Friday, August 20, 2010

Want to help me choose glasses?

I've put this off too long.  I have been using reader glasses, although my prescription calls for lenses of different magnifcations for each eye. I had a chance today to check out frame availability of some of the providers our insurance covers. Turns out, our insurance is pretty decent for frames. But not for lenses - we won't be renewing our vision insurance end of year! Only the cheap plastic lenses are covered, and I definitely want the hi-index lenses. Which basically means the cost of lenses are out of pocket. When comparing costs/add ons with the providers, wouldn't you know the non-provider Costco costs is going to end up being less. Fortunately, I found a number of eyeglass styles to consider at Costco. I have always wanted red frames, but not too red. Below are 6 choices, one of which is silver.  I thought I would have you help me decide which pair from Costco looks best (I will choose top 2) and then compare to what I found elsewhere today.
Below are the photos - I won't say much as I don't want to sway you -but each pair is numbered. Let me know which you like best. Pardon that I am not smiling more - not sure why I look so serious. Although it must have looked strange taking your own picture at all the eyewear places today!
Thanks in advance for helping me decide!





Please leave a comment below and let me know which between #1 through #6 you like best. Thanks!

16 comments:

Chelle said...

I think my fave is #2

Scatter said...

Hi, I prefer #2 and # 6. I've been using the readers for quite some time myself, and have been thinking I should make an appointment.

Personaly, I'm one of those people who puts her glasses on top of my head. For that reason, I prefer the plastic frames. I hate the way the wire rims get caught in my hair. I was starting to look like Alfalfa!!

Good luck in choosing a pair you love!

Laura Fiore said...

Hey Rita, I like #6 the best...they look great with the shape of your face.

RUN, don't walk away from #1! That color is not good...I think it ages you (which NONE of us want, LOL)

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I like #3 and #6!

Good luck with your decision and appointment!

craftymom205 said...

#2 and #6 are my favorites. Good Luck.

Griselda said...

I like the cable temples on #2 it looks girly and on fashion, but prefere #6 for your face structure. Have fun deciding! I have a red pair myself, and I just love them!

Elisabeth said...

I am also clearly in favor of 2 or 6. What a GREAT idea to do this via your blog!!!!

KimR said...

I think I like 2 the best! The frame your face on top--but then kind of fade away at the bottom.

carepunches said...

3 or 6. i agree run away from #1!!

Lori Mar said...
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Lori Mar said...

I really like #2, Rita! You look hip and youthful in them.

Pamk said...

3 and 6

Deanna Kroll said...

6 is my favorite Rita. :)

Dizzy4Digi said...

Hi,

So weird that I came across your blog today... I was in Costco last week for my annual eye exam as well. I was also trying on frames there by myself and wished a friend would have been with me for a little help. (You just don't get the same kind of critiquing in Costco that you get at the eye doctor. It can be very discouraging.)

Here's my opinion on your choices and the reasons for each:

#1 - no way; You are creative and these are very boring with no style. These don't have any "umph" to them at all.

#2 - I liked these the best. They look good on you plus the sides are cool looking. They look artistic and stylish on your face.

#3 and #6 - I had a tough time with these two. They both look good on you however 3 sits on your face nicer than 6, but 6 has the right thickness of frame. If there isn't anything special about these two (as far as what they look like on the sides) then I say ditch 'em out of "mediocre-ness"! ha

#4 - No; too wide on your face.

#5 - No; way too much frame. These actually take away from your face.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

Teresa said...

Hey Sis, #6 is my first choice and #2 is my second. They are quite different full framed lenses vs partial framed lenses. The rectangular shape is all the rage at this time which is why the silver are out. Unless, you try them in a rectangular style. Hope all the input helps.
BTW...I am told all lenses already come w/ nonglare coating yet it is also sold as an add on which would not be necessary. Have fun!
Teresa

Lynne Hill said...

#6 is my favorite; I don't like the#2 as well, though they are my #2 choice. Stay away from thick frames, and the silver is NOT good!