Sunday, March 06, 2016

Firmoo - the global online optical store

I’m blind as a bat, and to make sure that the world has edges I have to wear pretty strong prescription eyewear. In the past I have been known to spend a small fortune on frames in an effort to find a pair that suited my face. My last pair of frames set me back over £250 and that was before the cost of the lenses had been included - ouch. With a new prescription (and even worse eyesight) I was delighted not to have to dip my hand into my pocket, instead, I was offered a pair of frames and lenses from Firmoo, the global online optical store. 


Firmoo - the global online optical store

Being as blind as a bat and slightly vain I didn’t start wearing glasses properly until my early twenties (I would rarely wear them at school despite having a pair tucked away at the bottom of my bag) - which made having to read number plates outside my driving test centre that little bit more interesting. I had to memorise the plates before going in so that I could dazzle the tester before we set off. Looking back (no pun intended) I was a danger to everyone on the roads for years (yet didn’t have a crash).

My previous pair of handmade frames look a bit tired and the pair of Moschino frames had been bent so far out of shape they made my face look lopsided. Not wanting to look like I’d had a stroke a replacement was needed and I decided to take a leap for a new size and style.

This is what they say about Firmoo over at their website here:

‘Vision – An ideal pair of prescription glasses as a half medical tool to correct vision should be made up of a quality frame and lenses with accurate prescription. We promise all our eyeglasses frames are of high quality. Besides, all eyewear provided by us goes through strict inspection by our experienced opticians before shipping to ensure the accuracy of lens prescription. That’s why we are able to pass savings to our valued customers. Fashion – We offer classic and fashion glasses frames for you to choose from. All of these frames which are quite popular in the world are elaborately picked by our staff from thousands of frames in the market. Frugal way – Our prescription eyeglasses are inexpensive even though with high quality, therefore, everyone can afford it.’


Firmoo - the global online optical store

Firmoo - the global online optical store

Firmoo - the global online optical store

Firmoo - the global online optical store

Firmoo - the global online optical store

Scrolling through the various types of eyewear available I was mildly impressed with the variety on offer, but the most striking aspect of selecting my frames for me was the cost. Every pair of frames I came across was so cheap it would seem rude not to pick up a pair. As you can see from the photographs above, the frames look the part (feel free to disagree but I will hunt you down) and they cost under £20. Yes, under £20 for a pair of frames and under £100 when you throw in the cost of the lenses.

After making my selection I was really pleased that I could upload a photograph of my face (without the PC screen cracking) and see what they would look like on my face. Perfect. 

The process of inputting my prescription was really easy, and with my complete lack of ophthalmic knowledge was incredibly grateful for the help function that explained what needed to be input where. The fact that I had to wander off to the restrooms at work with a transparent ruler to measure the distance between my pupils wasn’t strange at all - no, not strange at all……..

A week after ordering and the glasses landed on the mat - with a lovely case, a cloth to keep them clean and more importantly the frames looking the business I was happy - very happy.

They fit perfectly, the lenses help my eyes adjust and everything has perfect clarity. Exactly what you want your glasses to do. 

When you consider the range of frames and lenses on offer, the fact that they are incredibly affordable and home delivery option I can’t see myself coming offline and ever going back to a high street optician. The final cost (had they not been free) would equate to around a third of the amount I usually spend on frames and lenses and they look as good, if not better. I’m delighted with my new glasses and they have had a number of compliments (from those who have noticed the change) which is precisely what an ego-maniac like myself is looking for. What I lack in sex appeal I more than make up for with specs appeal. 

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21 comments:

  1. I am really impressed with these, I never really likes those Moschino ones as you know, but these, I do like x

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    1. They are great - just can't believe its been so long since I changed my glasses and how much I used to pay for the frames!

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  2. You look so much like Jurgen klopp its uncanny.Am still laughing though at the vision of you dissappearing into your office toilets with a ruler. What must they have thought you were measuring????

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    1. My ego of course.....any mention of Jurgen Klopp must be prefixed with 'The Mighty'.....

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    2. Nah not sure they would be able to make a ruler big enough......x

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    3. Scientists at CERN are still working on a way to measure my ego!

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  3. These look great and the case is super stylish too! Fab choice, they really suit you.

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  4. I've ordered a pair of their sunglasses before and was really impressed! They're such a great fit!

    Emma | EMMAMATTHEWS.CO.UK

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  5. I can't believe how affordable these frames were. They definitely look the part! I'll have a look through their collection a I'm always needing a spare pair.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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  6. They look great on you and fab to get such a good saving. Mich x

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  7. Interesting. The husbeasts specs cost an arm and a leg as they are varifocals. I would worry about getting them online

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  8. I have a pair of specs from Firmoo and they were so reasonable in price, I couldn't honestly believe it!

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    1. I'm still in a state of shock! I expected something really quite low quality for the price but they are as sturdy as the £250 frames I also have. Stephen

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  9. Will certainly check this out as hubby and daughter both wear glasses and it costs so much when they need new ones

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    1. I can't believe I spent so much on glasses from the high street when I could have picked up 3/4 pairs for the same price with Firmoo. Well worth a look Kara. Stephen

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  10. Oooh I love the case! I don't wear glasses (yet! I'm sure my time will come...) but these really suit you!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  11. I'm due for another eye test which fill me with dread as I hate anything medical and then the choosing of the frames is a terrible experience! I have a tiny head so I find it really hard to find frames as most are so big my eyes aren't in the centre and I look cross-eyed! I'm off to have a look to see if they do frames for people with pin-sized heads!

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  12. I like the case. These glasses sound good, I haven't needed any yet though.

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  13. The case looks gorgeous and the glasses fit you well.

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  14. Love the look of the glasses you look very dapper in them! Also I love the case they came in too.

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  15. Throw off those old techniques and glasses, contact lenses and also the thoughts for surgery and all that. It’s time for the utmost comfort with 100% guaranteed effectiveness and clear eyes without any surgery. Try sleepSEE! ortho k contact lenses for you

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