I have been wearing glasses since the 8th grade. I was lucky that my mom had health insurance with a killer vision plan, so I was able to get new frames every two years and not really have to worry about price. Once I graduated, got a job, and a vision plan of my own I realized that prescription glasses are expensive as hell without insurance. Unfortunately, my vision plan isn't quite on the level as my parent's at this point in my career. Enter Warby Parker: the maker of the most stylish and affordable glasses out there.
It is well known that Warby Parker offers free home try-ons. You have 5 days upon receipt to return the glasses and I did two to find the right pair. My first try on was during the Fall when I was traveling for work and it was going to arrive while I was away for a week and a half. I called Warby Parker and they were extremely accommodating. They rerouted the package back to them and told me to email them when I returned home and they would ship them again immediately. They did just that. I didn't find anything that I was happy with in my first try on so I waited for them to release their new collection to do my second try-on and I was very happy I did so. I wanted a pair of glasses with wider lenses, so more of my periphery was in the glasses, and dark blue frames. The Sinclair's offered just that.
Warby Parker will work with you in getting your prescription right. You can have them contact your eye doctor, you have have the eye doctor send Warby Parker the info, or you can enter it yourself. I decided to enter the info myself as I had already contacted my doctor about getting my prescription from them. The process of entering the prescription wasn't difficult at all. The glasses arrive in less than 2 weeks (about 8 or 9 days after I placed my order). They came with a nice case and a cloth. Three plus weeks and I'm still loving them. If you are in need of glasses and either don't have baller insurance or are on a budget, I highly recommend you look into Warby Parker.
Glasses-Warby Parker | Blazer and Jeans-Gap | Custom Shirt-Blank Label | Shoes-Bass Dovers | Bow Tie-Vineyard Vines
P.S. The bow tie that I'm wearing is Vineyard Vines for Washington and Lee and it features our university's logo. If you went to a school preppy enough to have it's own bow tie, I highly recommend getting one. They are excellent conversation pieces without being cartoonish.