Sunnies Specs: Just a hype or worth the swipe?


My Sunnies Specs kit

It's been more than 5 years since I started wearing prescription glasses. Last year, my 6th pair gave up on me, which isn't surprising. The longest pair I've had lasted for almost 2 years, and I had to upgrade the lenses twice, because I can barely see. LOL. It was my only pair which did not break, but since my eye grade jumped at least a hundred, I really have no choice. The thickness of my new lenses will not fit my current frame, so yeah.


My favorite pair of specs

I found out about Sunnies Specs. Thought I'd give it a try, so here's what I think about the brand.



P.S., This is an honest review and not a sponsored post. I bought this with my own money.

Spot my Sunnies Specs!

You see, I started with a 25/50 vision, which lead to a whopping 350/375 today. It did not come as a surprise, since my work requires me to face a computer for almost 10 hours a day, plus I spend several hours on my phone every day too. With that in mind, I need to invest in a new pair that can address my continuously-changing-eye-grade.  

Sunnies Specs @ SM Megamall

Sakto, back then, Sunnies Specs was beginning to have a huge following. After a mental debate with myself (I weighed my options), I finally decided to give the brand a try and see what the hype was all about.

 

So just a brief introduction: Sunnies Specs promises a flat rate* for their prescription eye wear. For just P1,999, you get yourself a stylish pair of prescription eye glasses plus a free eye checkup. You can also choose to add an upgrade: either screen safe (blocks blue light), ultra-thin, photochromic or transition lenses which comes in specific prices.

For those who has astigmatism like me, it's still P1,999 if your astigmatism is 250 and below.


My Sunnies Specs kit

 

"I want to avail a pair of Sunnies Specs! But how?" 



Simple. Just go visit a Sunnies Specs branch near you. Have your eyes checked by their resident eye doctor, choose your preferred frame (you can check their website in advance. They are also accommodating in online inquiries!), pay and then wait for your specs to be ready for pickup.





 


If you had your checkup before lunch time, you can usually get it late in the afternoon if the store has a stock. Otherwise, you can get it the next day; or Monday, if you ordered your specs during the weekend. Just don't forget to present your receipt to claim your fresh pair of specs.

They accept payment in cash/debit, credit card or both.

 

It's that easy and affordable too! Because usually, eye glasses costs a lot, especially for someone like me who has astigmatism.

What do I get with my P1,999?



If you avail of the basic package which costs P,1999, your specs come with a case and a special fabric to clean your lenses. However, upgrading the lenses will cost you extra.









So I chose Cam in Ink, which is a "semi-rimless metal round frame with a subtle cat eye feature".





I instantly fell in love with this design when I saw it on Iza Calzado during the famed and uber cool #SpecsParty. I have a square-shaped face same with Iza, so when I saw it looks good on her, I knew it'd look good on me as well.


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 Is it just a hype or worth the swipe?



What I like about Sunnies Specs apart from affordability, is style. Despite its relatively low price as compared to other big optical shops, they still provide modern and stylish eye wear that will suit the vast majority. They also offer several lens upgrade as mentioned above, which is great for people who are feeling ~*extra*~ as well. Lels.

So yes, to me, the basic package of P1,999 is worth the swipe! Although it's a bummer that upgrading the lens will cost you at least P1,700, which is almost the same price as a basic package...


Oh, by the way. Sunnies Specs is brought to you by the same IT team behind Sunnies Studios: Georgina Wilson, Martine Cajucom and husband-and-wife Eric and Bea Soriano-Dee.



"Baka naman hindi maganda yung quality, kaya mura." you say?


To be honest, I was skeptical at first. The brand was new. It was affordable. The frame I chose was the thinnest I've had ever since. And especially since a day after I got my glasses, it broke! I was just cleaning my lenses when it snapped. I attributed it to the way they adjusted my specs. I asked to have  it adjusted because it was tabingi when I first wore it. Little did I know na it would break my specs. 😅


At work, I was panicking, because we were in the middle of a strategic planning with my team. But since I can barely see, I immediately went to SM Megamall, where I bought mine and asked to have it replaced. So when I got there, they were very accommodating. They agreed to replace my frame, especially since I got it less than a day after. Tapos sira agad.

Natuwa naman ako, kasi inasikaso nila ako. And catered to my needs, especially since I was really in a hurry to go back to work. This, despite having several customers to attend to. So 5 stars for the customer service! Friendly, attentive and service-oriented. As a proof, here's the video.


The verdict: 


Sunnies Specs is stylish, modern and functional, all while being affordable (mostly). The customer service is impeccable too. As for the quality, I can say that it's definitely worth more than my P1,999. Got my Sunnies Specs last November and as of now, it is still in tact and in good condition. 

To my surprise, this is one of only two eye glasses I've had that actually improved my eye sight! When I first bought this pair, my eyes were at 350/375. But when I had my annual physical exam February of this year, results said I now have 250/275 and in less than a year of wearing this! However, I'm still wearing my previous grade as per the advise of my doctor, since my eyes got used to it, so she won't require me to wear a new one.

What are your thoughts on Sunnies Specs?

54 comments

  1. Hi. Thanks for your review. This ks helpful since I'm planning to purchase from Sunnies. I just jave a question though, did you upgrade your lense to Screen Safe? I am skeptical to be honest. Aside from it's pricey, I've also read other reviews that it is prone to scratches and blurry. Thank you ��

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    1. Hi Pau! Like you, I did not opt for a Screen safe upgrade because it's too pricey at 5k, I think. If I were to spend that much, I'd go for Crizal na. Also, you only get to have one upgrade. The frame I chose won't be able to support my thick lenses (because my eyegrade is high), so my priority that time was the Ultra Thin. :)

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    2. Hi Trina! How much is the upgrade to ultra thin? I'm afraid kasi that I'd be spending much more than what I usually spend on the glasses even though the base price is significantly lower. :(

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    3. Hi Trina! How much is the upgrade to ultra thin? I'm afraid kasi that I'd be spending much more than what I usually spend on the glasses even though the base price is significantly lower. :(

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    4. Hi Bernard, I forgot the exact amount I paid for the ultra thin lens upgrade. It's P1,500, I think. :)

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    5. Hi Bernard, just an update, ultrathin upgrade is at P1,700. It's indicated in my blog.

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  2. Lucky you. They replace your glasses asap. Yung akin wala png 1 month ko ginagamit biglang ng pop yung frame tapos tumalsik yung lens T_T while I'm walking.So tendency ngkasmall crack yung lens. I brought back my glasses immediately sa Sunnies Specs megamall medyo hirap pa ko nun kasi walang wala n ko makita. I've been waiting until now kung macocover ng warranty yung glasses ko na dapat oo since it's not my fault naman. I'm kinda disappointed how they talk to me that night. Medyo mataray and medyo rude. Tapos until now wala p ding feedback.

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    1. Awww. Sorry to hear that. Back when I purchased mine kasi, okay pa sila. Medyo naging mainstream na kasi sila now, and perhaps the quality of their service has changed... May I ask if may update ka na sa warranty mo?

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  3. Any comments on the longevity and durability of the frames? I had mine since November last year and the frame feels a bit loose on my head now. Slippy na siya sa bandang ear. If this goes worse I am afraid I might resort to buying expensive frames instead, kasi sure na durable and long-lasting.

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    1. Hi Chris, honestly, when I saw all of Sunnies Specs' frames, mostly looked like they're made in China (which most of it is) na hindi ganun ka-duarable. That's why I made sure na yung frame na kukunin ko medyo makapal and durable yung material. True enough, to this day, matibay pa rin yung frame ko kahit na nababasa siya. Baka nasa gumagamit at paggamit lang talaga...

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  4. Hi Trina — do you have any idea how much is their Sun Adaptive lens? How is it kaya compared with Crizal/Essilor brand ng Transition? Thanks in advance! ^_^

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    1. Hi, I think it's at 5,000? I inquired before for ultra thin lens + transition...

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  5. Hi Trina, nasira yung glasses ko now lang. I bought it sa Uptown Mall, BGC. I'll visit this branch tom. Do you think nagaayos sila ng eyeglasses? December 2017 ko pa siya binili eh. :(

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    1. Hi, from what I know, they are very helpful with their customers naman. However, if it involves warranty, you can check it with the store. :)

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  6. Thank you for this! Planning to get a pair. Yung manipis pa namang frame ang isa sa choices ko. Hahaha! Now I am scared. XD

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    1. Best to assess yourself and think several times before purchasing a thin and lightweight frame. That's why I did. :)

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  7. Hi. How much did it cost you overall for your eyeglasses with the ultra thin?

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    1. Hi, I think 2,7k yata ako before? So that's 1,999 + 700 yata for ultra thin?

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  8. Hi! How much po kaya if magpapaugrade ng screen safe?

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    1. Last I checked it's more or less than P2,000.

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  9. got mine sa sunnies iloilo. 1999 + 1200 na sun adaptive (walker frame, 150/50 grade) last dec9. was wiping d lens sa resto nung nabali yung sa nose na part nung feb 1. returnd it for warranty (meron daw 1yr eh) and replacement was received within 24 hrs. sa sm iloilo ct. hope this helps. if ever mabali ulit. wala na warranty. maybe il get a thicker frame though. hahaha. wowkurtmaurice on twitter.

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  10. Ang dami dito na nagsasabi na nagsnap yung glasses nila including you. Parang ayaw ko na mag sunnies specs.

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    1. I guess depende lang talaga sa gumagamit. :)

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  11. Hi! How much do you think will i add if i have mine upgraded to ultra thin? I'm about to have new glasses done from them but im afraid I'll be spending too much on the upgrade. I think my eye grade is around 400/400, as per my last checkup. Huhu pls help

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  12. Hi! How much do you think if i have my lens upgraded to ultrathin? Im afraid kasi na i might spend little but when it comes to upgrade, bawi din pala haha so i need your thoughts/ideas, i guess! Haha i think my eye grade is around 400/400, as per my last checkup. Thanks!!!!

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  13. Hi! How much do you think will i add if i have mine upgraded to ultra thin? I'm about to have new glasses done from them but im afraid I'll be spending too much on the upgrade. I think my eye grade is around 400/400, as per my last checkup. Huhu pls help

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  14. Hi! I need your helpppp! Do you happen to know if how much you think is the ultrathin upgrade? I messaged Sunnies and they said the starting price is 3000. But then i read your blog and yours didnt even cost more than 2,000 :( lucky you! I have an eye vision of 400/400 huhu thanks for your help!

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    1. Hi, mine cost more than P3,000.

      It's indicated in my blog:
      "So yes, to me, the basic package of P1,999 is worth the swipe! Although it's a bummer that upgrading the lens will cost you at least P1,700, which is almost the same price as a basic package..."

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  15. Hi, mejo confused lang ako, kasi the first question about screen safe you said na abot ng 5k. But the next question about it you said the upgrade will only cost php1000 more? Can you pls clarify? I'm planning on getting a pair over the weekend ☺ and also, you said na they won't be able to give the glasses right away pagweekend nagpagawa, is this true for all branches kaya? �� thanks so much in advance

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    1. Hi! Sorry nalito na ako. It's more or less than P2,000 I think. I upgraded for the ultra-thin kasi.

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  16. The important thing is to find a place where you can have objects far away in order to do this exercises. Thank you zeiss ophthalmic equipment

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  17. Hi Ms. Trina ask ko lang how much kaya pa ultra thin if ang eye grade is 600-800?

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    1. Hi, I'm not sure if same pa rin siya sa P1,700...

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  18. Hi! I just got my Sunnies Specs earlier here in SM Bacolod (new branch, actually) and it was my first time to have an eye exam. Nakalimutan kong itanong mismo sa nagcheck sa mata ko yung eye grade ko. Idk if naspecified din ba sa receipt or sa aking glasses yung eye grade ko. Can you help me how I could able to figure my eye grade? Thanks po :)

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    1. Hello! Best thing to do is go back sa branch Sunnies Specs. They keep a record of their customers. Pwede mo itanong sa kanila yung grade mo. If wala, pwede naman magpa-eye exam ka ulit since customer ka naman nila. Hope this helps. :)

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  19. Recommend ko lang guys, May nabili akong eyeglasses 3 yrs ago, 700+php lang siya pero matibay at lightweight. Naihihiga ko kasi siya at nailalagay ko sa bag ng walang casing. Ni minsan hindi rin nalaglag yung lens. Retina siya ng i2i. Prism tr90 yung style.

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    1. Ahh kaya. Matibay kasi yung TR90 na material. Lightweight yet durable. Kahit scratches wala yung lenses mo? :)

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  20. Is there a warranty card? How do you avail the warranty?

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    1. When I bought mine, there's no warranty card eh... I availed the warranty by going to the branch where I purchased my specs. They know naman since I have a record there. :)

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  21. Hi Trina,

    How about upgrading it to transition lense, magkano kaya? Do they have suggestions din kaya on how to pick frames according to your face shapes? Salamat ng marami! :)

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    1. Hi Jengjong, I'm not sure na kung magkano. Pero namahalan ako the last time. Nasa 4-5k yata yun kaya di ako kumuha. Hehe.

      Regarding sa suggestions on how to pick your frames, sa website and social media ng Sunnies Specs meron sila noon. Pero their staff naman are very helpful sa pagpick ng frames. You can ask them ano babagay sa face shape mo, and if it looks good sayo. :)

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  22. I got my specs last march or april and nagpapanic ako kasi I broke my glasses while sleeping (nahigaan ko siguro or what) and I found this review. I want to ask if they can repair it or replace it? kasi I don't remember them saying about warranty eh

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    1. I think their warranty is limited eh. It depends on the case. Better ask the branch you bought from.

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  23. Hi Trina

    Is it possible to have both screen safe and sun adaptive tapos kahit wala kang grado?

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    1. Yes it's possible. It's not limited to those who have grades. Pero as far as I know, Sunnies only allows one upgrade. So it's either screen safe or sun adaptive.

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  24. hi trina. yung grado ko is 500/500 gusto ko yung maninipis na frame nila. how much kaya magagastos ko lahat lahat kung mag avail ako kasama ultra thin. thanks

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    1. Hi! Inabot ako 2k+ for the upgrade to ultra thin lens. :)

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  25. Hi, Trina! Did you present the receipt when you availed the warranty? Or do u think oks lang if none since you already have a record there

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    1. Of course you need the receipt. Kahit may record ka kasi minsan hihingan ka pa rin nun. Better to be sure para walang hassle.

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  26. Hi Trina! I happened to broke my glasses today and thought about of going to sunnies tomorrow for a replacement. Do you happen to know how much it'll cost me if i bought just the frame itself? And will they charge me for putting my old lense to the new frame?

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    1. Hi! Have it checked first with Sunnies and ask if covered ng warranty. I asked that same question before nung nasira yung akin. However, sabi nila hindi sila nagbebenta ng frame lang. So that will cost you P1,999.

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    2. Went to a sunnies store yesterday to buy a frame lang for a friend. It cost P1,200 for a model under the Hardware collection. Not sure about the labor though!

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    3. Oh! Pwede na pala makabili ng frame lang. Thanks for this info!

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