Alright, I know this might seem a little strange at first. Why am I blogging about glasses? Just bare with me a moment and it will soon become clear.
Bad eyesight runs in my family. By the time I was in fourth grade I couldn’t see without glasses and I felt traumatized by them until I reached junior high and finally got contacts. Finally.
But most days, I really hate wearing contacts because I find them uncomfortable. (Apparently this is totally normal since you don’t blink as much when you stare at a computer screen for hours, but that’s besides the point.) I typically opt for wearing glasses a few days a week and contacts a few days a week. However, over the years as my eyesight continued to decline, this meant that I was getting my prescription updated yearly and new glasses can be really, really expensive. Even with health insurance benefits. In fact (and please don’t tell my mother this), there were a couple of years after college I wore the wrong prescription because I couldn’t afford new glasses and insurance only covered a quarter of the costs. Yikes.
Then one day a few years ago, I complimented a co-worker on her super cute pair of glasses and she told me about a company called Warby Parker. Warby Parker is an online glasses company based in New York that makes super cute, SUPER AFFORDABLE glasses. We’re talking about $95 a pair ($125 for me because I need special lenses). Holy cow. I immediately jumped on their website, picked out some frames, and signed up for the (free!) Home Try-On.
That was three and a half years ago and now I’m on my third pair of Warby Parker glasses. I love this company because they make high-quality glasses which are actually affordable and really cute! The other cool things is that they donate a pair of glasses for every pair that’s purchased. I love companies that care about doing good things.
Since taking care of your eyesight is part of taking care of your body and your health, I decided it was time to blog about my awesome glasses and this awesome company. My favorite part of ordering glasses from them is using their Home Try-On Program so I wanted to show you how easy it is and, honestly, how much fun it is to try on cool glasses! Let’s get to it!
So, What is Warby Parker’s Home Try-On Program?
Through the Home Try-On program, you can pick out your 5 favorite frames (this includes prescription and non-prescription) to try-on and Warby Parker will ship them to you completely free. You’ll have 5 days to take them for a spin. Once you’ve selected your favorite frames, you can purchase them at WarbyParker.com. Then, just pack up your 5 Home Try-On’s and ship them back to Warby Parker. Return shipping is free, too!
The first step of the process is to go to WarbyParker.com
You can check out all of their awesome frames and then pick 5 to try-on at home completely FREE.
Note: Warby Parker’s Home Try-On is completely free, but it does require that you enter a credit card before your Home Try-On’s are sent. Visit http://www.warbyparker.com/
Here were the 5 frames that I picked for my Home Try-On:
A few days later they arrived in the mail. I couldn’t wait to get started trying on my glasses!
During the Home Try-On process it’s helpful to have two things:
1. A mirror
2. A nosy cat who also wants to try on some cute glasses. Sorry Frodo, not today.
(Thank you to Susan Palmer for being my photographer.)
In the end, I decided on the Theo frames.
Once you decide on your pair, it’s super easy to ship them back (Warby Parker pays the shipping so it’s entirely FREE!) and then head online and enter in your prescription. In just a few short week’s you’ll get your new glasses! And, as if getting new cute glasses isn’t fun enough, I love that Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses for every pair that’s purchased. Just in case you needed a little more motivation.
Have you ordered glasses from Warby Parker? What frames did you love? Leave a comment below and share!