The company's name is Firmoo, which sounds more like some new-age dairy product than an optical store, but what do I know? On my first visit to their website, they appeared to have an extensive collection of frames and lots of good information about purchasing eyewear online, but something was just a little bit off. I kept on reading and concluded I was not dealing with a U.S.-based company. All the text was written in English but with a twist. For example:
"All of these frames which are quite popular in the world are elaborately picked by our staff..."
"Firmoo.com feels each satisfied customer is the priceless wealth who helps spread the word."
"Through the harmonious collaboration between our optical experts,
direct manufacturers and our overseas laboratories..."
Now I get it. Firmoo is in China and English is some marketer's second language. That's cool. I can handle it. Free glasses are free glasses.
Aside from making me giggle, their website has a few features that I really liked, such as closeup photographs of all parts of the frames and the ability to try on many pairs of glasses at one time:
Firmoo also has some very interesting search categories:
|I'm all for seeing clearly and looking smart.|
|Do these glasses make me look like a Republican?|
I ended up ordering a pair from Firmoo's Nerd collection, because I am.
It took about two weeks for the glasses to arrive from China.
They fit great, the prescription is accurate, and I like the way they look, on me and on Smooch.
If you'd like to give the whole online eyeglass buying thing a try,
Firmoo is offering you a 50% off deal with this link: