I’ve been dying for a pair of prescription sunglasses for years now. It seems that my eyes get worse and worse every year, and I’d still like to be able to wear sunglasses and SEE at the same time. So, I finally treated myself to a pair!
I went to Warby Parker off the recommendation of a friend. I went to their Newbury Street store location on my one vacation day in the city. Be warned: the Newbury Street Warby opens at 11 AM. I got there early in hopes of checking a bunch of errands off my list and had to kill time… by shopping. The service at the Newbury Street location was stellar. It took me no time at all to pick out a pair and order them up! I went in with a prescription ready which also had my pupil measurements. This is one thing a friend had tipped me off to with Warby, so I made sure they wrote this measurement down for me during my last eye exam.
In two weeks, my sunglasses arrived at my house. I headed back to the store that very day to get them adjusted. This was a quick and easy process as well! We haven’t gotten a lot of sun since I’ve received my glasses, but I finally got to wear them a bit. There is a weird rainbow glare on my iPhone with these sunglasses on. Bostonians, have you ever looked at the screen of your iPhone in the reflection of the MBTA window? It’s that same glare. To be fair, I can’t look at my phone screen with glasses on, so it’s not a problem.
Their social media team seems great too, as every time I tweeted about how excited I was for my sunnies, they’d respond! I love that little bit of attentiveness. And aren’t these frames freakin’ adorable? I chose Haskell in lighter tortoise shell color called burnt lemon tortoise. At $150 total (frames + my prescription), they are a rather inexpensive alternative to fashion glasses, and there are so many cute choices! I’m planning on getting my next vision pair there too!
All and all, I’m so happy with my experience with Warby Parker. The service in store and out was great. I love my sunglasses, and I’m eager to try out another pair there!