I have been meaning to get some prescription sunglasses for, well, ever. But I just couldn’t stomach the idea of spending $300 on sunglasses. I can’t see two feet in front of my face without my contacts or glasses, so wearing my glasses on sunny days is miserable. I toyed with the idea of taking my glasses off on a recent (very bright) drive home from work so that I could wear my sunglasses. That “brilliant” plan lasted all of five seconds before I panicked that I might hit a small child or something. So when my coworker told me about Warby Parker—their hipster styles, low prices, and awesome mission—I decided to give them a peek. (I mean, any company that sells a monocle is definitely worth a look, right?!)
Warby Parker was started by four friends looking to rebel against overpriced, bland prescription eyewear. While the selection of frames isn’t staggering, the styles are offbeat, well-made, and only $95 ($150 for prescription sunglasses- still a steal)! Plus, for every pair they sell, the company donates a pair of glasses to someone in need.
Warby Parker only has a handful of showrooms across the country, but you can select up to five pairs to try at home. They ship the frames to your house free of charge and include a paid return shipping label for you to return the glasses after you’ve tried them on.
I decided to go with the Mabel sunglasses in Greystone. Pretty snazzy, right? (No picture of myself in them yet—I sent them back before I thought to snap a photo. Oops!)
I just have to go online and place my order, and I’ll finally be able to stop driving with my hand over my eyes when I wear my glasses. Yay!!