Warby Parker Origin Story
The four founders of Warby Parker were amazed at how overpriced most prescription glasses are. While in grad school one of the founding members couldn’t afford a replacement pair, and spent an entire semester squinting at the front of the class.
Determined to disrupt an industry that catered to inflated costs rather than the actual needs of its customers, Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, Andy Hunt, and Jeff Raider founded Warby Parker, providing high-quality, designer glasses at reasonable prices with a focus on giving back to the greater global community. The brand’s business model has become an inspiration to thousands, changing the face of the eyewear industry, evolving ideas regarding corporate responsibility, and demonstrating how brands can change the world for the better.