Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Firmoo Glasses Review



So this is the first time I've done a semi‐sponsored post ‐ I'm not being paid, but did receive a free pair of glasses from Firmoo to review. Apologies if you start seeing similar posts popping up all over your reader ‐ I have rejected a sponsored review offer in the past because I knew you'd get sick of seeing the same thing everywhere, but to be honest free glasses was too good to resist!

I paid for glasses from a similar company called Zenni Optical in the past, and wrote about them here. Back then I bought three pairs with prescription lenses, and one pair is still serving me well as a back up to my usual contact lenses. I decided to choose clear lenses in the pair I accepted from Firmoo ‐ since I do already have an emergency pair for vision, this pair would be more for fashion. I know wearing clear glasses irritates some people, but at least I'm legitimately short sighted, right...?

I ended up choosing this style, in the tortiseshell colour (which appears to be out of stock as I write this, but there are two other colours still available). They are quite a similar shape to my favourite pair of those I got from Zenni, but these ones have thinner frames which I prefer looks‐wise. The hinge is of a much better quality than my pair from Zenni, and I was impressed that Firmoo included spare screws and a small screwdriver tool on a keyring with my glasses.

Shipping was from China, very speedy, and delivered by a courier requiring a signature which is always reassuring. The one thing that did irk me was the marketer's lack of response to my questions after their initial approach ‐ obviously they'll be putting the offer out to screeds of people and firing off copy/paste responses, but that was a little annoying and hopefully not a reflection on their responses to customer service enquiries.

In saying that, I don't think anyone wanting to purchase from Firmoo would have much need to make enquiries ‐ the ordering process is very straight forward, provided you have your prescription details from your optometrist handy. The range is pretty easy to navigate, and I appreciate that Firmoo's website has a sliding measure for selecting your preferred price range. They also offer a tryon service, where you can look at glasses on models with different face shapes which is fun ‐ you can also upload your own photo to do this, though it requires an email sign up or log‐in with your Facebook account.

From my experience buying from these two companies, I think Firmoo is slightly superior to Zenni due to their packaging quality and delivery (although keep in mind my order from Zenni was several years ago). If you're in the market for some new eyewear, I'd definitely recommend checking out Firmoo at the moment as they have a special offer for anyone who wants to take it up. For a limited time, if you go here you can order a free pair of glasses and pay only the shipping cost (and those of you who are bloggers can have this cost waived in exchange for writing a review, if approved).

Let me know if you check out Firmoo's range, and also if you know of any other bargain eyewear websites!


8 comments:

Allie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I got my glasses from clearlycontacts.co.nz - they have an ongoing promotion where you get your first pair free!! All you have to do is pay p&h (around $17 if I remember correctly). Bargain!!!

miss teacups said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those look great on you! I'm ordering a pair now too. I love these sites. I've gotten some free from Clearly Contacts too!

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PS: Shipping at Firmoo is cheaper than at Clearly Contacts!

Katrina Sophia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous pair and it suits you perfectly, darling

xx
The Young Bridget Jones

Holly Knitlightly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh they contacted me about a pair & I'm just waiting to go to my eye doctor next Friday to get my new prescription & then order some!! Getting new glasses is so fun hahah.

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