At Home with Warby Parker

If you were at ask me how I feel about aging I’d honestly tell you I don’t mind so much.  The reality is I feel the same way I did 10 years ago if not better.  There’s one thing I do miss about my younger body though.  It has nothing to do with my weight, muscle tone, wrinkles, or saggy skin.  Those things come with the territory and I’m accepting.  I do however miss my old eyes!  Gone are the days of just grabbing something and reading it unassisted.  Since turning 40 ten years ago my eye sight has changed drastically.

The problem is my distance vision is fine but reading a book or anything on a computer screen or cell phone is impossible.  Enter the world of progressive lenses.  They aren’t easy to adjust to and even harder is adjusting to seeing myself in them!

My current glasses are okay but I would love to have another pair to trade off with and switch up my look a bit! So when Warby Parker shared their at home try on program with me I was intrigued.  I should say that this is in NO WAY a sponsored post and I’m not using any affiliate links.

If you wear glasses, or need to wear them, then you know how hard it is to pick the right pair.  Especially in a store where the lighting may be bad and the mirrors are small.  Taking a selfie and then examining it is one way to get an idea of how you look but I like the idea of trying frames at home and seeking the opinion of others to help make an important decision.

The program works quite simply – go here and click on the Home Try-On tab. You’ll answer some questions about style preferences and then you’ll be presented with frames to choose from. You can select up to 5 frames and they’ll immediately be shipped to you at no cost to try. Once reWarby Parker pays the shipping both ways!

Here are the frames I chose to try on, let me know if you have a favorite. Try to ignore the shiny lenses – they’re not permanent.

Have you ever purchased glasses this way? After my next eye exam in June I may order from Warby Parker. I tried contact lenses last Summer but had a super hard time getting the right prescription. If I try again I’ll need to find another eye doctor because mine gave me two options – neither of which worked.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Weigh-in in the comments section below!

XO,
Kellyann

28 Comments

  1. February 13, 2018 / 6:47 am

    I too am having trouble getting use to the progressive lens. Your post came at a great time as I had my eye exam, but refuse to pick out glasses after having my eyes dilated, so I am still in need of new frames. Love this concept and thank you for sharing ! Now back to you…..I like you in the first pair and third pair, I see your face and not the glasses first.

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks Vicki – I like those too. You should give this company a try, it is nice to try the frames at home when you’re not rushed and get lots of opinions! Good luck, let me know how it goes.
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Lisa
    February 13, 2018 / 7:49 am

    I have heard a lot about this company and others – but I have never tried it. All the glasses look great on you! I can’t pick which is my favorite.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I wish I could afford to have lots of different pairs to go with my many moods – lol!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. Andrea
    February 13, 2018 / 8:16 am

    The Home try on is so cool. I like them all but my favorites are 3 cause I love the higher points and then 4 because I am always a sucker for dark frames on blondes. And of course you look spot on gorgeous in them all!

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      You’re so sweet! The kids at school used to tell me I looked like a grandma in my glasses so it’s hard to think I could be attractive in any of them – I really think kids tell it like it is. But my eyesight has gotten to the point where I really need them. Thanks for the input!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. jodie
    February 13, 2018 / 9:58 am

    This is such a great idea for trying on glasses. I have ordered a couple of pairs from online sites, and have liked a couple and didn’t like a couple!
    I don’t know if it’s what you are wearing, but that first pair you tried on (the pink print) is so flattering on you!!
    I’ve been wearing glasses since 4th grade, and have vacillated with contacts too! But now I actually like my glasses because they hide the bags under my eyes!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks Jodie! I like the pink pair too, they’re different! My husband has worn glasses since he was a kid and I like him in them maybe because that’s how I’m used to seeing him. But when I see myself in them it’s kinda weird. I love that you say your glasses hide the bags under your eyes- ha! They must do it well because you never look anything but flawless my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. February 13, 2018 / 10:23 am

    I’m a big fan of dark frames, so my opinion is completely biased. My opinion is if you have to wear them, your glasses should be bold and fabulous. LOL Although I did order a pair of pink floral ones that I have yet to actually wear… You have such a pretty face and great smile, I think the pale colored frames look really cute on you. But the dark ones pop because of your blonde hair. OK, don’t listen to me… I’m no help at all.

    I used to wear contact lenses but, ummmm, age has caused my eyes to dry out and I can’t wear them comfortably anymore. It took me forever to get used to the idea of wearing glasses. Some people didn’t even know I wore them.

    The Warby Parker shop at home idea is beyond fab. It really is hard to make a decision in the shop — I always feel pressured because I know there are other customers and they’re watching and waiting and the sales person is all “You look great” no matter which pair you put on.

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks Daenel, your opinion is a good one and I agree! I like the idea of dark frames and making a bold statement. I should have included a picture of me in my glasses now – duh! They are darker and when I chose them I was all like, “I’m gonna wear ’em like an accessory” but now I think I look like an old lady and I want to change them up a bit. I’d love a pair of cat eye frames but my lenses require something larger. If my lenses weren’t so expensive I would get several pair!
      Trying contacts was so scary, I couldn’t see well and they kept telling me to wear them an adjust. No one ever said anything about sharing the responsibility for the car accidents I would have caused because I couldn’t see properly!
      Thanks so much Daenel!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. Connie K
    February 13, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    love the first pair!

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks Connie – I like those too!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. February 13, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first pair (followed by the last pair) I tried contacts too and could.not.do.it. I have an astigmatism in one eye and between that and the whole nearsighted, farsighted battle it just wasn’t happening. I find myself wearing my glasses more and more. I’ve got them all over the house. Luckily we have KILLER eye insurance so I get new glasses all the time. Katie found a pair she wants from Warby Parker. It might be that 2nd pair you have on even. Great post friend!!! XOXO
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Dang these old eyes! I used to take them on and off but anymore I’m just keeping them on. It still just shocks me though when I see myself in them. And I drive better without them so that’s kinda crazy.
      Our vision insurance is pretty good but glasses are soooooooo expensive. Did KT get a pair from Warby Parker? I’m wondering how she liked them. I’m hoping the quality of the lenses is good. I’ll place an order this Summer after my next eye exam, heaven forbid I go in any earlier than the 365 days from my last one – ha!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks Nancy, I am partial to that pair as well!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. February 13, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Fantastic idea, I hate the pressure of the optician try on, and at £450 a pair I HAVE to get it right. In fact when I went to upgrade a lens on one pair I discovered that the one lens alone was £200. So I bought a totally new pair instead. Might as well have a new look for my money, eh?
    So back to the now and your amazing try-on. Oh heck , they all look good, that’s what you get when you start with a pretty face ! If I have to, put me down for No. 2, so’s we can look like real sistas!
    Hugs, x.
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      So smart, right? Try on at home and keep them a few days to get lots of opinions! Brilliant, why didn’t I think of that?! Ok, I’ll tally your vote for #2. I wish I could get lots of pairs and change them up every day – wouldn’t that be fun? They are just sooooooo expensive it kills me!
      Thanks so much sista! Love you!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. Robin
    February 13, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Love the first pair on you. What a great idea! I bought some prescription sunglasses from an online company
    called Zenni. The company does progressives and bifocals on most frames. Really great prices, so I have a few
    for fashion statements. I have had no trouble with seeing or sending any back because I can’t see. 😉

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Thanks Robin, I have heard of Zenni before. I’ll have to check them out, progressive lenses are so expensive! I need to make absolutely sure I love them before I invest. I would love to have choices!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. February 13, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    My husband has done this, but I think for sunglaseses. I am pretty sure it was Warby Parker. I just turned 40 last summer and almost immediately after I noticed my reading vision going downhill! It is mainly medicine bottles! My husband is 43 and he’s noticed it, too! Boo!! And, I’d still like to do Lasik eventually, but I don’t want to even think about reading glasses. Maybe I’ll just get a magnify glass for now! LOL! I love all of the frames you picked. They honestly all look good on you. I like the first two, I think the top one is more girly and feminine and the 2nd one would go with anything.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks! I can’t even believe how bad my eye sight got. It is so frustrating when you’ve lived your whole life reading just fine and then that ability is gone. I would love to have Lasix someday if it would correct this vision of mine!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. February 13, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    You got some really cute ones to choose from! I love the black ones and the tortoise shell ones on you!

    • Kellyann
      February 13, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Thanks Laura! I feel like an old lady in them, lol. It’s just so hard to adjust to seeing myself in glasses!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  12. Kay
    February 13, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Since I’ve been through this process too many times to count, I am looking at the choices
    from a technical stand; do they fit the shape and size of your face, etc. No. 4 gets my vote for best fit —
    your eyes are centered in middle and they ‘frame’ your face nicely. Do they come in sofer
    colors? Also like No. 5 as a runner-up. I know all to well about the cost and would like
    to have a pair for every color palette; currently my year old glasses are burgundy and go
    nicely with my blonde hair. However, I wear a lot of blue and would like a pair of blue
    glasses — oops, I digress! Glasses do hide a number of issues and I think with time you will
    grow to accept your new look wearing glasses. Good luck!

    • Kellyann
      February 14, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Hi Kay! It’s an interesting process, there are no measurements at this point just questions about your face shape. They come up with a list of suggestions based on your preferences, things like style, etc.. I noticed that some of the frames were a little more loose than others but I’m guessing that’s the nature of the beast in the try on process. They have lots of colors and styles, some are not available for at home try on – not sure why but most styles are just not all colors.
      You should give them a try, it’s pretty painless and then even if you don’t purchase from them it may help you to know what you like and don’t like.
      Before I get new ones this Summer I’ll probably get another 5 pair to try out in case they add new styles. I certainly wish glasses were more affordable so I could have lots of options at my disposal!
      Hope you have a wonderful day!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  13. February 14, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    I haven’t ordered from an online source. I like that they send you so many options! I need to get some new glasses, my back up pair broke…darn it! I like both dark ones on you!

    • Kellyann
      February 14, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      I am thinking I am getting a pair from them come June when my insurance will pay for another pair. They have a really nice selection that my local store doesn’t. It’s really nice to have them at home for several days as well.
      Thanks Sarah!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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