Lily’s Team Pick: Warby Parker Eyewear

I hate buying glasses for two reasons:

Number 1. I buy them at a South Florida Costco which means that I will inevitably purchase the exact same pair that the 90 year-old woman who is standing between me and her oxygen tank has just purchased. I don’t want to feel weird about that but I do, I just do.

Number 2: they are ridiculously expensive—even at Costco. Luckily I don’t have to worry about these things anymore! Warby Parker is an eyewear company that sells glasses for $95. All of their frames PLUS your prescription lenses are under $100.

They also help you basically become a saint (I mean not really, but whatever) by donating a pair of glasses to someone in need every time they sell a pair. So if your natural eyesight is like mine—just a bunch of blurry colors—then you should probably get your eyes checked out and buy glasses from this website!!

ALSO they sell monocles. Real prescription monocles. I didn’t realize this was a thing! I have no idea why anyone would ever need a monocle but at the same time I really, really want one.


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  1. I was mucking around ThinkGeek and saw this listing for a certain type of glasses that were good for those who spend a lot of time in front of the computer. I forgot what it’s called (starts with a G?) but it filters out a certain colour that irritates your eyes more, so it’s more soothing on the eyes.

    I spend forever on the computer, to the point that friends and family ask me “aren’t you going to hurt your eyes?!” and “why don’t you need glasses yet?!” (maybe my eyes adapted well, I dunno, I’m the only family member to not need them). Yet I like the look of glasses on me. I figured that these would be a great pair to get that wouldn’t be appropriative and would actually be useful.

    Problem is, ThinkGeek’s design was *ugly*. It looked like a relic from when I was born, and not in an awesome-vintage way. There didn’t seem to be any design variations.

    SO LONG STORY SHORT: Is it possible to get a pair of the glare-filter glasses I talked about but in more attractive frames? Like instead of getting prescription lenses you get these glare-filter ones?

    • I would ask your local optician – I have some kind of magical coating on my computer glasses, and I suspect it’s the same thing. And if the price he quotes you is too high, look around online – you might be able to find something from a website like Optical4Less.

  2. this site is wonderful :D also im totally buying three- 4 pairs now…. and they will last for hopefully a super long time! this is exciting i needed new glasses so bad.. and the metal ones i have are rusted. sooooo
    sunglasses and new glasses are acoming! thankss for this!

  3. my glasses got crushed last year and i only wear glasses when i go to the movies, thrift store glasses that seemed close to my prescription, but are really unflattering.

    This is amazong. I’m going to try to buy a pair today.
    Thank you Lily!

  4. My tomboy’s brand new pair of Larkins arrived last week! So handsome. They’re wonderful, and they also send up to 5 pairs for you to try on before you buy, in addition to their virtual try-on action.

  5. I got the Wiloughby glasses in Checkered Revolver last fall. I love them. They’re super-distinctive, and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments when wearing them out and about. My eyesight is terrible, so I went with the high-index lenses, which brought the total to a (still fantastic) $125.

  6. i bought “crystal matte” webb frames in february to replace 5+ yrs old and super janky glasses. i love them and they love me back, i.e., after falling in an embarrassing manner several weeks ago and breaking them i was actually able to fix them with superglue AND THEY LOOK FINE. this has given me a lot of confidence in the manual repair area of life. thanks warbs p!!

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