November 27, 2012

New Spectacles

derek cardigan coastal glasses


I've been dying to write about these for at least a few weeks now, but I just haven't gotten around to it. Luckily, today feels like a mighty good day to show off my new glasses :)

I got these from Coastal through their "first pair of frames free" promotion. I'd been hearing a lot about it, and it had been a year since I got a new pair of glasses. So after looking over the site for a few days and doing some research, I picked out the Derek Cardigan brown/ pink fades. Love!!

My experience is that it's indeed true that your frames are free. However, there were coatings and shipping and handling charges. And because I have such a high prescription, I required the thinnest lenses possible. So my "free" glasses still ended up being about $100. Which I still think is a sweet deal, considering my sucky eyes.

Even so. I love them. LOVE THEM.

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I should also probably mention one drawback. I notice that when I wear them for an extended amount of time- like a full day- I've been getting optical migraines. It's usually when I'm on the computer for too long.

However, I think this might be because my official written prescription for glasses was -6.75. Last year, when I ordered glasses online I used these numbers, and they were just slightly out of focus. So I rounded up to -7 for this pair. I can see perfectly out of them, but looking at tiny letters on a computer all day are probably a bit much for my eyes to take. That's what I'm hoping, anyway. Does this sound like a reasonable explanation, or does anyone else know why this might be happening?

I'll just try not to wear them for too long/ work on a computer from now on. Until then, I'm in luvvv.





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  1. Adorable, they compliment you face well!

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    1. aww, thank you hannah :) xx

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  2. Ooooh yes, the style is so so so cute on you! I ordered a pair too even though I don't need glasses, hehe and love them. I have another pair like these ones (cat eye with the brown fade) and looove them to death, again clear lenses...so fun!

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    1. see, i want a pair of cat eyes! if i order another pair from them, that's definitely what i'm going for next! have you worn them on the blog before? bet they look super cute on you :)

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  3. so cute, you look so pretty with them

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  4. Giiirrrrl I just ordered my FOURTH pair of Coastal glasses today. :) I love love love them. I agree that my first pair was a little funky but I think if I wear them out and not on a computer then I'm ok. I also have a pair of Derek Cardigan frames but the Black/Grey fade ones. Them charging for the lenses is pretty new. They didn't always do that. I found that out today when I was ordering my latest pair.

    Anyhoo, I love how your frames look! I may add them to my favorites. :)

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    1. aw man, i'm super jealous you have four pairs!! i wish i had known about them sooner... would've been nice to get a pair without having to pay those extra fees. xx

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  5. They look great! I'd go and get your eyes tested again if they're not quite right, it might be something complicated like an astigmatism or something, rather than just going up or down with the number.

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    1. yeah, i probably should. the prescription is about a year old... it hasn't really changed since i was a teenager, but it's always good to check.

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  6. how did i not know about their first pair free program??? checking them out now :) and those look great on you!

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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    1. i know!! it's pretty great, especially if you have a more normal prescription than me :P

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  7. They look so cool, I need to change my glasses.

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  8. They look great on you! Loving the x and divide signs on it.
    $100 for a prescription pair sounds great. My frames alone cost more than that, and I end up forking heaps for a pair of new spectacles.

    I am with you on optical migraine... My "solution" is to take the power down a touch... Well, both my eyes are not of the same power, so I have gone with the lower-powered one for both (-4.00)...
    Most of the time, wearing contact lenses give me such a bad headache, it fouls up my mood.

    I wish I had good eyes!

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  9. so hot! :)

    they look lovely and defo a good deal!

    Barnicles

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  10. Hmmm... have you got an anti-glare glaze on your glasses? I recently thought I'd gotten myself an amazing deal when I scored 3 pairs of prescription specs for just over £100, but they are all completely useless, as I didn't bother getting the anti-glare glaze. Not only is it harder to see with them on (which considering I require a prism, is saying something), but they actually give me headaches. It could be that? I've gone back to wearing my old specs which are slightly wrong on the old prescription, but have anti-glare.

    Alexandria

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    1. yes, I did get the anti-glare. they had a thing where you could get the anti-scratch/ anti-glare/ uv protection for $20. otherwise, all the coatings were $10 each. a lot of places will include the coatings for free, but I thought it was worthwhile to put it on. i think it might've been because i rounded up the prescription ;/

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  11. I love a new pair of specs! It's one of my most favorite things! I love the frames you picked, the ombre affect on them is super pretty. So cute! I just might have to try them for myself!

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  12. Cute glasses!

    xo Jennifer

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  13. I love your new glasses! ;P I need to go to the optometrist and get a new prescription, but I can't afford to be without my glasses and can't take my contacts for too long :/. I think I might just end up getting new frames for the new prescription. I'll totally check out this store ;).

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  14. You should definitely get an updated prescription! Usually, when there's issue with headaches it's because the prescription is too dated to fully help your eyes. Once you get the updated prescription, we should be able to exchange these for an updated pair. Hope this helps! :)
    -JV
    Social Media Coordinator
    Coastal.com

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