WarbyParker.com is the online home of Warby Parker, a company who says they began their business with a goal to create a boutique quality classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point.
According to their website, Warby Parker believes that the few major companies that produce eyewear have kept their prices artificially high because this enables them to reap huge profits from consumers who have no other options.
They say the reality of the eyewear market is that high end brands and boutiques do not actually design or produce their own eyewear. Instead, they contract that work to eyewear companies who design, manufacture, and then sell them the glasses at prices that are already high.
The boutiques and high end brands then take these glasses and increase the prices even further so that they can profit off them as well. Warby Parker says this process is unfair to the consumer and they wanted to provide an alternative.
Instead, WarbyParker.com is part of the new eyewear market that is growing online and includes shops like Coastal.com. These companies work hard to keep their prices low so can consumers can have an advantage.
They say they create their own designs and then sell them directly to you - they do not deal with large scale manufacturers or middleman distributors. Customers will choose their frames from their Home Try On service.
This means that you pick out five frames that you'd like to try on and they will ship them to you for free. You will be given five days to try the glasses and see what your friends and family think.
When you decide which frames you want to purchase, go online to order them and then pack up your five sample frames and ship them back to Warby Parker for free. If you are unhappy with your frames for any reason, you have 30 days to return them and receive a refund.
If you have any experience with this website, please leave your WarbyParker.com reviews below.
1 ‘WarbyParker.com’ Review
After going through the lengthy process of getting my prescription filled, I was super excited to be able to finally afford glasses per their website and ads.
After receiving the home try-ons I found the pair I liked, submitted my pupil distance and finally placed the order. After about a day I got an email stating the high-index lenses I need would be an ADDITIONAL $130 to my order.
I submitted several correspondences with them over the lack of transparency in this process and how disappointed I was. I had saved up the original $130 for these glasses, then had to add tax, then an additional $130!
I was so excited to finally get new glasses I could afford. I knew it was too good to be true.
beware before you go through their process.
Sad and Blind