I have been in the market for a new pair of glasses for almost a year now. I've been patiently searching for a pair of vintage frames that are quirky, but don't make me look goofy and needless to say, I have yet to find some. Recently, I ran across a new company in the latest issue of Lucky, Warby Parker. Warby Parker sells vintage-inspired frames for $95. The $95 includes the prescription lenses with standard anti-scratch and anti-reflective coating! Now, if you have been wearing eyeglasses for as long as I have, you know this is a DEAL.
Here are the one's I will be purchasing:
Why are the frames so reasonably priced you might be wondering?
"Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. Prescription eyewear simply should not cost $300+. The industry is controlled by a few large companies that have kept prices artificially high, reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with our customers directly through our website Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better looking prescription eyewear for under $100."
In case you were wondering if I needed any other reason to support this company, Warby Parker has partnered with RestoringVision.org to donate one pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair that they sell. Wow!
B will be ordering his own pair this weekend so I'll definitely keep you up to date on how we like them. I'll be ordering mine within the next month hopefully.
Read about the company story and F&Qs.