For those of us who wear glasses, gone are the days of settling for bulky, awkward frames. Nowadays, glasses are supposed to match your personality without sacrificing its practicality or taking away your own style. When browsing through Warby Parker’s gallery, it’s crystal clear that Warby Parker acknowledges that 1 frame does not in reality fit all. Warby Parker is an online and brick-and-mortar retail provider of affordably priced prescription glasses, sunglasses, and glass accessories. They offer something for everyone, for every preference. Whether you are needing to change your style, pick up a pair for a special occasion, or simply to find a brand-new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has you covered. Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

Warby Parker transformed the prescription eyeglass industry by being the first company to sell prescription eyeglasses online and send them directly to your home. While a lot considered that a huge risk, it was worth it. The business sold around 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses on the internet in its 1st year of operations.

When it later opened up retail stores, Warby Parker also transformed the images of wearing and shopping for prescription eyeglasses. Its stores aren’t boring and clinical. They are sleek, fashionable, well decorated, and pleasant. They’re also filled with fashion-forward hipsters, who seem to be its most devout shoppers. Warby Parker can make you forget that there once was a time when people judged eyeglasses as “nerdy”.

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Have a Look at Warby Parker’s Top 10 Glasses Available: Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye eyeglasses may remind you of your old Aunt May – the one who wore the same white cat-eyed eyeglasses with polka-dotted shift dresses from the early ’70s till she turned 90 – but in the best, most stylish way achievable. If you want a refined look, this structure is a fantastic choice. Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear glasses have been around quite a long time. People love them because they seem just about invisible from a distance and go well with a nice, minimalist look. The Eugene Narrow eyeglasses are round and superbly proportioned for tinier face shapes – if you do not like your frames covering your face, this might be the perfect fit. The subtle rosey shade gives them a little something extra.

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  1. Baker in Striped Sassafras

The Baker glasses have a quintessential keyhole bridge with round lenses, and the Striped Sassafras hue is a subtle way to freshen things up – excellent for accomplishing a more clean appearance.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may look a lot like the Baker at first sight. They’re both round, medium-width glasses with keyhole bridges, and they both even come in Striped Sassafras – but it is the small aspects that make all the difference: The Percey’s lenses are more curved and its end pieces are not quite as pointy. These distinctions make the Percey a rather more relaxed option. Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

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

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a current spin on a typical shape. Made from premium cellulose acetate (like all of Warby Parker’s non-metal frames, the eyeglasses have a curved browline and an eye-catching keyhole bridge. Think Nancy Drew: the youth idol who made it cool to be a nerd. These eyeglasses are bigger than others, but not so big that they take over your face.

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  1. Watts in Sugar Maple Fade

The Watts looks and feels effortless. Accessories have the capacity to make or break a whole look: When it comes to our eyeglasses, we prefer to complement 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 design is classic. The Daisy is an clever 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 business suit. These timeless eyeglasses will only add to your refined and modern style.

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  1. Hardy in Striped Pacific

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

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  1. Wilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade

Yes, we are mentioning the Wilkie again! We just like it that much. This Eastern Bluebird Fade shade combines tortoise on top with a trendy, translucent blue on the bottom. The distinction makes them feel contemporary, but the neutral colours keep the glasses compatible with about any ensemble. Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

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Construction

Warby Parker’s frames are built with cellulose acetate, bought from a family-owned Italian company. Its eyeglasses are made in China and crafted on the exact same production lines as many of its competitors, but since the company cuts out the middlemen, the costs are lower. After the raw materials are trimmed into face fronts with a high tech CNC machine, it’s tumbled with wood chips and hand-polished using a German wax. The glasses are then gently put together and pushed through a number of quality tests. When you decide to purchase, a new set is made 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 glasses always come with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses which block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. After the eyeglasses are individually inspected and aligned, they’re packed up and ready for delivery right at your doorstep.

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Lens Options

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

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

Light-responsive – These lenses cleverly respond to UV rays. They change from absolutely clear indoors to dark grey outside, even on gloomy days.

Warby Parker gives polycarbonate lenses with any optical purchase. 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 prefer a higher quality lens, you may select from the following:

1.67 high-index lenses – These are perfect for those that have a high prescription since they are around 20% slimmer than polycarbonate lenses, but they cost an extra $30.

1.74 high-index lenses – Being around 10% thinner than 1.67 high-index lenses, these lenses are recommended for all those who have an exceptionally high prescription. They are priced at an additional $130.

Want a special coating on your lenses? No worries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pricing

Warby Parker offers eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories online and in retail stores – at relatively affordable price points. Because the organization designs its eyeglasses in-house, it is able to sell all eyeglasses “Starting at $95, with prescription lenses.” Additionally, it is great that various lens coatings are included in the price of each pair of eyeglasses. Some lenses, such as thinner lenses for very strong prescriptions, go for a higher price.

The Maker Edition is currently the most expensive series on the site beginning at $195. The least expensive design series is Spring 2018, which begins at $95. This means that the normal pair of frames is $145, which can be considered as mid-range on the market. Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

When it comes to sunglasses, the most expensive collections are the Epigraph and Resort starting at $145. The least expensive series is Quintessentials at $95, which makes the usual price around $120. Again, this is deemed mid-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 live in the United States or Canada.

They have a 30-day, no-questions-asked coverage for all their eyeglasses, in addition to a 1-year guarantee for all their lenses where they’ll replace the scratched lenses for free within the 1st twelve months.

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

Warby Parker has the best customer care on our opinion. Customer support representatives are friendly, attentive, and helpful as they answered all of our queries. You may reach the organization by phone, email or live chat. The site is quite easy to navigate also. Warby Parker even has an order guide and FAQ section to help you find the right eyeglasses 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 really helps you to choose which eyeglasses will fit you.

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All you will need to do is pick out 5 pairs of eyeglasses and they will be sent to you at no cost. Then test them out for 5 days and find which ones you prefer. Acquire your preferred glasses online and you’ll be given 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 help picking some glasses to test out, you can take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only takes a couple of quick responses to ascertain which set of great-looking eyeglasses will be the perfect pick for you. Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker prides themselves on being sustainable and eco-friendly in its business. One of their main missions as a company is to proactively work on minimizing its influence on the ecosystem. The company is a 100 percent carbon-neutral eyewear producer. Additionally, Warby Parker proactively works to reduce their impact on the environment 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 so.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another aspect that makes Warby Parker appealing to clients is that they are very similar to TOMS Shoes, on the principle of buy a pair and donate a pair of eyeglasses. When a pair is purchased they give away a pair to some person in need. They found a need that people from all over the world don’t have the opportunity to see clearly, which is a wide scale issue. Warby Parker is working to address this problem by aiding people gain access to eyeglasses to have the ability to see.

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

Warby Parker sells chic eyewear categorized into fun and unique collections for both men and women. All in all, our experience with Warby Parker has been very great. The new glasses are well rounded and fit nicely, and the ordering process was simple and enjoyable. If you are looking for a brand new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, I advise that you give Warby Parker a try. For glasses wearers that are finding for a vast range of choices from the coolest materials and designs, and like the option of being able to shop on the internet or in store, Warby Parker is your merchant for you. Warby Parker 2013 Annual Report

 

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