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I’m still resisting wearing glasses – I own them, and always drive at night with them, but I don’t want to commit in perpetuity. That said, I’ve been noticing that I blink, squint, and scoot closer when I don’t wear them, so it may be time to bite the bullet. Twist my arm – I went shopping.
I’ve had luck at Target Optical and most recently at Costco Optical, but I wanted some frames that were a little funkier (some would say nerd chic is in eye of the beholder, or maybe I’m just a plain nerd and don’t give AF) – something that would look good at business functions, or you know, at a punk rock concert. Lately, I’ve been trying to do all my shopping online as a weird busy introvert social experiment, so when I learned of Warby Parker‘s home try-on program (and that the prices were within my reach), I was all in.
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It was easy for me to find cute eyeglasses I liked amongst the brand’s throwback styles. Five frames, five days, free shipping, nothing to lose. After placing my order online, I also downloaded the app…because I’m a shameless techie four-eyed nerd extraordinaire.
The app had a pretty slick user interface that allowed me to track my delivery, browse more frames (this could become addictive), and create a video of myself donning my frame choices (check it out on my Insta). What do you think?
Throughout my 1-2 week relationship with Warby Parker, I got informative emails about the next stpes and cutesy app notifications, and when the at-home try-on deadline neared, I also got a friendly text from the Alex at Warby Parker asking if I need help “picking a winner.” The company sure does close the deal in the most helpful and kind way possible. The WP team is on me, but more like a best friend with good taste than a salesperson.
And the winner is? The Holcomb (w00t!), so I used the free shipping return label and dropped the tester frames at the post office, uploaded my prescription (you can also email them or ask them to call your doctor), and then placed my order through text with my friend Alex, who told me I’d get my prescription glasses in 7-10 days. Easy-peasy.
I like that I basically had control over the buying process, was able to collect and digest information, try the frames on at my leisure, and have multiple touch-points. Communication was helpful and not at all pushy. Plus, I love the variety of Warby Parker styles, and can’t wait to rock my new lenses, privately, in my house, as I shop online without squinting.
Here are my five, in case you liked them and want to check them out: