For those of us who wear glasses, gone are the days of settling for chunky, uncomfortable frames. These days, glasses are supposed to match your personality without sacrificing its practicality or hijacking your style. When navigating through Warby Parker’s gallery, it’s evident that Warby Parker acknowledges that one frame doesn’t in fact fit all. Warby Parker is an online and brick-and-mortar retail supplier of inexpensively priced prescription glasses, sunglasses, and glass accessories. They have something for everyone, for every design. Whether you are looking to change your persona, get a pair for a special occasion, or just to get a new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has got you covered. Cycling With Prescription Glasses

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Warby Parker revolutionized the prescription eyewear industry by being the first company to market prescription glasses online and deliver them directly to your front door. While many considered that a massive gamble, it was worth it. The company sold approximately 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses online in its first year of operations.

When it later opened up retail stores, Warby Parker also revolutionized the images of wearing and shopping for prescription eyeglasses. Its stores are not dull and clinical. They’re polished, chic, well decorated, and fun. They’re also filled with fashion-forward hipsters, who seem to be its most faithful customers. Warby Parker can make you fail to remember that there once was a span of time when the public judged glasses as “nerdy”.

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Take a Look at Warby Parker’s Top Ten Glasses Available: Cycling With Prescription Glasses

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye glasses may remind you of your old Aunt May – the one who sported the exact white cat-eyed eyeglasses with polka-dotted shift dresses in the early ’70s till she turned 90 – but in the best, most chic way conceivable. If you enjoy a refined look, this shape is a excellent option. Cycling With Prescription Glasses

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear eyeglasses have been around awhile. People desire them because they seem to be more or less invisible from a distance and complement a nice, minimalist style. The Eugene Narrow glasses are round and flawlessly proportioned for tinier face shapes – if you do not want your frames covering your face, this may be the perfect pick. The faint rose hue offers them a little something extra.

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  1. Baker in Striped Sassafras

The Baker glasses have a classic keyhole bridge with round lenses, and the Striped Sassafras hue is a modest way to liven things up – ideal for completing a very smart look.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may seem a lot like the Baker at first glance. They are both round, medium-width eyeglasses with keyhole bridges, and they both come in Striped Sassafras – but it is the tiny elements that make all the distinctions: The Percey’s lenses are more circular and its end pieces aren’t quite as sharp. These differences make the Percey a slightly more relaxed option. Cycling With Prescription Glasses

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering nearly any face, the Wilkie is a excellent alternative for the everyday guy or girl who does not like to worry too much about style. The Black Matte Eclipse option of these glasses have a thin white border wrapped around the front. Nothing too loud – just a few extra fashion points.

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a modern spin on a classic form. Made from premium cellulose acetate (such as all of Warby Parker’s non-metal frames, the eyeglasses have a curved browline and an eye-catching keyhole bridge. Imagine Nancy Drew: the childhood figure who made it cool to be a nerd. These glasses are larger than some, but not so big that they dominate your face.

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  1. Watts in Sugar Maple Fade

The Watts looks and feels carefree. Accessories have the ability to make or break a whole look: When it comes to our eyewear, we like 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 style is ageless. The Daisy is an artful take on the traditional cat-eye with sloping browline and thin eyewires. Dress them with a little black dress or pair them with a clean-cut suit. These timeless eyeglasses will only complement your refined and modern style.

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  1. Hardy in Striped Pacific

Blue is not a colour you find all that often in glasses, but looking at the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you need to wonder why. It is a simple, rectangular frame, but this oceanic hue makes it pretty striking.

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  1. Wilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade

Yes, we’re mentioning the Wilkie again! We just love it that much. This Eastern Bluebird Fade shade incorporates tortoise on top with a chic, translucent blue on the bottom. The contrast makes them look contemporary, but the neutral hues keep the eyeglasses compatible with almost any ensemble. Cycling With Prescription Glasses

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Construction

The frames on Warby Parker eyeglasses are created with cellulose acetate, sourced from a family-owned Italian business. Its glasses are manufactured in China and built on the exact same production lines as many of its rivals, but because the business cuts out the middlemen, the costs are more affordable. After the raw materials are trimmed into face fronts using a high tech CNC machine, it’s tumbled with wood chips and polished by hand using a German wax compound. The eyeglasses are then carefully put together and dispatched through a number of quality inspections. When you decide to purchase, a new pair is assembled just for you. Warby Parker custom-cuts and polishes the edges of the lenses, which have been treated with scratch-resistant and anti-reflective material. The glasses always come with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UVB and UVA rays. After the eyeglasses are individually checked and aligned, they’re packaged up and ready for delivery right at your doorstep.

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Lens Options

In addition to offering the standard single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription glasses and readers, Warby Parker offers 2 lens design variants. These are:

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

Light-responsive – These lenses intelligently react to ultraviolet rays. They shift from absolutely clear indoors to dark gray outside, even on overcast days.

Warby Parker includes polycarbonate lenses with any optical purchase. 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 desire a high quality lens, you could select from the following:

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

1.74 high-index lenses – Being up to 10% thinner than 1.67 high-index lenses, these lenses are suggested for all those who have an extremely strong prescription. They are priced at an additional $130.

Want a specific coating on your lenses? No problem.

Warby Parker offers the following coatings with all lenses at no additional cost:

Scratch resistance – This secures your lenses from daily wear and tear.

Anti-reflective – This coating eases eye strain from reflections and minimizes glare.

Superhydrophobic – These lenses repel moisture to prevent smudging.

In terms of prescription sunglasses, Warby Parker provides all of the above and more! In addition to scratch resistance, they provide UV-protective lenses and polarization, which lessens glare from light beam reflection.

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

 

Pricing

Warby Parker markets eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories on their website and in retail stores – at relatively low prices. Because the company designs its glasses in-house, it is able to offer you all glasses “Beginning at $95, with prescription lenses.” Additionally, it is handy that various lens coatings are included in the purchase price of every pair of glasses. Certain lenses, like slimmer lenses for very high prescriptions, go for a higher price.

The Maker Edition is now the most costly collection on the website being $195. The least expensive collection is Spring 2018, which begins at $95. This means that the standard pair of eyeglasses is $145, which is considered as mid-range on the market. Cycling With Prescription Glasses

When it comes to sunglasses, the priciest design series are the Resort and Epigraph beginning at $145. The most inexpensive collection is Quintessentials at $95, which makes the median price around $120. Once more, this is considered middle range and ideal for people who have a reasonable amount of disposable income.

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Shipping and Support Policy

Warby Parker provides free delivery and returns if you reside in the United States or Canada.

They have a 30-day, no-questions-asked policy for each of their frames, as well as a 1-year warranty for all their lenses where they’ll replace your scratched lenses at no cost within the first 12 months.

The minimum shipping time is very 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.

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

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Home Try-on Service

One of the best things about Warby Parker is their “Home Try-On” service that actually assists you to pick which eyeglasses will fit you.

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All you will need to do is choose 5 pairs of glasses and they will be sent to you for free. Then test them out for 5 days and see which ones you desire. Acquire your preferred frames on the website and you will be deliver a fresh new pair. Lastly, once your 5 days are up, set the box in the mail with its prepaid return tag.

 

Warby Parker Frames Quiz

If you need assistance selecting some eyeglasses to try on, you should take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only requires a few quick questions to find out which pair of glasses will be the greatest fit for you. Cycling With Prescription Glasses

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker prides themselves on being sustainable and eco-friendly in its business as well. One of their fundamental missions as a organization is to proactively work on minimizing its influence on the Earth. The organization is a 100 percent 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 production, to shipping, warehousing, and office work. They are making sure to offset their carbon accordingly.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another aspect that makes Warby Parker appealing to people is that they are similar to TOMS Shoes, on the principle of buy a pair and give away a pair of glasses. When a pair is sold they donate a pair to someone in need. They saw a need that people from all over the world don’t have access to see clearly, which is a wide scale matter. Warby Parker is trying to address this matter by aiding people access eyeglasses to be able to see.

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Final Thoughts Cycling With Prescription Glasses

Warby Parker sells trendy eyewear classified into fun and special collections for both men and women. Overall, our experience with Warby Parker was very positive. The brand new eyeglasses are well-made and fit well, and the purchasing process was simple and enjoyable. If you’re looking for a brand new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, I urge that you give Warby Parker a chance. For glasses wearers who are finding for a wide selection of choices from the hippest materials and designs, and like the ability of being able to shop on the internet or in store, Warby Parker is your merchant for you. Cycling With Prescription Glasses