See the World Through Warby Parker Colored Glasses!

See the world through their colored lenses

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Do you own a pair of Oakleys, Ray-Bans, Chanel, Prada, Versace, Persol, or Oliver Peoples pair of glasses or sunglasses? (I do.) And did you perhaps purchase them at a Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, or Pearle Vision retail location?

Last question. Did you know that every single one of the aforementioned is owned by the same company? Luxottica is an Italian eyewear company, and they run the global eyewear industry.

Warby Parker makes their own frames, and are not owned by Luxottica. They were founded in 2010 in Philadelphia, and have expanded to over 85 locations and grown to more than 1,800 employees.

They have seven existing stores in Southern California, and Pasadena is next. Warby Parker Pasadena opens its doors on Saturday, January 26th.

Warby Parker streamlines getting glasses.

Instead of making a trip to the optometrist, getting fitted, having them fax over your prescription to a glasses store, you can do it all in one location at Warby Parker. At the Pasadena location, they offer a service called Prescription Check, which (if you are eligible) allows a doctor to examine your current prescription and made adjustments as needed.

Each Warby Parker location offers the customer an experience unique to that store and the city it inhabits. For example, the Melrose location offers a green screen where customers can record video of them trying on glasses in front of fun backgrounds.

ExclusivePasadena Art Center College of Design alum Rafael Lopez, who illustrated a New York Times number one best selling picture book, helped design the interior of the store, which features brass fixtures and terrazzo flooring. There’s also a sunglasses frame that’s only sold at the Pasadena location: Lowry in Whiskey Tortoise with Flash Mirrored Blue Lenses.

Glasses make the average human appear more intelligent. The right pair can comfortably and more appropriately place one’s face in a professional or educational environment. The interior accents of Warby Parker’s stores evoke civic stores and libraries. Warby Parker sport “bleu de travail” French work jackets, adding to the clinical, carefully considered and curated in-store experience that only Warby Parker can offer.

Be sure to visit Warby Parker at 106 W. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting this Sunday, January 26th. Visit them online at


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