In the past few weeks I’ve had two very different experiences buying prescription glasses. The first involved visiting my long-time optician and the other was through the online service Firmoo. I’ve always been a bit hesitant about buying glasses online but when Firmoo approached me with the offer of new glasses, curiosity got the better of me. In my mind, glasses had always been something that required a professional, hands on approach but I found the online process to be quite simple and convenient. All I had to do was pick a style and provide my prescription. I went with these retro tortoiseshell frames, which were a bit of a change from my usual black frames. I received them within a week and was quietly impressed with the quality. Especially since these glasses only cost $8. EIGHT DOLLARS, PEOPLE. Firmoo also have an offer where new customers can receive their first pair of glasses free. Definitely something worth checking out if you’re in the market for new specs.