The Fast Track to New Glasses College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone:

Have you ever gone to get new glasses and found the process long, complicated, and boring? I have a fast way to get glasses that will look great and will be everything you’d hoped for.

First, make sure your hair and makeup are exactly how you usually wear them. You want to give the salesperson your usual look, not something you just tried for the first time this morning.

Second, go to an eye glasses shop that you trust (this is key).
Do not pick up any glasses and do not go into the shop with any preconceived ideas of what you want. You may be surprised, like the ladies sometimes are on “Say Yes to the Dress.” (They pick a dress they never thought they’d want but their consultant or Randy begged them to “just try it.” The professionals know what they’re doing.)

Ask for an experienced eye glasses salesperson and ask, “How long have you been selling glasses here?” Run for the hills if the person has only been there since breakfast (or ask for someone else), but stick around if he or she says it’s been a few years. [The idea here is that you want someone who knows the stock.]

The next question to ask is, “You see the shape and size of my face. This is how I always wear my hair. Which glasses do you think will look the best on me?” And then shut your mouth. Wait silently for the individual to look you over. Answer any questions he or she has but don’t monopolize the conversation. You are not there to chat: you are there to buy the best glasses for your face.

Take the pair of glasses the person offers and ask if these are the best for you, in his or her humble opinion. Try them on. If they look good, buy them.

I did this the last time I got new glasses and I get more compliments with this pair of glasses than I have ever gotten before. The gal knew her stock, knew her faces, and knew her business.

When we sat down to go over the options, there was only about $50 difference between all the bells and whistles for those glasses and the cheapest version I could buy. Since I plan on having the glasses for five years or so, that worked out to be ten dollars a year or less than one dollar per month. I got all the bells and whistles.

This entire transaction took about fifteen minutes, including placing the order and paying. I could see the shock on the saleswoman’s face, but I love the glasses she knew would be best for me and have enjoyed them immensely. Not bad for about fifteen minutes of my time.


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.

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