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Buying glasses from Warby Parker: help me pick!

09.23.13

There’s nothing like starting a Monday morning with pictures of your face plastered across your blog page. (Note to self: put up a new post after this one, asap.

A few weeks ago, I lost my glasses in the house. I mean, of all the frustrating places to lose your glasses, knowing that they are somewhere in your home is pretty mind-blowingly annoying. I know, as soon as I order new ones, I’ll find them under Birdy’s crib, or in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator, or between the sofa cushions–except I’ve checked all those places.

So for the past few weeks I’ve been wearing my spare pair–a somewhat weaker prescription that also happens to feel like the most narrow, hard-to-see-through glasses ever. And to top it off, they’re crooked. Yes, I’ve been quite the hair-brained-looking mom lately in my squinty, cock-eyed glasses. 

So last week, I decided to throw in the towel, admit the loss and start looking for new glasses. I’ve always browsed the frames…

There’s nothing like starting a Monday morning with pictures of your face plastered across your blog page. (Note to self: put up a new post after this one, asap.

A few weeks ago, I lost my glasses in the house. I mean, of all the frustrating places to lose your glasses, knowing that they are somewhere in your home is pretty mind-blowingly annoying. I know, as soon as I order new ones, I’ll find them under Birdy’s crib, or in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator, or between the sofa cushions–except I’ve checked all those places.

So for the past few weeks I’ve been wearing my spare pair–a somewhat weaker prescription that also happens to feel like the most narrow, hard-to-see-through glasses ever. And to top it off, they’re crooked. Yes, I’ve been quite the hair-brained-looking mom lately in my squinty, cock-eyed glasses. 

So last week, I decided to throw in the towel, admit the loss and start looking for new glasses. I’ve always browsed the frames on Warby Parker and have thought the whole concept to be really interesting. Not only do I love the frames they offer, but their Buy A Pair, Give A Pair philosophy of doing good in the world is pretty awesome. This year, they’ve distributed 500K pairs of glasses to people in need. And every pair purchased from their site, is a pair given. 

So last week, I agonized over which five pairs I wanted to try on at home and finally narrowed it down to five (which I’ve since narrowed down to 3)

Then, the box didn’t show up. And I called their customer service (and they answered on the second ring), and they sent another box (and then the original order showed up again….and we all laughed about how the mail lady was probably afraid of my dog and wouldn’t deliver it.) 

 

So the glasses are here. Their customer service and follow-up with my order has been amazing. I’ve gathered my information (they’ll call your doctor’s office for you to get your prescription), and I’m ready to hit purchase. But first you have to help me vote. One of these glasses stands out as a definite no to me. And the other two, I realize, look very similar. But one has a thicker, heavier frame. 

So, I’m putting my face out there….which pair jumps out as your fave…1, 2, or 3? 

26 comments on “Buying glasses from Warby Parker: help me pick!”

  1. oh, how funny that the opinions are all over. i'm not a fan of #3. too big. one and two are practically the same – maybe the color is a bit different? so, i say either one or two. and you know those stinkers will show up AFTER you order or start wearing them!!

  2. 1! I spent so long deciding on my last frames, it's something you want to get right because you see yourself wearing them so much!

  3. Hold it! FIRST – Check out http://www.eyebobs.com. YOU need some groovie-do eye glasses!!!! Something fun, energetic and original, AND young like you!!! I have a green pair I bought 5 years ago and they are still so original that I can wear them. I'm sorry, but and I don't want to be rude but the glasses are dull and old-fashioned with zero chispa (but of course, I will not be wearing them, so…). Your "original" glasses are a whole lot better so, please, find them!!! At eyebobs.com take a look at:
    no. 26 – Purple front with green temples or no. 41 – Tokyo tortoise with red temples
    Cheers!!! PS: Sorry to not really like your eye glass selection ;(

  4. Sorry, I'm just an eye glass freaky, so I checked out Warby Parker and have to comment again. What about the model Quincy – Brushed Opal from Warby Parker? Those are pretty original.

  5. Haha… I thought this was a trick question… at first glance, they all looked the same to me! After looking again, I definitely like #1 the best. 🙂

  6. I like #2. #3 stood out as a fast NO to me, so funny how opinions differ. I was trying to figure out why I liked #2 better but I just couldn't, to me they are just you! Good Luck!

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