Sunnies Specs Optical: Just a hype or worth the swipe? | Sunnies Specs Review - The Multi-Hobbyist

Sunnies Specs Optical: Just a hype or worth the swipe? | Sunnies Specs Review

My Sunnies Specs kit | Sunnies Specs Review
My Sunnies Specs kit | Sunnies Specs Review

 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 that 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.

Sunnies Specs Optical: Just a hype or worth the swipe? | Sunnies Specs Review
Sunnies Specs Optical: Just a hype or worth the swipe? | Sunnies Specs Review

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05/15 UPDATE: SHOP SUNNIES SPECS ONLINE!

You may now shop for prescription eyewear online 24/7, and have it delivered right at your doorstep for free! Still haven't decided if Sunnies Specs is for you? Read on, sister 
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My favorite pair of specs | Sunnies Specs Optical Review
My favorite pair of specs | Sunnies Specs Optical Review

I recently found out about Sunnies Specs thanks to the It Girls behind it: Cousins Georgina Wilson-Burnand and Martine Cajucom-Ho, and their good friend Bea Soriano-Dee. Thought I'd give it a try, so here's what I think about the brand.

DISCLAIMER: 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 leads to a whopping 350/375 as of this blog post. 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 | Sunnies Specs Review
Sunnies Specs @ SM Megamall | Sunnies Specs Review

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.

Sunnies Specs Price and Sunnies Specs Upgrade Price

Sunnies Specs Price
Sunnies Specs Price


So just a brief introduction: Sunnies Specs promises a flat rate* for their prescription eyewear. So how much is Sunnies Specs? Well for just P1,999, you get yourself a stylish pair of prescription eyeglasses plus a free eye checkup. You can also choose to add an upgrade: either screen safe (blocks the blue light), ultra-thin, photochromic or transition lenses that come at specific prices.

For those who have astigmatism like me, Sunnies Specs' price is still P1,999 if your astigmatism is 250 and below. The Sunnies Specs lens upgrade price is an additional P 1,200. Choose one of these five options:

  • Screen Safe - For those who are always in front of their gadgets; Sunnies Specs' Screen Safe helps block blue light emanating from your computer and mobile phones.
  • Ultrathin - Lightweight; Perfect for those who have higher eye grades, or those who prefer frames which has thin rims, or no rims at the bottom (like Cam).
  • Sun Adaptive - Sunnies Specs Sun Adaptive lenses are also known as Sunnies transition lenses; The lenses instantly becomes darker to help protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
  • High Impact - Perfect for athletes; Durable, and can withstand better than regular lenses.
  • Tints - For individuals who want to make a fashion statement through their specs.


My Sunnies Specs kit | Sunnies Eyeglasses Review
My Sunnies Specs kit | Sunnies Eyeglasses Review

 

"How to buy Sunnies Specs?" 


As of May 15, you now have two (2) choices:

  1. 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.

    Note: due to the COVID19 pandemic, walk-ins are temporarily not allowed. You will need to book an appointment online at Sunnies Specs' website to be accommodated at their physical stores.

  2. Shop online at sunniesspecs.com, and have it delivered right at your doorstep for free! However, this service is only available to those who have previously shopped via their physical store before. You can access your prescription records with them using your email address and birthdate⁣⁣⁣. You can also chat with their Optometrists online should you need any assistance.




  

If you had your checkup before lunchtime, you can usually get it late in the afternoon if the store has 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.

Sunnies Specs Review
Sunnies Specs Review

It's that easy and affordable too! Because usually, eyeglasses cost 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 P1,999, 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 got a Sunnies Specs upgrade, which is the Ultrathin because Cam has a thin rim with nothing at the bottom. My frame needs to support my thick lenses.





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 is it 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 eyewear that will suit the vast majority. They also offer several Sunnies Specs Upgrade as mentioned above, which is great for people who are feeling ~*extra*~ as well.

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 P1,200, 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 the 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 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 proof, here's the video:


My Sunnies Specs Review | 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 intact and in good condition. 

To my surprise, this is one of only two eyeglasses I've had that actually improved my eyesight! 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 advice 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?

OWNDAYS vs. Sunnies Specs? You be the judge. Check the link below for my review of OWNDAYS Philippines.


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