Monday, October 14, 2013

Warby Parker Glasses

So as I've mentioned before, I'm not really a glasses person.  I've been wearing contacts since I was 13 and only wore glasses right before bed.  I thought they made me look like a librarian and a dork.
After long days going from class to lab to office hours, my poor eyes had had enough.  I decided I needed a nice pair of glasses to wear near the end of the day.  Enter Warby Parker.
A few of my friends recommended them to me and turns out there's a store right on Newbury Street near me.  I checked them out online first and decided I definitely needed a pair of statement glasses like they had. 
So a little secret: my insurance doesn't cover my eyes anymore.  No big deal.  Warby Parker works with the nicest optometrist who has a practice right there in the store!  I popped in and for $90 I got a new prescription (mine was over 2 years old and MIT was going to charge me $160 to get one at Student Medical!)
I took the prescription and walked across the hall and got fitted with some beautiful frames.  I am in love.  I bought these Baxter glasses for $95 right then and there, handed them my script, and the glasses were delivered to my door in a week,
I swear I haven't taken them off since I got them!

Aren't they gorgeous?  I am seriously in love.  I haven't worn my contacts in days and may only wear them biking and in lab from now on.  I highly recommend you check out Warby Parker.  Even if you don't have a store near you, they ship "sample" frames of your choice to you for free to try on!  I'm a huge fan!
I also got this nifty travel case for my contacts.  Now I can take them out when I'm out and about, which I'm really appreciating.
It's shaped like an elephant!

I've gotten so many compliments lately and my eyes are also singing me praises.  Check out their online shop and maybe you'll convert to glasses too.

Do you wear glasses?  What are you wearing? Let me know ;)

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