Friday, June 29, 2018

My Free Warby Parker Glasses

I first heard about Warby Parker on the train during New York Fashion Week 2011 when I was working for Betsey Johnson. Oh what a week that was!!! We jumped out of our cab with all of our colorful dresses because we were literally stuck in traffic for about 10-15 minutes in the same place and needed to be at the Soho after party within about 30 minutes. This was like a scene from Sex in the City.

I found a seat on the train next to this guy with these super cool glasses on fairly larger frames. I asked him where did he get them and he said Warby Parker and they were only $100 bucks. What!!! I had been on the search for new eyeglasses for about 3 months. Unfortunately, I'm not able to put contact lenses in my eyes. It takes me forever, like 2 hours and by then my eyes are runny and red. Fast forward, I go to the Warby Parker website and complete the Home Try-On  for free for 5 frames. Back then, they only had the Flagship store in New York. I was so thrilled when they opened up two stores here in Atlanta, one at The Shoppes at Buckhead and the other at Westside Provision District. The Home Try-On was great and I chose my very first pair, the Thacker. I had my prescription from a previous eye exam and they were able to use that. This was such a relief and made me so happy. I found some frames that were hip, stylish and I did not have to break the bank.

The pair I just recently purchased last year were actually sunglasses turned into frames. I am very selective about my glasses and I'm overall a slow shopper anyway. I love my new frames. I've had them for almost a year. The team at WestSide Provision suggested my new frames and was very helpful. They are the Tilley frames in the Grapefruit Soda color. The frames are a classic cat-eye frame with slightly oversized proportions and old-school glamour.

So how did I get them for free?

If your vision insurance includes an out-of-network benefit, you can apply for a full or partial reimbursement for eyewear purchases and eye exams. All you have to do is complete a out-of-network claim form, and attach your receipt. Submit your form and receipt to your vision insurance company. And as the WP Team would say a "Optional Bonus Step: Smile, exhale, and await sweet, sweet reimbursement". The Tilley's were completely free, including the eye exam and the frames. You can't beat that!

I cannot wait to share my new Warby Parker Prescription Sunglasses I will be getting next. It's such a hassle to switch from sunglasses to glasses throughout the summer, especially during summer outdoor activities.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Isha gal...i love your fancy. Thank you for creating a space where others can share their experiences.