Sunglasses by Tower vs. Warby Parker

Warby Parker and Sunglasses by Tower could almost be sister brands. They both offer at home try-on programs, they have similar price points and design and manufacture within the company. It really comes down to what you are looking for in a pair of shades that will determine which company will fulfill your needs. Here are some pros and cons of Warby Parker and how they compare to Tower.


  • Like Tower, Warby Parker offers a five day Home Try-On program. What does that mean? It means that they will send you 5 of their sunglasses to try on at home. No need to go to the store, you can get them right to your doorstep to try on for a few days, pick your favorite pair, then send them all back free of charge. Like Tower, you don't keep any of the sample sunglasses, you simply order them individually online and send all 5 pairs back to Warby.
  • Warby Parker helps you pick your frames if you're not sure which ones to select. All you have to do is shoot them a photo or tag them on social media and they will get back to you. Tower also offers virtual assistance.
  • Warby Parker allows their customers to personalize their lenses with their prescription.


  • Warby doesn't make wood frames. If wood frames are what you are looking for, then Tower is the company to go with. Warby Parker only offers acetate and metal frames.
  • Warby Parker offers tons of styles to choose from which may sound appealing, but the reality is there are just so many options it becomes hard to choose any at all. Too many choices often results in a frustrating and time consuming shopping experience. Tower only offers 5 sunglass models at a time, based on our research of the latest trends and most popular styles. This simplifies the buying process saving our customers time and frustration in their shopping experience.