For those people who wear eyeglasses, gone are the days of settling for bulky, uncomfortable frames. Nowadays, glasses are supposed to complement your identity without sacrificing its functionality or taking away your flair. When browsing through Warby Parker’s gallery, it is crystal clear that Warby Parker acknowledges that one frame doesn’t in fact fit all. Warby Parker is an internet and brick-and-mortar retail provider of reasonably priced prescription glasses, sunglasses, and eyeglass accessories. They have something for everyone, for every look. Whether you’re looking to change your persona, get a pair for a special occasion, or simply to find a new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has you covered. Warby Parker Vs Designer

Warby Parker Vs Designer

Warby Parker revolutionized the prescription eyeglass business by being the pioneering company to offer prescription eyeglasses on the internet and send them directly to your home. While many considered that a massive risk, it paid off. The business sold around 20,000 pairs of glasses online in its first year of operations.

When it eventually opened up retail shops, Warby Parker also transformed the images of shopping for and wearing. Its shops aren’t stodgy and clinical. They’re polished, attractive, tastefully decorated, and enjoyable. They are also loaded with fashion-forward hipsters, who appear to be its most diehard customers. Warby Parker can make you fail to recall that there once was a period when people considered glasses as “nerdy”.

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Have a Peek at Warby Parker’s Top 10 Styles Available: Warby Parker Vs Designer

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye eyeglasses might remind you of your old Aunt Kathy – the one who sported the exact white cat-eyed glasses with polka-dotted shift dresses from the early ’70s till she turned 90 – but in the best, most stylish way possible. If you desire a refined look, this design is a great option. Warby Parker Vs Designer

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  1. Eugene Narrow in Rose Crystal

Clear eyeglasses have been around awhile. People want them because they appear to be nearly invisible from a distance and go with a nice, clean style. The Eugene Narrow glasses are round and perfectly proportioned for smaller faces – if you don’t prefer your frames burying your face, this might be the perfect choice. The faint rose tint 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 colour is a modest way to freshen things up – ideal for accomplishing a more smart 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 glasses with keyhole bridges, and they both even come in Striped Sassafras – but it’s the small elements that make all the distinctions: The Percey’s lenses are more curved and its end bits aren’t quite as pointed. These distinctions make the Percey a rather more easygoing alternative. Warby Parker Vs Designer

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering nearly any face, the Wilkie is a excellent choice for the everyday man or woman who doesn’t like to worry too much about fashion. The Black Matte Eclipse version of these eyeglasses have a thin white border wrapped around the front. Nothing too loud – just a few extra style points.

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a contemporary variation 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 noticeable keyhole bridge. Picture Nancy Drew: the childhood idol who made it cool to be a nerd. These glasses are much larger than others, but not so large that they cover your face.

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  1. Watts in Sugar Maple Fade

The Watts feels and looks simple. Accessories have the ability to make or break an entire look: When it comes to our eyewear, we desire to complement outfits, 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 always fashionable. The Daisy is an clever take on the classic cat-eye with sloping browline and thin eyewires. Don them with a little black dress or pair them with a business suit. These ageless 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 eyeglasses, but considering the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you have to wonder why. It’s a simple, rectangular frame, but this oceanic hue makes it quite striking.

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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 bottom. The distinction makes them look modern, but the neutral shades keep the glasses compatible with practically any ensemble. Warby Parker Vs Designer

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Construction

The frames on Warby Parker glasses are built with cellulose acetate, bought from a family-owned Italian business. Its eyeglasses are assembled in China and built on the same production lines as most of its rivals, but because the business eliminates the middlemen, the costs are much lower. After the raw materials are trimmed into face fronts with a high-tech CNC machine, it’s tumbled with wood chips and polished by hand with a German wax compound. The eyeglasses are then carefully built and pushed through a series of quality inspections. When you decide to purchase, a new pair is assembled just for you. Warby Parker polishes and custom-cuts the edges of your lenses, which have been infused with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant finishing. The eyeglasses always come with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UVB and UVA rays. After the glasses 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 selling the standard single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription glasses and readers, Warby Parker has 2 lens style options. They are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – very clear. These regular lenses are for men and women that desire completely uncolored vision inside and out.

Light-responsive – These lenses intelligently counteract UV rays. They shift from completely clear inside to dark grey outside, even on cloudy days.

Warby Parker gives polycarbonate lenses with any optical sale. They’re some of the most lightweight and impact-resistant lenses; and they come with the purchase price of the frames!

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But if you want a higher quality lens, you could opt from the following:

1.67 high-index lenses – These are ideal for those who have a strong prescription as they’re around 20% slimmer than polycarbonate lenses, but they cost 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 extremely 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 secures your lenses from everyday wear and tear.

Anti-reflective – This coating eases eye strain due to reflections and reduces 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! Along with scratch resistance, they offer polarization and UV-protected lenses, which minimizes glare from light ray reflection.

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

 

Pricing

Warby Parker sells eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories online and in retail stores – at relatively reasonable price points. Because the company designs its glasses in-house, it is able to offer you all glasses “Starting at $95, including prescription lenses.” It’s also great that various lens coatings are included in the purchase price of each pair of glasses. Certain lenses, such as slimmer lenses for very high prescriptions, cost more.

The Maker Edition is presently the most costly series on the site beginning at $195. The least expensive series is Spring 2018, which begins at $95. This means that the normal pair of frames is $145 at present, which is considered as middle range in the market. Warby Parker Vs Designer

When it comes to sunglasses, the most expensive design series are the Resort and Epigraph starting at $145. The least expensive collection is Quintessentials at $95, which makes the usual price point around $120. Again, this is deemed middle range and ideal for people who have a reasonable number of disposable income.

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Shipping and Support Policy

Warby Parker offers free shipping and returns if you reside in the United States or Canada.

They have a 30-day, no-questions-asked coverage for each of their frames, in addition to a 1-year guarantee for all their lenses where they will replace your scratched lenses at no cost 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 bit of a wait for progressive prescription eyeglasses and single-vision prescription sunglasses at 10-12 business days.

Warby Parker has the best customer service on our opinion. Customer support representatives are friendly, attentive, and helpful as they answered all our queries. You may reach the company by phone, email or live chat. The site is very easy to navigate as well. Warby Parker even has an FAQ section and order guide to help you find the ideal frames to match your preference.

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Home Try-on Service

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

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All you need to do is select 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 prefer. Acquire your chosen glasses online and you’ll be sent a brand new pair. Lastly, once your 5 days are up, place your box in the mail with its prepaid return label.

 

Warby Parker Frames Quiz

If you need help picking some glasses to test out, you can take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only requires a couple of quick questions to ascertain which pair of eyeglasses will be the best match for you. Warby Parker Vs Designer

 

Eco-friendly

Warby Parker prides themselves on being sustainable and eco-friendly in its operations as well. One of their main principles as a business is to actively work on reducing its effects on the environment. The business is a 100 percent carbon-neutral eyewear producer. Also, Warby Parker actively works to reduce their effects on the ecosystem by mapping out the greenhouse gas emissions from their frame production, to shipping, warehousing, and office work. They are working hard to offset their carbon accordingly.

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another feature that makes Warby Parker intriguing to customers 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 sold they give away a pair to someone in need. They saw a need that people from around the world don’t have the opportunity to see clearly, which is a wide scale issue. Warby Parker is trying to address this problem by helping people access eyeglasses to be able to see.

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker Vs Designer

Warby Parker offers stylish eyewear classified into unique and fun collections for both men and women. All in all, the experience with Warby Parker was very great. The brand new glasses are well rounded and fit nicely, and the ordering procedure was easy and enjoyable. If you are searching for a brand new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, I suggest that you give Warby Parker a try. For glasses wearers who are searching for a extensive selection of choices in the trendiest designs and materials, and want the option of being able to shop online or in store, Warby Parker is the retailer for you. Warby Parker Vs Designer

 

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