Friday, March 26, 2021

The ultimate guide to buying glasses online

After a year of staying at home and shopping online, we’ve all become experts at finding the best deals on the web. But one item that still seems risky to buy online is glasses. What if you don’t like the style, or the prescription is wrong?

Here is the ultimate guide on how to buy the perfect pair of glasses online.

Face shape

Whether you just need to buy reading glasses, or want a brand-new pair of prescription specs, finding the perfect style can be tricky.

While you’ll need a proper eye test to advise you on the right prescription, no one can actually advise you on the right frames. To make this even more difficult, online glasses retailers have a larger variety than any physical opticians you could visit. And without being able to try on a million pairs before making a decision, how do you find the perfect pair for your face?

Those with rounded faces always look great in more square or rectangular specs. They create a bold statement and add angles to the face in all the right places.

If you have a strong, square jaw line, you would benefit from a pair of oval or circular glasses. These soften the shape of the face. Combining a round set with a bold frame color will also balance out the proportion of facial features.

Oval-shaped faces have full reign. They often have perfectly proportioned faces and as such, should look for a pair of glasses that isn’t too big or too small.

Lovely heart-shaped faces work best with a bottom-heavy pair of frames, or completely rimless options if you’re a little shyer about your features.

Although this is a general rule of thumb, it largely depends on whether you’re confident with your face shape, or want your glasses to balance out your features.

My Glasses Had to be Replaced Because They Were Old, and Filled With Scratches

The frames

While the above advice determines the shape of the lens, you’ll also need to consider the frames. Luckily, this is all down to personal taste. You might want a standout set to add personality to your work uniform, or a trendy pair that serve more like an accessory than a functional piece.

Colors should complement your style, as well as your hair and eye color.

Comfort features

Lastly, look out for features that you know are more comfortable. If you have to wear glasses every day, comfort is incredibly important and can’t be remedied after purchase.

Straight temple glasses are ideal for everyday use. These frames don’t curve completely around the ear, but gently hug the head to keep them in place.

Rubber nose pads, or adjustable options, will prevent the frame from rubbing the skin on your nose. If you’ve ever lost a nose pad on your sunglasses, you know how this feels... not good.

Finally, the bridge fit of the glasses is worth further research. A bridge that’s too wide will inevitably keep slipping down your face, while one that’s too small will cause discomfort.

My Niece Miss Margaret had to Get Glasses as Well


Finding the perfect glasses online can be tricky. Some brands offer a “try before you buy” option, where you can try frames that have been delivered in the post, before making your decision. Other sites allow you to try them on virtually using an integrated camera. But, generally speaking, the decisions are all down to you and what you like. Whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll look beaut!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

WW: Jerry's Package {Linky}

We went on a long walk, and saw some great graffiti:

Some rust worth photographing:

This one made me laugh! We saw a shop called Jerry's Package. I pointed it out to my 12 year old, and we couldn't stop laughing. Ha! Who would name a place, "Jerry's Package"? Get your mind out of the gutter. Ha!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Random Tid Bits

  1. I asked Mica to sweep his room. A long time went by; I asked, "Mica did you sweep your room yet?" He said, "Ya I did that already." He brought the broom back, but he had no dirt to toss. I said, "Please don't tell me you threw your dirt away in your basket that filled with holes?!" He had a super guilty look on his face. I said, "Mica I've brought this up to you before. The dirt goes right through the holes." 

  2. Isaak's been much better, since we've sent him back to school. He's only been in school for 2 weeks. Spring break fell in there as well. He brought his grades up, made a few new friends, made a new crush, and just overall seems happier. 

  3. One week I went to get Isaak from school. He told me all about how he sent out an email to all his teachers. It was a - Thank you for all you've done this year. I know it's been hard, but you're a good person. If you are ever feeling down there are people that care about you. kind of email. Isaak's always been a caring person, but I haven't seen this side of him, since the pandemic hit. 

    I love Isaak's teachers this year. Certainly his note of kindness was worthy. In 5th and 6th grade he had some rough teachers. I'm glad when he needs them the most, they are good. 

  4. I went to pick up Isaak from school last week, and there was a big wait in the pick-up line. Cars were moving, but there was a car that wasn't moving at all. I'm not a honker, but I honked. Then when I noticed cars were backed up in the busy street I went around. Go figure the Mom or pick-up person had fallen asleep. I hoped she had the car in park. Ekkk! 

    We got home and Isaak had someone else's device in his backpack; along with his own. Double Ekkk! I called the school, no one was there. Isaak emailed his teacher, and he emailed back saying not to worry about it. I just envisioned this kid being worried, or getting his ass kicked. 

  5. We've been playing Hearts a lot. It's one of Travis' favorite games. I like most games. I'm not sure the boys love it though. What's your favorite card game?


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