The Search For Glasses | Say Hello To David Kind

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Last month I received an email with an invitation to try a different way to purchase eyeglasses from a new company called David Kind.

Here's the deal: I don't love that I need to wear glasses and I don't particularly like the process of picking out new glasses. I find I'm usually in a hurry - get in, get out. I also tend to wear my glasses for a long time until they are riddled with scratches or I need a new prescription. I rarely have more than one pair at once.

When this invite came through I thought it sounded like a fun way to test out some new frames and they have a super classy website and I like the idea of this kind of service and let's be honest, I can almost always use a style update.

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David Kind is set up a bit like Stitch Fix.

After you sign up you upload a photo of yourself and any information you want them to know and enter your credit card information and then a stylist chooses six different pairs of glasses for you and mails them to your home. Free styling and free shipping.

And I loved their mission statement: Our mission is to provide the highest quality frames and lenses, hand selected to match your facial features and personal style by a friendly, qualified, real person. We provide people with glasses they look great in, lenses they see better through, all via unparalleled customer service.

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Yes.

They arrive in a beautiful box (felt like Christmas) and then the fun of trying them on begins.

Now here's where I'd like some help from you guys. Which one do you like on me?

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After trying them on and writing a couple notes on each pair on the cards provided you can pick one (or more) pairs to purchase.

You send the box and the glasses back and include your prescription and they will send you back your new glasses.

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Trying them on was super fun. Having them here in my house for a few days was a much better experience than the pressure of being in the glasses store and feeling like I needed to make a quick decision.

So what do you think? I've got my personal favorite and so does Katie. I'll share the final result after I hear from you guys.

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  1. Lisa C.

    2014-03-01 11:28:45 -0500

    That was supposed to say, "#3, followed by #2. Auto correct...

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  2. Michelle K

    2014-03-01 12:12:38 -0500

    I like the shape and size of #2&3. I'm leaning toward #3 because of the lighter color. Can't wait to hear what you chose!!

    * edited 08/08/14 05:55PM
  3. Jackie Pocock

    2014-03-01 13:33:21 -0500

    5 is my favourite, they frame your eyes beautifully.

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  4. Tammy

    2014-03-01 14:09:42 -0500

    Love #3!!

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  5. Linda

    2014-03-01 18:03:43 -0500

    2 & 5 are my picks....

    Linda in VA

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  6. alexandra

    2014-03-01 19:03:41 -0500

    I like 2 or 3
    but you can rock any of them.
    xo

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  7. Janette

    2014-03-01 20:24:30 -0500

    #2 is my fav! My 2nd choice would be #3. Your eyes are not in the center of the frames in #2 and #3...but given how much you love the look of circles interloping with the lines at the edges of Project Life cards, this looks like JUST your style to me! ;) What a fun concept! Thanks for sharing your choice with us!

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  8. aliza

    2014-03-01 22:41:14 -0500

    I am in the minority, but I like 4. I think the lighter frames are a little different from the norm. I also like 6. (Those 2 seem to go together, in peoples' opinions.)
    But they all look good on you. for reals, not just saying that to be nice.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:55PM
  9. KellyL

    2014-03-02 13:57:52 -0500

    2 or 3

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  10. Kim J.

    2014-03-02 14:33:12 -0500

    I like #3

    * edited 08/08/14 05:55PM
  11. Sue

    2014-03-03 11:28:24 -0500

    I like 1 and 3 on you. the other frames just look too big, 1 is like invisable, which is good when you do not like to wear glasses.

    Good Luck, look forward to hearing what your choice is, and thanks for sharing, I will be interested in trying this out soon myself.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:55PM
  12. Lorrie

    2014-03-03 15:46:36 -0500

    No.4 or No.6= they are soooo in style and modern looking!

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  13. scrapper al

    2014-03-03 16:01:11 -0500

    #2, #6, #3, in that order.

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  14. jen s

    2014-03-03 16:23:35 -0500

    2 or 3!!

    * edited 08/08/14 05:55PM
  15. ginger buttel

    2014-03-03 16:31:19 -0500

    #4 I think they suit you.

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  16. Debbie P

    2014-03-03 17:11:43 -0500

    I like #5 and #3

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  17. MissMoney

    2014-03-04 03:04:05 -0500

    NUMBER 6. Hands down.

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  18. Narelle

    2014-03-04 08:15:47 -0500

    I pick 3!

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  19. Kim L

    2014-03-04 12:55:35 -0500

    #2

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  20. Chris

    2014-03-04 22:22:21 -0500

    1 & 5

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  21. Helen Shields

    2014-03-05 07:13:19 -0500

    Def 2 and 6 they are fun. 1 is just a bit grown up and boring!

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  22. A Olsen

    2014-03-05 09:09:49 -0500

    I like #1. I like glasses that blend in rather than stand out. #3 is good if you like them to stand out a bit.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:55PM
  23. Lynnette

    2014-03-06 11:13:58 -0500

    I like 2 or 3 that frame shape looks great on you. Thanks for sharing this, I wear glasses too and agree about rushing and not really feeling like I have done the best job of selecting a pair. Can't wait to try this.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:55PM
  24. Allie Atkinson

    2014-03-08 04:23:07 -0500

    Team SIX all the way :)

    * edited 08/08/14 05:55PM
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