I Can See Clearly Now: Warby Parker Glasses

I know they’re trendy right now, but I’ve never really been a glasses person. For as long as I’ve been able to, I’ve traded my glasses for contacts. But I haven’t been wanting to wear my contacts right now – it seems like such a hassle, and the fact that we’re supposed to avoid touching our eyes makes me want to wear them even less.

But because of my reluctance to wear glasses, it meant that I didn’t really have a good pair to wear. I had a pair from a few years ago, but they were so thin that my field of “see-able” vision was really small. After spending the last few weeks squinting all day long, it got to be too much, and I knew that I needed to get a new pair.

Of course, being me, once I decided that I wanted a new pair of glasses, I wanted them NOW. Patience is not known to be my strong suit! Years ago I’d done one of the Warby Parker try-ons, where you order five pairs of glasses and they send them to your house to try on… and ended up going to the store to buy a pair! But I didn’t want to go through that waiting process, because again, impatience! So I “tried on” a few pairs virtually through Warby Parker‘s app, crossed my fingers, and placed an order.

And they turned out so well – this is the “Lovell” style! I went ahead and ordered the blue-light blocking option, because at this point, I figured that it couldn’t hurt. The website warned that they might be delayed, but I think they made it to me in a little over a week, which is really not bad. I’ve been wearing them every day, and it’s so nice to be able to actually see again – no more squinting at my laptop screen. I think that the app was really accurate – it’s obviously not the same thing as actually trying them on, but it came really, really close.

I highly recommend if you’re in the market for a new pair of glasses during quarantine (or even after). And of course, if you have more patience than I do, you can order the five pairs to try on at home for free, but rest assured knowing that the virtual try-on option is a really good one, too!

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