The Joy Of Complete Vision (+ A Coupon Code!)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Something happened a few weeks ago. We went to visit family near the gulf coast and did a lot of fun things. We went to the Houston rodeo expo fair, looked at some boats, and had a relaxing time with family. Taylor loved saying hi "kikiki" to the giant bunnies and "moo'ing" at the abundance of cows at the expo. We had some fair food (what we could find that wasn't fried... tacos) and perused the booths of things and lifestyles for sale. It is a huge ordeal, and quite a big deal. If you know anyone that lives in Houston, they have likely been to the rodeo before.... Sometimes just for the fair, sometimes just for the market, sometimes just for the livestock shows, sometimes just for the concerts.... There is loads to do. We had fun!

But back to the main story. Something happened. And it wasn't at the rodeo, it was near the boats. It was frivolous of me to do it, really, but I didn't think ahead. We were touring a boat that my parents were looking at. They actually just put their house on the market and are going to buy a boat to live on --- downsizing over 2,000 square feet and who know how much stuff in the process --- does that sound familiar? I may share more on that later. Anyway, back to the main story.

We were on a boat. I did something silly and leaned over the edge to see how far down it is to the water. And guess what happened? My glasses fell into the water, lost forever in the sea. It was a couple dozen feet down, and the gulf water is so dirty, there is no hope getting them. And those glasses, I loved those glasses. They were "all me." Purple tortoise, mix of round/square lens, UV coating for being outdoors, they fit me well. I got them a few years ago at the exchange on base at Camp Pendleton, and fell for them immediately. I wear my glasses all of the time - contacts give me headaches, plus I get dirt in them easily with baby hands around - so I had to find a pair that I was comfortable in, had large but not too big of lenses, and were cute - would go with any outfit.

So you can imagine how I felt when those glasses fell. I was also being a bit overdramatic, looking back on it... At the time it felt an adequate consolation for the literal hours I spent poring over frames trying to find just the right one.

It was a blessing when I arrived home and saw an email pop up from

While I already bought new glasses from another company online, this one was giving me glasses in exchange for a review! Woohoo! That means I will now have two pairs. Two fun pairs.

So here is what I picked:

It is their Baton Wayfarer frame. It's kind of tortoise-like, with blue and pink blending together. I love that they are still colorful and somewhat subtle. It's not screaming as glasses with white in them to any degree would do (my other pair has white in them). I wanted something a little more subdued and "professional" yet still unique and fun. I'm really not sure how professional you'd call these, but they fit me well.

And the fit is perfect. The lens is large enough I'm not squinting or feel like I'm constantly looking around the frame for what else is right in front of me. They are very comfortable and the measurements I sent in from the optometrist are exact for what I need. Buying glasses online may be a nervous experience, but this was far from it.

I love how unique they are. Once I picked the purple pair a few years ago, I just can't bring myself back to picking a plain black or brown pair like I had in middle school, when I learned I needed glasses. There are so many fun options out there! You can get a few different pairs to better suit or complement various facets of your wardrobe! It's definitely worth it to have multiple pairs, too (backups if one gets lost!)

Why, you ask?

Because they are for a GREAT price. Plus, I have a 50% off coupon code for readers! Just imagine that! Simply type in GSHOT50 at checkout for a wonderful deal. This will give you 50% off for all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses, with the exception of sales frames.

All you need to get started is a current prescription (and your eyes do change over time, so I'd suggest getting a new one every other year or so) and the coupon code. Simply search the website for the frames you like, enter your details, and checkout! has eyeglasses, reading glasses, prescription sunglasses, clip-ons, in all sorts of styles: for women, men, and kids! Some of those are cat eyes, rounded, tortoise, and vintage-inspired--- if you are looking for something unique.

They fit any budget: From $6.95 to $45.95 for the frames, you can find exactly what you are looking for. (lenses are an additional cost, and that varies depending on the type)

It's simply wonderful to be able to see the world in full complete vision, if your eyes lack 20/20. We take our vision for granted many times... when you lose your glasses or your contacts tore and can't be worn, it's definitely a humbling experience. And, buying your eyewear online sure makes life a little simpler by skipping a trip to the optometrist!

*This is a sponsored post. I was given prescription glasses in exchange for review and promotion. All opinions expressed are my own.


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