WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- It's easy to drop $300, $400, even $500 on a pair of really good-looking eyeglasses. But now you have a new option for a fraction of the cost and you can get your new specs without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Warby Parker is astartup with a David versus Goliath business model. They're taking on the big eyeglasses companieswith hip designsand low prices. All glasses are a flat $95, including the frames, the lenses and anti-reflective and anti-scratch coatings.
Founder Neil Blumenthal says it doesn't make sense for eyeglasses to cost as much as an iPhone. He says his brand has been a hit since the get-go.
Here's how the process works. You look on warbyparker.com to find frames that you might like. Then, they send 5 pairs to youto try onin the comfort of your own home.Once you've selected your frames, the company will even call youroptometristfor your prescription. There's also a 30-day, no questions asked, free return policy.
Warby Parker is now consideringan expansionof its business in the Washington region. Blumenthal says the company is looking at spots for a possible store in D.C.
The company even has a social mission with its "Buy a Pair, Give a Pair" program. For every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker provides a pair of glasses to someone in need.
With its trendy designs, low prices point and focus on the customer, it is easy to see why Warby Parker is catching on.