This post is to recap my live video and show some real life photos of the frames I selected to try on at home through Warby Parker. I’ve never tried on or purchased any glasses through a website before, so this was a brand new experience for me.
Some quick notes that I mentioned in my video about my general experience with glasses:
- I started wearing glasses 10 years ago
- My eyes aren’t too bad, I really only wear glasses if I’m driving and it’s dark outside. The only other time I might wear glasses is if I’m going to a seminar/conference and I need to see a presentation from far away.
- I have a low nose bridge, which limits options for frames [thankfully, brands have been making more low nose bridge options and Warby Parker had a few to choose from].
- I have only purchased eye glasses at my doctor’s office
- I do not wear and have never tried contact lenses
Warby Parker allows customers to try on 5 pairs of glasses free of charge. They ship the frames out with demo lenses [no prescription] so that you can try them on in the comfort of your own home. You have 5 days to try them on and then send the demos back when you’re done. Easy 🙂 I wish there were more online options like this years ago!
My last eye doctor appointment was on Dec 16th. I didn’t know my prescription so I asked for it at my appointment. A few hours after my appointment I placed my try on order on Warby Parker’s website and the order shipped out on the 19th. Pretty quick!
Unfortunately, I’m not sure if it has to do with where I live compared to where the frames ship from…I know that Warby Parker offers free shipping and often those are options that take a little longer. The website also mentioned that since there were ongoing fires in California at the time, which may cause some delay if orders were routed through those areas. I finally received my order on January 9th!
I was really set on trying some clear plastic frames, and I was happy to find some on the website. The others were just some random ones that I threw in.
Dahl w/low nose bridge fit in Crystal – $95
These frames were one of my favorite picks. They felt sturdy and comfortable, the frame style wasn’t too wide. I thought these matched my personality and style the best out of all of the frames I tried on.
Collis w/low nose bridge fit in Lavender Crystal – $95
At a glance, I could barely tell that there was a hint of lavender in this crystal frame. Against white paper or next to Dahl [in plain crystal] it was much more obvious. This frame also felt sturdy and was comfortable to wear. It is slightly wider than Dahl, and I felt like it was just a little too wide for my face shape.
Jennings regular fit in Beach Glass – $95
I threw in this frame just to see what a “regular fit” frame would be like. For me, it’s a complete fail. Although for someone else who doesn’t have a low nose bridge, this would probably be just fine. They sit way too close to my eyes, touch my cheeks and would probably slide down my nose if worn for a few minutes.
Blair in Rose Gold – $145
A popular choice in my live video! These were comfortable to wear, thanks to the adjustable nose pads. The frames felt a little plastic-like and were pretty reflective around the top. I like a more subtle look, so I’d probably stay away from this rose gold color. For the at home try on, rose gold was the only color option but this also comes in black [which I would prefer].
Nesbit in Jet Silver – $145
Online I thought these looked pretty cool and had a quirky, cute name! To be honest, I was disappointed when trying on these frames. They are described to be metal, but felt very flimsy. Not sure if this is due to it being a demo frame and maybe it was bounced around in transit. The metal also looks darker in person than in the photos. I was hoping to like this one 🙁 I don’t think I would pay $145 for them.
After trying on all of these frames, I decided I would order Dahl and Blair [in black]. I told myself that I would get to see what Blair in black looks like in person and see how I felt about them, since I was having a hard time making up my mind! I feel comfortable knowing that I could return either frame if they don’t work out, just so I do it within their return policy.
Some quick points I want to mention about Warby Parker if you’re debating on placing an order:
- The at home try on was really easy and convenient! No obligation!
- Accepts insurance coverage for glasses if you want to submit a medical/vision insurance claim
- Able to provide a receipt that can be used to submit a flexible spending claim
- The website has photos of actual people wearing the frames so you can get an idea of what it might look like on someone
- Free shipping!
- I heard that retail operations that don’t have a physical store in your state doesn’t charge tax? [I’m not an accountant, but that’s just what I heard] Warby Parker did charge tax on my order and they do not have a Hawaii location.
- Try on order was placed on 12/16/17 and arrived on 1/9/18 – felt like a long time!
Overall, I thought this was a fun experience and super convenient! The at home try on is a great idea, especially for people who are new to the brand and just want to see what the frames are like before having to commit and place an actual order. I also have my old glasses as a backup, since my prescription hasn’t changed just in case it doesn’t work out.
I’ll keep you all posted when my prescription order arrives! 🙂 Another site I’m interested in trying is Jins, which I’ll do another post on.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you found this helpful! Let me know if you have any questions!
*This is not a sponsored post. I have purchased these items with my own money. I always promise to give my honest feedback.*