I’ve needed glasses since I was in elementary school, but I’ve never been a glasses person. I’ve never particularly liked the way they look and, even more, I really don’t like having to shill out a bundle of cash to buy them. Contact lenses have long been my daily ritual, but as contact wearers know, it isn’t very ideal not to have a pair of glasses available to throw on when you wake up in the morning, or don’t really feel like putting your contacts in. Nonetheless, I held out for more than 7 years from buying new glasses, preferring to either walk around semi-blind or to wear my twisted and scratched emergency pair. Undoubtedly my prescription had changed in that absurdly long time period, but I really didn’t have much interest in going through the process of buying new ones.
That is, until I came across Warby Parker, an exclusively online retailer of fashionable glasses. Unbelievably, Warby Parker will send you a pair of glasses, including prescription scratch resistant and anti-reflective polycarbonate lenses for $95. That’s right, I just said that you can get a cool pair of glasses, including prescription lenses and frames, for $95. With free shipping. And, you can even have them send you 5 pairs of glasses (without prescription lenses installed) to you to try-on at home and make your decision – once again, for free (although this is depending on how much stock they have, and availability has been hit-or-miss). You can also upload a picture and do a “virtual try-on” directly on their website. They also have a fantastic, no-hassle, no-questions return policy if you get your glasses and aren’t entirely satisfied – you guessed it, returns, even postage for them, are entirely free. But wait, there’s more… When you buy a pair of their glasses, they’ve agreed to give a pair away to someone who needs it in the poorer areas of the world. Amazingly, your $95 makes you charitable too! Continue reading ‘One Guy Recommends: Warby Parker Glasses’