I first heard about the Warby Parker Home Try-On program a little over two years ago – an intern at my first job ranted and raved about how cool the service was.

If you haven’t heard of it, essentially you select five pairs of glasses (not all styles are available for home try-on, but most are) and the company will send them to you free of charge to try. You can keep the frames for up to five days until you have determined which (or how many) you like. Then, you ship the frames back in the same box (return label included!) and order the frames you liked most, with your prescription in them this time.

And the best part is, these glasses are only $95 – prescription lenses included! The try-on process itself is totally free (even though they do ask for your credit card when you place the order, but no charge is made).

I had been thinking about getting new glasses for a while now, and the other day this try-on program crossed my mind. I visited the site and since the process was so easy, I was compelled to give it a go. After picking 5 frames that I liked (there is a process you can follow to find frames that best work for your face shape/size, but I already knew what I was looking for) I entered my information and submitted my order, excited to embark upon my new glasses journey!


My five pairs took five days to arrive – and I have five days to keep them? Hmm, am I sensing a trend here? They were packaged in a small, grey box that is easily transportable, each frame protected by a plastic bag. The frames are labeled with their style names (Dahl, Chelsea, Laurel, etc.) for ease of ordering once the final decision has been.

img_2961img_2962But enough about the process and all these boring details. Let’s see some glasses!


Pearled Tortoise

Thanks to a winning trio of round lenses, ultra-slim construction,
and deep bridge, Dahl’s got the scholarly yet playful thing down.

Frame Fit: Medium | Low Bridge
Measurements: 51-20-145

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Violet Magnolia

Chelsea’s round lenses and sloping angles set a stylish tone.

Frame Fit: Narrow | Standard Bridge
Measurements: 48-19-145

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Oak Barrel

Laurel’s witty round lenses work beautifully on medium-sized faces.

Frame Fit: Medium | Standard Bridge
Measurements: 52-17-140

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Violet Magnolia

Finch’s sloping brow and slim walls make it a frame for all occasions.

Frame Fit: Medium | Standard Bridge
Measurements: 52-18-140



Woodland Tortoise

Durand’s round lenses and roomy width make a sharp first impression.

Frame Fit: Wide | Standard Bridge
Measurements: 50-20-145

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So, what’s my final decision?

I haven’t 100% decided yet, as it became a very close race between Chelsea and Durand. Right now, though, I think I’m leaning towards Durand – its larger lenses make it easier for me to see peripherally, and given the fact that I’m staring at a computer all day it’s less distracting to have the frames farther out of my line of vision.

Since I still have four days to contemplate, I will update this post once I place my order and receive my frames with prescription lenses. All in all, this try-on process was incredibly seamless and will definitely result in me becoming a loyal (and happy) Warby Parker customer.

Disclaimer: Warby Parker did not contact me to try out their Home Try-On Program. I am not being compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.