I’ve been in need of new glasses for a few months now, but just never got around to going to the eye doctor with the move and the job hunt and everything else that was going on the last few months. After having enough of squinting at everything from my computer screen to street signs, I finally found an eye doctor, got my new prescription, and headed to Warby Parker to try on some frames.
If you’ve never heard of Warby Parker, they’re a fantastic company. In addition to offering glasses for a retail of $95 (slightly more for high index lenses for blind people like me), the company has partnered with nonprofits such as RestoringVision.org to provide a pair of glasses to those visually impaired people who can’t afford to buy glasses. So every pair of glasses that’s purchased from Warby Parker, they provide a pair of glasses to someone in need. Pretty frickin awesome.
They do most of their business online, but they do have a showroom in New York and one in San Francisco as well. For all others, you can try the “virtual try-on” feature on their website, or they will send you up to five pairs of frames to try on at home for no cost before you order.
I visited the New York showroom this morning, and Brian was very helpful and even took photos for me so that I could better decide (the dangers of shopping for new glasses is that you can’t see the frames when you’re not wearing your glasses! Quite the conundrum.).
Here’s where you come in: Which ones do you like better? I’m leaning toward the Coltons because they seem to fit my face a bit better. Help!