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Holiday Essentials: Prescription Sunglasses

When I was younger and I went on holiday I didn’t worry too much about how much I was wearing my lenses or my glasses, and as I only really had to worry about getting up and sleeping/reading a book by the pool I didn’t need to worry about seeing anything!  However this all changed when I had the children and they started running about round the pool, then it was essential to be able to see. The last couple of times we have been away I have been swapping between my glasses and my sunglasses every time the kids asked me for something, so when I was asked to review a pair of prescription glasses from GlassesShop.com, I thought it would be a fab opportunity.

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But how would it work? How could I choose glasses and order them online. I have bought lots of glasses before but never without trying them on.  All you need to use the site is a recent prescription and to know your pupillary distance. It explains on the site how to measure your pupillary distance and it is actually really easy! I then looked at all the pictures on the website and picked some sunglasses I thought were funky.   These are called Betsy Square and are white and rose! What do you think?


My delivery took a little bit of time but this site has recently taken off in a big way, so they are working very hard to keep up with demand.  They arrived in a hard case though and are in perfect condition.  The glasses were $65.95 (around £40) and I LOVE them.  I have already seen another pair of aviators which I am very tempted to order. Take a look for yourself.

Highly recommended.

Disclosure:  I was sent these glasses in return for an honest review. 

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  • Reply
    Sarah Christie
    10th May 2015 at 9:43 am

    Ooh Karen I love those, and I have a real thing for sunglasses they look great on you x

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    10th May 2015 at 11:47 am

    I can’t imagine buying prescription glasses on line, how scary! I always have to try on so many and have some else there for an opinion as I can’t actually see without my glasses on… Very brave 🙂 thanks for sharing #sundaystars

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    10th May 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I don’t wear glasses (yet) but I just wanted to say how lovely these look on you! What a fab idea and lovely choice. Jess x

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    Julia @ rainbeaubelle
    11th May 2015 at 11:08 am

    Love these, they really suit you! I have that problem too, when I don’t have my lenses in it’s impossible to switch between the two! X

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    Heledd Running in Lavender
    11th May 2015 at 3:01 pm

    What a fantastic idea!! I really need to get a new pair of glasses and prescription sun glasses, so will definitely look into this site. Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday Stars xxx

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    Katie Haydock
    11th May 2015 at 10:33 pm

    They are a fab company! I got my second pair of reading glasses from them and they were cheap as chips too! And pink! Always a winner…
    Ooooh, did you say aviators?!

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    12th May 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Love them Karen, you chose well! I wear glasses but most of the time have lenses in, sometimes it’s hard to get nice prescription sunglasses but this are fab! xx

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