From custom-designed acetate to ultra-lightweight titanium, we use nothing but premium materials in our frames

Our Story

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 by four friends – Neil Blumenthal, Andrew Hunt, Jeffrey Raider, and David Gilboa. The inspiration for Warby Parker came during Neil’s time in the Peace Corps in Africa, where he worked with villagers who had poor vision but lacked access to glasses. After returning home and enrolling in business school, Neil learned that a pair of designer glasses could cost up to $500 – even though they were made for only $15. Seeing a problem that needed solving, Neil recruited his friends Andrew, Jeffrey, and David to find a way to make eyewear more accessible.

And so, Warby Parker was born out of the simple idea to sell well-designed eyewear directly to customers for a fraction of the usual cost. By bypassing traditional channels and designing their own frames in-house, Warby Parker is able to offer classic prescription glasses and sunglasses for just $95.


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Why Choose us

Why Warby Parker is the Clear Choice for Your Eyewear Needs

How We’re Revolutionizing the Vision Care Experience with Purpose, Innovation, and Insider Style

Hello there! I’m the voice behind Warby Parker, and I cannot wait to share all the reasons why we’re undoubtedly the best place to shop for your next pair of glasses or sunglasses.

As an online retailer started by four classmates with a passion for fashion and making a difference, we offer a completely fresh and fun way to purchase prescription eyewear and shades. At Warby Parker, our mission is to inspire and impact the world through vision. And we mean that quite literally!

From our trendsetting frame designs to our hassle-free home try-on program, we’ve aimed to reinvent eyewear shopping from the ground up. Our goal is to make finding the perfect pair of glasses an enjoyable, inspiring experience while keeping prices fair and accessible.

We believe vision is about so much more than just being able to see clearly. It’s about how you view and engage with the world around you. With the right pair of frames, your outlook can transform – and we think that’s pretty magical!

So let’s dive into all the key reasons why Warby Parker is the absolute best place to help you see things in a whole new way:

Unparalleled Style and Craftsmanship

What good are glasses if they aren’t incredibly stylish and well-made? At Warby Parker, we work extremely hard to offer an unrivaled selection of on-trend, attractive eyewear along with top-notch construction using custom materials.

Our in-house design team is always on the hunt for inspiration from across the globe. They attend fashion weeks, pore over vintage frames and pop culture, and collaborate with some of the world’s best designers. This allows us to offer exclusive shapes and styles you won’t find anywhere else, in addition to fresh takes on classic silhouettes.

We use custom acetate and titanium to craft our frames to feel feather-light while staying nice and sturdy. Our acetate frames incorporate intricate details like laser-etched patterns and metallic foils for added flair. Our titanium collection combines thin, sleek profiles with durable strength. No matter your selection, our frames are designed for optimal comfort and fit.

Our limited edition collections allow us to have even more fun with patterns, jeweled embellishments, and bold pops of color. We’ve partnered with brands like Leith Clark and Lilly Pulitzer on capsules that encapsulate their signature playful aesthetics. These specialty collections keep our inventory exciting and current.

Simply put: If you’re looking for eyewear that seamlessly blends creativity, beauty, and impeccable craftsmanship, you can’t go wrong with Warby Parker. We offer frames that make a seriously stylish statement.

Virtual Try-On and Home Try-On for a Pressure-Free Experience

Finding frames you positively love is one thing, but making sure they fit and flatter your unique facial features is a whole other task.

At Warby Parker, we make the glasses search process as easy and fun as possible with our virtual try-on tools and free home try-on program.

Using our online Virtual Try-On, you can instantly see any frames on your face just by using your webcam or uploading a photo. You can turn your head back and forth to view the glasses from multiple angles, switch up the colors, and more. It’s incredibly simple to get a sense of what compliments you before even entering a store.

But virtual try-on only provides part of the picture. With our Home Try-On program, we’ll ship up to 5 frames straight to your doorstep for a completely pressure-free at-home test run. You can carefully evaluate your top contenders in the comfort of your space, with your own lighting and mirrors. Take all the time you need to decide which styles look and feel best. And you can exchange them for up to 5 new picks at no extra cost.

Once you’ve narrowed in on your favorite frame, just place your order for customized prescription lenses or non-prescription sunnies. We’ll take care of the rest, while your Home Try-On selections get sent back in a prepaid mailer. No need to ever step foot in an optical shop again!

For an even more personalized touch, you can also schedule a free 30-minute online Frame Styling session with one of our savvy experts. They’ll take your facial features, style preferences, and more into account while pulling frames for you to try based on your unique needs. It’s like having a personal shopper without any pressure to purchase.

With our mix of digital try-on tools and tactical home try-on, finding your dream frames is smoother than ever. No more blind guesses, crowded stores, or impersonal sales associates. We’ll ship frames right to your home so you can decide what works best.

Prescription Lenses and Sunglasses Made Simple

Already found some frames you’ve fallen in love with? We make getting prescription lenses or sunglasses easier than ever before.

For prescription eyewear, we take care of everything from start to finish. First, submit your prescription online or have your optometrist fax it over directly. Next, select any extra lens add-ons like progressive, glare-reducing, or blue light filtering options to customize your specs.

Our experienced in-house lab will then expertly craft your lenses, and we’ll meticulously install them into your chosen frames. In just 1-2 short weeks, your tailored prescription glasses will arrive at your doorstep. No need to ever step foot in an optical shop again!

We also make sunglasses a total breeze with polarized, mirrored, or tinted lenses available for all our frames. Just pick whichever color best suits your style and activities. And blue light filtering comes standard on all sunglass lenses for extra eye protection.

Plus, we stand firmly behind the quality of our lenses with a scratch-resistant guarantee. If your lenses end up scratched within a year of normal wear and tear, we’ll swiftly replace them at no extra cost.

So whether you need prescription eyewear or shades, we’ve revolutionized how easy it is to get lenses customized just for you. Leave the errands and hassles behind – we’ll deliver clear vision made simple.

A Socially-Conscious Mission to Change Lives

Here’s an area I’m deeply passionate about: using business as a force for good in the world. At Warby Parker, we believe in making a meaningful social impact along with stylish frames.

It starts with making eyewear more accessible and affordable for all. Our prices are fair and reasonable considering our quality, with prescription glasses and sunglasses starting at just $95. We offer flexible payment plans, discounts for those with vision insurance, and more.

And recognizing how cost can be a prohibiting factor when it comes to vision care, we also partner with nonprofits to distribute glasses to people in need. Through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program, for every pair purchased, we are able to donate a pair to someone without access to eyewear. To date we’ve distributed over 8 million pairs globally and counting!

We also have a responsible global agenda. By working closely with factories that pay fair wages and using sustainable materials whenever possible, we aim to reduce our environmental footprint. Our products are carbon neutral thanks to investments in renewable energy and reforestation efforts.

On the corporate side, we promote inclusion through progressive benefits like gender transition coverage for employees. As a Certified B Corporation, we meet the most rigorous ethical standards for how we treat employees, suppliers, customers and the planet.

Simply put: At Warby Parker, we believe vision care, fashion, and business can and should be forces for good in the world. We try to weave social awareness and consciousness into everything we do. So when you choose us, you help support these causes near and dear to our hearts.

Standout Customer Service That Feels Like Friendship

At Warby Parker, we see customer service as way more than just answering calls and emails promptly. It’s about crafting every single touchpoint to be uniquely warm, easy, and enjoyable.

Our fun, conversational brand voice is an essential part of the experience. We aim to sound smart but not pretentious, caring but not robotic. Every interaction should feel like chatting with a cool, competent friend.

Across our stores, website, apps, social channels and more, maintaining our distinct voice builds connection and community. Customers consistently say it’s a big part of what sets us apart.

Speaking of stores, ours are designed to feel inviting and laid-back. Their interiors mix vintage and contemporary vibes, more like lounges than shops. You can browse top frames from the Optical Bar while sipping a custom Warby Parker cocktail! Or book a Pupillary Distance appointment to precisely measure your eyes.

Little delighters like stickers and scents in shipping boxes bring surprise and joy. Random perks like cookies, mints or glasses cleaning cloths reinforce the caring experience. And services like frame styling and at-home try on eliminate any sense of sales pressure.

When problems do come up, we aim for compassionate resolutions rather than corporate apologies. Our responsive team can offer personalized adjustments, replacements, refunds and more. We’ll even throw in freebies sometimes as a simple “thanks for understanding!”

With 24/7 live chat, easy returns and exchanges, and an attitude of patience and flexibility, we handle issues in the most empathetic, human way possible.

And we’re constantly soliciting customer perspectives so we can improve. Feedback flows directly to our leadership instead of getting lost in bureaucracy. This agility allows us to continuously refine our services based on real user insights.

From start to finish, our people-first culture keeps customers at the heart of every decision we make. You’ll feel the difference in each personalized, thoughtful interaction. With us, service doesn’t feel like an impersonal policy – it’s friends helping friends look great.

Why Warby Parker is the Clear Choice

Well, I hope this overview has shown why we believe Warby Parker is undoubtedly the best place to reinvent your eyewear experience!

From our trendsetting inventory to hassle-free try-on options, prescription lenses made simple to socially impactful initiatives, we aim to create vision care that’s equal parts delightful, purposeful, and stylish.

Our passionate team can’t wait to help you find frames to match your outlook and upgrade how you view the world. Thanks so much for considering Warby Parker – we’re confident we’ll see eye to eye on what matters most when shopping for glasses. Let’s get started finding your perfect pair!

What Our Customers Are Saying


Top Rated

Warby Parker offers high-quality, stylish prescription glasses at a fraction of the price of typical brick-and-mortar optometrist shops or designer brands. Our frames start at just $95 including prescription lenses. We save money by designing our own frames, cutting out the middlemen, and selling directly to you online. This allows us to offer chic glasses at an amazing price without sacrificing quality.

On top of that, for every pair sold, we donate a pair of glasses to someone in need. So when you buy from us, you’re doing good too!

Yes, we accept vision insurance from most major providers. When you go to checkout, you can enter your vision insurance details. We’ll handle submitting the claim and any reimbursements for you.

We also offer an easy online virtual vision test you can take to get a valid prescription. So if you don’t have an up-to-date prescription, no need to schedule a separate optometrist appointment just to order glasses online.

All our frames come in standard sizes that should fit most people well. When viewing a frame, we provide detailed measurements like lens width, bridge size, and temple arm length so you can compare to frames you already own.

We also let you do a free virtual try-on with your webcam. You can see our frames on your face shape and even send selfies to friends to get their opinion.

If you order and the fit still isn’t right, we’ll remake your lenses for free in another frame or size. We want you to love your glasses!

We offer free shipping and returns within the US. If you’re unsatisfied for any reason, you can return your order within 30 days for a full refund or exchange.

To start a return, just login to your account, select the item you want to return, print a prepaid return shipping label, and drop off the package. Once we receive your return, we’ll process a refund within 2-3 business days. Broken or damaged frames are covered under our 1 year warranty.

Yes, we have over 200 retail locations across the US and Canada. At our stores, you can browse our full optical collection, virtually try on any frame, and get help from our optical team.

You can reserve frames online to try on in-store. Any glasses you buy in-store can be customized just like our online orders.

Our stores offer eye exams, contacts lens fittings, and full prescription lens services too. Find a location near you using our store locator!