Friday, March 13, 2015

I can see China from here

About a month ago, I blogged about my favorable experience buying eyeglasses online from a place called EyeBuy Direct. The very next day, I received an email from another online eyewear company, asking if I would be interested in receiving a free pair of eyeglasses in exchange for a no-strings-attached review of their glasses, service and website. Since a girl can never have too many pairs of eyeglasses, I agreed.

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:  

11 comments:

  1. Reminds me of "Erry Potter" but I like them!

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  2. Smooch looks as good as Lana Turner in those glasses! Old-fashioned gorgeous girl! Interesting experience all around -- good marketing, love the Steve Jobs approach, "Look Smart," and somebody in China has found you & your 4-footed roommates!

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  3. smooch looks adorable in them. great find..

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  4. Just when i thought smooch couldn't get any cuter. She looks so smart!

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  5. I love them! I wear nerdy glasses too, in fact mine look like the burgundy ones in the bottom, right corner of the first picture. I didn't pay anywhere near $59 though.

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  6. love your story. and indeed they are perfect on Smooch! for that price I could ordre a crazy pair, one I never dared to buy here

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  7. I had fun choosing for you. 1st row 4th pic, 2nd row 3rd pic, 3rd row 1st pic, 4th row 4th pic. That is a pretty cool website. Happy Friday! It is supposed to be 80 degrees here! I will be on wasp patrol while I lay new shredded bark this weekend.

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  8. We have not seen Johnny in a while, is he ok? The glasses look like they will do the job and free is even better.

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    1. Johnny is just fine. I will be sure to tell him you miss him.

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  9. Nice that it worked for you. I ordered clothes via an online site that turned out to be Chinese. No thanks. The clothing could fit a child. Returning wasn't worth it. I gave the clothes to a child.

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  10. An American in Tokyo3/16/15, 6:31 PM

    I love love LOVE that last picture of Smoochie-poo!!
    She looks so lovely with the glasses and her ears back, all relaxed. =)

    Glad to hear you got another great deal on glasses, too! Free! Woo hoo!

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