I’ve had the same glasses for like 5 years, so I thought it was time for a new pair. My prescription hasn’t changed, so I just added a pair to my collection. I chose to try out Warby Parker…
A few months ago, I happened to be at the Garden State Plaza Mall. I didn’t know Warby Parker had a store there. I had only seen ads for their website, where they would send you glasses to try on and then you could decide which pair looked best on you. So I walked in and decided to see if there were any glasses that struck my fancy. I was leaning towards a clear pair, since I have black and tortoise shell pairs right now.
I tried on a few pairs and fell in love with the Laurel the second they graced my face. They came in a few options, but I chose the Elderflower Crystal color. I thought the slight tint worked better on my skin tone versus the straight clear. So as you can see, they started out at a base price of $95. Not too bad right? But I wasn’t ready to purchase a new pair just then.
Weeks later, I was regretting not getting the glasses, so I went back and started the order process. The kind employees measured my eyes with a little machine, got my eye doctor’s phone number and took my credit card info. It was very easy and took under ten minutes. In 7-10 days, I’d have my new glasses! Bonus: FREE SHIPPING!!!
I got an email about a day later saying they had gotten my prescription. My eyes are terrible, and my prescription is really strong. They suggested I upgrade to get a different lens that would make my lens thinner. I agreed and my total price went up to $125.
Jump forward a week or so and they arrived. They came in a cute navy box with a lens cleaner inside.
I loved them, but apparently my head is fat, and I should have gotten a wider frame. The frames were very tight on my temples. I took them to my eye doctor’s office, and they told me there was nothing they could do. They had previously adjusted a pair that I had purchased from them, so I think they just didn’t want to adjust someone else’s frames. Fortunately, my brother is smart and said any frames that have metal through them, will bend slightly. Armed with that knowledge, I was able to manipulate them to fit comfortably. So at the end of the day, thanks Warby Parker!
Bonus info: Warby Parker has a 30 day return policy. If you don’t like anything about your new glasses, they will work with you to fix it.
Double Bonus: For every our you purchase, they give one away to someone in need!