For those people who wear eyeglasses, gone are the days of settling for big, uncomfortable frames. Nowadays, glasses are expected to match your character without sacrificing its functionality or taking away your flair. When browsing through Warby Parker’s gallery, it is obvious that Warby Parker knows that 1 frame doesn’t in fact fit all. Warby Parker is an internet and brick-and-mortar retail supplier of economically priced prescription glasses, sunglasses, and eyeglass accessories. They have something for everyone, for every style. Whether you’re looking to change your style, pick up a pair for a special event, or simply to find a new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has got you covered. Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

Warby Parker changed the prescription eyeglass business by being the first company to provide prescription eyeglasses on the internet and send them directly to your doorstep. While many considered that a massive gamble, it paid off. The business sold roughly 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses on the internet during its 1st year of operations.

When it later rolled out retail stores, Warby Parker also revolutionized the images of shopping for and wearing. Its shops are not boring and clinical. They’re sleek, attractive, well designed, and fun. They’re also filled with fashion-forward hipsters, who appear to be its most faithful purchasers. Warby Parker can make you fail to remember that there once was a time when people viewed eyeglasses as “nerdy”.

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Have a Look at Warby Parker’s Top 10 Glasses Available: Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye eyeglasses might remind you of your old Aunt Kathy – the one who sported the same white cat-eyed glasses with polka-dotted shift dresses during the early ’70s until she turned 90 – but in the best, most chic way conceivable. If you desire a refined look, this design is a perfect choice. Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear eyeglasses have been around for a long time. People love them because they look virtually invisible from afar and go with a nice, clean style. The Eugene Narrow eyeglasses are round and flawlessly proportioned for tinier face shapes – if you don’t like your frames covering your face, this may be an excellent choice. The modest rosey tone offers 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 color is a modest way to freshen things up – great for completing a more clean appearance.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may look a lot like the Baker at first glance. They are both round, medium-width eyeglasses with keyhole bridges, and they both even come in Striped Sassafras – but it’s the small aspects that make all the difference: The Percey’s lenses are more curved and its end pieces are not quite as pointed. These differences make the Percey a rather more easygoing choice. Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering nearly any face shape, the Wilkie is a fantastic option for the everyday guy or girl who doesn’t want to fuss too much about style. The Black Matte Eclipse design of the glasses have a thin white edge wrapped around the front. Nothing too loud – 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 top cellulose acetate (like all of Warby Parker’s non-metal frames, the glasses have a curved browline and an eye-catching keyhole bridge. Imagine Nancy Drew: the youth figure who made it cool to be a nerd. These glasses are much 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 feels and looks effortless. Accessories have the ability to make or break an entire look: When it comes to our eyewear, we prefer to supplement outfits, not detract or distract from them. These sleek glasses do exactly that.

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  1. Daisy in Jet Black

This pair’s design is classic. The Daisy is an artful take on the traditional cat-eye with thin eyewires and a sloping browline. Sport them with a little black dress or pair them with a clean-cut suit. These ageless eyeglasses will only add to your elegant 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 looking at the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you have to wonder why. It’s a simple, rectangular frame, but this oceanic hue makes it pretty impressive.

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  1. Wilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade

Yes, we’re repeating the Wilkie! We just like it that much. This Eastern Bluebird Fade hue combines tortoise on top with a cool, translucent blue on the base. The distinction makes them feel contemporary, but the neutral colors keep the glasses compatible with more or less any ensemble. Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

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Construction

Warby Parker’s frames are built with cellulose acetate, sourced from a family-owned Italian company. Its glasses are manufactured in China and crafted on the exact same production lines as almost all of its rivals, but since the business removes the middlemen, the prices are much lower. After the raw materials are cut into face fronts using a high tech CNC machine, it is rolled with wood chips and polished by hand with a German wax. The glasses are then gently put together and pushed through a number of quality inspections. When you decide to purchase, a new set is made just for you. Warby Parker custom-cuts and polishes the edges of your lenses, which have been infused with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant material. The glasses come standard with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. After the glasses are carefully examined and aligned, they’re wrapped up and ready for delivery right at your doorstep.

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Lens Options

As well as offering the usual single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription glasses and readers, Warby Parker offers two lens style variants. These are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – really clear. These regular lenses are for men and women that desire absolutely uncoloured vision inside and out.

Light-responsive – These lenses cleverly react to ultraviolet rays. They change from absolutely clear indoors to dark grey outdoors, even on gloomy days.

Warby Parker provides polycarbonate lenses along 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 higher quality lens, you can opt from the following:

1.67 high-index lenses – These are perfect for those that have a strong prescription since they are around 20% slimmer than polycarbonate lenses, although they are priced at an additional $30.

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

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

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

Scratch resistance – This guards your lenses from everyday wear and tear.

Anti-reflective – This coating relieves eye strain caused by reflections and lessens glare.

Superhydrophobic – These lenses fights off moisture to prevent smudging.

Concerning prescription sunglasses, Warby Parker provides all of the above and more! Along with scratch resistance, they provide polarization and UV-protected lenses, which minimizes glare from light beam reflection.

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

 

Pricing

Warby Parker provides eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories on the internet and in retail stores – at relatively reasonable rates. Because the company designs its glasses in-house, it is equipped to sell you all glasses “Beginning at $95, including prescription lenses.” Additionally, it is convenient that various lens coatings are included in the price of each pair of glasses. Certain lenses, like thinner lenses for very high prescriptions, go for a higher price.

The Maker Edition is currently the priciest series on the website starting at $195. The most affordable series is Spring 2018, which starts at $95. This means that the average pair of glasses is $145, which can be classed as middle range on the market. Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

When it comes to sunglasses, the most expensive design series are the Epigraph and Resort starting at $145. The least expensive design series is Quintessentials at $95, making the average price around $120. Once again, this is deemed mid-range and ideal for those 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 glasses, in addition to a 1-year warranty for all their lenses where they’ll replace the scratched lenses at no cost over the 1st 12 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.

Warby Parker has the best customer support on our opinion. Customer care representatives are friendly, attentive, and helpful as they answered all our inquiries. You may reach the company 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 glasses 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 really aids you to decide which eyeglasses will complement you.

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All you need to do is select 5 pairs of glasses and they will be mailed to you at no expense. Then test them out for 5 days and discover which ones you want. Buy your preferred frames online and you will be deliver a fresh new pair. Finally, once your 5 days are up, place 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 could take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only requires a couple of quick questions to discover which pair of eyeglasses will be the ultimate match for you. Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker prides themselves on being eco-friendly and sustainable in its business as well. One of their main principles as a company is to proactively work on minimizing its harm on the ecosystem. The organization is a 100% carbon-neutral eyewear brand. Also, Warby Parker proactively works to reduce their effects on the ecosystem by tracking the greenhouse gas emissions from their frame production, to shipping, warehousing, and office work. They are working hard to offset their carbon so.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

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

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

Warby Parker sells fashionable eyewear classified into unique and fun collections for both men and women. All in all, our experience with Warby Parker has been overwhelmingly positive. The new glasses are well-made and fit well, and the purchasing procedure was easy and enjoyable. If you are searching for a new pair of glasses or sunglasses, I suggest that you give Warby Parker a try. For eyeglasses wearers who are looking for a wide selection of choices from the trendiest materials and designs, and want the option of being able to shop on the web or in store, Warby Parker is the merchant for you. Warby Parker Annual Report 2019 (Updated)

 

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