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Remember the unfortunate incident with my sunnies and my Home Try-On experience with Warby Parker, well my glasses arrived 3 weeks ago today and I couldn’t be more in love.
Not only had I outgrown my old glasses from a fashion standpoint, my eyes were working in overdrive to compensate for an older prescription. Let me tell you all when I put the new pair on I gasped and scared my cousin. The shock of how clear the world was and sharp everything looked stunned me. I don’t think I’ve had that type of reaction since I first got contacts.
Since I’m rather pleased with glasses and money I saved (around $400), I thought it would only be fitting to share my entire experience with you all.
This was fairly simple. If you recall I after my Home Try-On experience decided to get the Chamberlain frames, so I went the site, added them to my basket, and proceeded to check out. After asking for the usual billing, shipping, etc I was prompted to upload my prescription. Seeing as I’m blind and all, it was recommended I opt for the 1.67 high index lenses for $30 more and then my order was complete. Following this, I received my receipt and confirmation with an estimation of 7-12 business days for my glasses to arrive, which I already had anticipated.
After this, I was taken to another page where I could measure my pupillary distance (PD) using a tool created by the company and a card. The card was held in front of my face and my computer took a selfie of me. About a couple hours after I received the confirmation email, another email appeared in my inbox suggesting 1.72 high index lenses, which didn’t surprise me.
This time I had a few questions about the cost, the 1.72 high index lens cost $130, but at the time it wasn’t specified if this was an additional $100 or $130 on top of the extra $30 I had already paid. The representative I spoke to was extremely helpful and this conversation lasted no more than 10 minutes. Another confirmation landed in my inbox and we were good to go.
The Warby Parker Arrival
The order shipped on a Wednesday and arrived the following Tuesday, well ahead of schedule as that Monday was a holiday. Quickly I tore into a box as if it were Christmas morning, and I knew the topic gift on my wishlist was under the tree. The frames seemed a bit smaller than the try at home pair which was suited me just fine. At first, I was worried they might be flimsy because they felt rather light, but I haven’t had any issue thus far.
As much as I love my glasses, I do wish I had opted for a thicker frame. Even with the thinnest lens available, there’s about 2-3 mm that still sticks out.
Along with the frames, I received a sturdy case and cute little carrying pouch which doubles as a cleaning cloth. All n all I would rate this experience an 8.5/10, and I certainly see myself ordering my next pair of glasses from them in the future. If you’re interested in getting your next pair of glasses from Warby Parker give their Free Home Try-On’s program a try.