At age 16 when my optometrist handed me a prescription to correct my farsightedness I was beyond happy. I like to think of glasses as an extension of my personal style. Though I only wear glasses when at a computer or reading, it’s important that my specs not only perform their intended function but that they look good while doing so (and won’t break the bank). It’s no surprise, then, that I’m head over heels for polette eyewear.

polette eyewear
Photo cred: John Hibionada

A little bit about polette 

With a wide selection of frames (I’m talking massive), polette eyewear is a French online retailer that carries prescription and non-prescription glasses as well as sunglasses that are as stylish as they are affordable.  With the aim to “do it different”, polette acts as the intermediate between the factory and the customer so that they are able to offer frames and lenses straight from the manufacturer, meaning an affordable rate for you (let’s toast to that)!

polette eyewear
Photo cred: John Hibionada

My polette experience

Upon navigating the polette website for the first time I’ll admit I was slightly overwhelmed but once I figured out which category of frames I most preferred the selection process was made much easier. For me, I found myself most attracted to polette’s trendy frames.

After virtually trying on a few styles (by way of uploading a photo of my face), I fell in love with the style Paris in black ($16.99 USD). I then selected photochromic single vision lenses as my lens type ($57.00 USD).

polette eyewear
Photo cred: John Hibionada

I’ve always wanted to a pair of transition lenses but with their pretty price tag I’ve steered away from them – up until now, of course. After selecting my lens type, I then uploaded my prescription and other details. All in, the glasses came to $79 USD (this includes $4.99 USD shipping to Canada). That works out to about $105 CAD – not bad considering my designer glasses cost me over $300 CAD! My glasses were shipped within four days and arrived about two weeks later, so all in they took approximately three weeks to arrive.

In terms of quality the glasses are completely sound. I had no issues with fit, either. Though I was slightly nervous about both of these things, all worries were quickly put to rest once my package arrived (though had I disliked my glasses, I would have been able to fully refund or exchange them within 7 days of receiving my package). In fact, I feel rather foolish paying out hundreds of dollars all these years for glasses!

polette eyewear
Photo cred: John Hibionada

Of course, there’s still some benefit to buying glasses in-store – should you be in urgent need of glasses, perhaps polette eyewear is not for you as with shipping time it does take a couple of weeks all in. While the virtual try-on is helpful, should you be purchasing glasses for the very first time you may want to consider going in-store to try on some frames simply to get a better idea of what shapes and sizes work for you. There was no need for me to make adjustments to my glasses as they fit perfectly, however if this is a concern for you I believe most eyewear retailers can make the adjustments for you, albeit at a charge.

polette eyewear
Photo cred: John Hibionada

Overall, I’m totally satisfied with my glasses so much so that I’ve teamed up with polette eyewear to give you, dear reader, a chance to win a pair of polette glasses of your choice!

The giveaway is open to Canada and the U.S. only and will run from September 14th and end on September 24th at 11:59 P.M. (EST) – the winner will be announced by the 26th. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter by following the directions per entry and receive as many entries per follows, visits, comments, shares, or tweets. The winner will be chosen randomly using the Rafflecopter drawing system. Please make sure to provide the necessary information if the entry asks.

Good luck,


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This product was provided to me by polette eyewear to review. All opinions written here are honest and my own. 



  1. Having tried purchasing online for glasses, it looks good to know I can give this one a shot (plus it helps to know what measurements fit your face too, which going in store to grab is helpful!).

  2. This is really great. I love Polette and I love theGWB. Your writing really jives with me. Even as a man, I find a lot of your articles quite relevant. Thanks and I hope to win!

  3. Natalie, this has got to be one of my favourite posts from you. It’s such a thorough and thoughtful review and you answered all my questions about Polette as I continued to read on. Thanks for the intro to the company! Those prices are awesome. You also look so pretty in that pair of specs, btw! And these photos are just great, especially that close up of your beautiful eyes! Congrats on teaming up with Polette and thanks for sharing this awesome giveaway opportunity!

    Jesilou <3

  4. Those glasses really suit you! I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 8 and watching the “evolution” of my styles over the years is really interesting.

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