New Eyeglasses from

Here’s the problem I face every single time I need to go to the eye doctor: Do I pay the two to three hundred dollars to get a new pair of glasses (lenses, frames, then all the fancy add-ons). You probably know by now that you can take your prescription online and save some money on new glasses — but it might be a little blurry (ha, see what I did there) as to where you shop for glasses. Here’s my take on things…

I’ve done home try-ons from Warby Parker and also purchased glasses from Zenni Optical. This transaction, I wanted to try something new. I picked up a new pair of glasses from Glasses Shop, ever heard of them? I hadn’t until I did some looking around and, in this case, I’m glad that I did.

The process was pretty easy and straight-forward. Browse their website to explore the inventory. It is rather easy to narrow down your particular style, whether you’re looking for something a bit classic or much more modern. I found the Jefferson Wayfarer pair of glasses frames to be right up my alley, so those are the pair I chose to go with. Then you submit your prescription during the checkout process (you have to have an up-to-date glasses prescription, including the proper sizing dimensions).

I was amazed that it only took a couple of days to get the glasses to my house, even though they were custom made for me. I am thinking about going back sometime soon for a pair of prescription sunglasses.

Eyeglasses Special Offers from GlassesShop:

GlassesShop offers prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses online, and they are brilliant. They have the same quality as your doctor’s office. And the prices will surprise you!

  • Simply use the coupon code INVHVXGR86WS4 at checkout to save 50% off frames off first order.
  • Use the coupon code GSHOT50 to save 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded). 

About GlassesShop


GlassesShop is an American owned and operated online retailer of eyeglasses. Since the website launch in 2004, we have delivered over a million pairs of eyeglasses while maintaining our standard of providing the highest quality at affordable prices. We are a group of eye doctors that understands your struggle with the high cost of eyeglasses. We strive to make your experience with one that is not only user-friendly but also professional and reliable. Being able to deliver superior eyeglasses at an unbeatably-low price has allowed us to help people all over the world see clearly and, in turn, has provided our team with a more rewarding experience than we could have ever anticipated. We guarantee your satisfaction.


At, our client-oriented philosophy makes your visual needs our first priority. We have created a culture of integrity and honesty, so you can shop with confidence.
– Our company strives to ensure all clients will have the best possible customer experience.
– Our frame sourcing and quality control protocols give you the best online selection of unbeatable-priced eyeglasses anywhere. – Our Quality Assurance optical technicians will inspect your eyeglasses extensively before they are delivered. – Our prescription eyeglasses frames and sunglasses come with a 90-day quality guarantee. – Our international logistic centers allow us to provide the most stylish top quality eyeglasses at unbeatable prices to customers around the world. From our integrated, centralized international distribution center, we are able to ship orders worldwide and service customers across the globe. We have delivered our quality eyewear to customers in more than 45 countries!

High quality – A pair of decent prescription glasses is vital to wearers because it is the new statement of them. In order to make you look more charming and eye-catching, we now have superior glasses with trendy frames as well as high quality lens. The frames are light and durable, and they are available for all the wearers. The lens are of accurate prescription, thus the prescription eyeglasses you buy perfectly match you.

Big sales – We offer various quality and affordable eyeglasses so that every wearer can get his or her own favorite eyewear. The numerous campaigns where you can have big deals on glasses benefit you a lot, too.

Chic fashion – We are devoted to deliver the most popular glasses frames all over the world to you, so you surely can find the most suitable eyeglasses frames here.

Easy shopping – provides you with various commodities options and easy payment to make you have wonderful shopping eyeglasses online.

Quick shipping – You can enjoy our quick shipping to have a chance to receive your glasses within a few days after they are shipped.

Disclaimer: I received this pair in exchange for a product review that need not be positive. I would have reviewed them positively, this just encouraged me to actually take the time for leaving a review!

30 for 30: Life in the Mundane (Post 3)

30 for 30: Life in the Mundane (Post 3)

Here we have it – this is the third post following my determined effort to make the most of my 30th year. After sketching up the list of 30 things to do while I’m 30, I remember sheepishly hitting publish. I was afraid of a couple of things. I know I’m a long, long ways away from worrying about this, but I was afraid that I wouldn’t complete the list. I feared that I would get lost in my day-dreaming and that would be the all that really came of the list. I’m over that fear and am excited to just do the best I can with this list.

So what did I knock out from the list? Not much actually, but I hope I don’t think it was a failure altogether. I was successful with working out 4 times in the past week. I’ve also kept to recording the journey by way of weekly blog posts. I’ve also set aside the $1 a day once again. And I took my bride out for a date, so it was good to date my wife! So those things are coming along. I’ve also got a trip to Mackinaw Island on the map for June of 2016. So, while I didn’t scratch a ton of items off of my list over Thanksgiving weekend, I did get something planned to take care of later on!

Every week does not have to be extreme or exciting or pushing the limits of my comfortability. I don’t plan to travel the world because of this list. And I won’t be facing my biggest fears or anything crazy like that. This is more about knocking out the things that we like to sit and dream of doing some day, like short vacations with the family or setting aside that extra money. In fact, there is something about the mundane that I think scares people, isn’t there? There is something about having an uneventful life that (dare I get pointed with my thoughts) millennials just don’t like. If I wake up and my day looks like yesterday did, filing papers at work or keeping production running at a factory, I think today failed. Even more specific, if I have nothing noteworthy for social media (“Road trippin’!”, “Date Night!”, “New Car!”) then my day was just … eh.

What happened to today being enough? Why have I let myself get so bitter about putting in the work? Why do we get so distraught at the idea of our lives not being enough? And why am I so quick to compare, as if people on the other end of those social media posts do not have worries or struggles of their own?

This is just something I’m reflecting on. I don’t mean to rant. My list is not means to either escape my own life or equate to theirs, but rather to write a better story while I can. I’m tired of getting lost in the life that other people are writing and neglecting my own story. Do you find yourself embittered by the successes or stories from others? What are things that you’ve been putting off? What can you do to write a better story?

30 for 30: Post 2

30 for 30: Post 2

In this 30 for 30 post, I battled being disciplined with working out, watched Star Wars, and added something new to my bucket list! Check it out.

For this whole 30 for 30 push, I think I’ve committed to much more than I thought I did when I clicked publish on my first post! I want to stay true to my word and document as much as possible and that is why I created one of the tasks as a new blog post each week. If you don’t see an update from me, call me out on it!

So not a ton of new stuff has happened since things got underway a week ago, but strides have been made to finish this giant list. What have I done? Well …

  • I promised to work out at least four times a week. I have really slacked off on staying shape since graduating college (who hasn’t, right?). I feel like when I don’t work out I get even more stressed out because I don’t work out and that stresses me out and causes me to go into a slump where I don’t work out … you get the picture. It is cyclical and exhausting and sometimes I need to just get off my butt and workout! Well, this past week I made it a point to work out four times. And I feel 100x better than I did at the end of last week. I really need to stay active!
  • I also committed to watching all of the Star Wars movies. While I didn’t get through every movie, I did knock out the first of the Star Wars movie (Star Wars A New Hope). It was double cool because I was joined by a few other guys at work (and my dog Phil — who you need to meet if you haven’t yet). That ended up being an awesome way to end a crazy work week!
  • Beyond regular savings that we do, I have also put aside the dollar a day that I committed to saving! Looking forward to finding something great to put this toward when all is said and done. Any suggestions?
  • I’ve added another item to my list. I had two spots remaining at the bottom of my list for things yet to be determined. I filled one of those two spots with adding a visit to see a couple of the most incredible people in the world, the Reisdorfs. They’re super nice and compassionate people who have been one of the the most tangible representations of the church that I have ever seen.
  • As far as seeing a band from the 90s live, we now have tickets to see Third Eye Blind live in Canton, Ohio at The Palace Theatre! Am I excited? Umm… yes!!

Stay tuned because I’ll be getting some video updates of all this fun stuff as we go! I still have one more spot on my 30 for 30 list that needs filled, any suggestions? Comment below.

30 for 30 Has Begun: Post 1

30 for 30 Has Begun: Post 1

’30 for 30′ is 30 things to do while I’m 30. I’d encourage you to read through, offer your own advice, tell me below what I should have added (or what is ridiculous for haven added), and definitely tell me what you want to be a part of — because I’ll need some help here:

  1. Run Manitou Incline in Colorado. Yes, this will involve a trip to Colorado. I’ve already got flight deal alerts set up. Let’s do this.
  2. Fall Hiking Spree (Sept – Nov 2016). Northeast Ohio has beautiful trails and the hiking spree covers a number of those trails!
  3. No Smartphone for 30 Days. I am enamored with my smartphone. I will keep it shut off for 30 days. Seriously. You think you could do it?
  4. Make an entire outfit myself. From the shoes to the hat, I have to fashion every part of the outfit myself. Maybe I’ll go the extra step of having to wear it to work one day!
  5. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway. I’ve always wanted to do the Ales on Rails and this time I’m going to make it happen. Looks like this’ll have to be Fall 2016.
  6. Hike over 20 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Hiking and camping along the trail would will be amazing!
  7. Visit Mackinaw Island. Michigan is gorgeous and I’ve traveled throughout the state a number of times, but I’ve never got to experience this unique motor-free island.
  8. Bros with Roger fire night. Having a brother in Brooklyn, in Phoenix, and another in Ohio, us four brothers don’t get together enough. My Dad owns a campground and I want to get all four of us together for one night around a fire.
  9. Go to a Cavs game. I want to see Lebron James, not much more to say beyond that.
  10. Finish another triathlon. A shorter sprint triathlon qualifies for this one, but maybe I’ll step up my game and do a longer event. Who’s coming with me?
  11. Help build a house. I want to do something that will change someone else’s life and I have Habitat for Humanity in mind here.
  12. Go hunting. I’ve never shot anything but a target before and I’ve heard that hunting is a complete adrenaline rush (if you actually see something, haha).
  13. Sleep under the stars. I haven’t gone camping for a while! Take a trip to a campground and relax under the open sky.
  14. Walk across the Purple People Bridge. If not just because it’s the coolest name ever, but I’m also terrified of heights so I want to walk across the upper level of this Cincinnati landmark.
  15. Be part of a Flash Mob. I don’t think this needs any explanation. If you have wind of a flashmob nearby, you NEED to let me know.
  16. Pretend to work a shift somewhere. Dress up in similar garb as the employees of the store and help shoppers find what they’re looking for.
  17. New Testament. I’ve built a habit of substituting consistent Scripture reading for conversations and reading books. I’ll read through the New Testament.
  18. Date my wife. Things get busy and sometimes marriage feels more like roommate (if you’re married, you likely know what I’m saying). Plan a creative date night once a month for Kortney and me.
  19. A month of not eating meat. Easily the hardest thing on the list so far … but this is for my vegetarian friends out there.
  20. Save $1 a day. This is to build a habit of setting small amounts of money aside, but I’m hoping to make an impact in someone’s life with it when all is said and done.
  21. A new blog post written every week (at This will summarize what has been done from my list or will act as a public-facing journal (marketing, faith, travels, family, friends, etc.)
  22. Star Wars. I confessed this later in the list because I didn’t want everyone to hate me at the beginning … I’ve never seen Star Wars and I think it’s time to watch them all.
  23. Review a Brew. I want to visit, try and review an Ohio-local brewery or coffee house every month. You tell me, what places do I need to stop at?
  24. Barre Boy. Kortney is an instructor at a local barre studio and she has challenged me to go to one of her classes (and not make fun of it while I’m there … and I can bring one guy with me).
  25. Lower loans. Loans are a pain in the butt and our culture needs a handle on them. Not only that, but everyone is afraid to talk about there money. I have a couple of school loans and I want to knock out at least one of my loans.
  26. Work that body. We are so quick to throw taking care of ourselves to the back burner (I am, at least). I am going to commit to working out 4x a week.
  27. 90’s Concert. There are zero bands better than those from the 90’s. Zero. I will attend a concert of a band from the 90’s.
  28. Museum Musings. Visit 5 museums!
  29. Visit the Reisdorfs. I don’t expect the majority of readers to know who the Reisdorfs are, but if you do know who they are than you know exactly why this is added to my list of things to do — they’re awesome.
  30. ??? — What should I add — ???

BLOG: “Moving On Up” from @Starbucks

Today is a weird day. It was my last day at Starbucks before I start a new job on Monday. Todays forecast is excited nerves for the future clouded by memories of great people that I won’t work with any longer. I was not going to sit down and actually put a blog to this until, following my shift, I was sitting in my car having a conversation with someone through my window.

starbucks baristaSo there I was – in my beat up Buick Century, which had been graffitied by fellow Starbucks baristas. The window paint read of weird jokes that got us through the tough days and other sections that read “WE MISS YOU!!” in all caps. My window was half rolled down as I sat reflecting on the much needed transition that I’m in the midst of. I’m leaving the not-so-favored rush of the “fast food” world for an office job in which I won’t see the hundreds of customers that I would see while standing behind the register, green apron adorned.

While sitting there, this older couple got out of the car next to me and started to read the writing on my windows.

“Well, its apparent they’ll miss ya!” the guys says as he leans on his cane and snickers.

“Yeah, it’s my last day over at Starbucks. No longer making coffee,” I reply.

“Oh! You’re moving on up, are ya? Well good luck to ya!” he responded, with eyebrows raised.

Though I appreciated him wishing me luck, there it was. Unless you’ve spent hours, days, or months yoked by the green apron than you probably did not even catch it. I got one final taste of why it is that so many folks working at Starbucks just don’t really enjoy their job — according to the people who get waited on day after day, there is just no where to go but up.

I cannot recall the number of times folks treated me as a vending machine, happily cackling on their phone while they tossed change onto the counter to pay for their drink. I stopped asking people how they were doing because their reply was always straight to what they “needed” for us to make for them. There are also the many occurrences of people unloading their frustrations from family or from work onto our 15-20 second transaction (by the way, I am pretty sure I still hold the record at our store for handling 111 transactions at register in a single hour). Who knew that the duties assigned to a barista include counseling hardships and translating their needs?

My point in taking the time to put these thoughts and experiences together? And yes, I could go on with examples and stories. But my point is simple and one that you can apply no matter who is serving you, whether a barista, a waiter, or whomever. Do not treat anybody as though they are at the bottom. The folks who show up at 5:00 am to open the store do so to earn a living, not just to put extra, extra, extra mocha in your cup. And I know that if there is anything that I need, I could ask that group of people for help — there are even folks who would pray for me, right on the spot at a moments notice. We are all in this together (and life is entirely too short to think otherwise)
so lets treat each other as such.

Love you guys and miss ya much. Looking forward to us getting together soon as not just fellow Starbucks baristas, but as friends.

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