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Have you tried online glasses and sunglasses? The range of styles and value for money make it a fantastic option.

INTRO

Today on the blog I have a really special collaboration with VisionDirect in honour of International Women's Day that arrives on the 8th of March. It's a great occasion to spoil ourselves with something a little bit different - and if you're like me, you're wearing glasses more often these days. I use mine all the time for reading and blogging and I'm never without a pair of sunglasses in the car or when I go for my morning walk. 

There's so many options available to us these days that I haven't even begun to tap into - including buying prescription glasses online (my daughter and son-in-law swear by the value in doing this). There's also a myriad of really amazing designer sunglasses at great prices and I spent far too long scrolling through Vision Direct's site choosing a pair! I thought in honour of IWD I'd share a few finds I discovered while I was checking out their products.
 

WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT IWD?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is around the corner and as much as we think that it’s just another day, this day holds a lot of importance. The first IWD was observed in 1911 to take action against women’s oppression and gender inequality.

IWD is celebrated every year on March 8th for the following reasons:

● To celebrate women’s achievements,

● To raise awareness about women’s rights,

● To promote gender-parity

● To fundraise for female-focused charities.

PROTECT YOUR EYES AND SAVE A LIFE

If all the time you spend on your laptop or phone has been causing vision-related problems such as dry eyes and eye strain, you may want to visit your ophthalmologist to get your eyes tested. Digital Eye Syndrome is a growing public health threat that can be avoided by minimizing exposure to short high-energy waves emitted by digital screens. This along with factors such as blurry vision, squinting, headaches, lack of clear vision at night can contribute to the need for new glasses.

This International Women’s Day (March 8), one of the world’s leading eyewear e-tailers, VisionDirect.com.au is offering an 8% discount sitewide and 30% off the exclusive SmartBuy Collection for women’s glasses only. The SmartBuy Collection is a high-quality affordable eyewear brand exclusively available at VisionDirect.com.au. The line offers a selection of more than 500 pairs of glasses in a vast variety of shapes, materials, and colours. Their frame prices start at just $16 and include free 1.5 prescription lenses.

Shopping the SmartBuy Collection helps eliminate preventable child deaths through its partnership with World Vision. The collaboration supports Mother & Child Health programs in Zambia, so we can make the world a better place one frame at a time.

Keep reading to discover some great suggestions for the most stylish glasses and sunglasses you can buy at VisionDirect.com.au this International Women’s Day.

AVIATOR GLASSES

Aviators are a timeless style of sunglasses that flatter most face shapes. These chic pilot shaped sunnies come with stylish purple lenses to make every day feel brighter, whilst giving serious protection against UV rays. Purple is also one of the colours that symbolizes IWD, as it signifies justice and dignity. Get a 2-year warranty when you buy from VisionDirect.com.au.

Aviator sunglasses
Arise Collective Patras C4

SMARTBUY COLLECTION

Transparent frames are one of the most versatile styles of glasses available now. Not only are they having a moment in 2021, but they’re also an evergreen style choice as they look good with every look. Buy this knowing that you are helping save children’s lives. At only $16, these glasses feel good in every way.

DESIGNER FRAMES - PRADA

Blue light glasses like these Prada frames are perfect for keeping your eyes protected from the harmful effects of blue light emitted by digital devices such as cell phones, TVs, and computer screens. Cat eye glasses are the ultimate way to give yourself a facelift, thanks to the upswept browline design. Another benefit of shopping at VisionDirect.com.au is their Virtual Try-On tool: all you need to do is take a selfie video using your webcam or phone camera and you can try thousands of glasses and sunglasses on their site.

RETRO FRAMES ARE COOL AGAIN

These Retrosuperfuture rectangular frames are going to be hot this year for fashion enthusiasts. The thick rimmed profile is perfect for balancing the features of those with oval faces. They are handmade in Italy, feature shiny black acetate frames, grey lenses, and branded accents at the temples, symbolizing ultimate luxury and class.

ANOTHER SMARTBUY FIND - IN GREEN

Green is another IWD colour as it symbolizes hope. There is hope to make the world a better place when shopping for glasses from the SmartBuy Collection, thanks to their collaboration with World Vision. These fashionable frames are a great style and make for the perfect cheap reading glasses, spare glasses, or simply an affordable pair of everyday glasses.

HAVE I INSPIRED YOU?

If any of these styles inspired you, you will find yourself spoilt for choice when you shop at VisionDirect.com.au. Browse over 180 designer brands and more than 80,000 pairs of sunglasses and glasses with their best price online guarantee. But let me warn you, once you start scrolling, you may not be able to stop! I spent ages checking out colours of frames and what they looked like on me in the virtual try on option. I think that next time I need a pair of prescription glasses I'll be back here checking out the bargains.


Have you tried online glasses and sunglasses? The range of styles and value for money make it a fantastic option.

Have you tried online glasses and sunglasses? The range of styles and value for money make it a fantastic option.
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24 comments

  1. I am lost without my glasses these days, Leanne. I will check whether IWD is also in Canada. I have been reading about more issues with eyes these past 12 months. I look forward to checking out VisionDirect. Sunglasses are a must for me, too. Yes, you have inspired me, especially with some of the fun styles you showcase here.

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    1. Hi Erica - they have international postage, so you could order and have them rock up on your doorstep - their virtual try-on tool looks like it'd be fun to play around with. I've ordered a lovely purple pair of their sunglasses because I couldn't resist!

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  2. Leanne, So many great choices from Vision Direct. Not only we protect our eyes, see better, but also look good. Thank you for linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare.

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    1. Hi Natalie - I think I actually look better with glasses than without them these days - they add a bit of colour and pizzazz to my face!

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  3. I'm in the market for new (prescription) sunglasses & those green frames look fab. Clicking across for a better look (see what I did there????)

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    1. I do love a good play on words Jo - and I hope you find something that appeals - free postage also adds a bit of incentive if you qualify :)

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  4. Hi, Leanne, I'm glad to see that there is also a Vision Direct in Canada. I'm with Jo on needing presscription sunglasses!

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    1. I'm seriously thinking about the blue light filter reading glasses for my laptop use Donna - it might improve my sleep after an evening of too much time online!

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  5. I have perscription sunglasses Leanne and splashed out last time with Carla Zampatti Aviator style and just love them. I'm not sure about buying my glasses online though as I like to try them on and see what they look like.

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    1. I felt the same way Sue - but I liked their virtual try-on tool and the fact that the frames all have measurements (which I compared to my current glasses) It felt a bit more "real" and less risky that way.

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  6. I only just recently bought new prescription glasses and sunglasses. I've never tried to buy them online though. Some nice styles there, definitely. Regards Christina

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    1. Hi Christina - I've never bought online before either, but both my daughter and son-in-law are both very firm on the value of doing so. They reckon it's far better value - and I noticed you could still do your health care claim if you have cover - so that was a win too.

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  7. I actually scheduled a time for having my eyes looked at yesterday. If needed I will get new glasses. I do like my old ones, but I've had them for a couple years, so maybe it is time for new ones :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Maria - good luck with eye test and choosing your new frames - it always feels so good when you find the perfect pair.

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  8. This is a good reminder Leanne, as we age so do our eyes and I know I'm using my reading glasses so much more than I ever did before. I like the green ones too, like Jo, and will keep this in mind when I'm upgrading my readers.#weekendcoffeeshare

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    1. Hi Deb - they have SO many choices and some really good value ones that I'll be looking at next time I get my eyes tested - I saw at the end that you can also claim the rebate with your health fund - extra bonus!

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  9. Those green ones are neat. I probably definitely need to get some blue lights and I only need glasses for reading but man sometimes my eyes are tired after a day at the computer.

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    1. Hi Kirstin - I did a search on their blue light filter lenses and came up with about 590 choices! Some were as low as $39 - $59 and that was such a bargain price! My eyes definitely need to have the filter next time I order lenses.

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  10. Having grown up in a life of glasses (since I was 8) I can honestly say that they're as much an important tool as an accessory. I usually have 2 that I can swap out depending on how I'm feeling. Even when my prescription doesn't change, I get a new pair of glasses.

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    1. I'm the same Jennifer - I have my favourite pair and then another pair in my handbag, and another as a back up. I loved this site because there were so many to choose from in a price range that didn't break the bank.

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  11. When I was growing up, I was so relieved to finally get contacts as my glasses were always sliding down my nose (read: no nose bridge to speak of). But as I get older, I find that I cannot wear my contacts for as long hours anymore so I turn to my spectacles - mine are also mottled turtleshell-like frames, like your feature photo, but not as exciting as your pink & black!

    Ju-Lyn
    https://touringmybackyard.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi Ju-Lyn, our daughter has very poor eyesight and wore glasses from when she was 2 and a half. She got contacts in her late teens and loves them - but finds that it's good to be able to take them out at the end of the day and slip on a pair of glasses to give her eyes some "breathing room". She says that the frames and lenses she purchases online are perfect and much better value than when she was buying them locally.

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  12. How fun, and what a great cause! I will keep them in mind when I need new readers!

    Bethany @ Happily Loco
    http://happiloloco.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Bethany - I'll be doing the same. I'm looking forward to the sunglasses that are on their way, but I'm also thinking that they'd be a great place to try out buying some reading glasses when my current pair are at the end of their run.

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