Love that geek chic look but don’t want to break the bank? Warby Parker has you covered. Every pair is $95 — including prescription lenses. Seeing really IS believing.
The Tently is the pair I'm sporting these days.
Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point.
At $95 a pop you can’t find a close competitor with the same quality anywhere. Believe me. I’ve looked. Pun intended.
From Johnny Depp to Kanye West, the geek chic look continues to dominate the mainstream. As someone who has had to wear glasses since the second grade, I’m glad I can finally celebrate my near sightedness. The geek movement is on the rise and many are jumping on the bandwagon, even if they have perfect vision. Why? One of the reasons might be because wearing glasses can actually make us appear smarter. I need all the help I can get!
Eyeglass wearers look smarter and are more likely to find work, according to a study by the British College of Optometrists (via Daily Mail).
For those of us not genetically blessed to have a choice in the matter, finding new glasses is a time consuming activity. Year after year I visit my eye doctor where I try on countless pairs of glasses under harsh lighting and look at price tags in the hundreds. When I discovered Warby Parker online my life was changed (or at least my frames). Every pair of glasses, sunglasses (and their monocle) plus prescription lenses is $95 with free shipping and free returns (unless you have really bad vision like me and then there’s only an extra $30 to get special lenses). What do you get for that price? Some of the coolest designs I’ve seen.
The Owen should be a staple in any geek's collection
While they’re primarily sold online, there are a few retailers that sell these geeky goggles. If you’re nervous about ordering online, there are a few options for you. Upload a picture of yourself and check out their virtual try on function. Not good enough? They’ll even send you up to five pairs of glasses to try on at home for five days free. They even throw in a pre-paid return shipping label. Nice.
You know how I mentioned that a “for good” teaser in the headline? For every pair of glasses purchased, the philanthropic folks at Warby Parker donates a pair to someone in need. That makes me feel good.
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