Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

new glasses

I stumbled upon Warby Parker a couple of weeks ago and feel in love with their glasses! I’ve wanted a (couple) new pair for some time now but have been spending my VSP allowance on contacts instead… like a good girl… all the whilst searching for that perfect pair of glasses to splurge on. Good thing these are only $95 so I can pick up more than one!!

What I’ve been eyeing (eh? No pun intended?) lately:

From their site:

“A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. Prescription eyewear simply should not cost $300+. The industry is controlled by a few large companies that have kept prices artificially high, reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with our customers directly through our website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better looking prescription eyewear for under $100.

We believe that everyone has the right to see. Unfortunately, millions of people around the world today don’t have access to proper vision care. To help address this problem, Warby Parker partners with renowned non-profits, such as RestoringVision.org, to deliver one pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair that we sell. In doing so, we enable you to share the gift of vision with someone who can’t see today and give them the opportunity to read, to work and to live a fuller life.”

So not only will I be looking all sorts of cute, every purchase contributes to a good cause. Love it.