Good eyewear, good outcome.
Recently I made the mistake of tossing my glasses carelessly into a bag without the case. The result? You guessed it – scratched lenses. This seemed like an omen for change. Thus I began my hunt for a new perfect pair when I stumbled upon Warby Parker.
Warby Parker’s glasses come in a variety of fun shapes, colors and sizes (crucial for someone like me who’s got a big face), but what caught my attention was their dedication to social change. For every pair of glasses sold, they make a donation to cover the cost of sourcing the glasses and train men and women in developing countries to give basic eye exams and sell glasses to their communities at affordable prices. Pretty neat right?
Taking advantage of their home try-on program, I picked out four pairs of glasses (and a pair of sunglasses just for fun) to try on free of charge. Since Warby Parker pays for shipping both ways, I’m taking full advantage of my five days and the different frames around the office to get some second opinions. I also learned that if you use the hashtag #WarbyHomeTryOn, their team also recommends styles they think suit you best – score!
Their Fall 2015 collection just launched today, featuring deep autumn hues and I’m almost sad that I didn’t wait to order my samples since my favorite pair of glasses had always been my burgundy Coach frames (now discontinued). You can find the new collection here (<– click click) on their eyeglasses site. My personal favorite is the Simone Tea Rose Fade:
Warby Parker glasses are all decently priced, with most starting at just $95 and prescription sunglasses at $150. Even if you’re not in the market for a new pair, it doesn’t hurt to try them out.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to have some fun with my tester glasses.