I’ve been wearing glasses for the last 25 years. You’d think I’d be really good at picking out frames… no. It takes me FOREVER. I’m fairly indecisive anyways, but with glasses I’m the worst. I usually stand in the store for hours staring in the mirror, second guessing my choices. Plus there are so many options! It probably stems back to my very first pair of glasses my mom picked out when I was eight years old. My mom still claims I was “SO CUTE!” but looking back at the pictures I’d have to disagree. They were blue and took up most of my face. The 80’s weren’t kind to kiddos with poor vision.
Since I can never bring myself to make the decision I usually bring my mom. She is good at knowing what looks good on me. Which is funny, considering I was captain of the four-eyes in third grade…
Anyways, a few years ago I went out of the box (for me) and ordered a pair of glasses online… without trying them on! GASP! Such a dare-devil right? I ordered them from Bonlook.com and loved them! They are my current glasses, they have a cute cat eye shape and are a really dark purple, so dark they look black unless you’re close.
So even though I love my Bonlook glasses I’ve wanted another pair to have a little variety. I’ve had my eye on (ha- see what I did there?) a square/rectangle tortoise-shell pair. I had heard of Warby Parker home try on program online and since I had such great luck with ordering glasses online I thought I would check them out. Plus it sounded fun to have a box of glasses sent to me to try on at home.
Here is how it works: you go to their website, select men/women and make sure you check the “available for at home try on” box. You pick five pairs of glasses or sunglasses you want to try on at home. When you’re finished you click “view cart” and checkout. It’s totally free but you have to put a credit card on file in case you are a rebel and don’t send back the frames. I received my frames in less than a week. When you’re done trying on, just slip them back into the back, attach the prepaid/pre-addressed shipping label and stick in the mailbox!
I was super excited to receive the box in the mail, I’m a sucker for cute packaging and Warby Parker does not disappoint. I went a little overboard with picking the tortoise-shell frames. I wish I would have thrown a random fun pair in just for kicks. As most of the frames I chose were VERY similar! As I was trying on each pair, I found it hard to get a feel for the quality. Some of the frames felt uneven and maybe bent, but I’m wondering if that is because the frames have been tried on and handled by so many people. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed the Warby Parker home try on.
Here are the frames I tried on.
When I tried on each pair of frames, I wasn’t overly impressed. I liked them, but didn’t LOVE any of them. It wasn’t until I saw the photos that I decided I really like the “Laurel” frames. They are sort of fun, oversized and trendy. I have to laugh because if you look they are very similar to my first pair of glasses. I think if they were blue they would be identical. Maybe my mom was on to something.
In the end, although I enjoyed the Warby Parker Home Try On, I am going to keep looking for the perfect pair of Tortoise shell frames, but will likely come back to the Laurel Frames!
Do you have a great pair? Tell me about them in the comments below!
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