Ever since I failed the driver's test eye exam and could no longer deny that I needed glasses, I've been a bit disgruntled with my eyes. (Carrots are my favorite, so I believed my eyesight would be perfect!) But perhaps more annoying than having poor eyesight is shopping for glasses. They're just so expensive, and for things that might break at any time!
My first pair, and my current pair, served me well for six years--outside of the fact that now the prescription is wrong. While I could have put new lenses in my old frames, I need something new. And something cheaper.
Step in Warby Parker. I discovered this brand through the blogosphere, when reviews of their Home Try On started popping up left and right. So I put in my order and sat back to away my tester frames. It was only after I ordered my box that I realized there's a brick-and-mortar Warby Parker on Newbury Street in Boston, but I have to say that getting a box in the mail reminded me of when I used to get Ipsy and Birchbox!
With Warby Parker's Home Try On service, you pick five frames that are then shipped to you for free. You have five days to try them on, take endless selfies in them, and ask for opinions. You can even post on social media using #WarbyHomeTryOn, and the Warby Parker team will give their thoughts! Then you mail the frames back via USPS using the provided shipping label. The only real drawback to this is that Home Try On doesn't ship outside the United States.
Presentation is key, and the Warby Parker box didn't fail. Each frame came in a labeled plastic bag, which in turn was nestled in it's own little cubby. And I adore the outside of the box: "Good things await you" and "Get excited!" made me want to love each pair of glasses.
P.S. A quick announcement: Pennies & Paper today reached 150 followers on Bloglovin'! I know that in the grand scheme of blogs it's not many followers, but I appreciate each and every reader, and am so flattered when someone likes my blog enough to want my posts on their dashboard each day. Endless thanks to you all!
* For single-vision lenses. Progressive lenses are $295 or $345.