For those of us who wear eyeglasses, gone are the days of settling for bulky, awkward frames. Now, eyeglasses are supposed to match your persona without sacrificing its practicality or taking away your pizzazz. When browsing through Warby Parker’s gallery, it is clear that Warby Parker acknowledges that 1 frame does not in fact fit all. Warby Parker is an internet and brick-and-mortar retail supplier of affordably priced prescription glasses, sunglasses, and glass accessories. They offer something for everyone, for every look. Whether you’re seeking to revamp your style, get a pair for a special occasion, or simply to find a new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has got you covered. Warby Parker Twitter

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Warby Parker transformed the prescription eyewear industry by being the pioneering organization to provide prescription eyeglasses on the internet and ship them directly to your home. While many considered that a massive risk, it succeeded. The company sold about 20,000 pairs of glasses online on its first year of operations.

When it later opened up retail stores, Warby Parker also revolutionized the images of shopping for and wearing. Its stores are not stodgy and clinical. They’re sleek, stylish, tastefully designed, and enjoyable. They are also filled with fashion-forward hipsters, who appear to be its most devout buyers. Warby Parker may make you fail to recall that there once was a period when the public viewed glasses as “nerdy”.

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Take a Look at Warby Parker’s Top 10 Glasses Available: Warby Parker Twitter

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye glasses might remind you of your old Aunt Kathy – the one who sported the same white cat-eyed glasses with polka-dotted shift dresses in the early ’70s until she turned 90 – but in the best, most stylish way possible. If you desire a refined look, this structure is a great option. Warby Parker Twitter

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear eyeglasses have been around quite a long time. People like them because they give the impression of being virtually invisible from far away and complement a nice, minimalist look. The Eugene Narrow glasses are round and excellently proportioned for smaller face shapes – if you do not like your frames taking over your face, this may be the perfect fit. The subtle rosey color gives 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 shade is a moderate way to liven things up – excellent for achieving a more clean appearance.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may look much like the Baker at first glance. They’re both round, medium-width eyeglasses with keyhole bridges, and they both even come in Striped Sassafras – but it is the little aspects that make all the difference: The Percey’s lenses are more circular and its end pieces aren’t quite as sharp. These differences make the Percey a rather more chill choice. Warby Parker Twitter

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering almost any face shape, the Wilkie is a fantastic alternative for the everyday guy or girl who does not want to worry too much about fashion. The Black Matte Eclipse design of the eyeglasses have a thin white edge wrapped around the front. Nothing too crazy – only a few extra fashion points.

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a contemporary take on a classic shape. Made from premium cellulose acetate (like all of Warby Parker’s non-metal frames, the glasses have a curved browline and an distinctive keyhole bridge. Picture Nancy Drew: the childhood figure who made it cool to be a nerd. These glasses are bigger than some, but not so large that they cover your face.

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  1. Watts in Sugar Maple Fade

The Watts feels and looks carefree. Accessories have the potential to make or break an entire appearance: When it comes to our eyeglasses, we want to supplement clothing, not distract or detract from them. These polished glasses do precisely that.

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  1. Daisy in Jet Black

This pair’s style is ageless. The Daisy is an clever spin on the traditional cat-eye with sloping browline and thin eyewires. Sport them with a tiny black dress or pair them with a suit. These ageless eyeglasses will only heighten 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 eyeglasses, but considering the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you need to wonder why. It’s a simple, rectangular frame, but this oceanic colour makes it pretty striking.

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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 incorporates tortoise on top with a cool, translucent blue on the bottom. The contrast makes them feel contemporary, but the neutral shades keep the glasses compatible with about any ensemble. Warby Parker Twitter

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Construction

The frames on Warby Parker glasses are built with cellulose acetate, sourced 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 eliminates the middlemen, the prices are lower. After the raw materials are cut into face fronts using a high tech CNC machine, it’s tumbled with wood chips and polished by hand with a German wax. The glasses are then gently built and sent through a number of quality checks. When you decide to purchase, a new set is manufactured just for you. Warby Parker custom-cuts and polishes the edges of your lenses, which have been infused with scratch-resistant and anti-reflective material. The eyeglasses come standard with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. After the eyeglasses are carefully checked and aligned, they’re wrapped up and ready for delivery right at your front door.

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Lens Options

As well as having the typical single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription eyeglasses and readers, Warby Parker offers 2 lens design options. They are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – crystal clear. These standard lenses are for people that prefer absolutely uncoloured vision indoors and out.

Light-responsive – These lenses cleverly react to ultraviolet rays. They change from completely clear inside to dark grey outside, even on cloudy days.

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

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However, if you want a high quality lens, you could pick from the following:

1.67 high-index lenses – These are great for those that have a strong prescription as they’re around 20% slimmer than polycarbonate lenses, however, they are priced at an extra $30.

1.74 high-index lenses – Being up to 10% slimmer than 1.67 high-index lenses, these lenses are recommended for all those who have an especially high prescription. They cost an extra $130.

Want a special coating on your lenses? Not a problem.

Warby Parker offers these coatings with all lenses at zero additional payment:

Scratch resistance – This secures your lenses from day-to-day wear and tear.

Anti-reflective – This coating eases eye strain because of reflections and lessens glare.

Superhydrophobic – These lenses fights off moisture to help prevent smudging.

In terms of prescription sunglasses, Warby Parker offers all of the above and more! In addition to scratch resistance, they offer polarization and UV-protected lenses, which reduces glare from light beam reflection.

They also provide different lens design alternatives, from gradient transitions to solid to flash mirrored.

 

Pricing

Warby Parker markets eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories on their website and in retail stores – at relatively affordable rates. Because the company designs its eyeglasses in-house, it’s able to offer all eyeglasses “Starting at $95, with prescription lenses.” Additionally, it is great that assorted lens coatings are included in the price of each pair of eyeglasses. Certain lenses, such as thinner lenses for very high prescriptions, cost more.

The Maker Edition is currently the most costly series on the site being $195. The most affordable series is Spring 2018, which begins at $95. This means that the standard pair of frames is $145 at present, which can be viewed as middle range on the market. Warby Parker Twitter

When it comes to sunglasses, the most costly series are the Epigraph and Resort starting at $145. The most affordable design series is Quintessentials at $95, making the median price around $120. Once again, this is deemed middle 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 shipping and returns if you reside in the United States or Canada.

They have a 30-day, no-questions-asked policy for all their eyeglasses, as well as a 1-year guarantee for all their lenses where they’ll replace your scratched lenses for free within the first twelve months.

The minimum shipping duration is extremely reasonable at 5 business days for non-prescription sunglasses. The maximum duration is a short wait for single-vision prescription sunglasses and progressive prescription glasses at 10-12 business days.

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

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Home Try-on Service

One of the best aspects about Warby Parker is their “Home Try-On” service that actually helps you to choose which frames will complement you.

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All you need to do is select five pairs of glasses and they’ll be sent to you at no expense. Then test them out for 5 days and see which ones you like. Pick your desired glasses online and you will be deliver a brand new pair. Lastly, after your 5 days are up, place the box in the mail with its prepaid return tag.

 

Warby Parker Frames Quiz

If you need help choosing some glasses to try on, you should take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only requires a couple of quick questions to discover which pair of eyeglasses will be the ultimate fit for you. Warby Parker Twitter

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker prides themselves on being sustainable and eco-friendly in its business as well. One of their key principles as a company is to proactively work on minimizing its effects on the environment. The organization is a 100% carbon-neutral eyewear producer. Also, Warby Parker proactively works to reduce their influence on the ecosystem by mapping out the greenhouse gas emissions from their frame manufacturing, to shipping, warehousing, and office work. They’re making sure to offset their carbon accordingly.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another feature which makes Warby Parker intriguing to customers is that they are similar to TOMS Shoes, on the principle of buy a pair and give away a pair of eyeglasses. When a pair is sold they donate a set to someone in need. They found a need that people from around the world do not have access to see clearly, which is a wide scale issue. Warby Parker is working to address this problem by helping people gain access to eyeglasses to be able to see.

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker Twitter

Warby Parker sells stylish eyewear categorized into fun and unique collections for both women and men. All in all, our experience with Warby Parker was overwhelmingly positive. The new eyeglasses are well-made and fit well, and the ordering process was easy and enjoyable. If you’re searching for a brand new pair of glasses or sunglasses, I urge that you give Warby Parker a chance. For glasses wearers who are searching for a vast assortment of choices from the latest designs and materials, and like the option of being able to shop on the web or in store, Warby Parker is your retailer for you. Warby Parker Twitter

 

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