As Far As I Can See

So I went to the optometrist today.

My eye exam this time seemed so much more in-depth and I really feel like I got a lot more insight into what works for my face.  For those of you not familiar with my mug, my face is pretty square and my head it pretty huge for a lady.  My chin is pretty far out there, but I have a really shallow profile and a short nose.  On top of that, I have dark, somewhat heavy eyebrows.  I’ve pretty much decided that I can only wear glasses with a pretty straight rectangular frame–anything that comes in on my cheeks makes my eye-to-cheek area look like it’s got muffin top.  With my dark eyebrows, larger style glasses look a little strange.

In case you’re wondering, yes, I totally do way overthink this stuff.

The tech pointed out to me a lot I didn’t know right off about glasses.  I tended to pick up ones in a similar style to what I’d gotten before, and generally aimed toward something that looked wider.  Since they were floor models, a lot of them were worn out so they felt more comfortable than they should.  He pointed out some styles that would fit me better and more naturally, and sure enough, they did.  What I ended up with was a little out of the ordinary for something I’d ever pick myself, but I think they’ll do great.  He let slip a lens width I should look at.

Armed with this knowledge, I’m going to take on online glasses ordering.  I get a pair of glasses with my insurance, but even then, I ended up owing $150 on them.  That’s… so much less than what people without insurance owe, but more than I wanted to pay.  I’d like to get some prescription sun glasses for super-cheap, since I lose sunnies like normal people lose pens.

Do you guys have any secret spots for online glasses?

My brother and sister-in-law recommended Zenni Optical, and they’ve had great experiences.  Like some sort of back-alley crack peddler, Coastal.com has a coupon for getting your first pair of glasses free (with standard lenses.)