Classic Arcade Gaming…While You Shop for Eyeglasses!
When was the last time you visited an eyeglass store and they had a Pac-Man arcade machine waiting and ready for you? The answer is probably “never.” It’s rare that you look forward to a trip to purchase new glasses, but at Warby Parker’s new annex in Portland, Oregon, you might change your mind. Warby Parker Is Out of the Ordinary Have you heard of Warby Parker? They’ve made a name for themselves by not following tradition. Even though were only founded in 2010, today the company is worth over $1 billion. What started as an idea between friends has turned into a mega-company, simply because they saw an opportunity to offer premium savings to the consumer, and they took it. Eyeglasses and lenses are typically all produced by the same company, but different brands would pay to put their logo on certain products. The Warby Parker team decided to form a company that would bypass the middle man and deliver the cost savings to the customer. More than that, their business model for selling is drastically different. As a consumer, you’re allowed to order five pairs of glasses, have them shipped to your home, try them on to see how they look, then ship them back, free of charge, before you make your selection. This attention to the customer’s experience is what has set Warby Parker apart in the eyeglasses industry, so it comes as no surprise that when they’re finally opening up brick-and-mortar stores, they’re bringing that same attention to the customer’s in-store experience as well. Play Games for Charity Inside Warby Parker’s new Portland annex, you will find a selection of games, including Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and more. You can purchase four gaming tokens for $1, but Warby Parker doesn’t plan on keeping your money as profit. Instead, all gaming proceeds will be donated to Right Brain Initiative. Right Brain Initiative is a non-profit that is working to populate arts education in the lives of children from kindergarten through ninth grade in the greater Portland region. Not only will you find a pair of eyeglasses to love, you’ll also have fun playing some classic arcade games and you’ll help the community as well. Why not give Warby Parker Portland a visit? They’re located at 817 NW 23rd Street and they’re open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.