For those of us who wear eyeglasses, gone are the days of settling for big, awkward frames. These days, eyeglasses are expected to complement your identity without sacrificing their functionality or taking away your own style. When navigating through Warby Parker’s gallery, it’s evident that Warby Parker is aware that one frame does not in reality fit all. Warby Parker is an internet and brick-and-mortar retail provider of economically priced prescription glasses, sunglasses, and eyeglass accessories. They have something for everyone, for every preference. Whether you are needing to revamp your look, get a pair for a special occasion, or just to find a new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has you covered. Warby Parker Downing Review

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Warby Parker changed the prescription eyeglass industry by being the pioneering organization to sell prescription eyeglasses online and deliver them directly to your front door. While a lot considered that a huge risk, it paid off. The company sold approximately 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses online in its 1st year of operations.

When it later opened up retail stores, Warby Parker also transformed the images of shopping for and wearing. Its shops are not dull and clinical. They’re sleek, chic, tastefully decorated, and pleasant. They’re also filled with fashion-forward hipsters, who seem to be its most faithful buyers. Warby Parker can make you forget that there once was a period when people considered glasses as “nerdy”.

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Have a Peek at Warby Parker’s Top Ten Styles Available: Warby Parker Downing Review

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye glasses may remind you of your old Aunt Kathy – the one who donned the same white cat-eyed eyeglasses with polka-dotted shift dresses from the early ’70s till she turned 90 – but in the best, most fashionable way possible. If you like a refined look, this shape is a excellent option. Warby Parker Downing Review

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear glasses have been around for a long time. People want them because they give the impression of being virtually invisible from far away and go well with a nice, minimalist look. The Eugene Narrow eyeglasses are round and perfectly proportioned for smaller faces – if you do not like your frames taking over your face, this might be the perfect pick. The slight pink shade offers them a little something extra.

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  1. Baker in Striped Sassafras

The Baker eyeglasses have a classic keyhole bridge with round lenses, and the Striped Sassafras tone is a subtle way to freshen things up – ideal for achieving a very chic appearance.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may look much 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 little details that make all the difference: The Percey’s lenses are more circular and its end pieces are not quite as sharp. These differences make the Percey a slightly more relaxed alternative. Warby Parker Downing Review

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering almost any face shape, the Wilkie is a fantastic choice for the everyday guy or girl who does not want to worry too much about fashion. The Black Matte Eclipse option of these glasses have a thin white edge wrapped around the front. Nothing too loud – only a couple extra style points.

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a modern variation 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 simple. Accessories have the ability to make or break a whole look: When it comes to our eyewear, we want to complement clothing, not detract or distract from them. These polished glasses do precisely that.

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  1. Daisy in Jet Black

This pair’s design is always fashionable. The Daisy is an clever spin on the classic cat-eye with thin eyewires and a sloping browline. Don them with a little black dress or pair them with a clean-cut business suit. These ageless eyeglasses will only heighten your sophisticated and modern style.

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  1. Hardy in Striped Pacific

Blue isn’t a color you see all that often in glasses, but looking at the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you need to wonder why. It’s a straightforward, 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 like it that much. This Eastern Bluebird Fade color combines tortoise on top with a chic, translucent blue on the base. The distinction makes them look modern, but the neutral hues keep the glasses compatible with nearly any ensemble. Warby Parker Downing Review

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Construction

The frames on Warby Parker glasses are made with cellulose acetate, sourced from a family-owned Italian business. Its eyeglasses are manufactured in China and crafted on the same production lines as almost all 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 is rolled with wood chips and hand-polished using a German wax. The eyeglasses are then carefully put together and sent through a number of quality inspections. When you order, a new pair is built just for you. Warby Parker custom-cuts and polishes the edges of your lenses, which have been treated with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings. The glasses come standard with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. After the eyeglasses are individually examined and aligned, they are boxed 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 eyeglasses and readers, Warby Parker has 2 lens design options. They are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – really clear. These regular lenses are for people that want completely uncoloured vision indoors and out.

Light-responsive – These lenses cleverly respond to UV rays. They alter from completely clear inside to dark gray outside, even on cloudy days.

Warby Parker provides polycarbonate lenses along with any optical order. They are 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 great for people that have a strong prescription since they’re around 20% slimmer than polycarbonate lenses, although they are priced at an additional $30.

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

Want a special coating on your lenses? No worries.

Warby Parker offers these coatings with all lenses at zero additional payment:

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

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

Superhydrophobic – These lenses fights off moisture to prevent smudging.

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

They also offer different lens style options, from solid to flash mirrored to gradient transitions.

 

Pricing

Warby Parker provides eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories on their website and in retail stores – at relatively low price points. Because the company designs its eyeglasses in-house, it’s able to offer you all eyeglasses “Starting at $95, including prescription lenses.” It’s also handy that various lens coatings are included in the purchase price of each pair of eyeglasses. Certain lenses, like thinner lenses for very strong prescriptions, cost more.

The Maker Edition is presently the most expensive series on the website being $195. The most inexpensive design series is Spring 2018, which starts at $95. This means that the average pair of frames is $145 at present, which is viewed as middle range in the market. Warby Parker Downing Review

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

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Shipping and Support Policy

Warby Parker gives 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 eyeglasses, in addition to a 1-year warranty for all their lenses where they will replace the scratched lenses at no cost within the first 12 months.

The minimum delivery duration is very reasonable at 5 business days for non-prescription sunglasses. The maximum time is a bit of a wait for single-vision prescription sunglasses and progressive prescription glasses at 10-12 business days.

Warby Parker has the best customer service on our opinion. Customer service representatives were friendly, helpful, and attentive as they answered all our queries. You can reach the company by phone, email or live chat. The website is quite easy to navigate through also. The site even has an FAQ section and order guide to help you discover the right frames 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 frames will suit you.

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All you will need to do is choose five pairs of eyeglasses and they’ll be mailed to you at no expense. Then test them out for 5 days and find which ones you prefer. Buy your desired specs online and you will be mailed a brand 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 selecting some glasses to test out, you can take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only requires a few quick responses to discover which pair of glasses will be the greatest match for you. Warby Parker Downing Review

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker is very proud of being eco-friendly and sustainable in its operations. One of their fundamental missions as a company is to actively work on lowering its effects on the environment. The business is a 100% carbon-neutral eyewear manufacturer. Also, Warby Parker proactively works to reduce their influence on the environment by tracking the greenhouse gas emissions from their frame manufacturing, to shipping, warehousing, and office work. They are making sure to offset their carbon accordingly.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another feature that makes Warby Parker alluring to clients 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 purchased they donate a pair to some person 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 issue. Warby Parker is trying to address this matter by assisting people access glasses to be able to see.

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker Downing Review

Warby Parker offers trendy eyewear categorized into fun and special collections for both women and men. All in all, the experience with Warby Parker was very positive. The brand new eyeglasses are well rounded and fit well, and the ordering procedure was simple and enjoyable. If you are searching for a new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, I suggest that you give Warby Parker a chance. For eyeglasses wearers who are looking for a extensive range of alternatives from the hippest designs and materials, and prefer the option of being able to shop on the web or in store, Warby Parker is your retailer for you. Warby Parker Downing Review

 

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