For those of us who wear eyeglasses, gone are the days of settling for chunky, ill-fitting frames. These days, glasses are supposed to match your identity without sacrificing its practicality or taking away your style. When browsing through Warby Parker’s gallery, it is obvious that Warby Parker is aware that 1 frame doesn’t in fact fit all. Warby Parker is an online and brick-and-mortar retail provider of economically priced prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and eyeglass accessories. They have something for everyone, for every style. Whether you’re seeking to revamp your style, get a pair for a special occasion, or just to get a new tried-and-true standby, Warby Parker has got you covered. Warby Parker Wilkie Review

Warby Parker Wilkie Review

Warby Parker transformed the prescription eyewear business by being the first company to sell prescription eyeglasses online and send them directly to your front door. While a lot considered that an enormous risk, it succeeded. The business sold around 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses online during its 1st year of operations.

When it later opened up retail stores, Warby Parker also transformed the images of wearing and shopping for prescription glasses. Its stores are not stodgy and clinical. They are sleek, stylish, well decorated, and fun. They’re also packed with fashion-forward hipsters, who seem to be its most devout purchasers. Warby Parker will make you fail to remember that there once was a period when the public judged eyeglasses as “nerdy”.

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Have a Look at Warby Parker’s Top 10 Styles Available: Warby Parker Wilkie Review

  1. Louise in Birch Tortoise 

These retro-inspired cat-eye eyeglasses may remind you of your old Aunt May – the one who sported the exact white cat-eyed eyeglasses with polka-dotted shift dresses in the early ’70s till she turned 90 – but in the best, most stylish way conceivable. If you want a refined look, this structure is a fitting option. Warby Parker Wilkie 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 look just about invisible from far away and go well with a nice, minimalist look. The Eugene Narrow glasses are round and flawlessly proportioned for smaller face shapes – if you don’t want your frames taking over your face, this might be the perfect fit. The subtle rose 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 shade is a subtle way to liven things up – ideal for completing a very put-together look.

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  1. Percey in Striped Sassafras

The Percey may seem 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 tiny aspects that make all the difference: The Percey’s lenses are more circular and its end pieces aren’t quite as pointy. These differences make the Percey a somewhat more easygoing choice. Warby Parker Wilkie Review

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  1. Wilkie in Black Matte Eclipse

Known for flattering almost any face shape, the Wilkie is a fantastic option for the everyday guy or girl who doesn’t want to fuss too much about fashion. The Black Matte Eclipse style of these eyeglasses have a thin white border wrapped around the front. Nothing too crazy – only a few extra style points.

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  1. Welty in Whiskey Tortoise

The Welty is a contemporary take on a quintessential shape. Made from top cellulose acetate (such as all of Warby Parker’s non-metal frames, the glasses have a curved browline and an eye-catching keyhole bridge. Picture Nancy Drew: the youth figure who made it cool to be a nerd. These glasses are much larger than some, 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 power to make or break an entire appearance: When it comes to our eyeglasses, we prefer to complement outfits, not distract or detract from them. These sleek eyeglasses 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 quintessential cat-eye with sloping browline and thin eyewires. Dress them with a tiny black dress or pair them with a clean-cut business suit. These timeless glasses will only add to your refined and modern style.

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  1. Hardy in Striped Pacific

Blue is not a color you see all that often in eyeglasses, but looking at the Hardy in Striped Pacific, you need to wonder why. It is a simple, rectangular frame, but this oceanic hue makes it quite impressive.

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  1. Wilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade

Yes, we’re repeating the Wilkie! We just love it that much. The Eastern Bluebird Fade shade combines tortoise on top with a chic, translucent blue on the base. The contrast makes them look modern, but the neutral colors keep the glasses compatible with virtually any ensemble. Warby Parker Wilkie Review

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Construction

The frames on Warby Parker eyeglasses are created with cellulose acetate, sourced from a family-owned Italian business. Its eyeglasses are assembled 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 much lower. After the raw materials are cut into face fronts with a high-tech CNC machine, it is tumbled with wood chips and polished by hand using a German wax compound. The glasses are then carefully put together and sent through a series of quality inspections. When you decide to purchase, a new pair 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 finishing. The eyeglasses come standard with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses which block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. After the eyeglasses are individually checked and aligned, they are packed up and ready for delivery right to your doorstep.

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Lens Options

As well as providing the typical single-vision lenses, progressive lenses, non-prescription eyeglasses and readers, Warby Parker offers two lens design variants. These are:

Clear – Well, not just clear – very clear. These normal lenses are for people that like absolutely uncolored vision indoors and out.

Light-responsive – These lenses cleverly react to ultraviolet rays. They change from completely clear inside to dark grey outside, even on overcast days.

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

1.67 high-index lenses – These are great for people who have a high prescription as they are up to 20% slimmer than polycarbonate lenses, but they are priced at an extra $30.

1.74 high-index lenses – Being around 10% thinner than 1.67 high-index lenses, these lenses are suggested for those who have an especially high prescription. They cost an additional $130.

Want a certain coating on your lenses? No worries.

Warby Parker provides these coatings with all lenses at zero extra cost:

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

Anti-reflective – This coating eases eye tension due to 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! Along with scratch resistance, they produce UV-protective lenses and polarization, which minimizes glare from light beam reflection.

They also offer different lens design choices, from gradient transitions to solid to flash mirrored.

 

Pricing

Warby Parker provides eyeglasses, sunglasses, and accessories online and in retail stores – at relatively low prices. Because the organization designs its glasses in-house, it’s able to sell all glasses “Starting at $95, including prescription lenses.” It is also awesome that different lens coatings are included in the purchase price of each pair of glasses. Some lenses, such as slimmer lenses for very high prescriptions, are more expensive.

The Maker Edition is now the most expensive design series on the website starting at $195. The least expensive collection is Spring 2018, which begins at $95. This means that the normal pair of glasses is $145 at present, which is classed as mid-range in the market. Warby Parker Wilkie Review

When it comes to sunglasses, the priciest series are the Resort and Epigraph beginning at $145. The least expensive design series is Quintessentials at $95, making the usual price point about $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 shipping and returns if you reside in the US or Canada.

They have a 30-day, no-questions-asked coverage for each of their frames, in addition to a 1-year warranty for all their lenses where they will replace your scratched lenses for free over the 1st 12 months.

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

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

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Home Try-on Service

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

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All you need to do is pick out 5 pairs of glasses and they will be sent to you at no cost. Then try them out for 5 days and discover which ones you like. Acquire your preferred glasses on the website and you will be given a brand new pair. Finally, once your 5 days are up, place the box in the mail with its prepaid return label.

 

Warby Parker Frames Quiz

If you need assistance choosing some eyeglasses to test out, you can take the Warby Parker Frames Quiz. It only takes a couple of quick responses to determine which pair of great-looking eyeglasses will be the perfect choice for you. Warby Parker Wilkie Review

 

Eco-friendly

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

 

Warby Parker Gives Back

Another aspect that makes Warby Parker intriguing to people is that they are very similar to TOMS Shoes, on the principle of buy a pair and give away a pair of glasses. When a pair is purchased they give away a set 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 problem. Warby Parker is trying to address this issue by assisting people gain access to eyeglasses to be able to see.

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Final Thoughts Warby Parker Wilkie Review

Warby Parker offers trendy eyewear classified into fun and special collections for both women and men. Overall, our experience with Warby Parker was very positive. The brand new eyeglasses are well rounded and fit well, and the ordering process was easy and fun. If you are searching for a brand new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, I advise that you give Warby Parker a try. For eyeglasses wearers who are searching for a extensive assortment of options from the trendiest designs and materials, and want the ability of being able to shop online or in store, Warby Parker is your retailer for you. Warby Parker Wilkie Review

 

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