I broke my former pair of glasses a few weeks ago and didn't really have the $ to fork out over a new pair. My friend told me about this site and how you...Read complete review
I broke my former pair of glasses a few weeks ago and didn't really have the $ to fork out over a new pair. My friend told me about this site and how you get your first pair free, so I checked it out and ordered. They fit perfectly (I didn't even have to adjust the nosepieces) and the magnification is perfect. When I get a bit more money together, I will definitely order another pair from Coastal!
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The glasses are more of a copper color (the metal part of the frame). The picture is not accurate. The picture shows the front (metal) as a dark brown and the temples...Read complete review
The glasses are more of a copper color (the metal part of the frame). The picture is not accurate. The picture shows the front (metal) as a dark brown and the temples (plastic) as a light brown. They are actually opposite. The front is a copper color and the temples are a light brown. When I received the frames, the screws had not been tightened properly. It looked as if the left lens was falling out. No big deal. I tightened the screws and it is fine. They were a free pair but I did pay to have Transitions lenses. Transitions do not work behind a car windshield. I did not realize that but it's my fault for not researching better. I had to have the glasses adjusted three times. They fit now. I think they may run a bit small but I haven't worn glasses before so don't quote me on that. Overall a nice frame. Seems durable. This was my first time ordering glasses online. I would order from them again.
Visual inspection: The frame looks sturdy and well-constructed, reasonably stylish. The front bit of the frame is a sturdy metal construction, a nice subtly metallic medium dark brown. The temples are plastic, lighter-colored than I'd expected, which doesn't look great with my complexion; I wish CC offered a 3/4 portrait preview. The lenses (polycarbonate, single-vision) look well-cut, which has been true for each of the 10+ pairs of glasses I've ordered from major online retailers.
Try-on: The frame feels a bit heavier than I'm used to. The frame also feels a bit tight on my head; the website didn't list the total width of the frame (this information should be listed for all frames), but this suggests that they're not wide enough, I'd reckon about 5mm too narrow. Visual inspection confirms that the spring hinges are sprung open when the frame is on my face; this is a problem because the pressure from the springs will slowly push the frames down my nose. I'd normally try to slightly bend the front corners of the frame (just before it connects to the temples) to open up the temples, but the construction of this frame doesn't allow it. The bits behind the ears are adjustable, but they can't fix the width problem.
Verdict: This looks like a well-constructed frame that could work for many people, but the lack of adjustability means that its width needs to fit the width of your face pretty well. I'll have to send it back.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend