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. Shayne says…
    02/27/2014

    What an awesome idea! I LOVE pair no 1 on you x

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    1. amy says…
      02/28/2014

      Yes, I'm on Team No. 1 because they are almost not there and you're so pretty it's a shame to notice glasses first instead of you first.

    2. Cyndi says…
      02/27/2014

      I like #1 because they are very different from the ones you've had in the past. Some of them seem so similar to ones you've had. Go for different.

  2. Nancy Gill says…
    02/27/2014

    What a great idea. I hold on to may glasses for too long also. I recently went to have my eyes examined and started looking for a new pair. Since it was late and my eyes were dilated, i wanted to come back another day with a friend to pick out frames. I was told that if I didn't purchase them at the time of the exam I would loose my discount. Needless to say, I wasn't a happy camper and felt rushed to buy something. This company is great to have some time to sit and really think about what you want. I like 5 and 6. Curious to see what you will pick.

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  3. Amy Pilkington says…
    02/27/2014

    I like glasses 2 and 3 on you....so these first few comments haven't really helped have they? Haha! :)

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  4. Monica says…
    02/27/2014

    I totally understand your relasionship with glasses. I am glad Im able to use contactlenses. But glasses may also be a fashionstatement. I like nr 2 the best, or nr. 1 if you like the more invisible frames. Looking good as always, Ali, and I love that you`re not afraid to make silly faces on photos :)

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  5. P.J. says…
    02/27/2014

    2 probably, 3 would be next choice. I've scheduled an eye appointment for March. I'll be thinking about this option. Can't wait to see which you ordered.

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  6. Anne Marie says…
    02/27/2014

    I like nr. 2 & nr. 3 the most on you, and the ones I like the least on you are nr. 1 & nr. 4

    Good luck choosing!

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    1. CarlaM says…
      02/27/2014

      I agree with Anne Marie completely! and there is a tad of funky-ness to #6 that I kinda like on you too! That looks like SO much fun to do -- I'll be on the hunt for new glasses next month, sooooo hard to find the perfect ones!

  7. celine says…
    02/27/2014

    I like 2,3 and 5! :)

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  8. Tanya says…
    02/27/2014

    3 is my fave, but I've always thought you look great in that style of glasses! 1 is cool too, but I'm never sure how I feel about frame less glasses!

    3 !!

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    1. Emma says…
      02/27/2014

      3 from me too! Great idea! I always wish that I was the one to come up with these great ideas but a much as I try, nope!!!

  9. 02/27/2014

    This just looks like a whole heap of fun, l would love to buy my glasses like that!
    My favourite is 3, least favourite is 1. I can't but think that number 1 makes you look older than you are.;)

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    1. Sheila says…
      02/28/2014

      Ditto! And I vote for #6 if you decide on a second pair - they look just plain fun. :)

  10. Brooke says…
    02/27/2014

    Such a cool way to try on glasses. Love the idea of taking photos and looking back at yourself. I have been horrible at choosing glasses (sunnies) for as long as I can remember. I will need reading glasses soon and appreciate the tips.

    Number 2 is my fave.

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  11. Carole says…
    02/27/2014

    I like #3 the best. The shape is good for your face and the color seems right, too. What a great service!

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  12. SusanB says…
    02/27/2014

    #2

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  13. Joana says…
    02/27/2014

    I love this idea! Would be a great way to buy sunglasses too.
    As for my picks: 3 or 5.

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  14. Arlene says…
    02/27/2014

    I like #5 on you.

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  15. Jen says…
    02/27/2014

    How fun is that? #3 is my fave.

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  16. Ilona says…
    02/27/2014

    2,3,5 :-)
    I don't like 4 and 6 ;-)

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  17. Lindsey says…
    02/27/2014

    6

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  18. Kristen says…
    02/27/2014

    Definitely 2 or 3. They look the same to me, just different colors. The ones on the right side are too big for you face IMO. Good luck!!

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  19. Theresa Grdina says…
    02/27/2014

    #6!!! They look fabulous!!!

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  20. Jen says…
    02/27/2014

    2 and 3 look great on you.

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  21. Karen d. says…
    02/27/2014

    5 and 6.

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  22. Cindy McDannold says…
    02/27/2014

    I choose #3. When they are in place your eyes are in the middle of the lenses. The others ones have your eyes placed to the far top or almost looking over the glasses.

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  23. Maureen says…
    02/27/2014

    I can completely relate! I have had the same frames for at least 10 years and when my prescription has changed, I just have them put new lenses into the same old frames. I've been lucky so far because they have not discontinued the frame style (they say once the frame style has been discontinued they can't make lenses for them any longer). All that said, I like # 1 because they will go with anything and aren't a distraction on your face like colored frames can be (personal preference - I want to notice a persons face first, not their glasses).

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  24. michelle t says…
    02/27/2014

    I originally thought 1 from the first look at the photos. Then I liked 3. Then I read the comments. Still really like 1 the best, followed by 3. But I'm not good at this sort of thing, I always need help with mine, and it's usually the optician who has to. Cool option. Michelle t

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  25. Joan says…
    02/27/2014

    cool idea...may have to try it. especially useful when you live on an island like I do!

    I like #2

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