I Gave This Warby Parker Thing A Try
I have to admit, this whole process was pretty cool.
And no this is not an ad or paid endorsement. I legit decided to give this a go. After hearing the ads all the time and seeing the T.V. commercials, I had to see if it was as easy as they said it was.
Crazy thing is, if I had an iPhone I could use their Warby Parker app like in the commercial. Alas, I am an Android/Samsung Galaxy user. And you can stop right there because I can hear you all the way over here lecturing me about how much better your beloved iOS is. Shush.
At the end of the commercial you get the "available for users of the iPhone X and above".
And if I would have used the app, I couldn't tell you about the cool experience.
You go to their website warbyparker.com.
You look at the styles they have available (and they have lots).
You take a quick personality quiz and pick five frames you'd like to try on.
You give them your stats & credit card info. They won't charge you but in case you want to keep the frames and not send them back, you will be paying for them.
Then they send you this.
Inside is this.
A handy little try-on book, return postage sticker, and...
Your five pair to try on.
They encourage you to play dress up with their glasses and show your friends before you make your decision. And they give you like 5 days. Once you've spent time with your new prospective frames you send them back.
And once you do that, you go back online to place your order. Or if you didn't like any of them you select 5 new pair to try on.
And in case you're wondering, I'm down to these two.
My first choice is the quail egg Barnett style. Popular choice around the office.
2nd choice...the Welty Wide in whiskey tortoise.
Oh and I completely forgot, when you're deciding on frames and such they ask you in the personality part about face shape so you can order wide frames for fuller faces and big heads like myself.
This was so cool, really convenient, and I highly recommend it.
The price really can't be beat either. $95 bucks for a pair and if you add on blue light filtering for computer glare that's just an extra $50. They also do progressives and more.
If you need glasses or have them and want to upgrade and get another pair without going broke, I highly suggest giving Warby Parker a try. The free Home-Try on is super cool. And there's the added comfort of knowing that they do have 3 store locations in Michigan. But you'll have to road trip it a bit. Closest one is in Ann Arbor but there are two more. One in Troy and in Detroit. You can book an eye exam at any one of those locations.
They also do sunglasses and contacts.
Just go check out the site. It's totally legit and cool and my experience was super dope.
I'll share which one I picked when they get here.
You can take a look at the gallery below and even see the pairs that didn't make the cut.