Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Maybe it's Both...?

I've been shopping for new glasses online.  Did you know that has a "virtual mirror" where you can upload a photo of your face and see how most of their frames would look on you?  I can't believe they hide this amazingly useful feature under the "glasses" menu - they should have a big giant link to it at the top of the main page!

Interestingly, about 80% of the frames I "tried on" in the Virtual Mirror were so narrow that in order to affix them to my face I'd have to punch the arms through my eyeballs, thus defeating the purpose of wearing glasses in the first place.

The question now becomes: does Clearly Contacts cater largely to leprechauns, or do I have a gigantic freaking pumpkin head?



  1. I think it's neither. You've posted pictures so we know you don't have a pumpkinhead. I bet their scaling is off; whether they try to scale the image of the frames to your face in the picture or your picture to their frames, they're not doing it right.

  2. That was my first thought, but each pair of frames lists detailed measurements. The ones that fit properly in the Virtual Mirror were all about the same width as my current pair.

    It's entirely possible that at 6' tall, my head is proportionate with the rest of me and yet bigger than most other women's. I don't think I'm a bobblehead, anyway...

  3. That could be it. I'm 6'3" and not a bobblehead and women's frames rarely fit me.