i got glasses . . . online

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i do a lot of things online.  i never thought trying on glasses would be one of them.  mostly, because i don’t wear glasses, but also because . . . who knew it was a thing?

about a year ago my eyes were hurting and i couldn’t figure out why.  i thought it could be from headaches.  maybe my sinuses  probably stress.  lastly, i figured i should get my eyes checked.  so i went.  and, i stressed (i’d rather go to the dentist then the eye dr. – i know).  and, found out my 20/20 days were  behind me.  my vision wasn’t terrible and my eyes stopped hurting so i let myself forget all about it,  until a year later when it happened all over again.  this time, i decided i should probably fill that prescription, after all.  not long after this year’s appointment i was introduced to DITTO, a online shop for prescription glasses and sunglasses, with a virtual try on feature.   i thought this would be a really fun way to try on glasses and purchase a pair.  they have such a great selection of designer glasses.

the process was fun.  first you create a DITTO, which is a video of your face (taken from your computers webcam).  this isn’t just a photo it’s like a moving photo.  you can turn your face from side to side, so you can see your profile not just straight on.  i kind of felt like max headroom, my 80’s friends.   then you get started trying on tons of designer glasses.  what i loved most was that i could just screen shot my favorites and send them to my friends to have them help narrow it down and pick the best look.

in fact, once i got going, my mom, who was looking for new glasses (unlike me, she has been wearing glasses all her life) wanted to give DITTO a try too.

we were constantly sending our DITTO’S back and forth over text and e-mail.  these were a few of our favorites.

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want to see what which ones we picked?

 

 

 

i chose the a pair called Spring by Elizabeth and James in tortoise.  and, i’m feeling smarter, already.

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and, my mom chose a pair by Stella McCartney.

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how cute are the gold rimmed sides?  i wish i could borrow her pair (i still borrow her shoes).

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her friends loved her new glasses and couldn’t believe she tried them on . . . virtually.  i had fun showing them her DITTO and how easy it was to try on different specs.  after seeing all of her selections they loved the stella pair the best, too.

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i’ve always been a lot like my mom, and well, i guess i can now add glasses to that list!

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what do you think?  would you order glasses online?  for me it was a really fun experience that i would recommend and definitely do again.

if you want to give DITTO a try, now is a great time because they are offering la la lovely readers 20% when you use the code: LOVELY20.  valid until november 12.

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ps- i also love that DITTO offers free shipping, free 30 day returns, and a 1 year warranty.  i had a problem with my first pair (due to the prescription my dr. gave me), sent them back and they were super great, sending me a return label right away, and fixing the issue.

 

this post is in collaboration with DITTO.  as always all opinions are my own.

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Responses

  • Nancie Nelson Bartly
    Commented on November 5th, 2014 at 1:04pm

    Love the glasses! You and your mom could be sisters!
    I order my kids’ glasses online from http://zennioptical.com . They can have 2 or 3 pairs, the eye dr is impressed with their quality and the fact the RX is always spot-on and you just can’t beat glasses for $25.00. Or less. Their “try on” option is not as advanced as Ditto’s but we have had great success.
    I think this is definitely a good option. You have to be able to check sizes yourself and it is a little more work for the orderer…but price wise and convenience wise…can’t be beat.

  • Trina
    Commented on November 21st, 2014 at 3:02pm

    @Nancie Nelson Bartly, awww, thanks nancie. my mom always loves it when people tell us that. so fun to order online! looks like you are ahead of the game! xo . t

  • Cindy Tompkins
    Commented on November 5th, 2014 at 5:02pm

    Thank you Ditto and thank you Trina! I love my glasses! I couldn’t believe how well they fit and how good they looked! The prescription was perfect as well. I would order again and recommend to all. Thanks again! Loving them!

  • Jo
    Commented on November 7th, 2014 at 7:32pm

    Very cute specs. Good choice. And I just have to say that your mom is absolutely gorgeous. You look so much like her.

  • Trina
    Commented on November 21st, 2014 at 3:01pm

    @Jo, thank you, jo! she has always been beautiful….so i take that as a compliment if i’m told i look like her. :) xo . t

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