Monday, August 10, 2009

Eye Buy Direct Review & Giveaway

I have worn glasses since the 5th grade and contacts since the 7th grade! I wear contacts all day but when I get home from work I put my glasses on to give my eyes a break, especially since I stare at the computer screen all day! I didn't realize until I had moved away from home how expensive glasses were. I try to get a new pair like every other year. My eyes are terrible and to avoid coke-bottle lenses, I buy very thin lenses which cost a fortune.

I was so excited to find out about Eye Buy Direct. I bought a pair of glasses this year at Costco and was happy with them but was astonished to see how much cheaper the glasses were at Eye Buy Direct. I have a bunch of pairs of old glasses here so I was able to see what size frames fit my face the best and started to browse.

The first thing I couldn't get over was the prices. They are just shockingly low. I was thrilled with the selection and loved their "Wall of Frame" where you have the ability to upload your photo and "try on" glasses virtually. How cool!
I narrowed it down to a couple of choices and finally decided on the "philly" model pictured above. I pulled out my written prescription, entered it in and called Costco (where I got my last pair of glasses) to get my pupillary distance measurement. I was able to choose between different thicknesses of lenses as well as anti-scratch and anti-glare. My total came to under $100 and I couldn't be happier with the pair I received! They fit my face well and the prescription is perfect!

Eye Buy Direct has a large selection of men's and women's frames including rimless, bifocals, and progressives. There truly is something for everyone and at these prices getting a new pair more frequently than you might have is definitely an option.

The kind folks at Eye Buy Direct have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers a FREE pair of prescription eyeglasses (excludes designer eyewear and sunglasses). To enter, you MUST go the Eye Buy Direct website "Wall of Frame" and leave a comment on another visitor's photo. Then come back here and let me know what photo you left a comment on and what your comment said (you can just leave the url of the profile you commented on). This way you'll be helping someone else decide if the frame they chose suits them AND learning more about Eye Buy Direct! Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winners. This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

There are six (6) "extra" ways to enter (each one below gets you one additional entry):

1. subscribe to my blog (either via email using the box in the left sidebar OR via RSS feed). If you already subscribe leave a comment saying you do. If you subscribe by email you MUST confirm your email and activate the subscription.

2. follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NicolesNickels) and tweet about this giveaway. If you already follow me that's fine, just comment with a link back to the tweet about this giveaway. You must tweet about the giveaway for this entry to count.

3. blog about this giveaway (leave the link in the comment)

4. email 5 people about this giveaway (please cc me on this email - nicolesnickels at gmail dot com and leave a comment saying you sent the email)

5. grab my button for your site (leave the link to where the button is in the comment)

6. add the link to this giveaway on a Mr. Linky about giveaways or on a blog giveaway site, blog carnival or forum or yahoo group (leave link to where you did this in the comment)

You MUST leave a comment answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry you are able to make. Feed and email subscribers will need to click on to my actual blog to leave a comment. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until August 19 at 9:00 pm Eastern time and a winner will be announced soon thereafter. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

 
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