Hey, guys! I hope your week has been just as exciting as mine has! As we continue to grow here at SC, we’re learning more about what it is that you love, what you could live without and the like. We thank you for your continued support and love. We ask for feedback, feedback, feedback! Message us, tweet us, throw tomatoes, whatever, we want to hear from you! I will continue to be the cheerleader for my team and so the majority of my posts will read similar to what you just read. Bare with me!
Getting back on track, I wanted to address one issue that I know a lot of us guys/girls face! Glasses. Contacts. Are you a ‘Four Eyes’? Fortunately for you, so am I. Every year, my vision gets progressively worse and until I am of age to get Lasik.. I’ll forever be stuck with the notion that I cannot just wake up, rub my eyes, and be able to see the clock! Every year, I am dreaded with the fact that I will have to carry my happy rump on over to my local LensCrafters, where a very nice and helpful guy/gal will attempt to tell me what it is that I’m looking for and what is “fashionable” in today’s market (as if trying on glasses in front of people isn’t hard enough). I’m all for customer service and getting help when needed, but you are WELL aware of your style and what you feel would fit best with your wardrobe. Not being able to see is hard enough! I feel your pain. So, anyways.. what happens to those of us who wear glasses everyday and are tired of having the same ONE pair of glasses for every outfit? If you’re anything like me, I know you’ve “dealt” with it because who really has the cash to be spending on designer frames (because we all know the ones our insurance covers are NOT cute)? My four-eyed friends, I give you Warby Parker and Lookmatic! Two amazing sites I’ve come across that have completely changed my frame shopping experience!
These sites take the dread out of dreadful and allow you try on your frames in the comfort of your own home! Not only are they VERY affordable (starting at 95$ INCLUDING lens and shipping.. kid you not) but they are durable and trendy!
Warby Parker is special in that you simply make an account and browse the collection. You’re then able to choose up to FIVE frames to have sent to your home. The shipping is free and you’re provided with a return label for sending back. There is a huge selection of frames and they’re categorized by men and women. I’ve attached a picture of what you’ll receive as well as the five different frames that i chose to try on. PLEASE (I’m begging) leave a comment on which you like best! I be sending them back tomorrow.. *sad face* (oh, and forgive my terrible hair and lack of make-up. work+class = overly tired mel)
Moving onto Lookmatic. This is a site that will allow you to virtually try on the frames by uploading a picture of yourself, aligning the L & R markers with your eyes, and shopping for frames virtually. You’re able to adjust and rotate the frames to fit perfectly. I’ve included some sample images below.
ox – M