For those of you who don’t know, my eyes are pretty bad. I’ve been wearing contact lenses for about 10 years now and I regularly wear glasses for about 7 years at this point. I don’t wear my glasses that often, but every now and then when my contacts are feeling uncomfortable I do. The last time I bought a pair of glasses was back in 2016 when I bought my Polette Glasses. Sadly, the prescription on those weren’t right for me anymore and that meant I needed a new pair. I ended up going to Ace & Tate and today I’m showing you what I got there and what my experience with the store was like. So if you’re interested in reading about that, make sure you continue reading this post!
Some of you might be familiar with Ace & Tate already and some of you might not. But Ace & Tate pretty much a very hipster and affordable optometrist. It’s pretty revolutionary since they got amazing frames, all super hip and in style, and offer them for just €98 including the glasses and everything else that comes with that. Since I don’t wear my glasses an awful lot, I thought it was worth checking out what the glasses from Ace & Tate were like and that’s why I decided to get my glasses over there.
So, what I did is I made an appointment at the Ace & Tate store near me. This could be done online and was fairly easy. They have a ton of slots and are open till at least 7 PM every single day. I went there and got my eyes measured. The guy who did this was very friendly and did a great job at it. He even showed me the difference in prescription between my old glasses and the ones I was going to get. That was pretty much shocking!
The measuring took about 10 to 15 minutes. After that I was able to look around the store and try on some of the frames that interested me. And I have to tell you, trying on glasses while not wearing your contact and having -4 is pretty darn difficult. I had to stand inside the mirror to be able to see what the frames looked like on me.
Ace & Tate Glasses in ‘Wes’ Tiger Wood – €98
But luckily I did have a rough idea of what I was looking for. That’s because Ace & Tate offers a service where you can choose four frames and get them sent to your home so you can try them on and see what they look like on you. I did that and I found out I really liked a frame called ‘Wes’ in the shade Tiger Wood. I did try on a couple of different frames, but in the end I knew that Wes looked the best on me. So that’s the one I ended up buying.
Oh, by the way, cool fact: all frames at Ace & Tate are unisex. That might not sound that interesting to some of you, but I think that’s very cool and revolutionary. It really makes you think about things like this. I mean, why can’t a guy wear the same frames as a girl? That’s just stupid.
Anyway, Wes is available in a couple of different shades. I’m always a big fan of the turtoise/ burned brown kind of look when it comes to glasses. So that’s why I ended up going for Tiger Wood. It’s very neutral and flattering on me (if I may say so myself). It’s also very subtle and not too harsh.
When I picked out the frame I wanted I walked over to the cashier and gave it to him. He made an order for me using the results of the measurement from before. There was an option to get the glasses made within an hour or so for just €20. I actually thought that was a waste of money so I didn’t do that. I got it delivered to my home. You can also get it delivered to your desired store so they can fit the glasses and adjust them to your face, but I was way too lazy to go for that option.
After less than a week the glasses were delivered to my home. They look very proper and steady, but the frame really did need a proper adjusting. The legs were stick straight and the glasses fell off my face. Obviously this was my own mistake since I decided to get it delivered to my home, but it’s not a big deal. I went to a optometrist a bit closer to home and got it adjusted. Now they fit me perfectly.
I have to say that these glasses are very, very comfortable. The frame feels really proper and is very lightweight. It doesn’t feel cheap at all. The actual glasses are very properly made as well. I can see really clear through them and don’t have anything weird going on. I’m super happy with my new glasses!
All in all I’m very positively surprised by Ace & Tate. I knew it was a proper store because I heard lots of good stories from friends, but I didn’t expect it to be this good. The glasses are so pretty, they fit me really well and it’s just really good quality for a very proper price. The service at the store is really nice and the whole experience was just amazing. I’m definitely going back there if I ever need another pair of glasses!
And with that being said, I think I’ve mentioned everything I wanted to. Thank you guys so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know what you think of my new Ace & Tate glasses!