Helloooooo! It’s been a while. I’ve been doing outside-the-computer things, like going on vacation with my family and discovering that I need either much longer arms or significantly stronger reading glasses. (Getting older is fun!) I have lots to fill you in on, but let’s start with the glasses.
So: We have vision insurance. Great, right? Except of course it doesn’t cover much of what we need (hello, family of four in varying configurations of glasses and contacts). When I went for my recent eye exam, I knew that 1) I was going to need new glasses and 2) I was unlikely to get them at the optical place we use because our insurance is mediocre and they are expensive. What I ended up doing was using the insurance at that shop to get new sunglasses (which still cost me a bunch…), and then I went online to get my new reading glasses. For less than I paid after insurance for one pair of glasses, I got two new pairs of readers online. And they’re cute! (Also, pro tip: Spring for the “blue blockers” if you work on the computer a lot. It has made a huge difference for me in terms of eye strain and fatigue.)
I know I sang the praises of Zenni for a long time, here—and I do still love them!—but I think my new favorite is Firmoo. One of my regular daily pairs is from there, and my new readers are, too. And they recently started a referral program that lets me pass on exclusive coupons to you! So! If you need glasses, you can pop on over to Firmoo (for some reason coupons apply to the frames on this page only) and use coupon code Miriam946 to get 50% off your first order. They’re also running a BOGO, but I think that only covers frames, while this is half off your entire order.
Anyway, now that I can see again, I think I’ll be back here more often.