For those of us who wear eyeglasses, gone are the days of settling for big, awkward frames. Nowadays, eyeglasses are supposed to complement your identity without sacrificing their functionality or hijacking your pizzazz. When navigating through Warby Parker’s gallery, it is crystal clear that Warby Parker knows that 1 frame doesn’t in reality fit all. Warby Parker is an online and brick-and-mortar retail provider of affordably priced prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and eyeglass accessories. They have something for everyone, for every design. Whether you are wanting to change your persona, pick up a pair for a special occasion, or simply to find a new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has you covered. Warby Parker Pd Photo

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Warby Parker transformed the prescription eyeglass industry by being the first company to market prescription glasses online and deliver them directly to your home. While many considered that an enormous risk, it succeeded. The company sold around 20,000 pairs of glasses on the internet during its 1st year of operations.

When it later rolled out retail stores, Warby Parker also transformed the images of shopping for and wearing. Its stores are not dull and clinical. They’re sleek, stylish, well designed, and pleasant. They’re also filled with fashion-forward hipsters, who seem to be its most devoted clients. Warby Parker may make you fail to remember that there once was a span of time when the public considered eyeglasses as “nerdy”.

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Have a Look at Warby Parker’s Top 10 Designs Available: Warby Parker Pd Photo

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye glasses might remind you of your old Aunt May – the one who donned the exact white cat-eyed eyeglasses with polka-dotted shift dresses during the early ’70s until she turned 90 – but in the best, most stylish way possible. If you enjoy a refined look, this design is a excellent choice. Warby Parker Pd Photo

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear glasses have been around quite a long time. People want them because they appear to be virtually invisible from far away and go with a nice, clean look. The Eugene Narrow glasses are round and superbly proportioned for tinier faces – if you don’t want your frames burying your face, this might be the perfect fit. The slight pink hue offers them a little something extra.

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  1. Baker in Striped Sassafras

The Baker glasses have a traditional keyhole bridge with round lenses, and the Striped Sassafras color is a subtle way to liven things up – great for achieving a more clean look.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may look much like the Baker at first sight. They are both round, medium-width glasses with keyhole bridges, and they both even come in Striped Sassafras – but it’s the small elements that make all the difference: The Percey’s lenses are more circular and its end bits are not quite as pointed. These distinctions make the Percey a somewhat more chill option. Warby Parker Pd Photo

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering nearly any face shape, the Wilkie is a excellent option for the everyday man or woman who does not like to worry too much about fashion. The Black Matte Eclipse variant of these eyeglasses have a thin white edge wrapped around the front. Nothing too crazy – only a few extra style points.

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a modern variation on a quintessential form. Made from premium cellulose acetate (like all of Warby Parker’s non-metal frames, the eyeglasses have a curved browline and an striking keyhole bridge. Picture Nancy Drew: the childhood figure who made it cool to be a nerd. These eyeglasses are larger than some, but not so large that they dominate your face.

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  1. Watts in Sugar Maple Fade

The Watts feels and looks carefree. Accessories have the capacity to make or break a whole look: When it comes to our eyewear, we want to supplement clothing, not detract or distract from them. These polished eyeglasses do precisely that.

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  1. Daisy in Jet Black

This pair’s design is timeless. The Daisy is an clever spin on the quintessential cat-eye with thin eyewires and a sloping browline. Don them with a little black dress or pair them with a clean-cut business suit. These ageless eyeglasses will only complement your sophisticated and contemporary style.

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  1. Hardy in Striped Pacific

Blue isn’t a colour you see all that often in glasses, but considering the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you have to wonder why. It’s a simple, rectangular frame, but this oceanic hue makes it pretty impressive.

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  1. Wilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade

Yes, we’re repeating the Wilkie! We just love it that much. This Eastern Bluebird Fade shade combines tortoise on top with a chic, translucent blue on the base. The distinction makes them feel contemporary, but the neutral shades keep the eyeglasses compatible with practically any ensemble. Warby Parker Pd Photo

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Construction

Warby Parker’s frames are built with cellulose acetate, bought from a family-owned Italian company. Its glasses are assembled in China and crafted on the same production lines as almost all of its competitors, but because the company removes the middlemen, the costs are much lower. After the raw materials are trimmed into face fronts with a high-tech CNC machine, it’s rolled with wood chips and polished by hand with a German wax compound. The eyeglasses are then carefully built and dispatched through a series of quality checks. When you decide to purchase, a new pair is manufactured just for you. Warby Parker polishes and custom-cuts the edges of your lenses, which have been treated with scratch-resistant and anti-reflective finishing. The glasses come standard with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UVB and UVA rays. After the glasses are carefully checked and aligned, they are packaged up and ready for delivery right to your doorstep.

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Lens Options

In addition to having the usual single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription eyeglasses and readers, Warby Parker has 2 lens design choices. These are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – really clear. These regular lenses are for people who prefer completely uncolored vision indoors and out.

Light-responsive – These lenses cleverly react to UV rays. They alter from completely clear inside to dark grey outside, even on overcast days.

Warby Parker includes polycarbonate lenses along with any optical sale. They’re some of the most lightweight and impact-resistant lenses; and they come with the price of the frames!

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But if you want a higher quality lens, you could opt from the following:

1.67 high-index lenses – These are ideal for those that have a strong prescription since they are up to 20% slimmer than polycarbonate lenses, but they cost an additional $30.

1.74 high-index lenses – Being around 10% slimmer than 1.67 high-index lenses, these lenses are recommended for all those with an exceptionally strong prescription. They cost an additional $130.

Want a specific coating on your lenses? No worries.

Warby Parker offers these coatings with all lenses at zero extra cost:

Scratch resistance – This guards your lenses from everyday wear and tear.

Anti-reflective – This coating relieves eye strain caused by reflections and lessens glare.

Superhydrophobic – These lenses fights off moisture to prevent smudging.

Concerning prescription sunglasses, Warby Parker offers all of the above and more! Along with scratch resistance, they provide UV-protective lenses and polarization, which lessens glare from light beam reflection.

They also have different lens style options, from solid to flash mirrored to gradient transitions.

 

Pricing

Warby Parker provides eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories online and in retail stores – at relatively reasonable price points. Because the organization designs its eyeglasses in-house, it’s equipped to sell you all glasses “Starting at $95, including prescription lenses.” It’s also great that assorted lens coatings are included in the price of each pair of eyeglasses. Some lenses, like thinner lenses for very strong prescriptions, go for a higher price.

The Maker Edition is presently the most costly collection on the website being $195. The most affordable design series is Spring 2018, which starts at $95. This means that the average pair of glasses is $145 at present, which can be viewed as middle range on the market. Warby Parker Pd Photo

When it comes to sunglasses, the priciest collections are the Epigraph and Resort beginning at $145. The most inexpensive series is Quintessentials at $95, which makes the median price point around $120. Again, this is deemed mid-range and ideal for those who have a reasonable number of disposable income.

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Shipping and Support Policy

Warby Parker offers free delivery and returns if you live in the US or Canada.

They have a 30-day, no-questions-asked policy for all their frames, in addition to a 1-year warranty for all their lenses where they will replace the scratched lenses at no cost within the first 12 months.

The minimum shipping duration is very reasonable at 5 business days for non-prescription sunglasses. The maximum duration is a bit of a wait for single-vision prescription sunglasses and progressive prescription eyeglasses at 10-12 business days.

Warby Parker has the best customer service on our opinion. Customer support representatives were friendly, attentive, and helpful as they answered all our queries. You can reach the organization by phone, email or live chat. The site is very easy to navigate through as well. The website even has an FAQ section and order guide to help you find the right frames to match your preference.

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Home Try-on Service

One of the coolest aspects about Warby Parker is their “Home Try-On” service that really helps you to choose which eyeglasses will suit you.

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All you need to do is select five pairs of eyeglasses and they’ll be delivered to you at no cost. Then try them out for 5 days and see which ones you want. Buy your desired glasses online and you’ll be given a brand new set. Finally, once your 5 days are up, place your box in the mail with its prepaid return label.

 

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If you need help picking some glasses to try on, you can take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only requires a couple of quick responses to discover which set of eyeglasses will be the perfect pick for you. Warby Parker Pd Photo

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker is very proud of being sustainable and eco-friendly in its operations. One of their primary missions as a business is to proactively work on lowering its effects on the environment. The company is a 100% carbon-neutral eyewear manufacturer. Also, Warby Parker actively works to reduce their harm on the ecosystem by mapping out the greenhouse gas emissions from their frame manufacturing, to shipping, warehousing, and office work. They’re working hard to offset their carbon accordingly.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another feature that makes Warby Parker intriguing to people is that they are very similar to TOMS Shoes, on the principle of purchase a pair and give away a pair of glasses. When a pair is sold they give away a pair to some person in need. They found a need that people from around the world don’t have the means to see clearly, which is a wide scale problem. Warby Parker is working to address this matter by helping people access glasses to be able to see.

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker Pd Photo

Warby Parker offers stylish eyewear classified into fun and special collections for both women and men. All in all, our experience with Warby Parker has been very great. The brand new glasses are well rounded and fit nicely, and the ordering process was easy and fun. If you’re looking for a new pair of glasses or sunglasses, I urge that you give Warby Parker a chance. For eyeglasses wearers who are finding for a vast range of alternatives from the coolest materials and designs, and prefer the ability of being able to shop on the internet or in store, Warby Parker is your retailer for you. Warby Parker Pd Photo

 

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