Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Gift of Vision
I have worn glasses since second grade. On the way home from my first eye doctor visit, we drove by a pasture that I had seen a million times. "Oh, those are sheep", I told my mom, looking through my new spectacles. "I always thought they were rocks".
Forty years later, I'm still "blind as a bat", without the cool sonar to get around. I can't even see the alarm clock in the morning until I put my glasses on. It's hard to imagine what it would be like if I didn't have access to eye care and corrective lenses - I would be moving through the day in a haze.
Unfortunately, millions of people in the world aren't as lucky as I am, leaving them unable to effectively learn or work.
Enter Warby Parker, a designer eyewear company that believes that buying glasses should leave you happy and good looking, with money in your pocket. Their frames are stylish, yet practical. And very economical - every pair is just $95.00.
They also believe that everyone has the right to see. For every pair of glasses purchased, Warby Parker donates to their non-profit partners, who train men and women to give basic eye exams and provide glasses to their communities around the world at affordable prices.
I selected five sample pairs online and had them sent to my house. The frames were sturdy and well made, and I was very happy with the quality. The designs I chose were fun and different than the style I usually wear.
Overall, I would recommend Warby Parker if you're looking for a unique, high quality pair of glasses at a reasonable price, with the added benefit of helping someone in the world with the gift of vision.
As they say at Warby Parker....There's nothing complicated about it. Good eyewear, good outcome.
**I was not compensated by Warby Parker for this review. I was loaned samples from the company, and all opinions are my own**