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.
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.