I love wearing glasses. Sometimes I hate the hassle they cause (especially being practically blind in the shower), but I love the way they look on my face. I love the character they add.
And while I love the idea of picking out new frames, I hate the actual practice. Standing in the optometrist’s, surrounded by hundreds of frames, is intimidating. Plus, there is only so much I can tell staring in the mirror provided. There’s no chance for a second opinion from a best friend who will give you her honest opinion. There’s not always time to try them out with different hairstyles. And when you get a salesperson who works on commission? Yikes.
Enter Rivet & Sway.
Rivet & Sway is a new company that allows you to try on your frames at home. For free.
No joke. Through the website, you can select up to three designer frames (at a time) and have them shipped to your house (free of charge). You then have three days to test out the frames, get the opinions of the people in your life, post pictures on Facebook to reach out an even larger pool of opinionated friends and family. After three days, you pack up the frames in their very fancy packaging and dump them in the mail. Rivet & Sway covers the return shipping costs as well.
Did I mention that all of their frames are only $199 and include ultra-thin prescription lenses, coatings, and free 2-day shipping? I didn’t. Oh, well, silly me.
Currently they have over 30 stylish frames available, all in multiple colors, and they are always adding more! And so far there hasn’t been a limit to how many times you can order 3 frames for the home try-on. I did the home try-on three times before picking out the frames I wanted.
After posting pictures on Facebook of each frame I tried, I made the below collage and got my friends and family to tell me which frames they liked the most.
From top to bottom, left to right, the frame styles are: All Who Wander, Snapshot, goofy star glasses from a Sonic kid’s meal, Punchline, my current glasses, Faster Pussycat, Ticker Tape, Pillow Talk, and Layer Cake.
I had a great experience with Rivet & Sway. I ended up exchanging emails with the CEO, Sarah Bryar, who had sent out a fairly form email asking about my Home Try-on. I decided to respond, just to let her know about my experience up to that point, and she wrote me back. They are still a new and small company, but I can see big things for Rivet & Sway. I’d love to see them venture into children’s frames…but only because I think it would be fun for T to pick out some frames and have them shipped to try on (the kid loves getting packages in the mail).
I ended up picking Pillow Talk. Once I got them in hand, they seemed a little too big for my face. But since the company has a 60-day no questions asked return policy, I decided to give them a few days. Turns out, it just took a little getting used to. I love them!
Once I picked my frames, I just had to give Rivet & Sway my prescription. I took the lazy way and had them contact my optometrist for the RX. Maybe this made it take a little longer to get the frames, but I was after convenience. Once they were prepped with my RX, it only took 2 days for the frames to ship.
I love my new glasses. I feel like they fit my face and my personality. They just might be my favorite pair from the last years upon years of wearing glasses.
If you’re looking for some stylish new frames that won’t break the bank, give Rivet & Sway a try. The try is completely free – so why not give them a chance?
I was not compensated for this post. I received a discount because I was a new customer (which is available to all new customers). My experience with Rivet & Sway was just so fun and positive, I was compelled to share my opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.