Here at Online Glasses Review, it goes without saying that we think Warby Parker is the best online brand of affordable and stylish glasses. As our #1 rated retailer, it’s clear they’re onto something. The popularity of their glasses have exploded since the company launched, and they’ve opened several brick and mortar stores around the country.
If you don’t live near a retail location, you can always take advantage of their free Home Try-On Program. They also have a virtual try-on for Apple iPhone X and above. For more info on Warby Parker, check out our review and FAQs.
To help you choose between the latest and greatest, we decided to pick our favorite frame each month in both mens and womens styles.
Men August 2020
It’s that time of year again…yes kids, that’s right, it’s back to school soon (though who knows what that means this year). In any case, the Baker checks all the right boxes if you’re looking for a new pair of prescription specs. Classic round frame? Check. Goes well with all looks? Check. Easy on the wallet? Check. The thin white and brown stripes along the outer rims give it an extra dimension so it’s not just a plain black frame.
Women August 2020
This pair in a light tortoise color combines two shapes you might not think would go together well – square and cat eye. But, the Esme brings them together beautifully, giving you lots of lens coverage up, down, and all around. Not sure if they’ll work for you? Take them for a test drive to see how they’ll look and feel with the free Home Try-On.
Men July 2020
While the year 2020 might not be that great so far, don’t compromise your 20/20 vision. The Gavin is a unique pair of specs with geometric angles on the browline married with rounded bottom curves. Made with stainless steel and acetate, the pair is lightweight, comfortable, and fits narrower faces to a T. Do a virtual try-on right from your iPhone for a quick look-see.
Women July 2020
I don’t know why, but I love colored translucent frames. The light blue periwinkle crystal make the Weathers a welcome addition to Warby Parker’s lineup of rectangular glasses. Single-vision Rx lenses are included for free, of course. If you’re a device-addict like me, you’ll also appreciate the option of adding a blue-light filter to your lenses too.
Men June 2020
Say hello to June with a new pair of stylin’ shades – in this case, the rectangular Perkins in a light brown oak color. With polarized, 100% UV-blocking gray lenses, this pair is perfect for relaxing on the deck, driving around town, or a day at the beach. Get them with Rx lenses for $80 more (remember, Rx sunglasses are covered by your FSA/HSA).
Women June 2020
Warby Parker’s Merrick is a classic round pair with green lenses set inside a gold metallic wire frame. It’s lightweight and exceedingly comfortable to wear, with adjustable nosepads and polarized, UV-blocking, scratch-resistant lenses. If you experience any scratches on your lenses within a year of purchase, you can always get them replaced, for free.
Men May 2020
In these strange and trying times, just because you should be social-distancing doesn’t mean you don’t need to shade those peepers. The Percey is one of Warby Parker’s most popular round lens frames, and for good reason. It’s a classic, which means you’ll always be on trend. It’s available as is, or you can add Rx lenses (remember Rx sunglasses are FSA/HSA-eligible).
Women May 2020
The Rhea is a sophisticated, oversize cat eye frame that comes in a rich, dark tortoise and dark gray lenses. It fits most faces comfortably and comes with a scratch-resistant coating plus 100% UV protection. Also available in Jet Black or a light pink crystal color too.
Men April 2020
The Brennan is a classic rectangle frame with a keyhole bridge. It’s specially made for broad faces, with a comfortable wide fit (140mm across from temple to temple) or extra wide (146mm). Try it on for size with the free Home Try-On.
Women April 2020
Can’t decide between round or square frames? Get them both with this pair – the round lenses are framed with some square angles on top of the bridge and browline. The reddish-brown crystal color is just right – not too bright, not too dark.
Men March 2020
Since we’re predicted to have an early spring this year, it’s not a bad idea to start looking for some rockin’ shades. If you’ve got a broad face, the Beale is a winner with it’s wide width at 143mm from hinge to hinge. The translucent green frame is paired with gray 100% UV-blocking lenses, making anyone look like a smooth operator. You can also get Rx lenses for an additional $80.
Women March 2020
Warby Parker doesn’t make rimless frames, but the Clare is pretty close with it’s semi-rimless look. The sloping frame bridges across the top of both rounded rectangular lenses, with tortoise arm tips to finish. If you usually have trouble with plastic frames that slide down your nose, this one might be right up your alley with adjustable nosepads for a secure fit. Try it out free with their Home Try-On kit.
Men February 2020
The Butler frame is so good, we picked it for a second time! (Last February we chose it in Shoreline Fade.) We’re loving it this time around for the perfectly mellow butterscotch tortoise that brightens any face up. It’s hard to beat for a classic round lens frame. It comes in both narrow and medium widths.
Women February 2020
Speaking of colorful tortoise frames, the Nelle is another good choice if you want something a little different than the standard brown and golden hues. It’s got rounded rectangular lenses with easy sloping curves. You can get them with Rx lenses, a cleaning cloth, and a case for only $95.
Men January 2020
If this isn’t the year for 20/20 vision, I don’t know what is. So get the new decade off to the right start – get an eye exam, and maybe a new pair of prescription specs like this high quality silver titanium pair. It’s got rounded rectangular lenses, adjustable nosepads, and is so lightweight you’ll barely know you’re wearing glasses.
Women January 2020
The Amelia is an easy cat eye frame with gentle sloping curves all around. The pretty color is like my favorite New Year’s Eve drink – rose champagne! This one is just as nice – except without the bubbles. Even with prescription lenses, you’re spending less than $100 all-in, which is still less than a couple good bottles. 🙂
Men December 2019
Well, here are we guys and gals. End of the year, end of the 2010’s! Time to use up those remaining FSA monies and get yourself some new specs to ring in the new decade. The Watts is a classic round lens number in a gorgeous slate-gray grain that’s sure to make you look smart. It’s available in narrow and medium fits, as well as a couple other colors.
Women December 2019
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t use a great pair of sunglasses. And boy did we fall for the stunning Leta with it’s retro cat eye style and magnificent dark tortoise color. Did you know you can use FSA dollars towards prescription sunglasses? If you’ve got some leftover funds that won’t roll over into 2020, this would be a great way to use those dollars up.
Men November 2019
There’s no need to feel or look glum as we move into the colder months. You can still be fresh-faced and clear as day in this crystal frame with trapezoidal lenses. Bryon’s wide temples cover broader faces perfectly, and it’s easy on the budget at $95 including single-vision lenses. Try them on for free to see if they fit you.
Women November 2019
The pinkish color of this frame in rose gold is quite apropos as it reminds me of a sweet Georgia peach! I personally prefer Warby Parker’s metal frames since they fit my face better, and the Georgia is no exception. The subtle cat eye lift at the temples is always appreciated for that feminine flair.
Men October 2019
We’re going black and bold for the guys this month with the round Hugo, which comes in a wide fit. The gold hinges give it a splash of flair so it’s not just a plain ol’ black pair of glasses. Made of acetate and stainless steel, the frame is solidly built and goes with all looks from casual to cocktail.
Women October 2019
The Whalen is a classic round-frame with subtle scalloping on the bridge for a little something extra, but not too much. The translucent dark blue color works especially well on fairer skin, and accentuates your peepers. For less than a Benjamin, you can get this pair complete with prescription lenses, UV-blocking, anti-scratch, and anti-reflective coatings, all included.
Men September 2019
Go back to school in style this month with the rounded rectangular lenses of this wire frame. It’s stainless steel construction is light, comfortable, and easy to wear. The Wilcox, like all Warby Parker metal frames, comes with adjustable nosepads for a secure, non-slip fit. OGR Tip: These frames work best with thinner lenses. If you have a strong prescription, consider getting a high-index lens, which are 20% thinner.
Women September 2019
Part of Warby Parker’s Italian-made Sesia Collection, the Saylor is a sophisticated gold frame with a tortoise shell layered on the top half. It has beautiful detailing, comfortable nosepads, and streamlined temple arms. Also comes in a cool blue crystal silver too.
Men August 2019
It’s almost back-to-school time (boohoo!). You won’t shed any tears over your new look with this rectangular frame though. With it’s keyhole nose bridge and red-fade undertone, you’ll be seeing and looking sharp. At $95 all-in including single-vision lenses, this one’s a keeper for all seasons.
Women August 2019
Warby Parker’s Sadie in Riverbed Tortoise is your classic round-lens frame, but with a funky twist of color in the tortoise shell. Blue is my favorite color, so I’ll wear it any day. Make the most of your dollars by using your FSA/HSA or vision insurance when paired with prescription lenses.
Men July 2019
One of their most popular styles, Hughes is a square-shaped acetate frame that comes in a variety of, ahem, hues, as well as sizes. Our favorite this month is the translucent striped light-brown version for the lazy days of summer. The Chestnut Crystal is available in all sizes from wide to narrow, and even low bridge fit.
Women July 2019
Warby Parker’s Jane is a versatile round pair that comes in a couple versions of tortoise and crystal hues. There’s this one, the Lapis Crystal with Gold, a light Blush Tortoise, or a darker Violet Magnolia. Suffice it to say, you’ve got options with Jane, which fits most faces in a medium width.
Men June 2019
More fun in the sun continues in June! Designed in collaboration with Chloë Sevigny, the Tate is a wide-fit round frame that exudes classic style. The dark blue lenses are 100% UV-blocking and are also polarized to reduce glare. Get these as is, or with prescription lenses for $80 more.
Women June 2019
The Phoebe in Lapis Crystal is sophisticated elegance defined. The oversize cat eye provides 100% UV-blocking protection and is great for everyday use with it’s gradient lenses and sturdy construction. It also comes in a deep, rich Oxblood, which comes with a brown gradient lens. Available in both prescription and non-prescription, you can try it on at home for free.
Men May 2019
We’re loving the latest brow bar frames Warby Parker released recently, including this stunning pair of shades with green lenses. The dark tortoise shell frame is accentuated with a gold bridge and brow bar, and comes in a roomy wide fit. Too cool for school, this one will make all your friends green with envy!
Women May 2019
Ladies, ladies, ladies. There isn’t much that needs to be said about the gorgeous Sylvie in Jet Black. A timeless cat eye with a gold brow bar and bridge, you’ll be extra chic this summer with this pair. These sunglasses also come in Onyx Tortoise for an extra splash of color and flair.
Men April 2019
This month, we’re in the mood for some sophisticated wire frames. The silver Cole has a nicely detailed hinge, round lenses, and light tortoise temple tips. Made of stainless steel, we like how lightweight it is, with adjustable nosepads to sit perfectly atop your nose bridge. Prescription lenses are included, or add $100 for light-responsive lenses that turn eyeglasses into sunglasses.
Women April 2019
The Carey in Petal Tortoise is a great half-rim pair for the studious look plus a little flair. The acetate frame is complimented with gold round lenses and comes in a medium fit. Also available in a darker cognac tortoise.
Men March 2019
Can’t wait for spring to finally get here? Get a jump on warmer weather and sunnier skies with the Durand and it’s snazzy blue lens color to shade your peepers. All pairs are 100% UVA and UVB-blocking and start at $95 without prescription, or $175 with prescription. Remember, prescription sunglasses are reimbursable from your FSA or HSA!
Women March 2019
This online-exclusive pair knocked our socks off with it’s bold coloring and oversize round lenses. Great for maximum coverage, Elle comes in a wide fit. Try it on free for 5 days with Warby Parker’s Home Try-On.
Men February 2019
Here at OGR we’re suffering a bit from the winter blues. We’ve picked a couple of blue-colored frames this month, but that remind us of the ocean and the beach! For the guys, the perfectly round lens of the Butler in Shoreline Fade warms our heart and soul. At $95 with prescription lenses, this one is a great choice that doesn’t put a huge dent in your wallet.
Women February 2019
Gals, it’s time for a little boldness with the Sullivan in Saltwater Matte. We love the deep rich hue that is further accentuated by the brown temple arms. Available in a medium fit, this little number also comes in a classic Whiskey Tortoise.
Men January 2019
We’re starting off 2019 with flair and going with the handsome Lyle in a gorgeous sea-gray translucent hue. A classic round lens frame, this pair comes in a narrow fit and beautifully highlights fine features.
Women January 2019
The Mitchell is an elegant streamlined rectangular frame that sits comfortably on your nose with a traditional bridge. A great complement for all looks, it also comes in a dark rich Whiskey Tortoise.