My New Glasses & A Confession

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coastal.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

New Glasses From Coastal
I have put off getting a much needed pair of eyeglasses for over 4 years now!  I’ve been driving my daughter crazy by stealing her glasses whenever I wanted to watch a movie or had to drive at night.  I thought we had similar prescriptions, until Coastal.com rescued me and showed me otherwise!
If I had known about the ease of using Coastal.com to order a pair of eyeglasses and if I had known that I could get my favorite designer glasses for over 70% off, I sure would not have procrastinated for years!  Why did I procrastinate?  I’m not sure…I guess the last thing I wanted to do was spend forever trying on a bunch of glasses…but I think the main reason was I knew my taste in frames would cost us WAY too much money, so I put it off. For years. Until now.
Coach Glasses Margaret
{my new glasses–Coach Margaret Toffee}
I now have a beautiful pair of Coach glasses.  I can’t tell you how much I love them!  I think the color of the frame is perfect with my hair color, and the shape is exactly what I wanted.  I have to be honest and tell you I was very surprised that they fit so nicely.  I was a bit skeptical about ordering glasses online because I was not sure they would fit properly, and I was not sure if it would really work to buy glasses without ever actually trying them on.
If these are your concerns too, let me reassure you.  IT IS WORTH IT, AND IT WORKS. The money you save at Coastal.com and the ease of ordering is amazing.  If you are still concerned, here are a few tips:
To place an order with Coastal.com, you need an up-to-date prescription.  When you go to get your eyes checked at the eye doctor, make sure to ask for a copy of your prescription, AND get measured while you are there, having them write down your measurements.  You can also take a minute to get familiar with what shape frames look best on you, and when you find a pair, look on the inside of the ear for the size of the frame & take note.  Also look at the price tag of the frames while you are there and try not to have a mini heart attack!
When you get home, take all your information, log onto Coastal.com, and have a blast looking through their amazing assortment of name brand frames. Need contact lenses, too?  No worries, they offer those as well.  You will love how easy it is to use the site. You can search styles according to price, popularity, frame size, frame shape, frame color, material & style. To top it all off, they offer FREE shipping.
Things to know before ordering & to get when you have your eye exam:
~~prescription. Here is what mine looked like:
Right(OD): -1.00 -0.50 105
Left (OS): -0.75 -0.50 91
~~if you find a favorite frame, take note of lens width, lens height, bridge width & arm length & even brand.  Coastal.com offers so many popular brands, so if you find a brand you like, chances are they will have it!
~~have a professional at your eye exam measure you and ask them to write your measurements down.
{brands offered at Coastal.com}
Coastal.com is known for their fast delivery and excellent customer service.  They are the first and only optical retailer to pass 1MM Facebook fans (2nd place has about 260 fans)!  There is a reason for this.  Great customer service = lots of fans!  They are truly a great company, and the video below gives just a glimpse of how incredible they are.  I am so happy to know about them and to share them with you!

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  • Leah Morgan
    December 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Wow. That is quality service right there. I’ve tried ordering online before, but ended up not with a pair that didn’t fit very well, though they got the prescription spot on. I will have to reconsider my opinion about ordering online the next time I need replacement glasses. Thanks for the tip!


  • Augusta Tippins
    November 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Wow, they look great on you! So how are they? I hope the frames and arms are a bit flexible. I had a bad experience once with newly-replaced glasses. The arm snapped after only a few weeks of use. And then the frame followed soon after.

  • Anne May
    June 22, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I just got my free pair in the mail today! All I had to pay was the shipping and handling, less than $17! I loved how I was able to upload a photo and try them on! Awesome!

  • julie s
    June 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I’ve ordered my contacts and glasses from them for over 4 years. Many times when you order contacts, you get a code for a free pair of glasses. The only thing that you mentioned that I’m not comfortable with is trying on glasses at the optical shop where you get the prescription. I feel guilty trying them on when they and I know I have no intention of purchasing them there. I just have looked online and chosen them by what I like and my face shape etc. I personally know the owner of the optical shop that I go to and felt hesitant to NOT order glasses there, but I remembered that I still was paying him for the appointment with the doctor. We try to buy local whenever possible, but yes, I do love Coastal for the inexpensive contacts and often free glasses. You look WONDERFUL in your new ones! Great pick!

  • fleur
    June 21, 2013 at 3:03 am

    I was wondering how that worked since there are so many variables to the size and shapes of frames, arm, nose, etc. You did a good job of figuring out how to figure out the measurements.
    Wondering how you took note of bridge width, etc. I really was skeptical about ordering them there but like the idea of simplifying it more that way.

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