about these, and they are not "right for my face" PER SE, and yet I like them anyway. They're black in the middle, green on the sides. They emphasize the asymmetry of my face, so I should have done the semi-sideways photo for these.
8. I find these goggle-like pinky-purple ones AMUSING.
9. Green on the top, rimless on the bottom.
10. I love these green snowflake ones soooooooo much. Can you tell?
11. Purple tops, rimless bottoms, the oval version of #2.
Cost for all eleven pairs, including shipping? $100. OMG.
To order from Zenni, you need your prescription AND your "PD" (pupillary distance). It is a little embarrassing to ask for the PD: your prescription belongs to you and it's easy to get a copy (my optician gave me that without me even asking), but the optician doesn't have to tell you your PD. What I did was I ordered a pair of glasses at the optician's office when I got the prescription, and then told them I'd seen a pair of glasses online and I would also need my PD. They were totally cool about it.
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