The Warby Parker Mission
Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point.
A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. Prescription eyewear simply should not cost $300+. The industry is controlled by a few large companies that have kept prices artificially high, reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with our customers directly through our website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better looking prescription eyewear for under $100.
Since launching February 2010, we have gained thousands of happy customers and been featured in publications including GQ, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Lucky, New York Mag, Daily Candy and Fast Company. We were recently named one of 2010's "100 Brilliant Ideas" by Entrepreneur Magazine
We meticulously crafted our first collection of 27 limited run styles, plus one monocle, using only the finest custom acetates and materials. The Warby Parker aesthetic is vintage-inspired, with a fashion forward twist - and every pair is custom fit with anti-reflective, polycarbonate prescription lenses. Available exclusively through the Warby Parker website, our glasses retail for $95.
Life at Warby Parker
We just moved into a new loft half a block from Union Square in New York. We have a showroom in our office and welcome customers to come visit us any time.