Lookmatic Giveaway!
Sunglasses or Prescription Glasses.

I’ve had the same prescription eyeglasses for the past 6 years and 2 new prescriptions. The lenses are scratched, there’s a chip out of the corner of the glass and for some reason the lenses won’t clean. At all. Ever. I even brought them to my optometrist who asked me if I’d been involved in some sort of peanut butter hazing while wearing them.

Why, you may ask, don’t I just go and buy new glasses? Well I have an excellent reason. It is the same reason I haven’t painted my stairs yet, haven’t cleaned out my closet and haven’t learned to tie a succession of intricate sailer’s knots.

I can’t be bothered.

I only need my glasses to watch TV at night and occasionally I wear them to drive. But since the prescription is so old and the lenses are such a mess the world is actually a much safer place if I drive without my glasses.

Which is a shame.  ‘Cause I look good in glasses.  Everyone says so.  This “compliment”  is dangerously similar to saying, “Hey!  You look great with that bag over your head.  You should wear it all the time.”

Glasses cover up eyeball flaws you see.  They cover up wrinkles and hollows under your eyes and sometimes even a wonky eyebrow.  If prescription lenses are good for this sort of thing, sunglasses are even BETTER.  Who doesn’t think they look better in sunglasses?  No one.  I did a study recently among my cats.  I polled them, Do you think everyone looks better in sunglasses?  They both agreed.  And then they tried to kill me by running under my feet as I walked down the stairs.

So I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled I was to discover Lookmatic.  It’s a website where you can order prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses on-line.  You just sit yourself in front of your computer and start trying them on.  Yup.   Trying them on. You upload a picture of yourself to their site and the eyeglasses you’re looking at are automatically shoved on your face.




There’s an even more advanced beta (test)  version that somehow puts the glasses on your head and as you turn your head and move it up and down the glasses stay positioned right on your face as if you’re actually wearing them.  I tried it a month ago and the beta version was working great, but I’ve tried it since then and it hasn’t worked at all.   It could be the Lookmatic website, or it could be my computer.  Dunno.

But how do you know they’ll fit?

Yeah.  I was worried about that too.

I spent about 2 hours the other night “trying on” all of the glasses and looking to see which ones would fit.  If you already own eyeglasses that fit, your struggles with fitting are a thing of the past.  You have all the information you need on the inside arm of your glasses right now.  Honestly.  Take em off and look.


Lens-Bridge-Arm  Those little measurements are inside the arm of your eyeglasses right now.




Who knew!  I didn’t.  All that important information hiding RIGHT beside my eyeball.  As it turns out I have a particularly tiny head.  Mouse sized.  So I had to be careful about picking glasses that would fit, not just glasses I loved.


And I suggest you do the same.  Because …



Yup, the kind folks at Lookmatic have agreed to give away 4 pairs of glasses.  You know the drill.

Go to the Lookmatic website and pick out any pair of frames.  Then come back here and leave the name of the glasses you’d like to win.  You can also get prescription sunglasses by the way!

Don’t worry about your prescription or anything right now, just pick out the frames you like.  We’ll deal with the details once you’ve won them.

Get picking!

Contest closes Sunday, April 14th at midnight. (Sunday night) Winners announced Wednesday, April 17th. Contest open to those in North America only.

The contest is now closed.




  1. Sarah says:

    I think I would look somewhat normal (perhaps even stylish!) in the Slims . . . or maybe the Marilyn. If I’m picked, I promise I’ll narrow it down to one or the other.

  2. Rachel says:

    Pshaw, you people who only need glasses occasionally make me insanely jealous. I can’t even read the giant digital numbers on my bedside clock without mine on (sometimes I can squint REAL REAL hard and make it out).

    I think it would be cool to win the Uncleonard frames. Those look like fun, and I’ve always wanted to try clear or white frames.

    Oh, and I had no idea that the numbers on the arms of the glasses were so incredibly useful. Really good to know that, thanks!

  3. Juli says:

    Oooh…I like the Lihue…

  4. Christal says:

    Wow, Karen. Now you’ve got me thinking. People always say I look good in my glasses, but I never really considered that it was because they were shielding the public from my hideousness… Maybe I should go around without them for a day and see if I make anyone flinch. Although I really wouldn’t be able to see them flinch without my glasses 🙂

    As for which frames I’d choose, I’m torn between Woody and Holly. What can I say, I like large, nerdy plastic frames. That and those little nose pieces on wire-framed glasses always poke me in the eye…

  5. Charla says:

    It would have to be the Evelyn

  6. Hope says:

    THe little pads on my glasses have turned a bright emerald green and cooking grease doesn’t come off any more no matter what microfiber cloth I use….so I think I would look and feel better in the “Pris”!

  7. Jaimie says:

    Evelyn for me! Very pretty. Awesome site!

  8. Sarah Underwood says:

    A few months ago, while I was cleaning I not only knocked my husband’s glasses off the table, I stepped on them mashing the frames and lenses. My poor fella has been forced to wear contacts since (even in this allergy season!) I would love to be able to atone for my sins and get him a pair of the men’s Woody glasses. Thanks for the opportunity Karen!

  9. Amy Walker says:

    The Danes are so cute! Its funny that you should post this giveaway TODAY, because I just had an eye appointment and new prescription on Wednesday! Was just looking at frames earlier today.

  10. shawn says:

    Maxine’s or Tippi for me….though I have a slight problem…I can’t see the little numbers on my glasses because I’m blind as a bat when I take them off! Guess I’ll have to act like an old person and go find a magnifying glass.

  11. Ella says:

    my eyes + holly = four (happy) eyes

  12. Rebecca says:

    Literally ten minutes ago I was thinking I need to get my eyes checked. It’s probably been about 6 years since ive had them checked snd now I can’t see when I’m tired. I have no idea if this is normal. Anyway I think I’d pick the Evelyn (which I liked even before I realized they had my daughter’s name) or maybe Marilyn. Okay, gotta sleep because this is so frigging blurry!

  13. I NEVER KNEW all that info was right there. Thank you again Karen, you do get to the heart of the artichoke somehow, what a gift!

  14. Jodie says:

    If they don’t have to actually fit, I would choose the Maxine — in blue!
    Great tutorial on the glasses measurements, by the way! I never knew… That’s why I have you! ha!

  15. blaine says:

    Weird, your face is nearly the same size as mine. Only off by one millimetre – mine is 48⃞18-135.

  16. Katie says:

    I like the Colt sunglasses the best. Thanks Karen! Sunglasses are my all time favorite accessory.

  17. Tracey says:

    Hi Karen,
    I just started reading your blog. So much useful information and I love your sense of humour.
    I need to get new glasses too…I really like the Evelyn.

  18. Lea Studebaker says:

    Slims in black! I am in desperate need of new percription glasses, I have been putting it off for years since I broke the last pair and I don’t have health insurance so this would be totes awesome to win 🙂

  19. Karla says:

    Definitely the Slims for me! Unless of course I choose them for my hubby. For him I would choose the Charles frame. Who am I kidding? Me! Me! Me!

  20. Kat says:

    If I shed a tear could I finally get a pair of glasses? I find it odd here in Canada that prescription glasses are not covered under health insurance.It is a health issue if your half blind and your eyes burn and you can’t see. I pull my readers on and off so often that my ears hurt because the frames rub on them so much from putting them on and off so much. I don’t drive because i need glasses. The Ricky’s were cute in tortoise but I had a hard time with the site as all the ones I liked were not available to try on. Well enough of the pity party I hope I win!!!

  21. Terri says:

    I like the Avery style.

  22. Maureen Locke says:

    Lots of great glasses
    Holly in the tortoise as sunglasses would be my pick if I won. I wear those gawd awful over your own glasses sunglasses. Just plain nasty but they do the job. lol
    I can’t believe the prices on this page. Crazy cheap.
    Thanks for another great giveaway Karen 🙂 Have a super Monday.

  23. Crybrug says:

    Austin. Please!

  24. Linda J Howes says:

    I tried this out when you first posted about it. I like the Bel Air and the Austin for now. Oh, and I prefer the Austin’s on you too.

  25. Marianne P. says:

    Leonardo sunglasses would be very cool!

  26. Farquist says:

    Dane is right up my alley.

  27. Donna says:

    I would like to try tortoise shell glasses. The Parker look great!

  28. Erin says:

    My man, needs some new glasses. My first choice is Hobbs, followed by Parker. He has a giant head, so the Glover was not an option, but still cool.

  29. Delores says:

    Marilyn in red, for sure!

  30. Michelle says:

    I would pick The Reeve pair of sunglasses. I do not have the measurements on my glasses either. Unless I need glasses to read them!!

  31. Karen Gomez says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! And I had no idea what those #’s on the side of my glasses meant before today! I would love the Rickys… Especially since my 2 year old has broken my last two pairs! I have taken to sleeping in my contacts these days.

  32. Maggie V says:

    I like the Pris sunglasses Karen and it just so happens that I am vacationing on Ft Myers beach until the end of April and I am about a half hour away from the Spectacles of Naples Inc store in Naples. ~~Just sayin. High of 85 here at the beach today.
    Maggie V

  33. Lea says:

    Jones please and thank you.

  34. Darlene says:

    Woody no need to say more…. Hi fella in case you are choosing the winner –

  35. karen anderson says:

    Marilyn for me, baby!

  36. Lori says:

    I’m going to go with Avery!

  37. Susan says:

    My glasses are 12 years old. I probably could use a new pair of glasses!

  38. Kathy W says:

    Narita…they don’t look,so heavy

  39. Adriana says:

    Hi Karen. I too suffer from a mouse sized head…..I like the black Holly glasses.

  40. Lynne S. says:

    Woody for me! Great site, prices and selection!!

  41. Linda B says:

    Lihue….for my husband. He has the same problem as you have with your lenses. I did not know that it was a result of him being involved in p-nut butter hazing. Thanks Karen, now I know what he has been up to!

  42. marilyn says:

    i cant read the numbers on the inside of my glasses because i have had them so long they are worn out..lol so i guess its time eh?

  43. Katie says:

    I love the Uncleonard! Honestly I have a pretty strong prescription and thus I have never ever had enough dough to purchase glasses and prescription sunglasses. Oh this would be a dream! Seriously never owned sunglasses.

  44. Melanie says:

    Danes are my choice. Thanks for the tip about reading the sizing on glasses. I never even noticed those numbers.

  45. Ann says:

    I have used Zenni Optical on line several times now and have had great success. They also have the ability to upload a pic and try on glasses. It worked a bit better on the pic of my DH than of me but still good enough that the resulting glasses look great on me.

    And thanks for showing us how to read the inside of our glasses. It will make ordering even easier in the future.

  46. Kelcie says:

    I would love to win the clear Ricky glasses – it would be a whole new look for me!

  47. Laurie says:

    Marlowe for me.

  48. Jenny says:

    Hm, I think I like the bel air sunglasses. I rarely drive with my glasses on though as my eyesight is terrible and my peripheral vision is therefore fairly nonexistent when I’m not wearing my contacts. ^_^

  49. Langela says:

    As I was looking through them, so many of them had cute names. Then, I found the one I think would look best on me–the FDR. Really? Not a Marilyn or Jackie, nope. But, I’d like to see how the ‘cat’ pair looks. I think they are quite interesting and unique.

  50. Robyn says:

    Seeing (ha ha) that I need glasses for the first time, and I’m actually quite excited about it for all the reasons you’re not…I would have to go with “Dane”. Hard choice, they’re all cool looking frames!

  51. Kathy says:

    Love those Wayfarer red sunglasses, so glam!

  52. Lori says:

    Austin, for sure….great post, by the way, thanks!!

  53. jim says:

    Kinda likin’ the Holly Black. Says to me – mod, but quaint; fashionable, but faux… eh whatever. But I do like them!!

  54. Diane says:

    Oh, Ricky for me please!

  55. Julie Cavallaro says:

    I’m pretty sure I would go with the Slims although Marilyn might work too. If I wasn’t so lazy I would try to do the virtual try on thing to see how they actually look on me.

  56. stefanievpb says:

    I think the Pris would look best on me.

  57. arlene says:

    WALT it is for me — great website btw ~~
    I am with you – only need them for TV and driving – found that out about 4 years ago — when I was picking my son up at the airport in Toronto… a rainy night — and I could not read the Highway Signs in advance — I had to rely on the AIRPLANE SYMBOL – to guide me in to the terminals. That’s what I get for not venturing out of the tiny village we live in… didn’t know I had vision problem — since I am familiar with all the roads around here… may also explain why I am a watercolour artist – I thought the entire world was a watercolour until I put my new glasses on :/

  58. Kathy says:


    O.K. kiddo, so the info is all in the temple…gotta go get the magnifying glass, too!!

    Oh, how I yearn for the single vision days, when a pair of glasses cost the same as maybe a week’s worth of deli s’wiches…and i could own a pair in several colors! Of course, having worn glasses since age 2…..I consider them like earrings – would I want to wear the same ones 24/7??

  59. Suzy says:

    Bel Air – I always go so timid in glasses this would be a great way to break out and be wild. Okay buying red glasses would be wild for me

  60. Kelly says:

    I have a very tiny face and usually can fit into kids glasses. I think the Slims would suit me. I’ve dug out my magnifying glass and managed to find the little numbers you were mentioning…..who knew!

  61. Sally says:

    The Slims. And what a cool and easy way to buy glasses!

  62. MelissaM says:

    I think the Evelyn sunglasses. Because the future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades!

  63. Annie says:

    I think I want the Apprentise frames but maybe I’d be brave enough for the Waris frames with the sexy blush inner color. Too much for me at sixty-five?

  64. Judi says:

    It has to be Tippi, Tippi all the way. I loved The Birds!

  65. Karla says:

    This post really hit home for me! I’ve had my current prescription glasses for…7 years? Maybe 8. And the prescription in them is equally old. And yes, I get my eyes tested regularly and my prescription has changed (3 times). I wear contact lenses 99.9% of every waking minute of every day. My optometrist told me that if I don’t lay off the contact lenses, my eyeballs will fall out. Ok, so maybe they won’t FALL OUT, but something bad will happen. Why haven’t I just gotten new glasses, you ask? Because I. Hate. Glasses. Shopping. I make every excuse to avoid it, even online. Winning a pair of the Slims MIGHT just ensure that my eyeballs remain in my head. No pressure.

  66. Amy says:

    I would love, love to have a new pair of glasses as I have been rocking the same pair for several years. I love the Lookmatic glasses and think it would be fun to try something different like the Parker in clear/tortoise. Thanks for the giveaway! My fingers are crossed.

  67. Amy says:

    I love the Slims!

  68. Maria says:

    Marlowe! you are hysterical. Love your blog.

  69. Jennifer says:

    I’m all over the FDR frames.

  70. Anna says:

    I am in need of some new sunglasses and I think the “Marlowe” pair would look really cool on me. Thanks for the chance…Anna

  71. randi says:

    After shoes, glasses are my favorite accessory!I lust after the PAYTON frames.

  72. Ana Rocadas says:

    Marylin in Tortoise for me. I always tend to stick to black frames, but this seems like a safe way to venture out. I love the green on the inside, kind of a surprise there. Great giveaway!

  73. gogothrift@etsy.com says:

    Slims or Evelyn
    I have a small mouse face too, haha

  74. Ann Marie says:

    Slims, I always love tortoise!

  75. Brenda says:

    Probably Ace, or Holly. But I didn’t check them on my face yet. It’s such a fun idea. And since I don’t have to take my real glasses off, I’ll be able to see how they look on my face!

  76. Melissa Leach says:

    Thanks for the cool giveaway…I would love to win a pair of either Pris or Dane prescription glasses.
    So much better to ready your blog with…just sayin’

  77. LaineyDid says:

    I would choose Holly or Narita frames. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  78. Betsy says:

    I have always wanted a pair of tinted eyeglasses! Maybe rose-colored. I really like the Buddy frame…..

  79. Amber says:

    I happened to notice you add the Lookmatic ad last week, and immediately fell in love with the Shelby and Andy pairs. I was so excited to use the virtual try on to narrow it down, but I couldn’t get it to work. I wanted to make sure i wasn’t pulling the (°J°) look.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  80. Kari says:

    Ooh. I like the Darcy. I also have a pin/mouse head. In fact, more often than not the children’s glasses fit me better than the adults. I guess if I don’t win I can always pick up a set of flower shaped frames at Gymboree.

  81. Leslie says:

    I think I’d pick the Bel Air Pink!

  82. Dahvi Fradkin Neelis says:

    Holly please!

  83. Lori Olsen Moloney says:

    Slims in tortoiseshell! I’ve never actually owned prescription sunglasses before – not sure how I’ve managed to drive on sunny days without causing an accident.

  84. Alice says:

    Can’t read the numbers inside my glasses without my glasses…I’d choose FDR or Evelyn, I think, if I win.

  85. Cindy says:

    How funny! I spent Friday and Saturday looking at glasses….since my angelic 4 month old black lab chewed the lenses on my glasses the night before! Love the lookamatic. The Ricky, Slims and Tippi look so fun. Love your blog!

  86. Keelea L says:

    Harper sunglasses…thanks!

  87. SuzyM says:

    Marlowe, Marlowe, Marlowe, where have you been my whole life? You are tortoiseshell, you are retro in shape and you are so incredibly handsome/beautiful. I need you this summer, more than I have ever needed anything in my entire life. I’m dreaming of long walks on the beach, days languishing by the pool, romantic evenings…… please be mine, please come to my home, please help me to see on sunny love-filled days………

  88. mrsblocko says:

    I dig the marilyn! (I have metal frames now and the numbers have worn off if they were ever there in the first place)

  89. Jodi says:

    I looooooooooooooove those Holly pair!!!

    Pleeeeeeeeease pick me!!!!

  90. Viki Stumbers says:

    Wish I could wear Parkers or Wayfarers, but I also have a smaller head and face. So Slims for me, in classic black. After years and years with the same Rx, I need a new, stronger one . . . starting to not be able to read the fine print! Pick me! Pick me! 🙂 PS Loving the site.

  91. cs white says:

    That was fun! I think I like the Holly glasses in Tortoise the best. 🙂

  92. Briton says:

    I’m usually crazy cat eye glasses lady, but I’m swoonin’ over EVELYN in tortoise & purple!!

  93. Laura K says:

    The Narita would be great, I really, really need a pair of RX sunglasses, don’t know why but just bought regular glasses on my last trip in. Thanks

  94. deborah says:

    Absolutely, Slims in tortoise!

  95. Elle says:

    I love the Darcy Black and Blue sunglasses they are unique shape with that cat eye shape at the tips.Love them!

  96. Cynthia says:

    Love the Harper Sunglasses! Thanks!

  97. Beth says:

    I love the morgan frames!

  98. Susan R says:

    Narita for me, please!

    Thank you!

  99. Inky Deb says:

    This “blind as a batty” girl would choose Evelyn! What a cool site! An hour later and I could go back for more. If I upload a picture I know 2 hours will be gone. 🙂 Thanks for the give-away!

    • Jane says:

      Okay. I pick Darcy in black, grey. I didn’t do the computer try on, couldn’t bare it. Somehow it was like trying on bathing suits .

  100. Janice says:

    Slims sunglasses please!

  101. Eric says:

    Clarke tortoise grey!

  102. Kim says:

    Ooh! I’ll take Abby in prescription sunglasses.

  103. Cass says:

    I love Lookmatic. I have the Jesse prescription glasses – but I could sure use some sunglasses. I have never had a proper pair of sunglasses – mostly because I am cheap:)

  104. Charlotte Joseph says:

    Dane. Because I will look crazy sexy cute. Even at 55. Argh.

  105. Trissi V. says:

    The Parker in Tortoise are adorable.

  106. Auntiepatch says:

    My new glasses were so bad (couldn’t see) that I kept them in my purse until they fell out when I got in my car and I drove over them! I would love the Wayfarer in RED! Thanks –

  107. Marti says:

    Narita. Or Kingsford. Difficult to say as the website told me that I couldn’t get it to load the “virtual try-on.” But I love the idea.

    And I’d love some new glasses.

  108. Sally Watson says:

    It’s definitley Maxine for me!

  109. Ingrid says:

    Love the PAYTON’S in tortoise!!!


  110. brittany says:

    Hmmm I always have a hard time picking out glasses. Out of the 10+ years I’ve been wearing them, I think I’ve only really been happy with what I’ve picked once, but not I’m not…so I’m picking again, the Davenport style for sure this time 🙂

  111. Dee in BC says:

    I think Darcy would make a great pair of sun glasses(^._.^)~

  112. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I would love the “Kitty” cats eye sunglasses..Yeah..I know..Cat Lady..Thanks Karen..P.S…My cat “Mr Chang” tries to trip me about half a gazillion times a day..and we don’t even have steps..

  113. Mel says:

    I love the blue BelAir glasses, but they would be too big for me, so my official choice is the black Lucy frames. Very nerdy/sexy!
    Happy Rex Manning Day! (I may be a little bit of an Empire Records fan…)

  114. Marie says:

    I can’t answer the phone in the middle of the night without putting my glasses on first! I’ve been wearing Transitions lenses for a few years now and won’t go without them, but don’t see them mentioned on the website. I could use prescription sunglasses for driving. I also have a small face and currently wear Ralph Lauren frames from the children’s collection. I like the Walker frame.

  115. Michelle says:

    Ooooooooo I do so love the pink patty goes to Paris shades!

  116. Lauren says:

    oooh! I love the Jesse glasses

  117. jan says:

    Well, I could only narrow it down to either Tippi or Evelyn. since I’m most probably a winner I will ponder upon each until I can safely say. Nice glasses-I’ve worn glasses since I was like 8 or 9 yrs old.

  118. Apparently I have a tiny face, too. there is only one pair available in small. I might be able to find a pair in medium, but it’s harder to figure it out. So for now, Andy will have to do.

  119. Karen says:

    It is the Dane for me, wish I could say it is because I’m an international type, but alas it has more to do with the fact that I have a round face and rectangular frames help lol.

    And you learn something new everyday, had no idea about measurements on my glasses, of course when I take them off I can’t read or even see the numbers:)

  120. Beth H. says:

    I would love to win a pair of glasses in the Evelyn frame, black/tortoise, please.

    Thank you
    Beth H.

  121. Sarah says:

    Marilyn…in RED!

  122. Betsy says:

    Love love the Buddy frames.

  123. allison says:

    I love the Shelby or the Woody styles…. I guess if you pick me, I will have to pick one. 🙂

  124. Nancy Carr says:

    Great looking glasses. I like the Pris.

  125. Sarah says:

    I would love to sport the Patti Goes to Paris frames please!

  126. Kathleen says:

    I think I like the Andy in clear….They would be so much fun to wear.
    Thanks for the give-away

  127. Sue says:

    omigawd, isn’t choosing new glass frames almost as bad as trying on bathing suits!? Mine are scratched – lenses, frames and arms and the anti-glare coating is mostly (but not completely) gone, making night driving in the rain a bit nightmar-ish.

    The site is fun, and the beta thing worked seamlessly for me (which is unusual, b/c I have bad computer karma).

    All that aside, it is Avery for me. Thanks for the fun contest Karen.

  128. martha says:

    What a great giveaway! I love the Woody and the Austin. Thanks for the chance to win.

  129. Stephanie says:

    Evelyn for me, definitely, black-tortoise. I’ve had the same prescription sunglasses for well over a decade, and they’re fine for driving and walking around but I can no longer read through them. I do love to read while I’m lounging on the beach. When I get to the beach, which is not as often as you’d think, given I live in Hawaii.

  130. Lizzy says:

    Of course. Lol

  131. Bridgette says:

    Belair red need to spice it up!

  132. Jasmine says:

    After wearing coke bottle glasses for most of my life, I got my eyes ‘fixed’ and now only occasionally need readers in dark restaurants. The sad part of that is that I actually do look better in glasses. So a pair of fancy sunglasses would be cool. I think the ‘Shelby’ would make me fit into an Alfred Hitchcock movie, or maybe a Debbie Reynolds one…

  133. Luanne says:

    I love the idea of uploading a pic….Then I can choose a frame that I like and not have to trust that my husband will tell me what looks good….Did I mention he has a wicked sense of humour!
    I’d probably pick the Narita….Thanks for another great give-a-way.

  134. Nancy says:

    It’s a toss up between Evelyn and Walker!

  135. Danielle S says:

    Woody! 🙂

  136. Tricia says:

    It’s as though you read my mind! I lost my perscription sunglasses (aka – my driving glasses) and have been cursing my aging, forgetful brain since.

    Bel Airs for me please!

  137. Candice Morrison says:

    I would go for the Slims. Interesting concept to be able to use your image to try on; thumbs up!

  138. Joanne E. says:

    Lucy glasses for me!

  139. Debby Cross says:

    ACE, what a perfect pair! If I wear them while I play tennis, and the poor opponent misses my serve, then it becomes ACE ACE, plus my grandfather’s name was ASA, and if that isn’t enough, they are so very cute!!

  140. BarbWire says:

    Some cool looking frames! I am very drawn to the Wayfarer in red. But the Maxine is pretty cool too especially since that is my mom’s name! I would love either.

  141. Amanda says:

    how sweet that you’re giving away specs! as a bookish (mostly blind) type, i agree that frames help hold a face (mine) together. if i win, i like the tippi style.


  142. Olivia says:

    Red Medium Wayfarers! I love them! Rx sunglasses please. I’ve been wearing contacts and glasses for 40 yrs. now and never had them for the sun… and I live in hot Houston, Texas… I need em! And thanks for the site, I might have to get some regardless if I win.

  143. Susan U says:

    Let me tell you, I would rock the chicken farmers’ world with a pair of the Patti Goes to Paris in olive. As prescription sunglasses. With no-line bifocals. Sigh. Because I lost my vintage frames a couple of years ago and can’t find a suitable replacement locally. You are generous and we are grateful.

  144. Pam Carr says:

    I would love the Maxine frames for prescription sunglasses. What a GREAT way to get ready for the summer!

  145. wendy says:

    Evelyn is the name
    of the glasses I would wear.
    They’d look good on my nose
    and would match my hair!

  146. \-(*0*)-/

    Blast! I was getting really excited there!

  147. Casey says:

    I got my eyes on the clear Ricky’s!!

  148. Katherine says:

    I love the Austin or the Glover frames. I have not bought myself a new pair of glasses in 5 years and desperately need an updated pair.

  149. Monica says:

    So many to choose from! I like the Evelyn the best.

  150. Carole says:

    Oooh, I Love “Lucy”.

  151. Laura says:

    The Tippi is my personal fave–brings the most delicious wave of nostalgia for a time when my mom and grandma wore cat-eye glasses, perfectly coifed hair, dirndl skirts, and scarves that smelled faintly of hairspray and Youth Dew. Thank you for offering this giveaway! I’ve been dreaming a little dream of new glasses…

  152. Jane says:

    I like Lihue and Marilyn. Thanks

  153. rktrixy says:

    Darcy in Tortise and Blue, although since my melon is rather large, I may have to go with the Andy in Tortise. They don’t have too many styles in “large” – even for men.

    • Karen says:

      Don’t worry too much about the “small” or “large” on the site. Just look at the glasses and their corresponding numbers. I’ve found that a better way to go. ~ karen

  154. Marisa says:

    Oh this is so hard! I like so many of them. I think Woody… but then again maybe Payton.
    Thank you!

  155. Anna Lee says:

    Tippi (regular glasses) in the black and tortoiseshell.
    1. Because I like them and they’re very different from any glasses I’ve worn before (and being blind as an actual bat since I was 8, I’ve worn glasses of all shapes and sizes, including some hideous huge clear pastel Dorothy Hamill frames in the late 80s – not a good look for a gawky ten year old trying to fit in).
    2. Because they will freak my mom out when I turn up at the airport in them, as they look EXACTLY like the ones she is wearing in a classic teenage photo circa 1966.
    3. She will think this is a bad thing. I think it’s a GREAT thing.

  156. Natalie says:

    I love this site and have virtually tried on far too many pairs. Like, lots. Since my prescription hasn’t changed, I have yet to actually order any. I have some ooooooold specs. I love the Pris glasses!

  157. Russell says:

    I pick Jesse, and not only because I have a friend Jesse but because I have a friend Chris. Ha!



  158. Natasha R says:

    I love the lihue as glasses, but if I were to get sunglasses it would definitely by the tippi! Thanks for sharing this site, I can’t wait to try it out!

  159. traci says:

    Didn’t have time to look over the site yet, but definitely will. I need some new glasses!

  160. Erin says:

    I like the Bel Air frames in Deep Blue.I think they would look great with my blonde hair and blue eyes!

  161. Deb Miller says:

    OOOH! Love so many! But I’m liking FDR! My current glasses (which I must wear to even find the door) are so scratched it seems I’m looking through tall grass at all times, are so broken that the left lens falls out at the most inconvenient (and embarrassing) times, and the left arm is about 1/2″ shorter than it should be (the missing 1/2″ passed through one of the dogs’ digestive systems sometime last year), and is so splintered and rough that I actually scratch my face just putting my glasses on! So in need of a new pair!

  162. caryl says:

    I’m young at heart but old in real time..might never be able to go to Paris but would like to pretend I’m there as Patti. Make it happen.
    Thanks in advance!!

  163. Anne says:

    SLIMS in tortoiseshell!

  164. Peg says:


    Reeve sun glasses in tortoise/clear,fun web page.thanks~~ peg

  165. lizzie says:

    the hens and I voted on it, – they think I am a Holly.
    Do your hens ever try to eat your (painted) toe nails? or your buttons…….

  166. GingerR says:

    I’d like the “Bel-Air” in blue.

    I’m in the market for new sunglasses and have got my prescription ready to go so this is perfect!

  167. Su says:

    Hi – I love the Andy glasses! Alas I too have a very narrow head it seems. I’m often told to go pick out a pr of frames in the kids section! LOL
    what a great site!

  168. Julie G says:

    Andy for me!

  169. Melida says:

    Evelyn frames are pretty cute. I’m suprised at how large frames are so popular now….lol

  170. Wayfarer please…NO WAIT! Marilyn, NO HOLLY!!
    Gahhhh too many choices!!

  171. Kristelle Toulgoat-Dubois says:

    I really love the Woody glasses in tortoise

  172. Jinger says:

    Marilyn in tortoiseshell! Those are some sexy specs.

  173. Lori Einarson says:

    The Marilyn. Yes because of the name, and I’m ready to try a funky red pair of prescription glasses for a change – stop playing it safe!


  174. Naomi says:

    I have not had sunglasses since ever because I can never bring myself to shell out for prescription sunglasses. I like Slims the best (I think).

  175. jessica w says:

    This is such an awesome giveaway! I would totally get the Leonardo sunglasses with my prescription! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  176. Cat says:

    Oh what fun! I love the “Maxine” in tortoise! I have always wanted tortoise glasses (of course not made from actual turtles, I hope!).

  177. Jaime says:

    Woody….like the glasses and the car 😉

  178. vicki says:

    Love your blog.
    I choose the Marilyn in tortoise.
    Thanks for everything

  179. Susan says:

    Loved the web sight!! Thanks for posting about it…
    I would pick the Dane or the Marilyn (not sure)

  180. denise says:

    Marilyn tortoise for me! I really need new glasses too…BTW the stuff you can’t clean off your glasses is…hairspray! I have the same problem!!

  181. Debby Cross says:

    So, If I wear the ACE frame sunglasses, while I make a killer serve, I would be ACE,ACE..n’est–ce pas?
    My grandfather’s name was ASA, so, since the ACE is such a dynamite looking frame, there is only one obvious choice!
    I would love to have that pair!

  182. Kelly says:

    Abby sunglasses are devine in black!!

  183. Ginny says:

    The Austin’s please! What a cool giveaway. Especially for those of us who are visually challenged.

  184. Susan R says:

    The Davenport in Tortoise BLUE! Very nice site. I’ve even already got my eye test scheduled for May (it’s been scheduled for several months), and was just thinking that it might be nice to get some prescription sunglasses this time. Thanks for the chance to maybe win some!

  185. Laura McG. says:


  186. I would love Havana Tortoirse in a sun glasses
    Margy LeClair

  187. vanessa says:

    Men’s Leonardo’s! = awesome and happy me

  188. Darby says:

    I LOVE the Holly in Green! So cute! Thanks for the chance to win a pair!

  189. Deborah B says:

    I love Tippi, in black and purple. Even if I don’t win, I’ll be back for some great sunglasses.

  190. AnnW says:

    Ricky or Woody. It’s late at night and I have rollers in, so I can’t do the picture thing. But I like this idea. I usually have to bring someone with me when I buy glasses, because I can’t see how they look on me. Holly looks good on you, but it is not the perfect pair. Keep trying. Ann

  191. Jason B says:

    Hi Karen,

    I would really like a pair of Clark prescription sunglasses for driving.


  192. ktr says:

    Parker in tortoise.
    I love that big glasses are coming back into style because I need a frame large enough to accommodate my super thick lenses – if they are too small I feel like I am looking out of a fish bowl.

  193. Connie says:

    Definitely the Jones

  194. Jean in BC says:

    I like the Lihue. I also like the online try-on service! There’s nothing worse than trying on frames and having to go really, really, really close to a mirror because they aren’t your prescription!

  195. rachel says:

    i love the lucy!!

  196. Erin Q. says:

    Love Evelyn! And Tippi!

  197. Kerri McKnight says:

    I love Shelby! Nice glasses!

  198. Kerri McKnight says:

    Shelby please:)

  199. Alison says:

    The Tippi look fun!

  200. claudine says:

    Very cool site! I love the Morgan frames.

  201. terri says:

    I like the slims. My glasses are so old I’ve worn the numbers off them so I’ve no idea what the size is, lol.

  202. Karen C says:

    I think I would choose the Slims.

  203. Kitty says:

    I dig the Ricky. Many thanks.

  204. Robyn O. says:

    Wow, shopping online is finally getting to the point where I can imagine using it without having to return a million things.

    I love the Lihue!

  205. janice johnson says:

    Kingsford will be fine~!

  206. Marion says:

    wahooo this is probably my favorite giveaway so far! If I win I would have to pick the Buddy in Havana tortoise. (fingers crossed over here! thanks for this opportunity!!!)

  207. nicole d says:

    I almost didn’t bother entering the contest, because I NEVER EVER win contests… but then I thought… “there is NO chance of winning if I don’t even try”

    SO, here goes nothing!

    i’d like the HOBBS… or possibly leonardos…

  208. Laura Bee says:

    I am due for a check up. My two year old just had hers & was so well behaved. Hope I can sit still too. I like the Avery.

  209. Rose says:

    Hi, I like FDR in white.

  210. Mike says:

    Hi Karen. My wife introduced me to your blog and I must say I’m impressed. And inspired. It’s a bookmark in our browser now. And it just happens that I need a pair of prescription sunglasses, so I figure it can’t hurt to enter the contest. Uncleonard are cool, but it’s a tough choice. Many thanks.

    • Karen says:

      Thank your wife for heading you over to my blog Mike. And I’m very partial to the Uncle Leonard’s. Too big for my sparrow like head though. ~ karen

  211. LOVE THESE! Kingsford or the Colt! I used to have some SWEET Porsche Aviator sunglasses… but I think I must’ve lost them while wearing them at night or something silly in my early 20’s. SAD! I’m older and wiser now and I don’t wear sunglasses at night even though it’s fun to sing the ridiculous (and semi-terrible) Corey Hart song. How fun are the names of the sunglasses too!?

  212. TucsonPatty says:

    I love the Charles! Thanks for this information

  213. TucsonPatty says:

    Oops – Charles in gold, please! Fun site.

  214. Kelly Evans says:

    I think I would go with ACE in the Ink. I have a small head too.

  215. Ruth says:

    Only Bel Air.

  216. Sharon says:

    I really like the Evelyn in tortoise/purple.
    Wednesday, April 17th is my birthday. It would feel great to win and get a birthday present from you and Lookmatic.

  217. Cathy in Colorado says:

    The Woody’s are beautiful!

  218. Barbie says:

    I did this same thing when I wanted to get a really short haircut. I even still have the appointment set (April 23)…..until I went to this site that let me put all kinds of haircuts on my head! OMG! I look horrible with short hair! LOL Hope the glasses one is different! I could really use a new pair that look good on me!

  219. Esther Pai says:

    I’ve been wearing the same pair of glasses for 4 years now, I SO could use a new pair. I adore the “Woody” in tortoise.

  220. Kerry says:

    I think I’d go for Evelyn. What a cool site! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!!

  221. Marilyn says:

    I would go with the Marilyn! Can you guess why?

  222. Rebecca says:

    After spending a VERY long time exploring on Lookmatic I have decided I like Evelyn best of all 🙂

  223. Barbie says:

    Glover! LOVE those!

  224. Pam says:

    I would love to win the Marilyn lens, black with blue lens!

  225. Shelly Gaghagan says:

    I am sure I would go with the Dane
    Black of course another color would be insane
    With my RX forged in the lens
    The sun and I could perhaps be friends
    Because I am definitely going with sunglasses here
    To many wrinkles I am beginning to fear
    Without them too everything is so hard to find
    Giving us a free pair you are very kind
    Whether I lose or whether I win
    I will continue reading your blog for my daily grin


  226. Maddie says:


  227. Christina B. says:

    I’d love the Lucy sunglasses! 🙂

  228. Candace says:

    I’d choose the Apprentice in Black 🙂

  229. EG1972 says:

    Apprentice. Thanks for the chance to win!

  230. John C says:

    Glasses fix hollows under one’s eyes? That sounds better than lypo; you’ve sold me! Jesse!
    Jesse is a friend,
    Yeah I know he’s been a good friend of mine
    But lately something’s changed
    It ain’t hard to define
    Jesse’s got himself some SPECS
    And I want to make them mine!

  231. Lori says:

    I think I like the Leonardo, I have wore glasses for 20 years but never had a prescription pair of sunglasses.

  232. Dru says:

    I’d get Dane in dark grey. Good to know these are available!

  233. Nataila says:

    With a husband, 2 boys under the age of 4, a dog, 6 chickens (that’s how I found you!), and a dying houseplant to take care of, buying glasses is pretty far down the list (right underneath alphabetically organizing my spices). I’d LOVE a Parker pair, and I love the Ricky pair on you best! Thanks for the chance, Karen!

  234. Anna says:

    I love the Dane glasses! And this was even better than trying on glasses at the eye doctor…usually my optometrist dilates my eyes right before I try on glasses so when I pick up them up a week later it’s a complete surprise.


  235. Leah says:

    I like Marilyn I’m black.

  236. Leah says:

    Argh! Dang autocorrect! My comment was supposed to say “I like Marilyn IN black.”

  237. Amanda says:

    The marlowe is the best. I so need subscription sunnies. Super cute and great prices.

  238. Barbara says:

    Love the Uncleonard sunglasses in clear! Very stylish! \oo/

  239. Barbara says:

    Crap! Typo in my email ……this is the correct one!

    Uncleonard sunglasses in clear please, please

  240. Faz says:

    FDR makes me look like I’M ON FYAAAAH!

    (And since I’m in LA, I can enter your giveaways now! YAY!)

  241. Laura Watt says:

    I’d look great in “buddy”

  242. jess says:

    Woody <3

  243. j louise says:

    I’d love Uncle Leonard in Olive!

  244. Heather says:

    I choose Evelyn – I think they will look devine with my floppy sunhat, as drag my chicken tractor around this summer up on St Joe Island. Cool!

  245. April says:

    Aw, I always wanted to wear sunglasses!
    I’d love the Bel Air pale pink sunnies for the summer!

  246. Olwen says:

    The slims (in tortoise). Thanks.

  247. ellen says:

    Buddy Havana Tortoise is the one for me please! and thank you. [=)

  248. abby says:

    Apprentice!! So many awesome glasses!!

  249. J9 says:

    100% the black unisex Woody (hehe)

  250. Ashley W says:

    Hi !!! I choose Uncleonard in Olive! >._.<

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