☆REVIEW☆ EYEBUYDIRECT.com + My EBD Collection!

Now, I didn’t find out about the site eyebuydirect.com until quite a bit after I did Warby Parker– and when I did, it was by quite a bit of luck and chance. I was munching on some food in the kitchen, undoubtedly– and as I always do, I scanned the island counter-top for some kind of reading material to pass the time as I ate. I happened upon my brother’s copy of Game Informer magazine, and being a casual/lowkey gamer myself (mostly handheld RPGS on 3DS, or MOBAS/ any multiplayer game on PC, bc my boyfriend and I used to be in an LDR), I peeked inside.

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I was surprised to find an advertisement for cheap, prescription glasses that offered digital screen/blue light protection filters, and that surely piqued my interest. I was still rather bored, even when I was finished eating, so I went straight to my laptop and typed in the url– I can honestly say, I was not prepared for the extensive variety that awaited me, not just in number of frames available, but in the actual appearance/style of each pair. For someone like me, who craves a unique but affordable pair of glasses, it was like opening a Pandora’s Box in a sense– an incredible, fun selection, that I ended up becoming addicted to buying! Hahah

Below the cut, I’ll share each individual pair with you, and discuss more about the pros and cons of this site, who I’d recommend it to specifically, and what I’d recommend otherwise for people who might be better suited to shopping somewhere else.

Let’s get started~

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☆SERIES START!!☆ My Glasses Collection from Online Retailers | Warby Parker + Eyebuydirect

While many people who wear glasses often joke about how ‘blind’ they are, I’m quite certain that few of them are actually aware of whether they meet the medical requirements for ‘legal blindness’

For those who are nearsighted/myopic, like myself, the cutoff is -6.00.

So I suppose I have the right to casually joke about being ‘blind’, because this is my actual prescription…

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…which I suppose, if you do the math, is about 50% worse than legal blindness. So for a very long time, I thought that my options for glasses were limited to what was sold at my optometrist (and later, opthamologist)’s offices, because my vision was so severe, I’ve always needed the most expensive, high index lenses (and the coverage of my insurance) to ensure that my lenses weren’t at least an inch thick.

I’d say on average, insurance included, I paid around $300 for my yearly glasses upgrade after each annual eye exam (which I receive now as a precautionary measure, after being handed down the Ehlers Danlos diagnosis). The cherry on top? I was never extremely fond or really in love with the designer selection available to me, and was pretty much settling for the frames that I disliked the least– and paying hundreds of dollars for them.

Last year, by some means of serendipitous luck, I discovered the website Warby Parker– and later, eyebuydirect– through, of all things, an ad in my brother’s Game Informer magazine for digital screen protection lenses– and my perspective on buying glasses has never been the same since.

Stay tuned for the next two posts, detailing my entire glasses collection, along with in-depth reviews of the retailers they’re from. Here’s a teaser/ preview!!

[Left: my eyebuydirect glasses (+sunnies)! || Right: My Warby Parker glasses]

First up: Warby Parker!
See you soon~

— NIKO☆