Let's Go Shopping: Eyeglasses Online

Hi all,

Something you might or might not know about me is that I wear contacts and eyeglasses. Yup, it's true! For those of us that need it, a good pair of eye glasses is essential, and after having the same pair for a while - and having just visited an optometrist - I knew it was time for a new pair. So my search took me to Coastal where I found the perfect pair and so I wanted to share some useful information (and a discount code: Use ChristieBOGO to buy one and get one free) in case you’re getting ready to shop for a new pair yourself!


The Perfect Accessory

One item we have to remember is not to think of eyeglasses as something we only use to read. Instead, let's re-direct that thought towards a fashion accessory. Like sunglasses, hair bows and hats, the right pair of eyeglasses can be the perfect final touch to an outfit.

Can You Buy Eyeglasses Online?

If you’re like me, you sometimes just don’t have time to go into a store to buy something. Come on, how many of us buy most of our stuff online? But just like we buy clothes and beauty supplies online, we can get our eyeglasses online too. There are just a few items we need to know before buying:


Frame Size: It’s important to know your frame size. Coastal, for example, has the MyFit tool to help you narrow down the frames that’ll fit you correctly.

Face Shape: As with sunglasses, not every pair works perfectly for your face. So having an idea of which shape looks good on you, and/or the shape you’re looking for is important. If you don’t know, Coastal has a handy chart to help you out. I like squared or round glasses personally, so I opted for some Squared ones this time around.

The Color: Yup, the right color can make all the difference. Or maybe you’re looking for a particular color? This will help narrow down the options to find the perfect eyeglass for you.

Prescription: Of course, you need to know your prescription. So make sure you visit an optometrist recently.

Now that we have that information, we’re ready to shop for our new pair. For me, I opted for these great squared-lens glasses, which were recommended by Coastal as the best for my face-shape, and skin color. The image was captured at home, on a cold day, enjoying some much needed hot-coco and breakfast in bed with my pup.


Which eye glasses are best for you? Let me know in the comments below and, as always, thank you for reading!