I was recently contacted by Warby Parker to help release and review a few of their brand new collections of sunglasses and eyeglass frames. After doing a little research about the company, I decided that it would be a fun experience and helpful for any of you who may be looking for new glasses!
My Honest Review of Warby Parker
First, let me say that I really, really like what this company is doing. According to the Warby Parker website, “Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses.”
Simply put, Warby Parker offers eyeglasses starting at $95 — a price that is majorly cheaper than most other eyeglass companies. On top of that, for every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker makes a donation to people in need.
“Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses,” Warby Parker said. “Which means that 15% of the world’s population cannot effectively learn or work. To help address this problem, Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.”
Warby Parker has a home try-on program that I took advantage of for this post. With the home try-on program, you can select up to five glasses — not all of their frames are part of the program so you’ll have to check to see if the ones you want to try are — and those glasses will be shipped to you free of cost. You then have five days to try out the glasses you picked. After those five days, you pack them back up in their box, slap on the provided return shipping label, and drop them off at the post office, and you are done! It’s a fairly pain-free process.
The glasses themselves felt sturdy, and seemed to be high quality. The only thing I wish Warby Parker had more of is smaller frames, for more petite face types. Most of the frames Warby Parker offers are larger, “hipster style” lenses. They are very trendy and nice to look at, but the larger style may not look right on every face.
These are Warby Parker’s “Mitchell” frames in Earl Grey. This particular pair is one of their smaller frame sizes — which is why I picked them out.
These frames a little larger, and are Warby Parker’s “Crane” style glasses in Atlantic Blue.
Warby Parker’s New Spring Collections
According to Brian Magida, director of digital marketing at Warby Parker, the brand has just launched three new collections.
The first is a sun-wear collection called Sun Collective. “We’re bringing together a squadron of our favorite frames and reimagining them from top to temple,” Magida said. “At first glance, this bunch may look familiar, but take a closer look and you’ll find custom colorways, crystal details, and redesigned lens shapes.”
The second, an eye-glass collection, is Warby Parker’s Spring 2016 Collection. According to Magida, “Our Spring 2016 collection, is full of bright and fun-loving frames, crafted from premium acetate in lively new hues and three new silhouettes. This collection takes its inspiration straight from the circus!”
The glasses I tried on above are from this collection.
The third collection is another that focuses on the optical side of things. According to Warby Parker, the Windsor Spring Collection is “a new, limited-edition range of frames with the ultra-distinctive Windsor rim construction that we debuted this past December. This go-around, we’ve revived the construction with expressive new colors fit for the season ahead.”
Starting at $195, this collection is a bit more expensive.
What do you think of these collections? Have any of you had any experience with Warby Parker? Let me know in the comments below!
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This is not a sponsored post.