Can we talk about glasses for a bit? Mine need to be replaced. Partly because it’s been 5 years since I’ve ordered a new pair and mine are pretty worn out. But more then that, my prescription has changed. I’m dealing with my usual extreme nearsightedness (I’m something like 20/800 – insane!), and now I’m also dealing with some reading eye fatigue. Which I’m guessing is age related. Sigh.
Help me pick out a new pair! I’ve narrowed it down to 5 options. I’m especially trying to find something that would look good with my new silvery hair. And since my pixie cut is quite masculine, I want a pair that contrasts and feels a bit feminine.
Here are my 5 top picks (pictured in order above):
By the way, Ben Blair, me, Ralph and Olive, all wear prescription glasses, and we pretty much only buy them from Warby Parker. Remember that crazy video I linked to about the glasses monopoly? When I learned that, I was so pleased to hear that Warby Parker wasn’t part of that whole mess. Made me feel even more loyal to them. I think we’ve ordered a dozen pairs from them over the years.
We like them because they’re reasonably priced (as far as glasses go), they have tons of styles, if you don’t live near a store, you can opt for at-home try on, they carry lots of sunglasses too, and for every pair you buy, they donate a pair!
I’d love to hear: Which pair would you pick for me? Also, do you wear glasses? Do you buy a new pair regularly or just if your prescription changes? And how often does your prescription change?
More questions: If you wear glasses daily, do you keep more than one pair to choose from? Different styles for different moods/outfits? Do any of you wear non-prescription glasses just for the look? And have any of you started dealing with reading glasses yet?