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I got a new pair of glasses today!
It’s my first pair of plastic frames. I’ve always had metal framed glasses, and had metal semi-rimless for a really long time. Now, It’s a new year; I’m switching it up.

I went to the optometrist six months ago to update my prescription. I needed a new pair of glasses but was super hesitant to shell out $150 for one.
A friend recommended Zenni Optical, an online store for prescription glasses. Initially, I was super excited because they had cheap glasses. $7 could land you a frame with lens! I bought three pairs for about $50, just to try different styles.

Zenni Optical glasses were terrible! I had imagined the glasses would be low quality given their price, but these were worse than I’d thought! Not only did they fit awkwardly, but also their anti-glare coating reflected weird colors. One pair even seemed to have the wrong prescription! I couldn’t focus my eyes at all when wearing that pair. It was super strong and gave me headaches!
I was about to give up online ordering when I saw a promotion at Coastal: FIRST PAIR FREE! I took up the offer. I spent a long time deliberating which frame to get. Googling advice sites were once again unhelpful. I could not distinguish the different face shapes. It seemed everyone had an oval face.
everyone has ovals!
After many hours perusing the site, I finally decided on Vera Wang 194 Auburn for my “oval” face.
vera wang 194
It was one of the few that had reviews.
It came in the mail today and looked spiffy. The lady adjusting my frame at Lenscrafters even complimented on their shape!

I decided to return my pairs from Zenni Optical. They only do 50% refund, and only if you return within 30 days. Buyer beware!
No Zenni Yes Coastal

I love with my new pair of glasses.

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