I have been wearing glasses for 33 years. Over the years my vision hasn’t gotten better and now I have to wear progressives. As you can imagine, changing vision and adding progressives make the glasses all the more expensive. The last pair I had was “cheap.” They only cost me $350 and I was ready to pay as much as $550 to get the combination of frame quality and lens quality that would meet both my needs and my taste. For me $500 for a pair of glasses is a lot of money, especially when your eyesight keeps getting worse, year after year.
So when I was offered the opportunity to review Polette eyewear, I was both excited and nervous. I was excited because after looking at their website, I realized that I could put together a pair of glasses that were really cool and cost around $100. I was nervous because over the past 33 years, I have had good and bad experiences with glasses and after spending thousands of dollars over the years. I couldn’t imagine how these Polette glasses could be the quality lenses I needed for a third of what I normally pay.
So this is how my journey into getting my glasses from Polette started, with both excitement and nervousness. The excitement never left me because the designs are so amazing, however, I had not seen the end of this nervousness. I went to my eye doctor (who sells glasses of course), and they had no problem giving me my prescription but when I and told them I was ordering online, they said it wasn’t possible. That “they” (meaning online retailers) couldn’t possibly get the measurements right on progressives. But when I followed the detailed steps on Polette and how to measure, I realized how easy it was and my nervousness completely faded away.
Picking out my frames was easy once I was set on the measurements. You can even see what they look like on you with their “try this frame” feature. From start to finish it was a breeze. The only problem was picking out which one I was going to get since there is such a variety to choose from and they are so cute.
When ordering your glasses the site is really user friendly easy to navigate. This site allowed me to get creative which, at my age is necessary. I love funky glasses. They make a statement and show my personality; colorful. Not to mention, you can always trust the French when it comes to fashion. I ordered the Divergent Acetate, photochromic progressive lenses, with transitions. I added my prescription and type of lenses and it was a simple as that. The site keeps your orders on file and saves your prescriptions.
Polette offers affordable frames and lenses that are fashionable, from classic to trendy and at the same time offers quality. A friend of mine, Janna Winters, who has been working as an optician for twenty plus years noticed these high quality frames. They are also extremely lightweight.
As stated on their website, “polette lies on a simple yet groundbreaking idea: being the only intermediate between the factory and the customer.
The frames and lenses are provided straight from our workshops, therefore there is no stock nor intermediates to high margins.”
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