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Kendra’s Philanthropy Wednesdays: Buy a Pair, Give a Pair at Warby Parker

Finding cute eyeglasses at an affordable price can be so difficult these days, with prices typically ranging from $250 to $400 for a new pair. That’s just one of the reasons that I was so excited when I came across Warby Parker, a new line of fashion-forward, good-quality eye glasses that are affordable AND philanthropic. Similar to the idea behind Tom’s shoes, Warby Parker donates one pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair that is bought, and the best part is, the glasses are only $95 each!

Knowing that over 500 million people in the world today don’t have access to vision care, friends Neil Blumenthal (seen top-left distributing eyeglasses in Bangladesh), Andrew Hunt, Jeffrey Raider, and David Gilboa devoted themselves to creating a company that helps people in need to see, and in turn, contribute to their communities and lead fuller lives. Together, they created Warby Parker, and they now work with non-profits such as to get in touch with those in need in the US and in developing countries and distribute eyeglasses to them.

One of the gals at my office rocks a pair of Warby Parker glasses and I LOVE them. The sophisticated shades come in several styles and colors. Some of my favorites are the vintage-looking, edgy Zaggs in Tennessee Whiskey (upper-left) and the 50s-inspired, classic, Harpers in Black (right).

Also, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Warby Parker is selling their limited-edition Aphy glasses in Pink, and for every pair sold, $50 will be donated for breast cancer research and education. Go to to find your favorite pair, and help give the gift of clear vision to someone in