Even though summer is nearing an end, I am holding out hope that we still have sunny days ahead of us. The perfect sunny weather accessory? Warby Parker sunglasses! And if you don’t need new sunglasses… Warby Parker makes equally trendy eye glasses.
Warby Parker is a new brand, a collaboration between four close friends, conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and what they call “bland eyewear available today.” Not only is Warby Parker able to offer glasses and sunglasses at a low prices, they are a part of of the one-for-one movement. For every pair of glasses or sunglasses purchased, Warby Parker will deliver one pair of glasses to someone in need.
1 billion people in the world don’t have access to glasses. This means that 15% of the population is unable to effectively learn or work because they can’t see clearly. Glasses increase ones income by 20%. That’s the equivalent of creating an extra day’s work each week. Glasses are one of the most effective poverty alleviation tools in the world.
Warby Parker, named for characters from Jack Kerouac’s work, has already distributed over 50,000 pairs of glasses to those in need. They have brought eyesight to individuals in over 36 countries.Can you imagine waking up and not being able to see the world around you? If the low costs of Warby Parker products weren’t enough reason, now think about how you could drastically change someones life the next time you purchase a pair of glasses.
I recently bought Warby Parker sunglasses as a gift for someone special (they were actually his idea) and he couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of the glasses. He’s happy because he has an awesome new pair of sunglasses and I’m happy because my gift changed someone’s life. Designer glasses are overpriced and Warby Parker offers sleek, fashionable, and charitable alternatives.