As part of our weekly series on social entrepreneurship with Entrepreneur.com, in partnership with ImpactAlpha, this week’s spotlight is on Warby Parker. The maker of affordable prescription eye glasses, Warby Parker is driven by a social mission and is one of the most well recognized, respected and successful social impact companies currently in operation. If you don’t own a pair yourself, you almost certainly know someone who does.
In addition to shaking up the market for glasses by providing quality frames that consumers can choose online and try on from the comfort of their own homes, Warby Parker has committed to providing prescription glasses to individuals in developing countries—where, according to co-founder, Neil Blumenthal, as many as 90 percent of the world’s visually impaired currently reside. To date, Warby Parker has provided more than 1 million pairs of glasses to those in need through a nonprofit partnership with VisionSpring that simultaneously promotes local business development.
As a certified B Corps, this company is competing to be more than just the best in the world, but the best for the world. Learn more about Warby Parker’s efforts to change the world one pair of glasses as a time.
As someone who proudly sports a pair of Warby Parkers, (the Marshall) I’m excited to invite you to get the full story at Entrepreneur.com.