I recently bought a new pair of glasses. I went out of my comfort zone and instead of buying a well known/commercial brand, I researched a little bit and found the retailer Warby Parker.
Warby Parker’s mission came from the notion that glasses are too expensive, and I wholeheartedly agree. In the past, I have had to use insurance to purchase glasses that I NEED and often times, I end up having to pay out of pocket the rest of what insurance couldn’t cover. This is the first time in my life where I’ve been able to pay for a pair of glasses completely out of pocket without it hurting my pocket.
Warby Parker partners with non-profit organizations such as VisionSpring in order to provide a pair of glasses for someone in need for every pair purchased.
After much perusing, I finally decided which pair I wanted to get! Warby Parker has an option that allows you to try on 5 different pairs of glasses with shipping paid to and from your house, however, I needed new glasses ASAP. I ended up choosing the Louise glasses in Elderflower Crystal. I have been loving the dusty rose/champagne/rose gold hues and thought this style and color combination was beautiful on the model. Shipping wasn’t bad. After ordering, I received my glasses in about 10-12 days which was expected especially since they’re prescription glasses.
I was very satisfied when I did finally receive them. I tried to get a good photo to show an accurate depiction of the color but my lighting wasn’t the best! I am actually very surprised about the quality and value compared to the price. These glasses feel like designer glasses. They feel just has sturdy and durable, if not more, than Ray Ban and Versace glasses I have had in the past, for a fraction of the cost- $95. Yes, $95 for these glasses (frames + lenses).
The frames are made from a single sheet of custom cellulose acetate, hand polished for three days with German wax, and have 100% UV protection. All of their lenses are anti-reflective. People with glasses know that anti-reflective lenses ALONE usually add on another $100. The lenses are also made with polycarbonate, which is the most impact resistant material for glasses.
Overall, I am very very happy and satisfied with my purchase and am already contemplating ordering from their new line of stainless steel frames. I am recommending them to you from my heart just so you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for a pair of glasses ever again ❤