I recently discovered the world of online prescription glasses through blogging. Specifically, two companies that specialize in affordable retro glasses and sunglasses; Warby Parker and BonLook. Now, I have a very small, narrow face so it’s hard for me to find glasses that fit and look good. So I wasn’t sure I could get a pair online without trying them on. Fortunately, Warby Parker has a home try on program! You pick up to 5 pairs online and they send them to you for free to try on for 5 days. It’s totally free and doesn’t cost anything to send them back. I had so much fun trying on glasses at home without having to deal with sales people pressuring me to buy one! The glasses are also very affordable at $95 (that includes lenses AND frames). If you have really bad vision like me you have to pay an extra $30 for thin lenses. So that’s $125 plus free shipping! How can you beat that?!
BonLook has similar styles and prices ($99 for frames + lenses, $30 extra for thin lenses). The only downside is there is no home try on. So if the majority of frames fit your face you shouldn’t have a problem. They give sizes and measurements for all their frames as well. The plus side is they have a sale section where you can get some glasses for around $69. If you sign up for their mailing list you can also get $10 off full price glasses.
Another thing to consider is your insurance. I was thinking about using my insurance to purchase prescription glasses. My insurance company said they would only cover part of the cost if I could send them an itemized receipt (frame and lens price listed separately). Warby Parker said they couldn’t do that – the frames and lenses were a package deal. BonLook said they would be able to separate the cost of the frames and lenses. So that is something else to consider.
Ultimately, I think I’m going to go with Warby Parker. I just need to see the actual glasses on my face before I buy them! So what do you think? Which pair is your favorite? Or is my head still too small for these frames? *I was not paid or sponsored for this post. All opinions are my own!
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