It's Sunnies Season

Thursday, May 5, 2016
I'm been really excited to receive my sunglasses from EyeBuyDirect. EyeBuyDirect is another online optical store at affordable prices. I saw their sunglasses everywhere on my Instagram feed and decided to contact them for a collaboration because of the variety they had. They were kind enough to send me a pair of sunglasses (to review) and even add my prescription on it! On my VERY first blog post, I mentioned how I don't invest in expensive sunglasses because they didn't have my prescription on it so it would be pointless since I need to wear glasses all the time. I was extremely happy when EyeBuyDirect said they would be able to do that.
Photo by: Mikayla Kuehn
They have the most adorable collection so it was really hard to choose a pair but I ended up going with Penelope in Tribal Green since that's a sunglasses shape I've been dying to get my hands on but could never find an affordable one. As for prices, they range from $27-$92 (without prescription). The cost of everything (with prescription) was $162 and if anyone who has experience with getting prescription glasses, would know that is extremely affordable; you can easily spend $400+ on frames and lenses.
Photo by: Mikayla Kuehn
My favourite thing about EyeBuyDirect are all the options they had. I ended up going with a silver mirrored lens, anti-reflective coating and a UV coating (obviously). As for shipping, they give you updates for EVERYTHING and it's so great. They'll email you with every status, like when the lens are being cut, frame fitting, etc. I think I got 4 or 5 status update emails and as soon as they ship the package, you get it within 1-3 business days. I ended up getting it the next day which was really quick. I wasn't expecting them for a couple of weeks.
The sunglasses were kept in a brown box that acted as the case for the sunglasses and inside, they had the sunglasses, a screwdriver for adjustments and a soft case. I really like the screwdriver; it has a Phillips screw drive on one end and a flat blade on the other side. After looking at the sunglasses, I totally fell in love with them. They were perfect in shape and size and the quality was amazing. As I mentioned, I chose silver mirrored lens but they definitely didn't look silver (unless you took a photo of it at an angle). They still look great and I am satisfied with it either way but a tad disappointed that it wasn't what I expected.
Since this is my first time owning a pair of prescription sunglasses, I wasn't sure what to expect when it came to vision. It feels weird being able to see in sunglasses for the first time ever. Since I knew my PD (pupillary distance) was measured correctly (after measuring it for my Firmoo review), I knew it would fit perfectly, which it did when I tried on. I wore it for the first time when I was taking photos for my "Choker Revival" post I did for Fashion Canada and after a while, it started to slip off my face, not so much that it became too loose though which was good. I've worn it a few times after that and had no problems so it was probably the heat that day!
Overall, I would definitely purchase a pair of sunglasses from them. Superb quality and a variety of choices for everyone! I would give them a 4.5/5 overall rating. The only reason it wasn't a 5 was because of the not so silver looking mirrored lens. Also, expect to see them in a lot of my spring/summer posts :) I'm thinking of getting this or this pair next, what are your thoughts?
Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with EyeBuyDirect and this product was sent to me. All opinions are my own.
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2 comments on "It's Sunnies Season "
  1. Having bad vision and the summer sun never seem to go hand in hand. My prescription is so bad that I legit can barely afford my glasses, let alone splurge on some sunglasses. I'm def gonna have to check them out and see if they can make some sunglasses for my blind self! Summer is coming and I'd like some sunglasses to drive in!

    xo Jenn | Hello Wench

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    1. Yes! It's so much to spend on eyeglasses alone that you don't want to splurge even more on sunglasses. It's definitely been a game changer with my sunglasses. Hope you find yourself a pair :)

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