If you, like me, desperately need a new pair of glasses, but have not been able to find the time to get to the specs store and try them on, you might be interested in Rivet & Sway, a new web-based eyewear company with a ParentMap connection (our former general manager, Sarah Bryar, was its second employee.)
Rivet & Sway focuses on women — busy women. You can shop for eyeglasses online, look at which frames are best for your face shape and try on up to three frames at home before placing an order.
Rivet & Sway has a special offer for ParentMap readers running through the end of July: $99 specs (50 percent off the regular price), which includes all the fancy trimmings (ultra-thin lenses, special coatings, free shipping) and you can try up to three on at home for free. To get 50 percent off, use this coupon code: RIVET-BETA-99.
Rivet & Sway is also hosting a fun preview event Thursday, July 19 (tomorrow!), in downtown Seattle from 5:30–8:30 p.m. They’ll be serving wine, showcasing their collection, and a stylist will be on hand to help you find the perfect pair. If you bring your prescription, they can take your order for those 50% off frames, and you won’t even have to touch a keyboard. RSVP for the preview event here.