Although you don't see me wearing specs on a regular basis around here, I do wear them most days. In fact, I legally can't drive without them. I wore contacts in college but gave up on them after I moved to Colorado, where I was living at 10,000 feet elevation and my eyes were plagued by constant dryness. It's been many years since my Colorado days, but I've stuck with glasses ever since. For me, the biggest downside to being a glasses wearer was that for a long time, I was incredibly frustrated with my eyeglass shopping experiences (ridiculous prices, limited cool frame selection). That was until I discovered Warby Parker a couple of years ago.
I've actually been meaning to do a quick post singing the praises of Warby Parker for a while now (like well over a year). And no - this is not a sponsored post. I just really dig the company and their product. I like this to be a place where you guys can come for recommendations, and WP is definitely high on my list. (I can't tell you how many of my 'real life' friends are equally as obsessed with them now after I nagged them to try them out!) One of my favorite things about WP is the great system they have in place - they allow you to pick out five frames from their website, which they send to you free of charge to try. You choose the one you like best, order online, pay $95 (for everything, including shipping), and they arrive in about a week. So, so easy. They also have some of the raddest frame choices around.
My main reason for feeling prompted to write this post was an email I received from Warby Parker the other day that said they'd reached a milestone this summer, by giving away 500,000 glasses to people in need. I think that's pretty bad ass. In fact, every single time someone buys a pair of their glasses, they give a pair away. You can watch a really cool video that they put together about it right here.
As I type this, I'm wearing the Prestons in Sandalwood Matte. I've also got my eye on (pun absolutely intended) their new Ocean Avenue Collection, which is so 1970s beachy and just amazing. I'm thinking it's about time for a new pair.
Do any of you own Warby Parkers? What is your favorite place to buy prescription eyewear?