Basically, GlassesUSA gave me a gift card and told me to pick out any of the prescription glasses from the site that I would like to try. I'm pretty frugal and I didn't have any extra money in my budget for glasses so I tried to stick close to the amount of the gift card. There were very few glasses in my style (Large, Heavy, Plastic Frame) in my price range. But they do have some pretty snazzy glasses at a higher price range if that's your thing. Like these $104 cat eye darlings.
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I settled on the Pioneer frame because it appeared to be my jam. It met my style requirements and I just went with it. I sent a few options to my trusty friends and this one landed on top. There was apparently some issue with my prescription, mostly around my PD. (I have a tiny head y'all, and thus a freakishly tiny PD.) It's so small (52) that the people over in GlassesUSA land just couldn't believe it. They called 12 days after I ordered my glasses to verify my PD. (They thought it was 51, but I double checked my order and wrote 52 Fo' SURE). They left me a voicemail while I was at work and when I called back I was told that customer service was busy and if I left a voicemail they would call me back. No one ever called me back. So about a month after ordering my eyeglasses and having not received them (or receiving another phone call about my PD) I contacted the rep who set this up to let her know I didn't receive my glasses. A few days later I receive a phone call from someone at GlassesUSA letting me know what happened. Apparently the factory did not believe in my FREAKISHLY TINY HEAD and just decided to make the glasses with a PD of 62. Way wrong. Thankfully the man who contacted me let me know that he caught the problem before they were sent out and they had to re-do my glasses. My glasses finally arrived a month and a half after ordering them. So what do you think? Honestly, I'm not a big fan. They look really funny on my head and kind of pinch my ears. Also, if I wear them for more than a few minutes I start to get a little headache. I don't know if this has something to do with the PD issue or if it's just that I'm not used to new glasses. I'm debating returning them and trying something else out.
If you are looking to buy glasses you can take 10% off any order with the code BLOG10. They also have a refer-a-friend program where you can get $30 for each purchase a referred friend makes toward your next pair of glasses. But honestly, I have ordered from both Warby Parker and Coastal Contacts before, so I'm old hat to the Internet glasses game. And honestly, I have better experiences with both of those companies. Neither of them questioned my TINY HEAD and the prescription was right on the first go-around. I honestly think that, for the price, Coastal is a much better deal. Plus, I have had fabulous dealings with their customer service department (a pair of glasses I ordered got a little messed up and they sent me a brand new pair- wow). These are my beloved glasses from Coastal that I wear all the time. They are Derek Cardigan's and I love them. *I was given a gift card code, and was instructed on using it to purchase glasses and to review the process. I assure you that these are my honest opinions and I am not being paid for my opinions, or to write this post. I was only given the gift card in exchange for giving my review.