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post #31 of 48
I was hoping for a faster turn around, but I'm glad I read this thread now. I too ordered the at-home-five. I have been on a hunt for a long time now for a plastic stylish frame that will work on my very small face. Seems like most people here have the opposite problem. The 5 I ordered were the 5 that I believe had the smallest overall size (lens + bridge).

Currently, the only pair of "stylish" glasses I own that fit well are sunglasses -- ray ban aviators (RB 3044) in the smallest size they make (before becoming "juniors"). They have a 52mm lens with a 14mm bridge, for a total of 118mm. Without having any other way to judge, I used a total of 118mm as a starting point for my WP at-home-try-ons.

I'll report my findings. In the meantime, anyone have pics of WP in-the-wild? Sometimes professional photos on websites leave a lot to the imagination.

While we are on the topic, and in an attempt to hijack this thread/not start another one: anybody have suggestions for some stylish, preferably in the rectangle family, plastic frames for narrow faces?
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by sidamo View Post
I received my home try on kit the other day. The glasses are cheaply constructed, but still a bargain at $95 w/ prescription lenses.

I am going to order the Thompson in crystal. I like the darker browns and burgundy tortoise colors but they do not look good with my blond hair & light complexion.

The try on kit came about two weeks after I originally ordered it via UPS. The kit included a free return label, that i placed onto the package and dropped into a nearby ups drop off box.

Any chance we could get some pictures for reference?
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post
http://www.warbyparker.com/

Found this site via this month's GQ. Stylish frames for $95.

Great feature- they'll send you up to 5 frames for free with a prepaid return label just so you can try them.

I've been looking for some great, cheap frames lately. This is perfect.

thanks for this, but from the looks of it, it is something where ' you get what you pay for' sort of deal.
i dont know how experienced anybody is here with eyewear but quality exudes from the handling and long term wear of frames. and also from visuals and feel , and these dont cut it.

also , if anyone has insurance, if your optometrist will work with you, you can be flexible on your account to actually get premium frames and lenses to close to free anyways. one per year.
post #34 of 48
Sorry, I didn't snap any photos.....I should have The kit is already back in transit
post #35 of 48
I was just checking this site out last night. I think it looks like it would provide an affordable alternative to some of the more expensive brands out there. Especially if you don't have an insurance plan that covers glasses. I also like the website. Very clear, and informative with a nice layout. Not typical of most eyeglasses sites.

As for what they look like "in the wild", a quick google search turned up a few examples:

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...XAr7skjU__p7VB

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...SPLwRTkOXxcuVx

I think most of the examples online are from people who have just tried the samples on. They all sort of have a shiny appearance, presumably because they're not real lenses. I'll definitely keep them in mind should I look for new frames.
post #36 of 48
Yea, I do not carry vision insurance; however my health insurance pays for the eye exam/prescription portion - just not glasses and contacts.

While reading my insurance booklet too figure out what it did cover...it said that they would contribute 5 dollars towards glasses. How nice of them!
post #37 of 48
Advise,
Anyone who plans on ordering Warby Parker - obtain and enter your own prescription. I chose the available option for Warby Parker to obtain my prescription from my doctor (and gave them the number and hours). Almost two weeks went by, and I didn't hear anything from anyone.

I called Warby, they said your doctor isn't responding. I called my doctor they said Warby never contacted them.

Anyhow, I got my own prescription from the doctor, called Warby, and they entered it over the phone. They also upgraded me to free overnight shipping.

Not sure who is to blame, but just go with entering your own prescription for a faster ship.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by sidamo View Post
Advise,
Anyone who plans on ordering Warby Parker - obtain and enter your own prescription. I chose the available option for Warby Parker to obtain my prescription from my doctor (and gave them the number and hours). Almost two weeks went by, and I didn't hear anything from anyone.

I called Warby, they said your doctor isn't responding. I called my doctor they said Warby never contacted them.

Anyhow, I got my own prescription from the doctor, called Warby, and they entered it over the phone. They also upgraded me to free overnight shipping.

Not sure who is to blame, but just go with entering your own prescription for a faster ship.

Good to know. Could you post some pictures when you receive the frames?
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by sidamo View Post
Yea, I do not carry vision insurance; however my health insurance pays for the eye exam/prescription portion - just not glasses and contacts.

While reading my insurance booklet too figure out what it did cover...it said that they would contribute 5 dollars towards glasses. How nice of them!

My insurance also partially covers the exam. $30. If I pay with cash/card instead of using insurance, I receive a $30 discount from the eye doctor. Apparently having insurance creates an expensive billing overhead.
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by sidamo View Post
Advise,
Anyone who plans on ordering Warby Parker - obtain and enter your own prescription. I chose the available option for Warby Parker to obtain my prescription from my doctor (and gave them the number and hours). Almost two weeks went by, and I didn't hear anything from anyone.

I called Warby, they said your doctor isn't responding. I called my doctor they said Warby never contacted them.

Anyhow, I got my own prescription from the doctor, called Warby, and they entered it over the phone. They also upgraded me to free overnight shipping.

Not sure who is to blame, but just go with entering your own prescription for a faster ship.

Good advice. I just completed a home try-on and have now ordered a pair. Both processes have had noticeable delays (2 weeks for the try-on, 5 days and counting without shipment for the order). I did enter my own prescription, though. I think they are simply overwhelmed by the order volume from recent press attention.

I also agree the glasses feel a bit on the cheap side--not sure why, perhaps it's the hinges--but the styling is very good and the price is of course is excellent.
post #41 of 48
fyi, a Warby Parker review w/Pics that I did a few months ago.
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by spitfirees20 View Post
Good to know. Could you post some pictures when you receive the frames?

Yes, I will post pictures. I paid an extra 30 for the thin lens, my prescription is a -4.75.

I expect to get the glasses early next week because they still didn't ship out yet or they would have emailed me a tracking #.
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me. View Post
fyi, a Warby Parker review w/Pics that I did a few months ago.

Looks pretty good for a cheap frame; hope the 5 day at-home trial eventually ships
post #44 of 48
Here is a good video by one of the founders, Neil Blumenthal... http://www.siliconprairienews.com/20...warby-parker-1
post #45 of 48
Currently deciding between a pair of Warbys vs. Ray-Bans.

The Sibley was perfect for me, but like stated in this topic many times, the quality is a bit ehh. I can get the Ray-Bans for about the same price, but is there really a stigma of glasses being Made in China = bad?
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