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Seeing Clearly Again

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

Can You See Clearly?

Scene: at Imogen's makeup supplier

Imogen holding up a bunch of lipsticks and trying to decipher the names on the labels.

"Does this one say Winterberry?" Imogen asks the sales assistant

Sales assistant comes over and looks at the lipstick and says " it's upside down, I can't read it"

Imogen turns the lipstick so the writing is facing the correct way up ... and no, it didn't spell Winterberry or in fact anything like that.

I Couldn't See Clearly

Clearly, I could no longer guesstimate letters and possible words and I realised it was time to start wearing glasses all the time and got myself a multifocal prescription 3 years ago.

A few months ago I started noticing that words were again becoming fuzzier on the page so that prompted me to head off to the optometrist to get a new eye test.

Blurriness is great when you want to smooth out the wrinkles, but not so great when trying to ensure that you're not about to buy completely the wrong lipstick.

One of the joys of ageing is deteriorating eyesight.

One of the joys of deteriorating eyesight is that it means I get to wear another accessory - and that's glasses!

And you know how I love any excuse to accessorize!

I Discovered Clearly Online

With my eye prescription in hand, I headed off to Clearly to try on some new specs (lockdown people, can't go shopping like normal, plus it's fun and convenient to do it from your couch, bed, desk...).

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I then started the fun process of using their virtual Try-On feature.

What's great about the Try-On feature is it's a video - so you can see how you look when you move, not just on a photo - so it's got a much more lifelike feel (as if you're in the store).

I also took a bunch of screenshots so you can see how accurate the try-on compares to how they look in real-life - guess which I chose?

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I See Clearly Now

When I'd made my selection, I popped in my prescription information, selected my lenses and a few of weeks later, my glasses arrived on my doorstep.

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I chose a pair of Main and Central Grandview glasses in blue with my multifocal prescription and I love that you can get your lenses with BlueReflect, the blue-light blocking lens so you can get to sleep at night - it's been a game-changer for me as I read on my iPad before bed and used to find it hard to get to sleep. Not anymore!

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Clearly's eyewear has a good range of colours and styles and at great prices too all with great quality lenses and free shipping is included with every order over $50. Plus they have a risk-free return policy in case you mess up your prescription or have a fitting issue.

Now I can #SeeAmazing and can read all those tiny labels again!

Plus for every pair of glasses you buy they donate one pair of glasses to someone in need (as part of the Essilor Vision Foundation) and is also now donating protective eyewear to vulnerable frontline workers across the country plus they look after their own workers as well with increased sanitation procedures. You've got to love a company with this kind of grand vision to help more people in the world see clearly!

Clearly has stores in Canada and cover the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia with their dedicated websites.

Seeing Clearly Again

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