Despite everyone in my immediate family wearing glasses, I was surprised and a bit resentful when, at 15-years-old, I had to get my first pair of glasses for distance and driving. Since my first pair of dreadfully boring wire frames, my eyeglass style hasn’t changed that much. To me, glasses were an afterthought to be thrown in a nightstand drawer and used at hockey games and long nighttime drives. That is, until I was older.
Warby Parker on Newbury Street
When Warby Parker on Newbury Street in Boston invited me to come into their store and pick out a pair of frames, I was excited, which is a feeling I never got when I walked into my local chain eyeglass store. I spent over an hour trying on frames with the help of the wonderful staff members. After that, I went through eye exam in store, and, luckily, I found that my prescription hadn’t changed much since my last exam about four years ago.
The Sims Glasses
After much deliberation, I picked out the Sims Burgundy Fade glasses because they did the best job at enhancing my face shape and highlighting my eyebrows. It is worth noting that the color I selected is no longer available as of March 2016. Though the eyeglasses were provided for review, they would’ve cost $95 out of pocket with an eye exam. And if that wasn’t already magic to your ears, Warby Parker also donates a pair of glasses to those in need around the globe for every pair purchased.
Please excuse the editing hiccups. If you follow me on Twitter, then you already know that I was testing out a new video editing program. I hope to have a hang of it next time around!
Home Try On Program
If you’re like me and have a hard time picking out a pair of frames, Warby Parker has a unique Home Try On Program where customers can have 5 pairs of frames sent to them at no cost. From there, you have five days to try them out, pick which ones you like and send the rest back. (They charge you for the ones you keep, of course!)
Disclosure: The eyeglasses featured in this post were providing to me at no cost by Warby Parker. I was not required to post about my experience in the store nor I was I compensated for writing this post.