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Sunny Days Ahead with @Glassesshop

I have a great love for sunglasses and often buy numerous pairs throughout the summer from fashion retailers like Forever 21, H&M or even at flea markets and street vendors. I once splurged on a designer Prada pair but as soon as it got hot enough for me to sweat, they slid down my small Asian nose and I was annoyed. My favorite pair of sunglasses ever?  I don’t know if I have found them yet. I have worn several pairs to ‘death’ til the plastic is peeling and the lens are scratched like crazy. It is no secret that I love glasses and sunglasses!

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 Last week I got my first pair of sunglasses from Glasses Shop online and I love them.  There are numerous styles on the site for different face shapes and nose heights. They provide free shipping for orders over $59 and they recently had a $3 sale too!

Since I got LASIK last summer, I have been on the hunt for a pair of great sunglasses. Without the barrier of contact lens, my eyes have become more sensitive to light, sun and even wind. There were so many to choose from and it is always hard to tell what looks great on you depending on your mood but I ended up picking a purple floral pair called Westlake.  Very reminiscent of my time in LA where I lived in Westlake downtown LA!!

I picked these using their virtual TRY ON feature which was fun and very helpful. You can upload your own pic, take it from your webcam or use the model faces that they provide for you. First you pick your pupils then you can zoom in and out to ‘try’ on the glasses.

 The Retail Price: $199.75 but the price offered on GlassesShop.com was: $49.95

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I was really happy with the speedy delivery and when the glasses arrived they came with a small microfiber cleaning cloth and purple glasses case.  The lens are perfectly crisp and clear. They are retro inspired and so cool!  Can’t wait to wear them all summer long.

Anyone need new glasses/sunglasses!! –>>> Use my promo code GSYVONNE (20% off site wide at www.glassesshop.com

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How I Survived 2 Weeks Post LASIK

As a lot of you know, I got LASIK a few weeks ago X_X.  I have been wearing glasses since 4th grade and contacts since 7th grade. After 20 years of impaired visions of almost -7.50 I couldn’t even image every seeing clearly. It is crazy. I virtually wear contacts from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep and glasses only in emergency situations. When my sister and best friend decided to do it within the last 6 months, I took the plunge too.

I went to Manhattan LASIK center and they were able to match any Groupon deal or discount I could find. The price depends on your vision and also if you can do bladeless or not based on cornea thickness. I had to do bladeless and the procedure is like this.  No contacts for 3 days prior and you have to use 2 different eye drops. Then on the day, the put some other drop in your eye to numb it. Then you go into a cold room and lie down. The put a blanket on you and give you a teddy bear. You are under the machine first with a little suction cup on your eye it presses down on your eyeball til your vision goes black. Then the laser makes a flap, the Dr lifts that up and then moves you to the second part. This part there is a fork like prong that holds your eye open. The laser corrects your eye by zapping it – there is a small fan that will blow air at you and you will smell kind of burning (like when you run the magic bullet too long and their weird burnt smell). Then the Dr puts the flap back down, puts eye drops in and has tiny little brooms that sweep the water back and forth til the flap is flattened. I imagined it like those brooms they use in curling but really microscopic.  Then they do the same thing to the other eye. All in all it took around 15 mins and I was done.

I had to wear these futuristic goggles and was not allowed to touch my eye or take the subway.

When I got home and the numbness wore off my right eye felt like someone threw sand into it. It was tearing up like crazy and it was really annoying. It hurt and I felt like I was crying even though I wasn’t. I had to put drops in my eye every 2 hours and I could taste it at the back of my throat it was nasty. I took Advil and Nyquill and finally fell asleep. When I woke up I was 60% better than the day before. Same eye drops routine and sunglasses at all times. I could see but it was still uncomfortable. I wasn’t allowed to wear any eye make up and touch my eye or rub it. How annoying.

I wore my OFRA Liquid Lipstick in Hollywood and it made me feel better.

Finally now after 2 weeks I feel normal, I can wear make up and I can SEE!!!  If you want to get LASIK it will change your life!! But you will have to pay a bunch of money and deal with 2 weeks of feeling weird… I am glad I did it but wish someone told me about the aftermath.

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