First-year art student Sonia Hauser decided on a pair from Warby Parker after trying on multiple frames and texting pictures to friends and family. She said she likes Warby Parker because their glasses are stylish and relatively affordable, and she picked a gold frame because they match her hair and eyes well.
First-year art student Eve Anderson said her glasses are from her optometrist and are similar to her last pair, minus a distracting turquoise lining. She said she is slightly bothered when her friends buy fake glasses from Urban Outfitters to be trendy because she needs them to see. ''It's nice to be recognized as part of the fashion community, but I have serious eye problems,'' she said.
William Yang’s Nike spectacles from U See LA Optometry in Ackerman Union are his first pair of glasses. He normally wears contacts, but he said he likes the ease of not having to put them in his eyes every morning. The glasses also fit the third-year economics student’s sporty style while giving him a more mature look that he can wear to business events, he said.
Doctoral candidate Xiaoyu Wang said he bought his glasses in China after getting tired of his rectangular frames. He opted for round black frames because they’re more traditional and classic than other trendy frames, he said.
Graduate student Briceda Hernandez-Toledo bought her frames from an online shop. She said she had been eyeing them for a while and wore them to compliment her nerd-chic look. ''I normally wouldn't wear these glasses,'' she said. ''But I was like, ‘it's my first day of grad school, let me try to look academic.'''