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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, I thought it would be a fab opportunity.

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. 

Running in Lavender

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.


  1. May 10, 2015 at 9:43 am — Reply

    Ooh Karen I love those, and I have a real thing for sunglasses they look great on you x
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  2. May 10, 2015 at 11:47 am — Reply

    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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  3. May 10, 2015 at 1:18 pm — Reply

    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

  4. May 11, 2015 at 11:08 am — Reply

    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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  5. May 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    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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  6. May 11, 2015 at 10:33 pm — Reply

    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?!

  7. May 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm — Reply

    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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