For those of us who wear eyeglasses, gone are the days of settling for large, uncomfortable frames. Now, glasses are supposed to complement your character without sacrificing their practicality or taking away your flair. When navigating through Warby Parker’s gallery, it’s clear that Warby Parker understands that one frame does not in reality fit all. Warby Parker is an online and brick-and-mortar retail supplier of reasonably priced prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and glass accessories. They have something for everyone, for every look. Whether you are seeking to change your persona, pick up a pair for a special event, or simply to find a new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has you covered. Prescription Glasses History

Prescription Glasses History

Warby Parker transformed the prescription eyeglass industry by being the pioneering organization to market prescription eyeglasses online and send them directly to your home. While many considered that a huge risk, it succeeded. The business sold approximately 20,000 pairs of glasses online in its 1st year of operations.

When it later opened up retail shops, Warby Parker also transformed the images of shopping for and wearing. Its shops aren’t dull and clinical. They are sleek, stylish, well designed, and enjoyable. They are also loaded with fashion-forward hipsters, who appear to be its most diehard clients. Warby Parker may make you fail to remember that there once was a time when people considered eyeglasses as “nerdy”.

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Take a Look at Warby Parker’s Top 10 Eyeglasses Available: Prescription Glasses History

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye eyeglasses may remind you of your old Aunt Kathy – the one who wore the same white cat-eyed glasses with polka-dotted shift dresses in the early ’70s until she turned 90 – but in the best, most chic way achievable. If you want a refined look, this structure is a great choice. Prescription Glasses History

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear eyeglasses have been around for a long time. People like them because they look just about invisible from far away and complement a nice, minimalist look. The Eugene Narrow eyeglasses are round and perfectly proportioned for smaller face shapes – if you don’t prefer your frames taking over your face, this might be an ideal pick. The subtle rose shade 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 subtle way to freshen things up – ideal for completing a more put-together 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 glasses with keyhole bridges, and they both even come in Striped Sassafras – but it’s the small aspects that make all the distinctions: The Percey’s lenses are more curved and its end bits are not quite as pointy. These distinctions make the Percey a rather more relaxed option. Prescription Glasses History

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering nearly any face, the Wilkie is a fantastic option for the everyday man or woman who doesn’t like to fuss too much about style. The Black Matte Eclipse style of the 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 contemporary variation 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 striking keyhole bridge. Picture Nancy Drew: the childhood icon who made it cool to be a nerd. These eyeglasses are bigger than others, but not so large that they dominate your face.

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  1. Watts in Sugar Maple Fade

The Watts looks and feels effortless. Accessories have the power to make or break an entire appearance: When it comes to our eyewear, we desire to supplement clothing, not detract or distract from them. These sleek eyeglasses do exactly that.

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  1. Daisy in Jet Black

This pair’s design is always fashionable. The Daisy is an artful take on the traditional cat-eye with thin eyewires and a sloping browline. Don them with a tiny black dress or pair them with a suit. These ageless glasses will only heighten your polished and contemporary style.

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  1. Hardy in Striped Pacific

Blue isn’t a colour you find all that often in eyeglasses, but considering the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you have to wonder why. It is a simple, rectangular frame, but this oceanic colour makes it pretty striking.

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  1. Wilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade

Yes, we are repeating the Wilkie! We just love it that much. This Eastern Bluebird Fade colour combines tortoise on top with a trendy, translucent blue on the base. The distinction makes them feel contemporary, but the neutral tones keep the glasses compatible with almost any ensemble. Prescription Glasses History

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Construction

Warby Parker’s frames are manufactured with cellulose acetate, bought 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 since the business cuts out the middlemen, the costs are much lower. After the raw materials are cut into face fronts with a high-tech CNC machine, it is rolled 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 tests. When you decide to purchase, a new pair is built just for you. Warby Parker custom-cuts and polishes the edges of the lenses, which have been infused with scratch-resistant and anti-reflective finishing. The eyeglasses always come with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. After the eyeglasses are carefully checked and aligned, they are boxed up and ready for delivery right at your doorstep.

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Lens Options

As well as selling the standard single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription glasses and readers, Warby Parker produces 2 lens style variants. These are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – really clear. These standard lenses are for men and women that like completely uncolored vision inside and out.

Light-responsive – These lenses intelligently counteract ultraviolet rays. They change from completely clear indoors to dark gray outside, even on gloomy days.

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

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But if you prefer a high quality lens, you may choose from the following:

1.67 high-index lenses – These are ideal for people who have a strong prescription since they are up to 20% thinner than polycarbonate lenses, but they cost an extra $30.

1.74 high-index lenses – Being up to 10% slimmer than 1.67 high-index lenses, these lenses are suggested for those with an extremely strong prescription. They cost an additional $130.

Want a specific coating on your lenses? No worries.

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

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

Anti-reflective – This coating relieves eye strain because of reflections and reduces glare.

Superhydrophobic – These lenses repel moisture to prevent smudging.

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

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

 

Pricing

Warby Parker offers eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories on the internet and in retail stores – at relatively affordable rates. Because the company designs its eyeglasses in-house, it is equipped to sell all eyeglasses “Beginning at $95, including prescription lenses.” It’s also great that different lens coatings are included in the purchase price of every pair of eyeglasses. Certain lenses, such as slimmer lenses for very strong prescriptions, cost more.

The Maker Edition is now the priciest design series on the website beginning at $195. The most affordable collection is Spring 2018, which begins at $95. This means that the normal pair of eyeglasses is $145 at present, which can be considered as middle range in the market. Prescription Glasses History

When it comes to sunglasses, the most expensive series are the Epigraph and Resort starting at $145. The least expensive design series is Quintessentials at $95, which makes the median price point about $120. Again, this is considered middle range and ideal for people 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 coverage for all their glasses, in addition to a 1-year guarantee for all their lenses where they’ll replace your scratched lenses at no cost within the first twelve months.

The minimum shipping duration is extremely reasonable at 5 business days for non-prescription sunglasses. The maximum time 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 are friendly, helpful, and attentive as they answered all our questions. You can reach the organization by phone, email or live chat. The site is quite easy to navigate as well. Warby Parker even has an FAQ section and order guide that will help you discover the ideal eyeglasses to match your preference.

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Home Try-on Service

One of the best things about Warby Parker is their “Home Try-On” service that actually aids you to decide which glasses will match you.

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All you need to do is choose 5 pairs of eyeglasses and they’ll be mailed to you at no cost. Then try them out for 5 days and find which ones you want. Buy your preferred eyeglasses on the website and you will be sent a fresh new set. Finally, once your 5 days are up, place your box in the mail with its prepaid return label.

 

Warby Parker Frames Quiz

If you need assistance selecting some eyeglasses to test out, you can take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only takes a few quick questions to determine which set of great-looking eyeglasses will be the perfect pick for you. Prescription Glasses History

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker prides themselves on being eco-friendly and sustainable in its business as well. One of their main missions as a company is to proactively work on decreasing its effects on the Earth. The business is a 100 percent carbon-neutral eyewear producer. Additionally, Warby Parker actively works to reduce their impact on the environment by mapping out the greenhouse gas emissions from their frame manufacturing, to shipping, warehousing, and office work. They are making sure to offset their carbon so.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another factor that makes Warby Parker alluring to people is that they are very similar to TOMS Shoes, on the principle of buy a pair and give away a pair of eyeglasses. When a pair is sold they give away a pair to someone in need. They found a need that people from around the world don’t have access to see clearly, which is a wide scale issue. Warby Parker is working to address this matter by helping people access eyeglasses to be able to see.

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Final Thoughts Prescription Glasses History

Warby Parker offers contemporary eyewear classified into fun and unique collections for both women and men. All in all, our experience with Warby Parker has been very great. The new eyeglasses are well rounded and fit nicely, and the purchasing process was easy and enjoyable. If you’re searching for a brand new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, I advise that you give Warby Parker a try. For eyeglasses wearers who are searching for a wide range of options in the latest designs and materials, and want the option of being able to shop on the internet or in store, Warby Parker is your retailer for you. Prescription Glasses History