Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How I Got Really Cheap Glasses

A couple of weeks ago, I ordered a pair of glasses, because my old glasses were about 10 years old.  I know that's horribly old, but I usually wear contacts so there really wasn't a need for glasses.  But over the past couple of years, I've noticed that when I have my contacts in, it's getting harder and harder for me to see up close.  I know you're all thinking that it's because of age, but IT'S NOT!  I think it's because aliens implanted something in my head that's interfering with my vision. 

So, my new glasses got here the other day and I've been wearing them ever since.  Why?  Well, for one thing they're the only pair of glasses I've ever owned that I actually like.  Plus, when I'm working on art it's much easier for me to take off my glasses and see what I'm doing, rather than trying to keep up with a pair of reading glasses.   

You know why else I wear them all the time?  They make me look smart. 

Me derpin' my new spectacles. 
Okay.  So maybe smart isn't the right word. 

The best part?   I only paid 20 bucks for these glasses.  And they're prescription glasses.  TWENTY!  I was a little nervous at buying 20 dollar glasses, but I really do like them.   Of course, they're plastic lenses and frames, but they do have the springy temple thingies which is good for people like me who have ginormous heads. 

I ordered these from Zenni Optical and now that I'm happy with this pair, I'm going to order more.  They're cheap!  Plus, it only took a couple of weeks to get them.  And ordering is super easy - you just have to know your prescription and your pupil distance (which you can measure yourself).  And even if you don't need prescription glasses, you could still just buy a cute un-prescripted pair to wear. 

I think I just made up the word, "un-prescripted". 

I promise I'm not getting any money for pimping Zenni - although, if you Zenni people are reading this, feel free to toss some loose change my way.