Warby Parker vs. Coastal Glasses
Warby Parker produce fashionable frames for men and women, starting at $95. As well as selling online, they have a number of different retail locations in the US and two in Toronto, Canada. Their “Home Try On” service means that you can choose five pairs of glasses to be shipped out to you free of charge; then simply try them on and keep the pair(s) you like.
Coastal.com produce an extensive range of own-label and designer eyeglasses with a virtual try-on feature. Their base contact lenses are impact-resistant and have a number of different coating options.
The only country that Warby Parker ships to internationally is Canada. Their shipping times vary from 5 to 12 business days depending on the complexity of your order. Furthermore, the website doesn’t allow you to browse by price or filter their collections according to price, popularity, or the newest styles.
It can take up to 16 days for your new frames to be delivered to you according to Coastal’s shipping policy. It can take even longer for your new contact lenses to arrive as they also have to go through an initial verification process.
Warby Parker provide stylish yet affordable glasses through their varied collections inspired by vintage fashions. Their website makes shopping for frames easy and straightforward, especially with their extensive resources and “Home Try On” service. However, it needs a bit of work in terms of being able to shop via price and filter different options. The company’s free shipping and returns policy for the US and Canada is a big bonus, but it’s a shame that they don’t ship elsewhere.
Coastal offer a variety of options for your next pair of eyeglasses or lenses. Each pair of frames is available in different colours and sizes, which creates an abundance of choice, and the virtual try-on feature is super handy. Stylish and affordable, you can’t go wrong with Coastal eyewear - you just have to be prepared to endure their long processing and shipping times.