i got glasses . . . online


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.



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.



and, my mom chose a pair by Stella McCartney.


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


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.


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


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.


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.



  • 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

Leave a Reply

Get On The List

Join thousands of readers and receive Trina’s weekly letter: The Weekly Three.
3 things of note, along with encouragement and inspiration for your soul & everyday life.