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Warby Parker and JP – A Match Made in Heaven?

Joshua Price, Townsquare Media

Warby Parker has upset the status quo. Freeing all of us from the oppressive monopoly of Brick and Mortar eyeglass stores giving us the freedom to stand up and declare “I will NOT be forced to go out into the public and physically shop for my new pair of eyeglasses!”

Or you know something along those lines. 

Warby Parker is online company that sells both prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses for the flat rate of $95.00. Other than being an online glasses store, Warby Parker is known for their charity program ‘Buy a Pair – Give a Pair’. For every pair of glasses purchased from  they donate money or glasses to the charity VisionSpring. VisionSpring is a foundation dedicated to helping poverty stricken countries and people receive the optical care and products that they so desperately need.

I decided to give their website a whirl and see what I could come up with. I was leery at first because as anyone who has had glasses know, you spend a lot of time trying on different kinds of glasses! Luckily Warby Parker has somewhat answered that problem with their Home Try On program.

Try At Home Delivery Arrives
Joshua Price, Townsquare Media

The Home Try On program allows you to choose up to five frames that they will send to you in a box similar to the above picture. Giving you the opportunity to try them all on and solicit the opinions of your friends and snarky coworkers! As you can see in the photo I picked out five glasses that I thought looked really cool. And it turns out they do, just not really cool on my face.My giant head and fat face didn’t go very well with most of what I picked out. The designs were all pretty snazzy but none of them were really wide enough to accommodate my face. With the exception of one pair…

Joshua Price, Townsquare Media
Joshua Price, Townsquare Media
Joshua Price, Townsquare Media

Still not totally sure about them though. I’ve decided to send them all back and I am now awaiting a second round of glasses to be delivered. Hopefully we will have some more success with the new batch. What do you think of the green ones, do they work or not? Let me know in the comments!

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