For those of us who wear glasses, gone are the days of settling for bulky, awkward frames. Nowadays, glasses are expected to complement your persona without sacrificing their functionality or taking away your own style. When browsing through Warby Parker’s gallery, it’s crystal clear that Warby Parker knows that one frame does not in reality fit all. Warby Parker is an online and brick-and-mortar retail provider of inexpensively priced prescription glasses, sunglasses, and glass accessories. They offer something for everyone, for every look. Whether you are wanting to change your style, get a pair for a special event, or simply to find a brand-new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has got you covered. Warby Parker Durand Review

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Warby Parker changed the prescription eyewear industry by being the pioneering organization to provide prescription eyeglasses on the internet and send them directly to your doorstep. While a lot considered that an enormous risk, it was worth it. The company sold about 20,000 pairs of glasses on the internet on its 1st year of operations.

When it later opened up retail shops, Warby Parker also transformed the images of wearing and shopping for prescription eyeglasses. Its stores are not dull and clinical. They’re polished, attractive, well designed, and fun. They are also filled with fashion-forward hipsters, who appear to be its most faithful customers. Warby Parker may make you fail to recall that there once was a time when people viewed glasses as “nerdy”.

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Have a Look at Warby Parker’s Top Ten Eyeglasses Available: Warby Parker Durand Review

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye glasses might remind you of your old Aunt Kathy – the one who donned the exact 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 enjoy a refined look, this shape is a great option. Warby Parker Durand Review

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear glasses have been around for a long time. People desire them because they give the impression of being more or less invisible from far away and complement a nice, minimalist look. The Eugene Narrow glasses are round and flawlessly proportioned for tinier faces – if you don’t prefer your frames taking over your face, this may be the perfect fit. The slight pink shade 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 moderate way to liven things up – perfect for completing a very clean appearance.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may look a lot like the Baker at first glance. They’re both round, medium-width eyeglasses with keyhole bridges, and they both come in Striped Sassafras – but it is the small aspects that make all the distinctions: The Percey’s lenses are more curved and its end pieces are not quite as sharp. These differences make the Percey a slightly more relaxed alternative. Warby Parker Durand Review

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering nearly any face, the Wilkie is a good alternative 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 – only a couple extra style points.

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a modern take on a quintessential shape. Made from premium cellulose acetate (such as all of Warby Parker’s non-metal frames, the eyeglasses have a curved browline and an distinctive keyhole bridge. Picture Nancy Drew: the youth figure who made it cool to be a nerd. These eyeglasses are larger than some, 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 eyeglasses, we want to supplement clothing, not detract or distract from them. These polished eyeglasses do exactly that.

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  1. Daisy in Jet Black

This pair’s style is timeless. The Daisy is an clever spin on the classic cat-eye with sloping browline and thin eyewires. Wear them with a tiny black dress or pair them with a clean-cut suit. These timeless glasses will only add to your polished and modern style.

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  1. Hardy in Striped Pacific

Blue isn’t a colour you see 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 quite impressive.

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  1. Wilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade

Yes, we are mentioning the Wilkie again! We just love it that much. This Eastern Bluebird Fade colour makes use of tortoise on top with a cool, translucent blue on the base. The distinction makes them feel modern, but the neutral shades keep the glasses compatible with almost any ensemble. Warby Parker Durand Review

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Construction

Warby Parker’s frames are built with cellulose acetate, sourced from a family-owned Italian company. Its eyeglasses are assembled in China and built on the exact same production lines as many of its rivals, but since the company removes the middlemen, the costs are much lower. After the raw materials are trimmed into face fronts with a high tech CNC machine, it is tumbled with wood chips and hand-polished with a German wax. The eyeglasses are then gently assembled and sent through a sequence of quality inspections. When you order, a new set is assembled just for you. Warby Parker polishes and custom-cuts the edges of your lenses, which have been treated with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant finishing. The eyeglasses 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 packaged up and ready for delivery right to your doorstep.

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Lens Options

In addition to having the standard single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription eyeglasses and readers, Warby Parker has 2 lens design variants. These are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – crystal clear. These standard lenses are for men and women that desire absolutely uncoloured vision indoors and out.

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

Warby Parker gives polycarbonate lenses along 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 can pick from the following:

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

1.74 high-index lenses – Being around 10% slimmer than 1.67 high-index lenses, these lenses are suggested for those with an especially strong prescription. They cost an extra $130.

Want a certain coating on your lenses? No worries.

Warby Parker provides the following coatings with all lenses at no extra payment:

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

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

Superhydrophobic – These lenses fights off moisture to prevent smudging.

In terms of prescription sunglasses, Warby Parker offers all of the above and more! In addition to scratch resistance, they provide UV-protective lenses and polarization, which lessens glare from light ray reflection.

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

 

Pricing

Warby Parker offers eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories on their website and in retail stores – at relatively inexpensive rates. Because the company designs its eyeglasses in-house, it is able to offer all eyeglasses “Beginning at $95, with prescription lenses.” Additionally, it is great that different lens coatings are included in the price of every pair of glasses. Some lenses, like slimmer lenses for very strong prescriptions, are more expensive.

The Maker Edition is currently the most costly collection on the website being $195. The most affordable design series is Spring 2018, which starts at $95. This means that the normal pair of eyeglasses is $145, which can be considered as middle range in the market. Warby Parker Durand Review

When it comes to sunglasses, the priciest design series are the Resort and Epigraph beginning at $145. The least expensive series is Quintessentials at $95, which makes the median 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 offers free delivery and returns if you live in the US or Canada.

They have a 30-day, no-questions-asked policy for all their eyeglasses, as well as a 1-year warranty for all their lenses where they will replace the scratched lenses at no expense over the first twelve months.

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

This organization has the best customer service on our opinion. Customer care representatives were friendly, helpful, and attentive as they answered all our queries. You may reach the company by phone, email or live chat. The website is very easy to navigate through as well. Warby Parker even has an order guide and FAQ section to help you discover the best 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 assists you to choose which frames will fit you.

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All you will need to do is pick out five pairs of eyeglasses and they will be delivered to you at no expense. Then test them out for 5 days and see which ones you desire. Pick your preferred glasses on the website and you will be mailed a brand new pair. Lastly, after your 5 days are up, set your box in the mail with its prepaid return label.

 

Warby Parker Frames Quiz

If you need assistance picking some eyeglasses to test out, you can take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only requires a couple of quick responses to determine which set of glasses will be the greatest pick for you. Warby Parker Durand Review

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker is very proud of being sustainable and eco-friendly in its business. One of their fundamental missions as a business is to actively work on decreasing its effects on the Earth. The organization is a 100% carbon-neutral eyewear brand. Additionally, Warby Parker proactively works to reduce their impact on the ecosystem by mapping out the greenhouse gas emissions from their frame production, to transport, warehousing, and office work. They’re working hard to offset their carbon accordingly.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another factor that makes Warby Parker intriguing to people is that they are 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 someone in need. They saw a need that people from all over the world do not have the opportunity to see clearly, which is a wide scale matter. Warby Parker is trying to address this issue by helping people gain access to eyeglasses to be able to see.

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker Durand Review

Warby Parker markets trendy eyewear classified into fun and unique collections for both women and men. All in all, the experience with Warby Parker has been overwhelmingly great. The brand new eyeglasses are well rounded and fit well, and the purchasing procedure was easy and fun. If you are looking for a brand new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, I recommend that you give Warby Parker a chance. For glasses wearers that are looking for a wide assortment of alternatives in the coolest designs and materials, and prefer the ability of being able to shop on the internet or in store, Warby Parker is your retailer for you. Warby Parker Durand Review

 

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