As a small kid, one of the worst things I ever did was cause years worth of trouble for my parents and myself. In grade school, I thought it would be sooo cool to have glasses. And when the school brought someone in to give all of us kids an eye exam, yours truly lied through the whole thing. like...I lied my ass off.... and by doing so, I destroyed my eyes. I had a very strong and very wrong prescription for years and after that, my eyeballs were toast and I couldn't see my hand pulled away from my face and so, it was about 10 years ago that I was given a pretty sweet gift from my parents. (could I have been a more needy child?) The gift of sight. On a whim, my mom took me to get tested for laser eye surgery, and in a matter of hours, I was getting numbing drops squeezed into my peepers and going under the knife, metaphorically speaking. I remember the process taking under 5 minutes and the room smelling like sautéed mushrooms. I bawled my eyes out on the way home (it was the only thing that felt remotely good on freshly zapped retinas) and passing out with a giant Percocet doing its job. I woke up the next day with 20/20 vision, after being legally blind for years. and while even though it was nothing short of disappointing to see myself clearly in the mirror for the first time and wish I had been prettier, it was a beautiful gift to be able to see my alarm clock in the morning.
It wasn't until I got a desk job that I realized the constant strain I put on my eyes. Once I had eye surgery, I kind of convinced myself that my eyes weren't something I needed to maintain anymore. But sitting in front of a computer screen for over eight hours a day has put a toll on my sight and when a coworker let me try on her reading glasses, I knew it was time for something. I'm in no financial state or medical need to get laser eye surgery any time soon, so it seemed like the best time to look into a nice pair of glasses, at least for when I'm at work. I knew I wanted them to be in a neutral palette, have a sturdy design and a more modern look. I searched online for a while and found plenty of sites offering a deal of the week to try glasses and then I finally stumbled onto Warby Parker. I've had a few friends and coworkers mention this site so I figured a click to check them out wouldn't hurt and I'm so glad that I did.
WP is so genius and convenient and well priced that I can't say enough good things about them. With soooo many options to choose from, in reading glasses and sunglasses, you'll be shopping for hours and here's the best part. WP works in a way that has us, the buyers, in mind. They allow you to pick out 5 pairs from the site to ship directly to your home so you can try them on and model them at your leisure. The days of sitting in a room filled with way too many glasses under florescent lights and having strangers all around are no more. I was able to pick out 5 pairs of glasses and they were at my house within 3 days. All the styles I went with were pretty similar: a boxy shape in design, neutral in color in color, and all around the same price range. Not pictured is a red pair I rented just for fun. They did not love my face at all. I decided that Orson and I were a match made in four eyes heaven, with kind of a tortoise shell look to them, they are super cute! and this Home Try-On gig isn't just for the elite. It's for everyone! you can jump on their site right now and shop til you drop, wait for the glasses to get to your house, and duck face all day long in the mirror at your new face with flare!
this post was sponsored by Warby Parker