Not long ago, my only pair of glasses cracked down the middle of a lens … which meant it was time for a new pair. Without the luxury of benefits or insurance, however, and eyeglasses being notoriously expensive, I decided to shop around for an affordable, yet still stylish option.
One of the options that I discovered was Warby Parker, a alternative eye-wear company offering stylish and affordable options in a traditionally expensive industry. “By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, we’re able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going price.” Not only does Warby Parker make glasses shopping an enjoyable and simplified experience, but for each pair purchased a pair is donated to someone in need through non-profits like VisionSpring.
It was the option that I chose in the end. What I like about Warby Parker is how easy and non-complicated they make the process of purchasing glasses to be. Simply walk in, select a pair of glasses that you like and that suit your face, and for $150 you get a pair of glasses including anti-scratch protection, anti-glare protection, free delivery if that is more convenient than picking up in-store, 30 days to return for full refund or exchange if you change your mind, and free return if you decide the glasses aren’t for you. Warby Parker also offers a 1-year anti-scratch policy, so if your lenses get scratched they will replace the lens for free. It’s also amazing that for such a good price not only do you get the full package but you also have an astounding collection of frame styles to choose from. No need to check for the cheapest frames or opt for something you don’t like because it’s more affordable.
The only extra costs are $50 to upgrade to a thinner lens if your prescription if high and $50 for blue light filtering. You’ll even receive up to $50 rebate if you need to have your glasses adjusted at any optometrist and they charge for the service.
So far, I’m quite impressed with my experience and pleased with my stylish pair of glasses.
(This post was not sponsored in any way and expresses my personal views and impressions.)