I’m a 40 something woman and for the past 3-4 years I’ve noticed my eye site just wasn’t what it was. I had amazing eye site. I was told better than 20/20 in my younger years. My parents started needing glasses in their 40s so I guess it shouldn’t surprise me. About 3 years ago I had my first eye doctor appointment I’ve had in a long time. Motivated by the fact that I found myself having more trouble reading my books or kindle at night and doing that “moving it closer to my face then away from my face” more frequently.
After that first visit in a long time I got a pair of reading glasses with a mild prescription. I typically only used them at night to read. I also got the blue light blocker so I started using it more when working on my blog, entering sweepstakes, or scrolling on my phone.
This past year my eyes seemed worse. I found myself needing my reading glasses more and not being able to see signs far down the road like I used to. So I went back last week for my appointment. Ironically I had my appointment on September 22 and found our National Eye Health Week was September 18 – 24, 2023. I did get a slightly stronger reading glasses prescription. My insurance covered most of it. I think my glasses at the eye doctor were $400+ before insurance. After insurance I paid around $63.
Just prior to my appointment however I interacted with EyeBuyDirect on X (formerly Twitter) They sent me a code to get free frames, lenses, and free shipping to try them out. I was happy since my prescription changed and I wanted a 2nd pair for travel, this was perfect. With my new prescription in hand I browsed the EyeBuyDirect site for what seemed like an hour. There were so many styles and colors to choose from!
I especially loved the virtual try on feature. It helped me a lot with figuring out which frames would look right on my face and which colors. Even with the frames, lenses, and bluelight blocker added BEFORE my coupon, my glasses only came ot $78.45. Of course after my coupon they were completely free. But it made me realize I had options for glasses. If I needed another pair before my insurance was ready to pay again it would affordable to just buy them outright from EyeBuyDirect.
EyeBuyDirect also has a referral program. When I refer someone to the site they get $10 credit to use towards their glasses. Honestly that’s a good deal considering how reasonable their prices are!
They also have updates on your order. I ordered mine September 22 and it says they should be ready by September 27. My local doctor’s office is saying 2 weeks!
Let me know if you want an update when my glasses come in.
**This post does contain referral links. I won the coupon from EyeBuyDirect. I was NOT asked to do this post by the company. I created this post on my own for others that may wonder about ordering glasses online or what it’s like to order from this specific site**