I’m proud of the fact that I wear glasses and have always tried to turn them into a bit of a fashion accessory. I don’t believe in invisible frames or delicate colours – if you’re going to put a big hunk of plastic on your face you may as well make the most of it. The only thing with choosing glasses though is the time and effort it takes to ensure you’ve got a good pair; sometimes trying them on in Specsavers just doens’t work. You need to take them home, try them on with different outfits, get the advice of friends and family and choose between multiple styles. When a colleague of mine told me about an amazing service from Glasses Direct I got so excited that I got involved straight away. Glasses Direct is an online site for buying glasses, but the difference is they offer a free home trial service which makes buying glasses so much easier.
You can search for the type of frames that will suit you best using their mini questionnaire and the site them recommends the best style for you. You can then choose your top four frames and order them to be delivered to your house for a free seven day trial. There’s absolutely no charge for this (although you do have to enter your credit card as if you don’t return them they will charge you for the frames) and it’s a great way of trying lots of shapes and sizes in the comfort of your own home. The box arrives within a few days and you get notifications of when it’s been dispatched. To return it you simply stick the returns label on the front of the box and send it on its way. Although I didn’t particularly like any of the styles I chose I would definitely recommend the service and would totally use it again. There’s no limit to how many times you can do this, so I’m going to spend the next month trying on endless pairs of specs!
|Specs appeal. Innit.|
Check out the service here.