It’s about time for a new pair of glasses, so I went ahead and ordered a free home try-on from online glasses company, Warby Parker. While not strictly fair trade (there’s not a lot said about production standards), they work with non-profits to help sustain vision care programs in developing countries rather than merely giving some free stuff to people in need. It’s actually rather thoughtful; you can read more about it here.
I really just wanted to try on the clear acrylic frames, so I let them fill the rest of the box up for me. The top left image is me with the glasses I already own. I organized the rest from worst to best (starting from the top middle image). I’m pretty sure you’ll agree with me on the order.
Ames in Whiskey Tortoise:
These have the remarkable quality of making me look cross-eyed. They’re also gigantic. No.
Ainsworth in Walnut Tortoise:
Not bad, but kind of gigantic. They swallow my face.
Burke in Tennessee Whiskey:
Just so BIG. Why!? I like the fade effect, though.
Marshall in Rum Cherry:
I would really like these if they didn’t angle down on the ends. The line is a bit too ’80s for my taste.
Coley in Crystal:
I really like these, but then again, they’re the reason I ordered the home try-on. They fit the angle and shape of my face well and draw attention to my eyes instead of my glasses. They fit a bit too tight at the temples, however, so they may be a no go.
Overall, my Warby Parker home try-on was, um, an interesting experience. Better luck next time, I guess.