For those people who wear eyeglasses, gone are the days of settling for bulky, uncomfortable frames. Now, eyeglasses are expected to match your character without sacrificing its practicality or hijacking your flair. When browsing through Warby Parker’s gallery, it is evident that Warby Parker is aware that one frame does not in fact fit all. Warby Parker is an online and brick-and-mortar retail provider of inexpensively priced prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and glass accessories. They offer something for everyone, for every look. Whether you are looking to change your persona, pick up a pair for a special event, or just to find a brand-new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has you covered. Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

Warby Parker revolutionized the prescription eyewear industry by being the pioneering company to sell prescription glasses on the internet and ship them directly to your home. While many considered that a massive gamble, it paid off. The business sold approximately 20,000 pairs of glasses on the internet on its 1st year of operations.

When it later rolled out retail shops, Warby Parker also transformed the images of wearing and shopping for prescription eyeglasses. Its stores aren’t stodgy and clinical. They’re polished, chic, tastefully decorated, and fun. They’re also filled with fashion-forward hipsters, who appear to be its most devout clients. Warby Parker may make you fail to remember that there once was a time when people judged eyeglasses as “nerdy”.

Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

Take a Peek at Warby Parker’s Top 10 Designs Available: Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye eyeglasses might remind you of your old Aunt May – the one who sported the exact white cat-eyed glasses with polka-dotted shift dresses during the early ’70s till she turned 90 – but in the best, most fashionable way conceivable. If you want a refined look, this structure is a great choice. Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear eyeglasses have been around awhile. People like them because they look almost invisible from far away and go well with a nice, clean look. The Eugene Narrow glasses are round and excellently proportioned for tinier face shapes – if you don’t prefer your frames taking over your face, this might be an excellent fit. The slight pink tone offers them a little something extra.

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  1. Baker in Striped Sassafras

The Baker eyeglasses 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 very sleek appearance.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may seem 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 details that make all the distinctions: The Percey’s lenses are more curved and its end pieces aren’t quite as pointy. These differences make the Percey a slightly more carefree option. Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering nearly any face, the Wilkie is a perfect option for the everyday guy or girl who doesn’t like to fuss too much about fashion. The Black Matte Eclipse option of the glasses have a thin white edge wrapped around the front. Nothing too loud – only a couple extra fashion points.

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a modern spin on a quintessential form. Made from top cellulose acetate (such as all of Warby Parker’s non-metal frames, the glasses have a curved browline and an notable keyhole bridge. Visualise Nancy Drew: the childhood icon who made it cool to be a nerd. These glasses are much bigger than others, but not so big that they cover your face.

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  1. Watts in Sugar Maple Fade

The Watts looks and feels carefree. Accessories have the potential 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 glasses do exactly that.

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  1. Daisy in Jet Black

This pair’s style is classic. The Daisy is an clever take on the traditional cat-eye with sloping browline and thin eyewires. Dress them with a tiny black dress or pair them with a clean-cut suit. These classic eyeglasses will only complement 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 looking at the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you need to wonder why. It’s 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 repeating the Wilkie! We just love it that much. The Eastern Bluebird Fade shade incorporates tortoise on top with a fashionable, translucent blue on the base. The distinction makes them feel modern, but the neutral hues keep the eyeglasses compatible with more or less any ensemble. Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

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Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

Construction

Warby Parker’s frames are made with cellulose acetate, sourced from a family-owned Italian business. Its glasses are manufactured in China and built on the same production lines as almost all of its competitors, but since the company removes the middlemen, the prices are much lower. After the raw materials are cut 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 glasses are then carefully built and pushed through a series of quality checks. When you decide to purchase, a new pair is manufactured just for you. Warby Parker custom-cuts and polishes the edges of the lenses, which have been infused with scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings. The eyeglasses always come with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses which block 100% of UVB and UVA rays. After the eyeglasses are carefully checked and aligned, they’re wrapped up and ready for delivery right to your front door.

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Lens Options

In addition to offering the usual single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription eyeglasses and readers, Warby Parker provides two lens style choices. These are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – crystal clear. These regular lenses are for people that prefer completely uncoloured vision inside and out.

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

Warby Parker provides polycarbonate lenses along with any optical purchase. 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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However, if you want a high quality lens, you could pick from the following:

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

1.74 high-index lenses – Being up to 10% thinner than 1.67 high-index lenses, these lenses are recommended for those with an especially high prescription. They cost an additional $130.

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

Warby Parker provides the following coatings with all lenses at zero extra payment:

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

Anti-reflective – This coating alleviates eye strain due to reflections and lessens glare.

Superhydrophobic – These lenses repel moisture to help prevent smudging.

In terms of prescription sunglasses, Warby Parker offers all of the above and more! Along with scratch resistance, they offer polarization and UV-protected lenses, which minimizes glare from light ray reflection.

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

 

Pricing

Warby Parker sells eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories on their website and in retail stores – at relatively low prices. Because the company designs its eyeglasses in-house, it is equipped to sell you all glasses “Starting at $95, with prescription lenses.” It is also awesome that different lens coatings are included in the purchase price of every pair of eyeglasses. Certain lenses, such as thinner lenses for very strong prescriptions, cost more.

The Maker Edition is now the most expensive collection on the website being $195. The least expensive design series is Spring 2018, which starts at $95. This means that the normal pair of eyeglasses is $145, which is considered as middle range in the market. Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

When it comes to sunglasses, the most expensive collections are the Epigraph and Resort beginning at $145. The least expensive design series is Quintessentials at $95, making the average price about $120. Again, this is deemed middle range and ideal for those who have a reasonable number of disposable income.

Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

Shipping and Support Policy

Warby Parker gives free shipping and returns if you live 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 will replace the scratched lenses for free over the first twelve months.

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

This organization 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 website is very easy to navigate also. Warby Parker even has an order guide and FAQ section that will help you discover the best glasses to match your style.

Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

Home Try-on Service

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

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All you need to do is choose 5 pairs of glasses and they will be delivered to you at no cost. Then try them out for 5 days and discover which ones you prefer. Purchase your preferred glasses on the website and you will be mailed a fresh new pair. Finally, after your 5 days are up, set your box in the mail with its prepaid return label.

 

Warby Parker Frames Quiz

If you need help picking some eyeglasses to try on, you can take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only requires a few quick questions to find out which set of eyeglasses will be the ultimate choice for you. Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker is very proud of being sustainable and eco-friendly in its business as well. One of their primary missions as a organization is to actively work on minimizing its influence on the environment. The business is a 100 percent carbon-neutral eyewear brand. Also, Warby Parker proactively works to reduce their harm on the ecosystem by mapping out the greenhouse gas emissions from their frame production, to transport, office work, and warehousing. They are working hard to offset their carbon accordingly.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another aspect which makes Warby Parker intriguing to customers is that they are similar to TOMS Shoes, on the principle of purchase a pair and give away a pair of eyeglasses. When a pair is bought they donate a pair to some person in need. They saw a need that people from all over the world do not have the means to see clearly, which is a wide scale matter. Warby Parker is working to address this matter by aiding people gain access to eyeglasses to have the ability to see.

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

Warby Parker sells chic eyewear classified into special and fun collections for both women and men. Overall, the experience with Warby Parker has been overwhelmingly positive. The new eyeglasses are well-made and fit nicely, and the ordering procedure was easy and fun. If you’re looking for a new pair of glasses or sunglasses, I recommend that you give Warby Parker a chance. For glasses wearers who are finding for a wide selection of choices from the trendiest designs and materials, and like the option of being able to shop on the internet or in store, Warby Parker is your merchant for you. Warby Parker 2011 Annual Report

 

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