Monday, October 17, 2016

The Time Has Come...

I am almost 49 years young, and I finally have prescription glasses. Don't get me wrong, for I have had readers for quite some time (several pairs here and there).

I ordered my first pair from Warby Parker located on Magazine Street. After securing my script from the eye doctor, the ordering process was pretty easy except for the hundreds of frames to select from.

I finally settled on the Bowen style frames in the Eastern Bluebird fade. The clerk loved the bluebird fade with my blue eyes. I am a sucker for eye-complements. LOL!

Bowen's chiseled corners, straight browline, and wide fit make it an understated but unmistakably dashing frame.

Here is more of the Warby Parker story:

Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: glasses are too expensive. We were students when one of us lost his glasses on a backpacking trip. The cost of replacing them was so high that he spent the first semester of grad school without them, squinting and complaining. (We don’t recommend this.) The rest of us had similar experiences, and we were amazed at how hard it was to find a pair of great frames that didn’t leave our wallets bare. Where were the options?
It turns out there was a simple explanation. The eyewear industry is dominated by a single company that has been able to keep prices artificially high while reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options.
We started Warby Parker to create an alternative.
By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, we’re able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going price.
We believe that buying glasses should be easy and fun. It should leave you happy and good-looking, with money in your pocket.
We also believe that everyone has the right to see.
Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses, which means that 15% of the world’s population cannot effectively learn or work. To help address this problem, Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
There’s nothing complicated about it. Good eyewear, good outcome.
What'cha think? My students think the glasses make me look smart.

Bowen glasses, y'all! 


  1. Good evening, Ron! I LOVE your new Bowen glasses! They do make you look smart, but you are smart without them--I should know because I taught you! Those specs are really chic and cool! Cheers! xoxo

  2. Love them Ron. You not only look smart but very handsome in them. Great choice.

  3. Looking great! You still use an actual physical grade book?

  4. Those are great and look awesome on you! Love the story that goes with the frames. We need more of this in the world.

  5. Love the new glasses. I just got new frames and I'm so happy with my glasses but don't look nearly as smart as you do in them!!

  6. Lookin' good, my friend! I'm sure your IQ was just fine without them...ha!

  7. Love them, Ron. Great color for you!!! The blue really does bring out the blue in your eyes. You look great in them (oh-yeah- and smart, too) xo Diana

  8. Nice -- now smile! Great story too, about how WP came to be. My purse was snatched at the beginning of a European trip years ago, and with it went the only pair of "seeing eye" glasses I had with me. I had to go around squinting the entire time! So I can certainly relate.

  9. Love the new glasses! I have worn contacts and glasses since I was about 18 but now I find that I need reading glasses if I want to read up close while wearing my contacts!

  10. Yep...I am wearing glasses now too! We do want our students to think we are smart. Ha ha ha! 😊


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